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Exhibition: Installation
April 26, 3:00 pm ~ April 27

Meeting Information
• Course Directors
• Course Co-Directors
• Scientific Committee
• International Faculty
• Korean Faculty
• Associations and Affiliations
Scientific Program
• Meeting at a Glance
• Program Highlights
  - Main Arena
  - Coronary Arena
  - Endovascular Arena
  - Tutorial Arena
  - Breakfast Meetings
  - Satellite Symposia
  - Oral Abstract Presentation
  - Case Presentation
  - Live Case Operators
  - Conference for
    Cardiovascular Nurse
    & Technologist

  - Cardiopulmonary
    Rehabilitation Workshop

  - Clinical Exercise Specialist
    (CES) Workshop

Live Case Sites
Live Case Demonstration
TCTAP Live Interview
TCTAP Gallery
View E-poster Abstracts
Accepted Abstracts
Accepted Cases
Daily Newspaper
Advance Registration
Visa Requirements
    & Promotion Activities
• General Information
• Exhibitor's List & Floor Plan
ACT Tour
Tour Information
• Korea, Sparkling
• About Seoul
  - Shopping in Korea
  - Food & Restaurant in Korea
• Tour Program
Contact Us
About CVRF
Floor Map Download
2010 Brochure Download


The Korean peninsula's location lies adjacent to China, and Japan.

To be exact, the shortest distance between Korean and Chinese coasts is 200 kilometers and from the southeastern tip of the peninsula, it is also 200 kilometers away to the nearest point on the Japanese coast.
The Korean peninsula is roughly 1,030 km (612 miles) long and 175 km (105 miles) wide at its narrowest point. Because of its unique geographical location, this makes Korea very viable piece of land and an international hub of Asia.

Geographical Make-up

Mountains cover 70% of Korea's land mass, making it one of the most mountainous regions in the world. The lifting and folding of Korea's granite and limestone base creates breathtaking landscapes of scenic hills and valleys. Te mountain range that stretches the length of the east coast falls steeply into the East Sea, while along the southern and western coasts, the mountains descend gradually to the coastal plains that produce the bulk of Korea's agricultural crops, especially rice.

Division of the 38th Parallel

The Korean peninsula is divided just slightly north of the 38th parallel. The democratic Republic of Korea in the south and the communist government of North Korea are separated by a demilitarized zone.

Korea has four seasons, with a wet monsoon/summer in the middle of the year, and a cold winter from November to March. The island of Jeju off the southern coast is the warmest and wettest place in the country. The most ideal time to visit Korea is during the autumn months (September~November). During this time, the country experiences warm, sunny weather, skies are cobalt blue and the spectacular foliage is perhaps the biggest draw. Winters are cold and dry and remain a good time if you are interested in winter sports as there are numerous ski resorts. Spring (April~May) is also beautiful with all the cherry blossoms in bloom. However, it is very busy and one needs to book in advance to ensure accommodation is available. The summer months are muggy and hot, and rather crowded. It is also when the monsoon begins so many activities are subject to the fluctuations of heavy rain.
Time Difference: Korea Time
When Indicating Korea Time: Present Time (GMT+9) / No daylight savings time.

City Time
Rio de Janeiro, S'ao Paulo *13 *16 *19 *22 1 4 7 11
New York, Montreal, Bogota, Toronto *11 *14 *17 *20 *23 2 5 8
Chicago, Houston *10 *13 *16 *19 *22 1 4 7
Vancouver, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles
*8 *11 *14 *17 *20 *23 2 5
Sydney, Melbourne 2 5 8 11 14 17 20 23
Seoul, Tokyo (Korea Time) 1 4 7 10 13 16 19 22
Taipei, Manila, Hong Kong, Kulala Lumpur, Singapore *24 3 6 9 12 15 18 21
Bangkok, Jakarta *23 2 5 8 11 14 17 20
New Delhi, Calcutta *22 1 4 7 10 13 16 19
Teheran, Kuwait, Jeddah *19 *22 1 4 7 10 13 16
Hamburg, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam *17 *20 *23 2 5 8 11 14
London, Madrid *16 *19 *22 1 4 7 10 13
* Previous day
Business Hour
Business Weekdays Saturdays Sundays and
National Holidays
Banks 9 am - 5 pm Closed Closed
Government Offices
and Organizations
9 am - 6 pm Closed Closed
Post Offices 9 am - 6 pm
(Gwanghwamun Post Office: 9 am – 8 pm)
9 am - 1 pm
(From July 2005 the post office is expected to stop Saturday hours.)
(Gwanghwamun Post Office: 9 am - 6 pm)
(Gwanghwamun Post Office: 9 am - 6 pm)
Foreign Diplomatic
Hours vary, please see the following link for more information: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade(English) Closed Closed
Department Stores 10:30 am - 8 pm 10:30 am – 8 pm 10:30 am –8 pm
*Typically one day a month (usually a Monday) department stores are closed to the public. However, closings will vary according to each store.
Helpful Phone Number
Reporting & Police 112
Crime Reporting Phone Number 112 provides foreigners with a translation service. When a tourist dials 112, a multilingual operator (English, Japanese, Chinese, Russian, French, Spanish, and Germany) is made available to consult with the tourist about his or her emergency situation and connect him or her directly to police authorities. Hours of Operation: 08:00~23:00 (Monday through Friday) / 9:00~18:00 (Saturday and Sunday)
Fire and Medical Service 119
Linked to Korea Travel Phone 1330, it provides foreign tourist with emergency rescue service.
Medical Referral Service 1339
Information Service - International call 00794
International Call Service 00799
Information Service - Telephone number of where you are located 114
Local telephone number guide - Local area code + 114
International Telegram Service 00795
Tourist Complaint Center 02-735-0101
International Emergency Rescue 02-790-7561
A 24-hour emergency rescue service for foreigners, it provides patients with direct means for getting to a hospital anywhere in Korea. All transportation fees are free
Seoul Call Center 02-120
Offers all basic information concerning Seoul city, including tourism information, restaurants, transportation, Korean language schools, foreign language schools and any other information on daily living in the city
Incheon International Airport
• Website :
Gimpo International Airport
• Website:

City Bus
At first impression, getting around in Seoul might seem near impossible, complicated and time-consuming but in fact, using public transportation in the city is probably the most recommended mode of transport for getting from point A to B.
• website :

Seoul has one of the most well-developed subway systems in the world. It's also one of the busiest, making some 8 million trips daily across its 10 lines. In terms of passengers, the system is the third-busiest in the world behind the Tokyo and Moscow subways.
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Visa Information

The Organizing Committee of the 15th ANGIOPLASTY SUMMIT-TCTAP 2010, sponsored by the CardioVascular Research Foundation (CVRF).......

Useful Links
Korea Tourism Organization

Seoul Metropolitan Government

Official Seoul City Tourism

* This information is derived from KOREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION