General Information

Manila has a tropical savanna climate, experiencing hot and humid temperatures ranging from 24°C to 32°C throughout the month of March. Do not forget an umbrella as it might rain at this period.

The dress code for ISMH14 is business formal for all occasions unless stated otherwise.

The Philippine Peso is the national currency (PHP). It comes in denominations of PHP 1,000, 500, 200, 100, 50, 20, 10 and 5 in notes. International Credit Cards are widely accepted for payment in most hotels, restaurants and shops. For exchange rates visit

Electrical supply
The standard voltage and frequency in the Philippines are 220 V and 60 Hz respectively. Power sockets used in Manila are of type A, B and C.

The official language of the Symposium is English. All presentations will be made in English and simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Philippines Time (PHT) is 8 hours ahead of GMT. The country is on one time zone only.

Liability and Insurance
The Organizer is not able to take any responsibility for injury or damage involving persons and property during the Symposium. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.


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