Past Meeting in 2017
July 31, 2017
Dear PPCS Members,
Welcome to the 12th Pan-Pacific Continence Society Meeting in Seoul!
The Korean Continence Society has previously hosted the PPCS in Seoul, Jeju, and Busan, and, as the hosting president, I am happy to invite you again to Seoul. The PPCS has grown tremendously since the first symposium in 2006 in its volume and quality of research and academic discussion. The opening day of the annual meeting will be held at the Seoul National University Hospital and the full-day main program on the following day will be held at Yookwangsa Hall at the Korea University. Both Seoul National University and Korea University are time-honored institutes with over a century of history. They are located in the east part of old Seoul, called the Dongdaemoon district, which is the oldest town in Seoul with a rich and colorful history.
Confucius, the great philosopher, once said that 'if a man looks back to learn past experience, and also makes effort to acquire new knowledge, he will become a great master'. New discoveries in medicine are always rooted in the teachings of the past. Confucius taught us to explore and challenge ourselves based on the experience of the past. Through this meeting, I hope that all members will be able to look back to the past and learn from old experiences. Through our reflections of the past, we can confidently build a future in diagnosing and treating lower urinary tract dysfunctions. I also hope this meeting will give you a good opportunity to share friendship among attending international members.
There are many exciting areas: old palaces, Insadong Street, Myungdong, and Dongdaemoon area. I wish our members who might have missed the opportunity to enjoy Seoul during their previous visit due to busy schedules can have a chance to explore the past, present, and future of Seoul. Again, with all my heart, welcome to Korea!
Seung-June Oh, M.D.
President of the PPCS
President of the Korean Continence Society
Professor, Department of Urology
Seoul National University Hospital
Seoul National University College of Medicine
*The following information will be updated continuously as more information about the meeting becomes available.
Meeting Date and Venue
Date: Aug 31st (Thu)- Sept 1st (Fri), 2017
August 31st: Opening Program at the Auditorium, Biomedical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
September 1st: Main program at the Yookwangsa Hall, Korea University, Seoul, Korea
Access to the Venue (Click Details)
On-site registration only at the conference desk either in the Aug 31st and Sept 1st. Registration fee is 100,000 KRW. We will accept the following currency, too. When exchanged to each country's currency, the registration fee is 10,000 JPY, 2,700 TWD, 600 CNY, 120 AUD, and 90 USD. We will be only accepting cash. Credit cards will not be accepted. We will not prepare any changes for your currency. Please prepare your exact registration fee.
On the first day, August 31, please register at the Registration Desk in front of the auditorium, Biomedical Research Institute in Seoul National University. On the second day, September 1, please register at the Registration Desk in front of Yookwangsa Hall in Korea University.
Hotel Grand Ambassador Seoul is a five star hotel designated by the PPCS. We have arranged rooms for the 12th PPCS meeting attendees with special discount price (KRW180,000 with additional 10% VAT).
Special discount price will be applied only for 3 days and 2 nights (check-in at August 31st and check-out at September 2nd).
Hotel address: 287 Dongho-ro, Joong-gu, Seoul 100-855, Korea
Cost Includes breakfast (one adult only).
The hotel operates a free shuttle bus to conference venue during this meeting. The shuttle bus leaves in front of the hotel.
Hotel website URL: http://grand.ambatelen.com/seoul/main.amb
Grand Ambassador Seoul Hotel has made a special way of room reservation for the members of PPCS. They provide on-line reservations. They will collect and accept all the reservations from two sites.
If you are a member of Korea, go to http://bit.ly/AMBSNU. If you are a foreigner member, please go to http://bit.ly/SNU2017EN. When you open a site, please click the “reservation” button for the available dates and choose the space that’s right for you.
Important! The deadline for the Hotel reservation with special price is July 31st. The hotel is offering special price to the PPCS members. After August 1st, original regular price will be applied without exception. If you want to stay in other hotels which are also available nearby, you need to process on your own.
Welcome & Gala Dinner
Welcome Dinner at the Garden View, 11thF, Biomedical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea
Gala Dinner at Korea University Alumni Association Building, Jongam-ro 13 Gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Korea
English is an official language of PPCS.
(1) How to get to Hotel from Gimpo Airport, Seoul
There is no direct mode of transportation to and from the Hotel. A Limousine Bus departs from Gimpo International Airport to the Grand Ambassador Hotel. You can take No. 6021 bus at the Exit gate number 6 of the airport from 6:06 am to 23:10pm. It departs with 30 minutes interval. The bus heads for Myeong-dong. The fare is 7,000 KRW. You need to get off at Toegyero 6 Ga. It takes about 10 minutes by taxi to the hotel from Toegyero 6 Ga. There is one more option. It takes about 20 minutes by walk to the hotel from Toegyero 6 Ga.
A subway departs from Gimpo Airport to Dongdaemun History & Culture Park. You can take the subway line No.5 at Gimpo Int'l Airport. Then, you need to get off at Dongdaemun History & Culture Park. It takes about 10 minutes by taxi to the hotel from Exit No.6 of the subway station. There is one more option. It takes about 20 minutes by walk to the hotel from Exit No.6 of the subway station.
A taxi from the Airport to the Hotel will cost about 60,000 KRW. It takes about one and half hour.
(2) How to get to Hotel from Incheon International Airport, Incheon
This is the most convenient way!! We highly recommend this.
A Korean Airlines Limousine Bus departs from Incheon International Airport to the hotel. It departs with 30 minutes interval. It takes about one and half hour. The No. of bus is #6702 heading for Namsan and stops at the Exit gate 4A or 10B out of the airport main building. The fare is KRW 16,000 (approximately $15/ person) for one-way. Visit the website and click Bus Route -> Type Grand Ambassador -> Click Details (http://www.airport.kr/pa/en/d/3/1/1/index.jsp#none). The first bus from the airport to the hotel is at 05:10 and the last bus is at 22:48. For more information for KAL Limousine bus, please visit the information desk in the airport. Or, you can also visit the following website: http://www.kallimousine.com/eng/guide01_en.html#lost
A taxi from the Airport to the hotel will cost about KRW 80,000 (equivalent to about US$ 70~80). It takes about one and half hour.
The airport is 56km away from Seoul.
Shuttle Bus Information
Welcome Dinner: Garden View, 11th F, Biomedical Research Institute
From the Venue to Welcome Dinner
After the conference, Welcome Dinner will be served at the Garden View (11th floor) in the same building (Biomedical Research Institute) as the meeting venue. The shuttle bus to the hotel will leave from the Biomedical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital right after Welcome Dinner.
Welcome Dinner at the Garden View, 11thF, Biomedical Research Institute, Seoul National University Hospital, Seoul, Korea on August 31st.
You can take the subway line No.4. Then, you need to get off at “Hyehwa Station”. The exit is #3.
Gala Dinner: Korea University Alummi Association Building
From the Venue to Welcome Dinner
After the meeting, shuttle bus to Gala Dinner Venue will leave from Yookwangsa Hall at 5:20pm. Gala Dinner will be served at the Korea University Alumni Association Building. The shuttle bus to the hotel will leave from Korea University Alumni Association Building right after Gala Dinner.
Gala dinner will be served at Korea University Alumni Association Building, Jongam-ro 13 Gil, Seongbuk-gu, Seoul, Korea on September 1st.
You can take the subway line No.6. Then, you need to get off at “Korea University Station”. The exit is #2.
East part of old Seoul is proud of its plentiful historical heritages, shopping centers, modern fashion, modern Korean culture and famous streets. You can enjoy both olds and news in this area! Never forget to plan your extra hours for sightseeing!
Dongdaemun Market: Dongdaemun has every fashion item imaginable: fabric, clothes, accessories, and wedding goods. Cheap and diverse clothes attract not just fashion leaders but also the average consumer. It has become a place frequented by Korean and international buyers as well. The market offers special fabrics not found anywhere else and sells material and accessories at very reasonable prices.
The address is 266, Jong-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
If you need more information, please check the website (http://www.ddm-mall.com/english/public_html/index.php).
Myeong-dong: It is one of the primary shopping districts in Seoul. Many brand name shops and department stores line the streets and alleys. Common products for sale include clothes, shoes, and accessories. Myeong-dong also has family restaurants, fast food, plus Korean, Western and Japanese dining options. The two main streets meet in the center of the block with one beginning from Myeong-dong Subway Station (Seoul Subway Line No. 4) and the other from Lotte Department Store at Euljiro.
The address is Myeongdong-gil, Jung-gu, Seoul.
If you need more information please check the website (http://www.junggu.seoul.kr/tour/eng/index.jsp).
Insa-dong: Insa-dong Street is one of the most memorable attractions in Seoul and represents the focal point of Korean traditional culture and crafts. Stores in Insa-dong specialize in a wide variety of goods that can only be purchased or appreciated in Korea: hanbok (traditional clothing), hanji (traditional paper), traditional teas, pottery, and folk crafts.
The address is 62, Insadong-gil, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
If you need more information, please check the website (http://www.insainfo.or.kr/).
Gyeongbokgung Palace: It was the first royal palace built by the Joseon Dynasty, three years after the Joseon Dynasty was founded. Built in 1395, Gyeongbokgung Palace was located at the heart of newly appointed capital of Seoul and represented the sovereignty of the Joseon Dynasty. The palace also houses the National Palace Museum of Korea and the National Folk Museum of Korea. The admission fee is 3,000 KRW.
The address is 161, Sajik-ro, Jongno-gu, Seoul.
If you need more information, please check the website (http://www.royalpalace.go.kr/html/eng/main/main.jsp).
Namsan Seoul Tower: N-tower was the first tower-type tourism spot in Korea. The tower was first established as a broadcast tower to send out TV and radio signals in 1969. As of now, it has become one of the representative landmarks and multi-cultural venues in Seoul. The Observatory Admission Fee is 10,000 KRW.
The address is 105, Namsangongwon-gil, Yongsan-gu, Seoul.
If you need more information, please check the website (http://www.seoultower.co.kr/en).
Gangnam Area: Gangnam Subway Station area is the prime district for those living south of the Han River. Many people tend to gather at Gangnam Subway Station, as the location is geographically and commercially suitable as a meeting point for social gatherings, events or personal engagements. Visitors travel to Gangnam to take advantage of its convenient transportation, fashion malls, movie theatres and bookstores.
The address is Teheran-ro, Gangnam-gu, Seoul.
If you need more information, please check the website (http://tour.gangnam.go.kr/en/).
Secretary of the Korean Continence Society