General Information


Dublin, Ireland
Please click HERE to visit the Explore Dublin section on our website.

The AEPC 2023 Annual Meeting is being supported by the All Ireland Network Congenital Heart Disease, and Belfast, Northern Ireland is also represented as a co-destination for the Annual Meeting.

Please click HERE to visit the Explore Belfast, Collaborating Destination section on our website.

CCD – The Convention Centre Dublin


Address: Spencer Dock, North Wall Quay Dublin 1 - D01 T1W6, Ireland

Please click HERE for further details about the venue and access to the venue.


The official language of the AEPC 2023 Annual Meeting is English. No translations will be available during the meeting sessions.

Dublin, Ireland operates British Summer Time (BST) during April which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+1).

Dublin’s weather is generally mild, which is due to the influence of the North Atlantic Drift, or Gulf Stream.

In Ireland, an umbrella and sunglasses are your best friends! But while it rains in Ireland, of course, long showers are quite rare, and it’s what keeps us green. The mild climate makes every season suitable for visiting Ireland. The daily temperature in April in Dublin is on average 15 degrees Celsius.

The dress code for the AEPC 2023 Annual Meeting is business formal or business casual for all occasions unless stated otherwise.


The Euro is the currency in the Republic of Ireland. The Euro has 100 cents in the euro with coins in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20 & 50 cents and 1 and 2 euros. Euro notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500 euro.

Exchanging Money: Most banks offer a foreign exchange facility and generally offer the best exchange rates.

You can also often change money in many Post Offices, which are open on Saturdays until around midday. Dublin also offers many Bureaux de change and other exchange facilities but the rates may be higher than many banks. Find banking services near The CCD using our interactive map

Credit & Debit Cards: Credit cards Visa and MasterCard are more widely accepted in Dublin than Amex or Diners Club, which may not be accepted in smaller establishments.


The standard voltage is 220/240 volts. The power sockets are mostly typed 3 Pin Plug.



We will follow the advice of the HSE (Health Service Executive in Ireland) and NPHET (National Public Health Emergency Team) in relation to hosting the Meeting in 2023. The standard voltage is 220/240 volts. The power sockets are mostly typed 3 Pin Plug.

Last update: 25 May 2022

Effective regulations in Ireland: 

  • Travellers to Ireland are not required to show proof of vaccination, proof of recovery or a negative PCR test result upon arrival.
  • Travellers to Ireland are no longer asked to complete a COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.
  • Travellers transiting from overseas to Northern Ireland via Ireland ports or airports still need to comply with UK travel requirements. This includes completing a UK Passenger Locator Form.

Any individual that develops COVID-19 symptoms while in Ireland should follow the HSE guidance in relation to isolation and undertaking antigen or PCR testing as appropriate.

COVID Test Centres

  • Test Centre next to CCD here
  • Randox Test Centres at the airport and in other locations in Dublin here

Further Links

For official advice and news on Ireland and COVID-19, visit, the central government information portal. For advice on staying safe during the health crisis and to find out more about the services available in Ireland, please visit Ireland’s Health Service Executive.


Will I need a Visa to travel to Ireland? 

In general, if you are not a citizen of Ireland and are not a national of one of the countries listed here, you will be required to have a valid Irish visa.

The Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service also operates an Irish Short Stay Visa Waiver Programme, which allows delegates from a selected list of countries to enter Ireland without a visa if they have a UK ‘C’ General Visa and meet certain conditions. You should apply for visas at least 8 weeks in advance of travelling to Ireland.


AEPC 2023 participants requiring a signed and stamped invitation letter are kindly requested to contact Ms. Neyir Seda Utugen, Registration & Accommodation Manager at While asking for an invitation letter, please make sure to provide your full name (as printed in your passport), passport number, issue and expiry dates of your passport, your organization and full postal address.

Any requests to get an invitation letter must be sent to the Meeting Secretariat at least 6 weeks prior to the Annual Meeting dates.

Unfortunately, we are unable to send invitation letters directly to consulates. Invitation letters are prepared solely for individuals and are sent directly to the participant asking for the letter.


Free Wi-Fi access is available in many locations within Dublin. You can stay connected and share your experiences by using this free  “Downtown Dublin Wi-Fi” network. 

Using funds from the Downtown Public Improvement Reserve, the Wi-Fi network is accessible between Dublin Boulevard and Amador Valley Boulevard, and Amador Plaza Road to Village Parkway.  Additionally, Wi-Fi coverage will be provided along Golden Gate Drive south of Dublin Boulevard to the I-580 freeway, and from Amador Plaza Road to St. Patrick Way. 


The Meeting Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Upon registration, participants agree that neither the AEPC Council, the Organizing Committee nor the Meeting Secretariat assumes any liabilities.

Participants are advised to arrange their personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Bags and/or suitcases must not be left unattended at any time whether inside or outside the meeting venue and session halls. As all hotels do, we strongly recommend our participants to use their safety deposit boxes for their valuables.

As with the rest of Ireland, please call the below emergency numbers in the case of any emergency:

  • Police: 999
  • Emergency: 999
  • Tourist Police: 1890 365 700
  • Airport Police, emergencies: +353 1 9444666
  • Fire Emergency: 999
  • Ambulance: 999
  • Poison Control: 01 809 2566
  • Aids Help Line: 1800 459 459
  • Roadside Assistance – AA: 1800 66 77 88
  • Traffic Police of Dublin: 0818 205 805



Office: Kenes M+

Registration, Accommodation & Travel Inquiries
Ms. Neyir Utugen, Registration & Accommodation Manager

Ms. Ilayda Damar, Registration & Accommodation Specialist

Scientific Inquiries

Ms. Lara Volkan, Scientific Programme Coordinator


Sponsorship & Exhibition Inquiries
Mr. Muzaffer Komek, Industry Liaison & Sales Manager

General Inquiries
Ms. Pinar Akbulut, Senior Project Manager



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