OnPeak LLC happy to invite you to the next Congress 2019 that will be held in Vienna, Austria on 27 February - 3 March, 2019. This is an annual congress. Vienna is a city full of contrast, where the oldest Monarchy of Europe and top modernity meet, where there are more bikes than cars and where vanguard architecture coexists in perfect harmony with fascinating old buildings. It is located in a country where significant medical research is being made and where the Congress is in an environment that embraces new methods and research while holding on to well established knowledge and traditions.
Already in 2014 Vienna hosted a very successful congress and it is with great anticipation that we return to the city and to the Austria Center Vienna. In the last few years the congress has become THE major IBD meeting in the world attracting over 20,000 participants, offering possibilities for nurses, dietitians, surgeons, gastroenterologists and physicians in the area of IBD to exchange knowledge and participate in a growing spectrum of educational courses and masterclasses. This conference reaches out to young clinicians and scientists as well and offers an international platform across and beyond Europe to achieve an improvement in the care of patients with IBD in all its aspects.
The main theme of the congress will be "research drives clinical care" as we are witnessing major breakthroughs of innovation due to new drugs hitting the clinic for our patients and many new personalized approaches for individual patient treatments.
The congress sessions are focused on the present best practice for adult IBD patients, include pediatric and surgical lectures, and highlight the trends for patient management. As challenges in the future of IBD are quickly approaching, now more than ever research must strive for best clinical care. I am sure also this conference in Vienna will be a success and this will require active participation and interaction among all the members. I look forward to seeing you in Vienna in 2019 and on behalf of the whole team and the organising committee I extend a warm welcome to you all!
Lorenzo E. Derchi, Genoa/IT
Expert tips for Vienna's best accommodation, dining, shopping and tours options. A useful guide for Vienna travelers.
Vienna, Wien in German, makes you feel in a fairytale. You can smell Wiener Mélange in every corner of the city while your ears are stimulated by the classic music notes.
You may want to taste the best desserts in the shadow of a splendid baroque building or you can take a ride with a nostalgic carriage around this magical city.
Classic music concerts, balls and valse are the parts of the daily life in Wien. This city is full of art, music and history and you never feel you have enough of them.
The world's 2nd most livable city according to Economist Intelligence Unit's survey of 140 cities, Vienna blinks at you to discover her charming points. Cool may be the weather in some parts of the year, Vienna will make your heart warm.
Along with its central location in the east of the country, Vienna is near to the borders of Hungary, Slovakia and Czech Republic.
Many major airlines have direct flights several times a day to Vienna. Schwechat Airport is located approximately 18 km east of Vienna and provides many options to reach the city center.
ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways) provides a very modern railway network and trains so that you can travel safely and in comfort to Vienna.
Vienna offers you a great variety of restaurants where you can experience incredible tastes. An Australian restaurant Coburg, a schnitzel restaurant from heaven Figlmüller are some of the best choices. Do not leave Vienna without tasting schnitzel not to deeply regret afterwards.
A trip to Vienna is never complete unless you leave the city before doing these activities!
Covering 60000 sqm area of space, Museumsquartier is the 8th largest cultural center in the world. it houses nearly 70 cultural facilities as well as the shops, cafes and courtyards. This perfect recreation center is one of the most popular tourist attractions in Vienna with its historic buildings and the contemporary museums. When you are there, you can be showered by visual and performing arts, architecture, dance, fashion, theatre, literature, photography or street art.
No matter you are into opera or not, you must watch an opera when you are in Vienna. Vienna Opera House is one of the most important opera houses in the world and it houses the best symphonic music orchestra in the world. Every day, a different program is on the stage and per season, more than 50 operas and ballets fascinates the audience.
The Giant Ferris Wheel was opened in 1897 to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of Emperor Franz Josef I but the current one was rebuilt in 1945. So it is more than just a tourist attraction unlike other popular ferris wheels in the world. This historic landmark in the city also featured in the popular movie 'The Third Man' in 1949. Originally, the ferris wheel had 30 cabins before the World War II and it was rebuilt with 15 wooden cabins.
If you have limited time in Vienna, make sure you visit at least these 3 places to feel the spirit of this beautiful city.
A Vienna trip is never complete without a visit to Schonbrunn Palace. This Rococo style palace was used as Sisi's summer residence. Now, this enchanting palace is UNESCO's cultural heritage site.
The vast, mesmerizing gardens and its splendid furnishings will succeed to impress you at first sight. When your eyes go in details, white porcelains, white-lacquered surfaces and gold leaves will also surround you with all the brilliance of Rococo style.
Hofburg Palace was the principal winter residence of Habsburgs as Schonbrunn served as their summer residence. This lavish palace was the place from where Habsburg's empire was ruled for 7 centuries. Now, the palace is the official residence of Austrian President.
The iconic landmark of Vienna, Belvedere Palace consists of 2 buildings which are Upper Belvedere and Lower Belvedere and these two buildings are connected to each other with a fascinating garden. This baroque palace has also rooms that are used as museums and in these museums display many highly remarkable paintings.
You'll be highly regretful if you leave Vienna without tasting these 3 great dishes!
Sachertorte tastes so heavenly that it can be regarded as a reason to visit Vienna on its own. It is much more than an ordinary chocolate cake because it has a special recipe. Sachertorte has apricot jam inside and covered with dark chocolate icing. It is generally served with unsweetened whipped cream and of course a cup of café mélange.
Dating back to 1600s, Apfelstrudel (Apple Studel) is a traditional Viennese pastry. It has cooked apple filling inside and its basic dough is made of flour and butter and many more variations of it exist. It is generally served warm with caster sugar on it and sometimes it is served with vanilla sauce or whipped cream. The dough should be rolled out really thin which makes Apfelstrudel special.
When you are in the home country of Schnitzel, it will be really weird if you turn back without tasting Wiener Schnitzel. It is accepted as the national dish of Austria and the schnitzel you eat in Vienna is never like the ones that you eat anywhere in the world.