Dear Colleagues and friends,
Its is our privilege and honor to invite you to attend 5th SAARC Conference of Nephrology Urology Transplantation Society (NUTS) being held at Kathmandu, Nepal on February 22-24, 2003. Nepal, your host country is a Himalayan Kingdom where Lord Buddha was born. This is a country of  Everest and Land of Gurkhas.

We welcome all the participants to take an active part in the scientific program, which will be organized during three days event. The beauty of Nepal and hospitality of Nepal will be there for our foreign visitors. Thus we look forward to welcoming you in Katmandu.

I M P O R T A N T       D A T E S

SAARC Congress

 Feb.22 - 24, 2003

Pre-Congress Workshops/ Course

Feb. 22, 2003

Last date for Abstract Submission

Sep. 30, 2002

Last date for early registration

Oct. 31, 2003



Climate in Kathmandu in February is pleasant with temperature ranging from 20C to 210C.



Except Indian nationals, most foreign nationals required a valid visa for entry and are advised to consult Nepal missions in time.


The official currency exchange rate is US$1= Nepali Rs. 77(approx.) (at the time of printing of this brochure)  


Currency Exchange facilities are available at the airport, all leading hotels and at Bureaus de change located at over the city which provide favorable exchange rates.


Most Hotels, restaurants, and Mandy shops accept international credit cards as Visa, Master Card and American Express.


Delegates and accompanying persons will be given the obtain to visit several places in and around Katmandu and else where in Nepal.


Nepal Standard Time in Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) + 5.45 hours.


The SAARC Congress and as well as all scientific/trade exhibitions will be held at the Birendra International Convention Center in Katmandu.


Adequate space has been reserved at the Birendra International Convention Center for exhibitors to display the latest advances in medical and associated technology. Pharmaceutical companies, manufactures of technical equipments and software. as well as publishers of scientific books and invites to display their products.

Several Hotels have been chosen to provide accommodation for all delegates. These include top range, medium and budget hotels.

The Official Language of the symposium will be English, There will be no Provision for simultaneous translation.

Please address all correspondence to Secretariat, 
5th Conference Of Nephrology Urology & Transplantation Society of SAARC Countries

For Further Information
Dr. Rishi K. Kafle

National Kidney Center
Health Care Foundation-Nepal (HECAF-NEPAL)
G.P.O.Box # 10861
Naxal, Katmandu, Nepal
Tel: (977-1)429866, Fax: (977-1)423502

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