October 17-20, 2024


The congress will be held in-person, and all sessions will be recorded and made available on-demand (no live broadcasting due to the local time zone).


Hawaii Convention Center

Address: 1801 Kalākaua Ave, Honolulu, HI 96815, USA



Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. Learn about the most common types of visas for business, student or travel you may need when coming to or traveling through the United States, plus review what other documents you need to enter the U.S. Also, find information on how to apply for an immigrant visa.

When you arrive in the United States, you must show valid travel documents as part of the entry process. The documents you need and whether your passport needs to be valid for six months after your travel dates depend on the country you are arriving from and your citizenship or status.

Liability and Insurance

The Congress Secretariat and Organizer’s cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Hawaiian Airlines Travel Discount

Hawaiian airlines is offering a 5% off discount on all transpacific web fares for our delegates. Use this link to benefit from the reduced rates.


The average temperature in Honolulu in October for a typical day ranges from a high of 82°F (28°C) to a low of 78°F (25°C). The weather is predominantly sunny and perfect.


 Local currency is the U.S. dollar ($). International credit cards, such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover cards are all accepted in Hawaii. Exchange offices and ATM machines are available throughout Hawaii.

The official currency of the congress is the dollar ($).

For exchange rates:


Hawaii is in the Hawaii-Aleutian Time Zone, which is 10 hours behind Greenwich Mean Time ( GMT-10 ).

Unlike most states in the US, Daylight Saving Time is not observed in Hawaii , which maintains its 10 hours difference from GMT throughout the year.

Safety and Security

Follow the same rules of safety that you follow while travelling anywhere else with respect to using hotel safe deposit boxes and keeping travel documents safe.

  • When in public places, keep them in your hotel or with you all the time when moving about.
  • Always carry the hotel address with you when you leave the hotel.
  • Do not leave bags/mobile phones unattended.


The official language of the SIOP 2024 Congress is English.

English, Hawaiian, and Hawaiian Creole English (more commonly known as Pidgin) are the most widely spoken languages in Hawaii. The Hawaiian Constitution recognizes as official languages, both English and Hawaiian, but not Pidgin.


During the entire meeting, attire will be informal.


For Hawaii there are two associated plug types, types A and B. Plug type A is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and plug type B is the plug which has two flat parallel pins and a grounding pin. Hawaii operates on a 120V supply voltage and 60Hz.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Emergencies: 911

CME Credits

As in previous SIOP Congress, an application will be made to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an Institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS).

Family/Nursing Room

A complimentary lounge area will offer comfortable seating, baby-changing facilities and convenient access to power. (please inquire at the registration desk for more detailed information) Parents or adult guardians must always accompany children in the family lounge.

Please note that childcare is not provided.

Covid-19 and Traveling to Hawaii

We are committed to creating a safe and effective meeting experience for all our participants.

The health and safety of Congress delegates and their colleagues, patients and their families are our highest priorities.

We will be updating information and safety guidelines as conditions evolve.

SIOP continues to recommend people are up to date on COVID-19 vaccination, proof of vaccination is not required to attend the 2024 SIOP Annual Congress. In addition, masks are optional.

SIOP continues to encourage attendees to test when appropriate and when symptomatic or having tested positive, not attend in person. All attendees have on-demand access to participate in the meeting.

Consent to Use of Images 

Registration and attendance at the SIOP Annual Congress Conference constitute an agreement by the registrant to the use of the attendees’ image or voice in photograph, video, audio, electronic or other reproduction formats, at such event for distribution on SIOP’s congress and society website or in print, digital or other promotional materials, without your express written or verbal permission.

Code of Conduct 

SIOP is committed to providing a safe, productive, and welcoming environment for all meeting participants and staff. All participants, including, but not limited to, attendees, speakers, volunteers, exhibitors/sponsors, staff members, service providers, and all others are expected to abide by this Meeting Code of Conduct.

SIOP has zero-tolerance for any form of discrimination or harassment, including but not limited to sexual harassment by participants or our staff at our meetings. If you experience harassment or hear of any incidents of unacceptable behaviour, SIOP asks that you contact our office by calling +41 79 687 9163 so we can take the appropriate action.

Unacceptable Behaviour is defined as:

  • Harassment, intimidation, or discrimination in any form.
  • Verbal abuse of any attendee, speaker, volunteer, staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Examples of verbal abuse include, but are not limited to, verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, national origin, inappropriate use of nudity and/or sexual images in public spaces or in presentations, or threatening or stalking any attendee, speaker, volunteer, staff member, service provider, or other meeting guest.
  • Disruption of presentations during sessions or at other events organized by SIOP throughout the congress. All participants must comply with the instructions of the moderator and any congress staff.
  • Presentations, postings, and messages should not contain promotional materials, special offers, job offers, product announcements, or solicitation for services. SIOP reserves the right to remove such messages and potentially ban sources of those solicitations.
  • Participants should not take photos of slides or record any session on their mobile devices during the congress.

SIOP reserves the right to take any action deemed necessary and appropriate, including immediate removal from the meeting without warning or refund, in response to any incident of unacceptable behavior.

SIOP 2024 Congress Secretariat

1-3 Rue de Chantepoulet

PO Box 1726

CH-1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland

Tel: + 41 22 908 0488
Fax: + 41 22 732 2850