Official Language
The official Language of the conference is English.
Time Zone
All of Korea is in Korea Standard Time (KST), which is 9 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).
Currency used in Korea is the Korean won which available in denominations of ₩10,000, ₩5,000, and
₩1,000 in notes and ₩500, ₩100, ₩50, and ₩10 in coins. All major banks can exchange most foreign currencies and travelers' checks for Korean won. Current average exchange rate is about 1,200 per US$1 (current rate is about ₩ 1,030). Exchange rates vary and current exchange rates can be found at
Credit Cards
There will be no problem in using your credit card in major cities in Korea , where American Express, Diners Club, Visa, MasterCard, and JCB, are widely accepted.
Business Hours
Government office hours are from 09:00 to 18:00, Monday to Friday, and from 09:00 to 13:00 on Saturdays. Most stores and private businesses open at anywhere from 8:30 to 10:00 and close in the evening at around 20:00 - 21:00. Banking hours are from 09:30 - 16:30, Monday to Friday.
Climate and Clothing
Average temperature for mid November is forecasted to be around 3-13°C(37.47-55.4°F) with 36-40% humidity. It is recommended that you bring a heavy outerwear as the temperatures may be cold in the morning and evening hours.
Electric voltage usually used in Korea is 220 volts 60 cycles(two pokets outlet). Always check the power supply before using your equipment.
Telephone Calls
A local call costs ₩70 for three minutes. To make an international call, first dial the international dialing code (001, 002 or 008), then the country code, area code, and finally the individual number. You may rent a cell phone at the airport.
Tax & Tipping
Value-added tax is levied on most goods and services at a standard rate of 10% and is included in the retail price. Tipping is not customary in Korea. A 10% VAT and 10% service charge is added to bills in tourist hotels.
Seoul is one of the safest metropolitan cities in the world, with a very low crime rate. Downtown Seoul is safe to walk around even late at night, so please take this opportunity to discover Seoul's interesting places which will make your stay an unforgettable experience.

Secretariat of PKPD Yonsei 2006: c/o Ms. Ji Hye Lee, Clinical Trials Center, Yonsei University Medical Center
134 Shinchon-Dong, Seoul 120-752, Korea, Tel: +82-2-2228-0479 / Fax: +82-2-392-0668, E-mail: