Meeting information

The event

Name: European Course of Paediatric Radiology (ECPR) 2019 – Paediatric Abdominal Imaging
Course dates: October 16-18, 2019
Venue: Auditorium, Jaarbeurs Utrecht

Congress venue

The ECPR will be held in the Auditorium of the Jaarbeurs, a conference centre located right next to the central train station in Utrecht. From the station follow the signs ‘Jaarbeursplein’. It is only a few minutes walk.

General information

Official Language

The official language of the course will be English. No translation will be provided.

Name Badges

All registered delegates and accompanying persons are required to wear a conference name badge when attending sessions and social events.

Coffee Breaks and Lunches

Refreshments, coffee/tea and lunches will be served in the Exhibition Area during the breaks.

Certification of Attendance

The Certificate of Attendance (including CME credits) will be available at the registration desk on the last day of the Meeting.

Travel information

Utrecht is located only thirty minutes by train from Schiphol Amsterdam airport, which can be easily reached by direct flights from almost all cities in Europe. The main train station is located in the city center of Utrecht.

Visa

Entry visas for short-term stays in The Netherlands are not required for visitors from European Union members, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. For further information about visas and other requirements, please contact the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country. In case of any other visa questions, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at +31-77-4656767 (www.government.nl/ministries/bz).

Insurance

The organizers do not accept any responsibility for injuries/damages or losses sustained by persons or personal belongings during the course. Participants are strongly advised to carry appropriate travelling and health insurances.

Dutch currency

As in most European countries, the currency of the Netherlands is the Euro (symbolised as EUR or €). Other currencies are normally not accepted. Many shops and restaurants in Utrecht accept credit cards, but not all. It is therefore recommended to either ask before you order or ensure you have a sufficient amount in cash to cover the bill. Most shops and restaurants do not accept € 200 or € 500 notes.

Tipping

Service is always included. It is however customary to tip in restaurants, bars and when paying for taxis. As a general rule tipping between 5% and 10% is acceptable.

Safety

Compared to other large cities, Utrecht is relatively safe. Violent crimes do not occur very often, and overall, residents and visitors enjoy a safe experience without incident. Do be cautious of petty crimes however, such as theft. Mind your belongings carefully, and leave your valuables in a safety deposit box or safe at the hotel.

Medical assistance

For emergency visits to your hotel room, telephone consultation and consultations on location you ask your receptionist for help or call the tourist doctor. Fees are determined by the national GP association and are covered by most travel and medical insurances.