Registration and practical information
Specialists, paramedics: € 250,-
Trainees, students (PhD, MSc, BSc): € 100,-
The registration fee includes:
- tuition for the 2-day Symposium, writing material, (digital) abstract book, coffee, tea, lunches, and drinks on Friday
- Booking and costs for hotels are not included. For more information about hotels in Groningen, please see Groningen_Hotels (look for hotels in the city center)
- Make and pay your own travel arrangements.
For the registration form, please click on the link to register for the Symposium.
Confirmations for the registration will be sent directly from the website.
Way of payments
Registrations cannot be processed or confirmed without full payment.
- iDeal (for Dutch participants)
This option is only possible for Dutch Residents.
The payment can be settled on line with your own bank account.
2. Payment by Credit card
The payment can be settled on line by completing the registration form and sending directly from your browser.
Cancellation of your registration is possible before September 1, 2019: full refund minus € 25,- handling fee. Cancellation after September 1, 2019: no refund.
No-shows will not be refunded.
Notification of cancellation
Notification of cancellation should be made in writing to the Meeting organizers:
UMCG, Wenckebach Instituut / PGSoM (FC20)
attn. Mr. H.F.E.M. Gubbels / Project number 0759
P.O. Box 30.001
NL-9700 RB Groningen
Accreditation will be requested at several Dutch Medical Societies.
During registration, please advise the Meeting organizers of allergies or physical requirements. Or mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cancellation of the Meeting
The organizers reserve the right to cancel the Meeting in case of any unpredictable event.
The meeting organizer cannot accept any liability for personal injuries, loss or damage to properties belonging to participants, either during or as a result of the meeting. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel insurance.
The Meeting language will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation facilities.
Dutch is the predominant language in the Netherlands but English is spoken by almost everyone.
WIFI at the UMCG
Free Wi-Fi available.
By car / parking
Parking facilities are available in Parking Garage Noord (paid parking).
Apart from cobble stone paved streets, old Dutch cities are sometimes small and narrow, and traffic can be very hectic, chaotic even. Especially busses and bikes show unpredicted behavior, be aware of that!
The currency is the EURO.
Major Credit Cards are accepted at most restaurants, shops and hotels.
Most shops and department stores are open from 10.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday. Saturday from 09.00 to 17.00 hours. Some shops are open on Sunday.
Electricity Sockets take 2 pin round plugs. The electrical current in the Netherlands is 220 volts.
The Netherlands is two-hours ahead on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), one-hour ahead Central European Time (CET) and seven-hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time.
The climate in The Netherlands is a sea-climate with temperatures in September between 14-16º C. It is helpful to note that there is always a chance of showers, due to variable weather patterns.
Suggestions for social activities / exhibitions / restaurants
Boat tour through the channels
A tour through the old channels of Groningen is one of the most popular excursions. You are given a unique opportunity to admire the many magnificent patrician houses and the towers of the town with their centuries of history.
City cruises take place on almost every day of the year except on those days when extreme weather conditions force cancellation. Duration is one hour. http://www.rondvaartbedrijfkool.nl/
The showpiece of Groningen museums is undoubtedly the Groninger Museum; its striking pavilions designed by architects such as Alessandro Mendini and Philippe Starck are opposite to the central railway and bus station. This museum has a sensational brightly coloured interior and wonderful exhibitions, including a permanent collection. Hours of opening: Tuesday through Sunday and holidays from 10 AM – 5 PM, Friday evenings until 10 PM. http://www.groningermuseum.nl
Grafisch Museum (Graphic Museum)
Noordelijk Scheepvaart- en Niemeyer Tabaksmuseum (Nautical and Tobacco Museum)
Universiteitsmuseum (University Museum)
Restaurants (and Nightlife)
Groningen is a university city which becomes evident in the evenings. The city centre is great fun and crowded each night of the week, providing an excellent and varied choice of restaurants, cafes, theatres, and cinemas. Time flies in Groningen as there are no fixed closing hours.
In particular the Ellebogenbuurt has a high density of attractive restaurants and cafes, where quiet pubs alternate with bustling student pubs. The south side of the Grote Markt houses an enormous complex of linked pubs and discotheques, and there is live music in the centre every evening. Well-known names include De Spieghel (jazz), Café Buckshot (funk), and Café Koster (blues rock).
Tourist Information Office
More touristic information is available at the Tourist Information Office, which is located at the ‘Grote Markt’, nearby the Martini Church / Martini Tower. http://toerisme.groningen.nl/english
To get a grasp of the university and the city, please see slide shows and the like at http://www.rug.nl/prospectiveStudents/aboutGroningen/heartGron.
Furthermore a film introducing our university and its city can be seen at: http://www.rug.nl/video/archief/corporateMovie2009
Entitled: 400 years of passion and performance
How to travel to Groningen
Groningen is the hub of the Western Netherlands/Northern Germany distribution route, along which it offers excellent varied transport facilities, by water, land and air. Groningen has a direct train connection (2 hours travel) with Amsterdam International Airport Schiphol. Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is the 4th airport of Europe, after London, Paris and Frankfurt, and provides connections to all parts of the world.
Groningen itself has a smaller airport (Groningen Airport Eelde) with international connections to London and Kopenhagen amongst others. Furthermore, within two hours one can also go from Groningen city center to Bremen Airport, Germany (i.e. KLM, Lufthansa, Air France, Ryanair).
The best way to travel from the Airport Schiphol to Groningen is by train (‘NS’ is the Railway Company). The NS-train station is located at Schiphol Airport. Approximately travel time from Schiphol to Groningen is 2 hours. For all information about travelling by train, please visit: www.ns.nl/en.