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Congress Venue: De Doelen Rotterdam


De Doelen International Congress Centre is located nearby Rotterdam Central Railway Station in the city center of Rotterdam, surrounded by many hotels, shops and restaurants.

De Doelen International Congress Centre
Willem Burger Complex
Kruisplein 40 
3012 CC Rotterdam
The Netherlands
Tel: +31 (0) 10 217 17 00

Smoking policy
De Doelen International Congress Centre is a non-smoking facility. Adjacent to the Willem Burger Foyer is a terrace where smoking is permitted.

Information and Registration desk
Located near the entrance on the ground floor of the Willem Burger Quarter (21 Sept and 22 Sept until 11.30 hrs) and in the Willem Burger Foyer on the 3
rd floor (22 Sept from 12.00 hrs and 23 Sept).

Opening hours Registration desk:
Wednesday 21 September: 08.00-09.30 hrs and 14.00-21.00
Thursday 22 September: 07.30-19.45 hrs
Friday 23 September: 08.00-14.00 hrs

Onsite registration
Onsite registration fees are the Late registration fee plus an additional fee of € 50,-.

Congress staff 


If you have any questions please direct to the Congress staff: Marije Stofregen en Jiske George-Sluimer from Erasmus MC-Congress office. To be contacted at the Information and Registration desk.

Congress badge and Entrance policy
All people with a congress badge may enter the building and visit the scientific programme, attend the lunches and breaks. You have to wear your badge (visible at all times) during the whole congress period. People without a badge will be referred to the registration desk.

Speaker Service Centre (SSC)

Invited faculty, satellite speakers and oral presenters can upload their presentation in the Speaker Service center. Please note to upload your presentation at least one hour before the start of your session.  If you have an early morning session, upload your presentation the day before. Two laptops will be available to review your slides. A technician will be present for assistance.
The SSC is located in the Hudig room (3
rd floor).

Opening hours SSC:
Wednesday 21 September:  08.00 – 17.00 hrs
Thursday 22 September: 07.30 – 17.45
Friday 23 September: 08.00 – 13.00

Internet facilities (Wifi)
In the Willem Burger Foyer (3
rd floor), wireless internet is provided. Login details will be provide at the registration desk. Please note that the wireless internet is available to check your e-mail messages etc. The system is not suitable for heavy downloads.

Breaks and Lunches
All coffee/teabreaks and lunches will be served in the Willem Burger Foyer and will be served from buffets. Please note that you are able to pack your own lunch if you wish to attend the Satellite Symposium on 22 September in the Van Weelde room (4
th floor).

List of attendance and Certificate of attendance
Please sign the list of attendance at the registration desk every day. This list is for accreditation purposes.

Participants will receive a digital certificate of attendance upon request after the congress. Requests can be sent to .

Exhibitors are situated in the Willem Burger Foyer (3rd floor). The exhibition will be open from Wednesday 14.00 hrs through Friday 13.00 hrs (September 21-23 ). Please visit the Exhibitors during the coffee breaks and lunches.

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Public transport
For overcoming longer distances within Rotterdam, you can travel by underground (metro), tram or bus. Rotterdam has several metro-lines. The metro is the fastest way to cross town. The Congress venue is within walking distance from most hotels.

If you travel by bus, underground (metro) and tram you must buy an OV chip card, available at the vending machines at the railway or metro stations. You can pay by bankcard, credit card or cash. There are three options in chip cards:
1. disposable one trip card
2. disposable (multi)day card
3. anonymous chip card with credit which can be uploaded.
A credit chip card can be uploaded in the vending machines located at each metro station and per trip an amount is automatically deduced from card after entering and departing the sensor gates at the stations.

With all chip cards you must check-in and check-out with your chip card at the sensor gates at the stations.

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