Welcome message from Chairman of the Local organizing committee, Dr. Gert Dohle

ECA 2016 – Invitation

Dear friends,
The department of Andrology of Erasmus MC in Rotterdam, the Netherlands is pleased to organize the ninth European Congress of Andrology in 2016. Rotterdam is a dynamic and friendly city in the heart of Holland with excellent facilities for this congress and many cultural activities. The city has recently been nominated as the top-10 place to visit by the New York Times for its fascinating modern architecture, including the brand new central station and surroundings, the museums, the top restaurants and the new indoor food hall.

 

The new market of Rotterdam
Markthal-Rotterdam

From Amsterdam Airport you have direct trains leaving every 15 minutes to Rotterdam central station and you will arrive in less than 30 minutes in the center of Rotterdam. The conference center and congress hotel are located direct opposite the central station. De Doelen congress center offers great facilities and opportunities for scientific exchange and exhibition. The city has many hotels near the conference center for reasonable prices and with good service. Public transport is well organized in the city, as in the rest of the Netherlands.

Congress Hall and Congress hotel

doelen-rotterdam

There are many things to see in Rotterdam, including boat tours through Europe`s largest harbor, the space tower, Delft haven (an 16th century harbor area) and a spectacular view form the Erasmus bridge over the city and its modern architecture. A social evening is planned in the nearby city of Delft, birth place and town of Antoni van Leeuwenhoek, who first discovered spermatozoa in the 17th century and of Reignier de Graaf, who first described the anatomy male and female internal genitalia in much detail.

Antoni van leeuwenhoek
Antoni-van-Leeuwenhoek

We very much look forward to meeting you for this congress and are confident that it will be a most memorable event for all participants.

Sincerely,

Dr-Gert-Dohle
Dr. Gert Dohle, MD, PhD, clinical andrologist EAA
Chairman of the Local organizing committee