Accreditation Accreditation of the Program will be requested for Continuing Medical Education Credits in GAIA at the ‘Accreditatie Bureau Algemene Nascholing (ABAN)’. GAIA is the online Accreditation Internet Application of the Royal Dutch Medical Association (KNMG).
Certificate Participants will receive a certificate of attendance.
Language 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.
Special Requirements By registration, please advise the Meeting organizers of any allergies or physical requirements. Or mail to: email@example.com.
Cancellation of the Meeting The organizers reserve the right to cancel the Meeting in case of any unpredictable event.
Delegate cancellation Notification of cancellation should be made in writing to the Meeting organizers: UMCG, Wenckebach Institute P.O. Box 30.001 NL-9700 RB Groningen The Netherlands. Attn. Mr. H.F.E.M. Gubbels. Or mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Travel to Groningen Groningen is situated in the Top (North-East) of the Netherlands. The city is easily accessible from all parts of Europe.
The Main Airport in the Netherlands is: Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, located in Amsterdam. Distance from Schiphol to Groningen is about 200 km.
The Local Airport in Groningen is: Groningen Airport Eelde. The airport is a fully equipped international airport, situated within a stone's throw (10 km) of the city of Groningen. There are every day flights to the international hub Copenhagen (Denmark), with the possibility of quickly and easily transferring to a flight operated by SAS or one of the other Star Alliance Airlines. This airlift directly connects the Northern Netherlands to many airports all over the world.
By train The best way to travel from Airport Schiphol Amsterdam to Groningen is by train. The NS-train station is located at Schiphol Airport. Travel time: 2 hours. Please note to board the compartments which indicate Groningen, verify when boarding. The Central Railway Station in Groningen is on walking distance (20’) from the UMCG. Arriving at the Central Station in Groningen, several busses or taxis will take you to the city center. Train tickets can be purchased at Schiphol train station at NS desks or through www.ns.nl/cs/Satellite/travellers (e-ticket). For all information see: www.ns.nl/en.
By car Parking facilities are available nearby the UMCG.
Insurance The Meeting cannot accept any liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to delegates, either during, or as a result of the Meeting. Please check the validity of your own personal insurance before travelling.
Currency The currency is the EURO (€). Major Credit Cards are accepted at most restaurants, shops and hotels.
Shopping 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.
Power Electricity Sockets take 2 pin round plugs. The electrical current in the Netherlands is 220 volts.
Time 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.
Weather The climate in The Netherlands is a sea-climate with temperatures in November between 6-10º C. It is helpful to note that there is always a chance of showers, due to variable weather patterns.