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General Information A-Z

Kenes International has obtained special accommodation rates for congress participants.
Detailed information, a wide variety of hotels, and the online booking system is available. Sales will start in September 2018.

April is a wonderful month to visit Amsterdam; tulips bloom everywhere and you are able to enjoy the 14 hours of daylight each day. April is also the second-driest month - after February - but considerably warmer!

TemperatureHigh TemperatureLow TemperatureSunshine HoursRainfallRainfall days
8°C / 47°F12°C  / 54°F4°C / 39°F5 hrs36 mm12 days

CME Accreditation

For your ECCMID attendance, you will receive credits from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) Institution of the UEMS. The number of credits will be communicated before the congress.

A commercial and industrial exhibition will take place within the framework of the congress. If you are a commercial representative, and wish to view more information on available exhibition space at ECCMID 2019, please contact , Industry Liaison.

The official language of the congress is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Liability and Insurance
The organizer is not able to take any responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the congress. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Official Letter of Invitation
The organizers will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any individual requesting one, once their registration and fee have been received. It is to be understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa. It is not a commitment on the part of the congress to provide any financial support. You may request such a letter during the online registration or from the Congress Registration Department at

Registration categories and fees to the congress can be viewed here. Online registration to the congress will be available in 1st of October 2018.

Industry Liaison
Mrs. Maya Ravinsky
Tel:  +972 546 787837

Travel Grants

ESCMID provides around 100 ECCMID Travel Grants for young scientists who submitted an abstract. Further details and criteria can be found on the ESCMID website.

How to Reach the Congress Venue by Public Transportation

: You will find a tram stop right outside the venue. Tram line 4 takes you directly to the central station.

Metro: The RAI has its own metro station. Amsterdam metro line 51 will take you to the central station and downtown Amsterdam.   

Taxi: For visitors who want to take a taxi to the RAI Amsterdam Congress Center, journey times and prices are found below:

From Shiphol Airport: A taxi from the airport will cost €30-35 and take around 15 – 20 minutes for the 14 kilometers.
From the city center: A taxi from the centre will cost €15-25, take around 15 – 30 minutes for the 6 kilometers

Car: Right next to the A10 ring road, RAI Amsterdam is easily accessible by car. The RAI also provides up to 5,000 parking spaces: General costs €17 per day.

Train: From Schiphol airport the sprinter trains take you directly to Amsterdam RAI station in only 10 minutes. Check the overhead boards at Schiphol station to ensure your train stops at Amsterdam RAI. You should not take a train to Amsterdam Central which goes via another route. The station is 300 metres from the Convention Center.

RAI Amsterdam
NL 1078 GZ
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Visa Requirements
Participants are requested to check with the Dutch consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for visa requirements. As part of the European Union, for some countries a Schengen Visum is required.
It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa in advance if required.
For up to date information regarding visa requirements, please visit the Government of the Netherlands website: https://www.government.nl/topics/visa-for-the-netherlands-and-the-caribbean-parts-of-the-kingdom

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