Important Dates

Abstract submission deadline
7 April 2014

Abstract evaluation deadline
4 June 2014

Early bird registration deadline
18 June 2014

Late registration deadline
15 September 2014

Opening of the congress
8 October 2014

General Information

1. About Amsterdam
For more information on Amsterdam, please click here
2. Abstracts
All Abstracts should be submitted online in English through the official Congress website. Further details regarding the Call for Abstracts will be published in the 2nd Announcement.

For information and questions, please refer to the Call for Abstracts page or contact the EADV at
3. Access to the session rooms
Seating is regulated on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend you go to the session room well in advance of the session. Due to safety regulations, the organisers will close the access to the session if all seats are occupied. Delegates are not permitted to stand in the aisles of the session rooms.

IMPORTANT: Children under the age of 18 are not authorised inside the Congress centre (exhibition hall, sessions, etc.)
4. Accommodation
Please check the Accommodation section for complete information about accommodation facilities.
5. Certificate of Attendance
All registered attendees, both pre-registered and on-site, will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
You are encouraged to pass by the CME-CPD booth located near the Speaker Preview room if you have any questions. CME certificates may be downloaded for a period of one year from the Congress website for processing with the national authority in your country of practice. More...
7. Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: 7 April 2014
Abstract evaluation deadline: 4 June 2014
Early bird registration deadline: 18 June 2014
Late registration deadline: 15 September 2014
Opening of the congress: 8 October 2014
8. Insurance
The organisers do not accept responsibility for any personal damage. Participants are strongly recommended to arrange their own personal insurance.
9. Language
All presentations during the congress will be conducted in English, the official language of the EADV. There will be no translation provided.
10. Media Policy
Recording, photography and filming during the sessions is strictly prohibited without prior written permission from an EADV Officer.
11. Mobile Phones
Mobile phones must be switched off during all sessions.
12. Official Carrier
Star Alliance is the official carrier for the Congress in Amsterdam. Please click here for more information.
13. Restaurants in Amsterdam
To find a restaurant in Amsterdam, please click here
Tips: Service charge is not included in the price. 5 to 10% tip is common, except when the service is quite bad.
14. Scientific Programme
The scientific programme will cover all the main topics in dermatology and venereology.
The programme will include keynote lectures, courses, symposia, workshops, interactive sessions and free communications of selected abstracts. The deadline for submission of abstracts will be 1 April 2014. For further information please contact:
15. Smoking Policy
Smoking is prohibited inside the congress centre and the exhibition areas.
16. Congress policy
As applied to previous EADV Congresses, all EADV members will receive special registration rates, provided their membership fees have been paid. The 23rd EADV Congress will offer fellowships with reduced registration fees and special scholarships for dermatologists facing financial difficulties.
17. Congress Venue & Access
Amsterdam RAI Exhibition & Convention Centre Europaplein
1078 AZ Amsterdam
P.O.Box 77777
1070 MS Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 549 1212

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By plane
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the primary international airport in the Netherlands, is located about 20km from Amsterdam. Ninety airlines fly to and from Schiphol and have offices at the airport or in Amsterdam. You can reach the city from Schiphol in just half an hour by train, taxi or hotel shuttle.

Schiphol train station is located directly underneath the airport. From here, intercities and slower trains from the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways - NS) can take you to Amsterdam Central Station (city centre), Amsterdam Zuid (World Trade Center) and Amsterdam RAI (conference centre). These stations are a maximum of 25 minutes away. For more information visit the NS Hispeed website. Train tickets are available at the ticket office in the airport's main hall and from the yellow ticket machines. The latter are located near the baggage claims, shopping centre Schiphol Plaza and near the platforms. These machines accept Dutch cash cards, and some also accept coins, but not credit cards.

Amsterdam RAI Exhibition and Convention Centre (RAI, for short) is conveniently located just south of Amsterdam's centre: just a few minutes from the city centre, and less than eight minutes from Schiphol Amsterdam Airport, one of Europe's busiest and best airports. Amsterdam RAI is easy to reach by car or public transport and has ample parking facilities inside and outside the venue. In busy situations, car parks further afield are used. Free shuttle buses are available to and from Amsterdam RAI.

By train
Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) is the Dutch railways company, which transports nearly one million passengers a day, over the busiest railway network in the world. The NS group covers the Netherlands and NS Hispeed operates international routes in collaboration with several high-speed European networks. These include Thalys, ICE, TGV, CityNightLine and Eurostar; they serve dozens of daily routes from destinations such as Brussels (2 hrs), Frankfurt (4 hrs) and Paris (3 hrs 20 min). Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and Amsterdam Central Station are just 2 of the 11 train stations in the city.

from France to Amsterdam RAI
Amsterdam RAI has excellent train connections. From Paris, travelling on the Thalys train, it takes just 3.5 hours to reach Amsterdam for only € 130.00 return ticket.

from Germany to Amsterdam RAI
Amsterdam RAI is easy to reach by train from Germany. The station is just a few minutes' walk from Amsterdam RAI. You can book a return ticket from Berlin for just € 99.00.

from Belgium to Amsterdam RAI
Amsterdam RAI is easy to reach by train from Antwerp and Brussels. The Thalys train takes you to Amsterdam in just 2.5 hours for only € 60.00 return ticket.

By Car
Amsterdam is encircled by the A10 ring road. Directly on approaching Amsterdam via the motorway A1, A2 or A4 and entering the ring road (A10), 'RAI' is indicated on the signboards. Amsterdam RAI is located along-side the ring road (exit 9). From the exit the route to the car parks is indicated.

RAI Traffic Management is the primary supplier of parking facilities for both visitors and exhibitors during events held at the Amsterdam RAI. RAI Parking is convenient and affordable. As our covered car park is situated directly alongside the A10 ring road (exit 9), it is easy to access. Amsterdam RAI Parking car park can accommodate around 3,287 vehicles. Park and Visit Amsterdam offers are available. During large events and in busy situations, car parks further afield are used, which means we can accommodate around 5,000 vehicles in total. For the transport to and from Amsterdam RAI, free shuttle buses are available.

Public Transport
Amsterdam RAI has excellent public transport connections. The centrally located complex is just a few minutes' walk from Amsterdam RAI metro and train station. The tram has a stop in front of the venue and a ticket (valid for 1 hour) costs € 2.60. If you have plans to travel around Amsterdam for a few days, special rate 24-hour tickets at € 7 and 168-hour (7 days) tickets at € 30 are available at the station from the Gemeentelijk Vervoersbedrijf (GVB) ticket vending machines.

Amsterdam RAI has entered a partnership with GVB and NS to promote public transport. Special rates apply for exhibitions hosted by Amsterdam RAI, so that you can travel in a most inexpensive way to Amsterdam RAI using public transport, avoiding traffic jams and parking congestion during large events and exhibitions. In addition, you can opt to offer public transport tickets at a reduced rate in combination with your event.

Taxicentrale Amsterdam (TCA) is the preferred taxi partner for Amsterdam RAI. Amsterdam RAI has entered a cooperation with TCA because they, as the largest taxi firm in Amsterdam with 800 taxis, meet the quality requirements set out by Amsterdam RAI and the Municipality of Amsterdam. All TCA taxi drivers have had professional training, there is a supervisor and Taxicentrale Amsterdam always ensures that you will not have to wait around for a taxi for long. Amsterdam RAI is supported here by Stadsdeel Zuid and the police see to it that everything takes place in an orderly fashion. The cooperation focuses on the collection of visitors: only TCA taxis are permitted onto Amsterdam RAI site. All registered taxi drivers in Amsterdam are permitted to drop off passengers.

The city centre within walking distance
Just a few minutes' walk from Amsterdam RAI you will find yourself in one of Amsterdam's most famous working-class districts: de Pijp. This is where the Albert Cuyp market is held. The range of goods on the market varies from traditional fruit, vegetables and fish to clothing and cameras. There are many cozy and affordable restaurants and cafés in this neighbourhood. A few minutes' walk from here is Amsterdam city centre, where you can wander to your heart's content along and across the canals and visit the many museums.

Tourist Information
Tourist Information Office
Noord-Zuid Hollands Koffiehuis
Stationsplein 10 (across from Central Station)

Schiphol Airport
Arrivals 2 at Schiphol Plaza
Tel: +31 (0)20 702 6000
18. Trade Exhibition
A large exhibition area will be available, providing ample opportunities for
pharmaceutical companies to present their products, technologies and services.

Companies interested in participating are requested to contact:
19. Visa & Invitation Letters
Please click here to create your letter of invitation.