General information

The Event

Name: European Course of Paediatric Radiology (ECPR) 2017 – Paediatric Musculoskeletal Imaging
Course dates: October 11-13, 2017
Venue: Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine, University Medical Center Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Congress website: www.ecpr2017.org

Congress venue

The ECPR will be held in the Auditorium of the Department of Radiology & Nuclear Medicine located in the Q-building of the UMC Utrecht, Heidelberglaan 100, 3584 CX Utrecht. After entering the main entrance of the UMC Utrecht, banners and signs will direct you to the Auditorium. The UMC Utrecht can be easily reached from the city center by public transportation (bus line 12 and 28).

General information

Official Language
The official language of the course will be English. No translation will be provided.

Name Badges
All registered delegates and accompanying persons are required to wear a conference name badge when attending sessions and social events.

Coffee Breaks and Lunches
Refreshments, coffee/tea and lunches will be served in the Exhibition Area during the breaks.

Certification of Attendance
The Certificate of Attendance (including CME credits) will be available at the registration desk on the last day of the Meeting.
The European Course in Paediatric Radiology (ECPR 2017) has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)for a maximum of 13 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

Travel information
Utrecht is located only thirty minutes by train from Schiphol Amsterdam airport, which can be easily reached by direct flights from almost all cities in Europe. The main train station is located in the city center of Utrecht.

Visa
Entry visas for short-term stays in The Netherlands are not required for visitors from European Union members, USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. For further information about visas and other requirements, please contact the Dutch embassy or consulate in your country. In case of any other visa questions, please contact the Ministry of Foreign Affairs at +31-77-4656767 (www.government.nl/ministries/bz).

Insurance
The organizers do not accept any responsibility for injuries/damages or losses sustained by persons or personal belongings during the course. Participants are strongly advised to carry appropriate travelling and health insurances.

Dutch currency
As in most European countries, the currency of the Netherlands is the Euro (symbolised as EUR or €). Other currencies are normally not accepted. Many shops and restaurants in Utrecht accept credit cards, but not all. It is therefore recommended to either ask before you order or ensure you have a sufficient amount in cash to cover the bill. Most shops and restaurants do not accept € 200 or € 500 notes.

Tipping
Service is always included. It is however customary to tip in restaurants, bars and when paying for taxis. As a general rule tipping between 5% and 10% is acceptable.

Safety
Compared to other large cities, Utrecht is relatively safe. Violent crimes do not occur very often, and overall, residents and visitors enjoy a safe experience without incident. Do be cautious of petty crimes however, such as theft. Mind your belongings carefully, and leave your valuables in a safety deposit box or safe at the hotel.

Medical assistance
For emergency visits to your hotel room, telephone consultation and consultations on location you ask your receptionist for help or call the tourist doctor. Fees are determined by the national GP association and are covered by most travel and medical insurances.

ESPR Educational Grants

The ECPR organization is pleased to announce that the ESPR board has agreed to provide financial support to eligible radiologists in training to attend the ECPR 2017 in Utrecht. More information will be available soon.