General information 

You can find practical information below.

Important information 

Human transmission of infectious swine diseases are a concern when veterinarians and affiliated people meet from all over the world. Therefore the Local Organizing Committee would like to call upon all participants to the ESPHM:

  • not to wear clothes or shoes to the ESPHM that have been used during farm visits;
  • not to visit pig farms in the days immediate before the ESPHM;
  • not to bring any food, especially food containing pork products, during your travel to the Netherlands;
  • not to visit pig farms during your stay in the Netherlands/Europe;
  • not to wear clothes or shoes which you have worn during the ESPHM to visit pig farms back home;
  • not to visit pig farms back home in the days immediately after your participation of the ESPHM.

Thank you all for your effort to stop the spread of swine infectious diseases.

Time zone and language 

Time zone

UTC+01:00

 

Language

Dutch is the official language in the Netherlands, but English is widely spoken.

The official symposium language is English and no translation/interpretation services will be offered.

Emergency and health 

Emergency

In emergency situations, you can contact the local police, ambulance service, fire department and other emergency services by calling 112.

 

Medical services

Should you need to see a doctor or a dentist, we recommend contacting your hotel's reception desk who will direct you to the medical professionals assigned to the hotel. If immediate medical attention is required, call the emergency services at 112.

 

Emergency medical services (including transportation by ambulance) are not free and you will be billed for any services rendered.

 

Health and immunizations

Vaccination certificates are usually not needed when travelling to the Netherlands, but please check with your local embassy as requirements may change.

Telephones ans electricity 

Telephones International dialing codes

The Netherlands: +(31)

 

Electricity

The standard electrical voltage in the Netherlands is 230 volts AC, 50Hz (hotel bathrooms may also have outlets for 100 volts). The electrical outlets in the Netherlands take two-pronged, round-pin plugs. We recommend that you purchase an adaptor for your electrical equipment prior to your arrival.

Water, weather & conversions 

Water

Tap water is safe to drink in Utrecht.

 

Weather

Average temperature for May is 8 - 18 Celsius.

 

Distance

Distances in Utrecht are given in kilometers

1 mile = 1.62 kilometers

 

Temperature

Temperature is given in degrees Celsius.

Celsius to fahrenheit = multiply Celsius by 1.8 and add 32

Currency, ATM's & tipping 

Currency

The currency used in Utrecht is Euros (€).

 

ATM's & Credit Cards

ATM's are widely available throughout Utrecht and most are open 24 hours a day. Almost all grocery, clothing and souvenir shops, bars and restaurants accept all major credit cards. However some stores, bars and restaurants will only accept cash.

 

Tipping

Alternatively, a 5-10% tip at restaurants and bars is acceptable.

NEWS

The abstract book for ESPHM2019 is now available for download here.

 

The programme book for ESPHM2019 is now available for download here.

 

Book your hotel for ESPHM2019 now! There are only a few hotels left. Click here to find more information and the booking link.

 

Registration for ESPHM2019 is open now! Click here to find more information and the registration link.

 

The sponsor brochure Sponsorship, networking and marketing opportunities for ESPHM2019 is now available for download here.

 

Follow @ESPHM2019 on Twitter and stay updated!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Human transmission of infectious swine diseases are a concern when veterinarians and affiliated people meet from all over the world. Therefore the Local Organizing Committee would like to call upon all participants to the ESPHM:

  • not to wear clothes or shoes to the ESPHM that have been used during farm visits;
  • not to visit pig farms in the days immediate before the ESPHM;
  • not to bring any food, especially food containing pork products, during your travel to the Netherlands;
  • not to visit pig farms during your stay in the Netherlands/Europe;
  • not to wear clothes or shoes which you have worn during the ESPHM to visit pig farms back home;
  • not to visit pig farms back home in the days immediately after your participation of the ESPHM.

Thank you all for your effort to stop the spread of swine infectious diseases.

IMPORTANT DATES

Early bird registration until April 21st, 2019.

Regular registration from April 22nd, 2019.

Official ESPHM2019 app available from May 8th, 2019.

Start of the ESPHM2019 from May 22nd, 2019.

VENUE

Tivoli-Vredenburg

Vredenburgkade 11

3511 WC Utrecht

The Netherlands

Symposium secretariat

Klinkhamer Group | conferences & events

Maastricht, the Netherlands

E: helpdesk@klinkhamergroup.com

T: +31 (0)43-36 27 008