Banks and post offices
Business hours differ between banks. Most banks are open from Tuesday
to Friday between 09.00 and 17.00. On Mondays business hours start mainly
at 13.00 pm. On Saturdays and Sundays banks are closed. Exchange offices
(GWK) are open seven days a week.
Regular post offices are open from Monday
to Friday, between 09.00 and 17.00. Bigger
ones are also open on Saturdays between
09.00 and 12.00/12:30.
Ample underground parking space is available at the Amsterdam RAI. Congress
delegates arriving by car are encouraged to use these facilities.
Certificate of Attendance
Participating delegates will receive a Certificate of Attendance.
Climate and dress
The weather in Amsterdam in June is usually sunny with a day temperature
of 18- 25°C. Showers may occur. Dress will be informal throughout
We are happy to inform you that EAACI will offer Continuing Medical Education
(CME) credits for the Congress in Amsterdam. The aim of a CME system is
to assure a high level of theoretic and clinical competence throughout
the working life of medical specialists. At present there is no standardised
CME system in Europe. Some countries have established CME systems with
legal obligation to collect a certain number of credits in order to practice
medicine, while other countries have no system and CME is considered only
an ethical and moral responsibility. In the United States the CME system
was established over 40 years ago and this concept is well integrated
in the American medical community.
The EAACI CME Accreditation Council will review and evaluate CME activities
and establish the amount of credits to be given. This will be particularly
useful in countries where no CME system is available. The EAACI CME Accreditation
Council will guarantee that the CME programmes are of a high scientific
and educational standard, and that they are free from influence from industries
and in reciprocity with the American system.
The amount of CME Credits that will be assigned to the EAACI Congress
in Amsterdam will be announced prior to the event. Participants will also
receive detailed information and instructions on how to apply for CME
credits in the Congress Bag.
The local currency is EUR. EUR 1 = USD 1,10
(October 2003, www.oanda.com)
The Organising Committee and Congrex Sweden AB cannot accept liability
for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or
accompanying persons, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or
Contact us now at the Executive Office for further information on the
many great benefits of EAACI Membership. EAACI offers financial support
to many of its Junior Members to enable them to attend EAACI Congresses
and Summer Courses each year. You too can be one of the successful candidates
- see information on travel grants. Do you regularly attend the EAACI
Congresses? Did you know that as a member your registration fee is considerably
less than that of non-member? Join now and receive the journal ALLERGY
every month absolutely free - it's one of the great benefits of membership.
More information on membership can be viewed at www.eaaci.net
EAACI Executive Office
P.O. Box 24 140
SE-104 51 Stockholm, Sweden.
Telephone: +46 8 459 66 23
Fax: +46 8 663 38 15
EAACI Travel Grants
EAACI and the Local Organising Committee offer 100 travel grants to EAACI
Junior Members and Affiliate Junior Members, with an accepted abstract.
As introduced last year a common ”JMA hotel” has been arranged
to facilitate social contacts and the use of common transports. Those
who are awarded a travel grant will receive free registration to the Congress
and part in a double room at IBIS Hotel Stopera Amsterdam, Valkenburgerstraat
68. The Ibis Amsterdam Hotel Stopera is a first class hotel, located in
the heart of Amsterdam by Stopera, Waterlooplein and Rembrandtsplein.
Travel costs will be refunded up to 500 EUR on site
at the Congress, upon presentation of your ticket and travel receipts.
Travel grant recipients who do not wish to stay at the JMA hotel will
receive free registration and up to 500 EUR for travel expenses. Those
JMAs who do not receive a travel grant but are anyway interested in reserving
this hotel at their own expense can contact Congrex and will get places
on a first come basis.
The application deadline is 19 January 2004.
The travel grant application should be made in connection
with the electronical abstract submission. If the abstract is accepted
but your grant application is not approved, the registration fee must
be sent to the Congress Secretariat no later than two weeks after the
grant notification, otherwise the abstract will not be published in the
The voltage in the Netherlands is 220 volts. Round European style two-pin
plugs are used. Appliances designed to operate on 110/120V need a voltage
converter and a plug adapter for two-prong, round-prong plugs with side
The EAACI 2004 Congress includes a commercial exhibition that starts on
13 June and will be open during the Congress meeting hours. Opening hours:
13-15 June 9.00-17.30. For exhibition invitation and information, please
contact the Congress Secretariat at: email@example.com
In order to meet the wishes of many JMAs we will this year arrange a special
hotel reserved for JMAs (see also information about EAACI travel grants).
This will again allow JMAs to meet more easily and to arrange social activities
as well as facilitating common transports.
The JMA Poster Session is now becoming a tradition and will again be held
on the first night of the Congress in parallel with the Opening Ceremony
and the Welcome Reception. Do not forget to fill in your interest to participate
when submitting your abstract. This session is aimed to promote the work
of the EAACI-JMAs in an informal atmosphere where contacts with senior
experts as well as fellow JMAs are supported. Poster prizes for outstanding
poster presentations will be awarded. Announcements of the winners of
the EAACI Fellowship Awards 2004 will also be made at this session.
The JMA Symposium is entitled ”Uncovering neuro-immunological influences
in allergy and clinical immunology” and contains the latest data
presented by junior and senior scientists. One of the Allergy Forums will
be dedicated to the five best JMA abstracts. We will also introduce two
JMA Educational sessions on ”How to present at scientific meetings”,
with experienced speakers and where extensive time is allocated to questions
As usual we will have a JMA Business meeting
where topics of particular importance for us will be discussed and current
activities reported. Finally we will have a JMA corner where all JMAs
are warmly welcome to meet up.
Please go to the EAACI JMA Website for updated information on our activities:
The official language of the Congress is English. No simultaneous
interpretation will be provided.
During the Congress, Amsterdam will be two hours ahead of Greenwich Mean
Coffee/tea is included in the registration fee and will be served daily.
Light sandwich lunches will be served in the poster area and there will
be several catering sites within the Congress Centre.
Passport and Visa
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to
entering The Netherlands. Individuals requiring an official letter of
invitation in order to obtain a visa and authorization to attend the Congress
should direct a request to the Congress Secretariat in Stockholm at firstname.lastname@example.org
before 30 April 2004.
The Congrex Abstract System offers the Congress delegates a way to view
the Scientific Programme and to plan for their participation in advance.
This service has been highly appreciated among EAACI delegates for the
last years. Using this Internet-based service - Programme Navigator -
participants can search for invited speakers, abstract authors, word in
lecture titles, sessions and easily find and select the presentations
of interest. The result of the selection is the Personal Planner, which
can be viewed and printed by the delegate. The Personal Planner is an
agenda for the Congress, specifying date, time, location and presentation
title for the selected presentations. This information is presented in
a calendar format. The Programme Navigator is available on this web site
one month prior to the Congress.
Professional Conference Organiser
Congrex Sweden AB has been appointed the official congress organiser for
this event. The Congrex Group works internationally with subsidiaries
in The Netherlands and Sweden as well as licensed partners throughout
Europe and North and Latin America.
In accordance with the EAACI policy, this is a non- smoking event.
Transport to the Amsterdam RAI International Exhibition and Conference
Centre: From the inner city The Amsterdam RAI is located in the southern
part of Amsterdam and can easily be reached by tram or metro from the
inner city. Depending on where you are staying, the ride will usually
take about 15 minutes (exit at Amsterdam RAI Europaplein).
From Amsterdam Central Railway Station:
You may take the Amstelveen express tram 51 (travelling time: 12 minutes;
exit at Amsterdam RAI Station) or tram 4 (travelling time: 30 minutes;
exit at Amsterdam RAI Europaplein). From Schiphol Airport From inside
Schiphol Airport you may take the train to the Amsterdam RAI railway station
(direction Lelystad Centrum or Hilversum/Utrecht). This takes about 10
minutes. The walk from the RAI Railway Station to the Amsterdam RAI Conference
Centre is approximately 7 minutes.
From the highway: If you are travelling by car you may take the
ring road around Amsterdam (A10). The Amsterdam RAI is indicated on signboards,
which indicate the route to the Amsterdam RAI car parks. The Amsterdam
RAI is located right next to the A10 at exit S109.
The XXIII Congress of the European Academy of Allergology and Clinical
Immunology will be held at:
Telephone: +31 20 549 12 12
Fax: +31 20 549 18 48