Conference Organisers Limited

Conference Organisers Limited

Thursday, 16 February 2017 06:51

Important Dates

 

Call for Posters

28 February 2017

   

Registration Opens

28 February 2017

   

Early Registration Fee Deadline  

28 July 2017

   

Poster Submission Deadline         

4 August 2017

   

Notification sent to Poster Authors

1 September 2017

   

Late Registration Fee Deadline    

11 September 2017

   

On-Site Registration Fee

after 11 September 2017

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Sponsors

 

Sponsorship does not cover any social events.

 

PLATINUM 

 

 

CSL Behring

 

CSLBehring tagline below RGB highres 2013

 

Pfizer

 

pfizer-haemophilia-logo

 

 

Roche

 

 Roche Image1

 

 Shire

shire logo 1sl rgb hi blue pms3005 

  

Sobi

Sobi20logo20with20tagline20RGB20freezone 

 

 

 

 

GOLD

 

Bayer

Bayer Cross RGB 100917

 

 

Octapharma

octapharma gr100

 

 

 

 SILVER

 

Novo Nordisk

NN 2c CMYK Uncoated 

 

BRONZE

 

uniQure 

 Logo-uniQure-MS-Word Orange RGB 

 

 

 

Sponsorship does not cover any social events. 

 

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Social Programme

 


WELCOME RECEPTION AND BUFFET DINNER
Friday 6 October                  19:30-21:30

Following the Opening Ceremony, the Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner will begin.


CONFERENCE DINNER and CITY TOUR
Saturday 7 October             19:00-23:00

 
The Conference Dinner will take place in Belmontas. The French (“Belmont”) mill was built in 1838 and stopped working only in the middle of the twentieth century


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Committees

Conference Organisers

European Haemophilia Consortium

Lithuanian Hemophilia Society

 

Conference Organising Committee

Egidijus Šliaužys

Augustas Nedzinskas

Brian O’Mahony

Jordan Nedevski

Amanda Bok

 

EHC Steering Committee

Brian O’Mahony – President

Jordan Nedevski – Vice-President Finance

Miguel Crato

Radoslaw Kaczmarek

Giuseppe Mazza

Olivia Romero-Lux

Naja Skouw-Rasmussen

Amanda Bok (CEO, ex-officio)

Alain Weill (ex-officio)

Scientific Committee

Dr Sonata Trakymienė

Dr Rolanda Gerbutavicius

Dr Paul Giangrande

Prof Flora Peyvandi

Prof Angelika Batorova

Prof Michael Makris

Brian O’Mahony

Radoslaw Kaczmarek

 

Conference Secretariat

Conference Organisers Limited (Ireland)

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Travel

By Plane

Vilnius is easily accessible by air from all major European cities. It never takes more than three hours to fly from many European cities and "hubs", including Barcelona, Paris, Copenhagen, London and Frankfurt. Vilnius International Airport is only 7 km/15 min driving distance from the centre of the city, and transportation between the two is quick and inexpensive. Guests can use buses, train and taxi services. City buses No. 1, 2, 88, 3G run from/to the airport every 10-15 min. Buses No. 1, 2 go to the train station. Bus No. 3G goes to the city centre and north over the river past Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, the biggest conference hotel in Vilnius. Bus No. 88 goes to the City Centre, Old Town and north over the river. Buses are located outside the Arrival Hall. Tickets can be bought from the driver for 1 Eur. A special train runs from Vilnius Airport to the main train station. The journey takes just seven minutes. The airport train station includes a passenger lift and is located directly in front of the airport. Tickets are sold on board for just 0,72 Eur. Train schedules can be found at www.litrail.lt. Taxis can be found outside the Arrival Hall or they can be ordered in Vilnius Tourist Information Centre at the Arrival Hall A. The price for a taxi from the airport to the city centre is around 10 Eur. For up-to-date information on flights, schedules, new routes and airlines see www.vno.lt

By Train

Lithuania has a well-developed rail network. Direct rail links between Lithuania and Belarus, Russia and Poland provide convenient and inexpensive connections. Vilnius is the focal point for rail connections in the region. Vilnius Railway Station is situated close to the Old Town, just across the street from the bus station. Walk to the Old Town in ten minutes by going straight ahead and down the hill. The city centre can be reached by trolleybuses No. 1, 2, 7, 20 and buses No. 1G, 53. Taxis are parked in a number of places nearby.  Routes and schedules are available at www.litrail.lt

By Bus

There is a choice of international bus lines directly connecting Vilnius with other European cities. Buses are the cheapest but least comfortable method of reaching Vilnius. Routes and schedules are available at www.eurolines.lt and www.ecolines.lt. The city’s bus station is centrally located. It is only a five-minute walk to the main train station and ten minutes to the Old Town. Public transport can be found in the immediate area. The city centre can be reached by trolleybuses No. 1, 2, 7, 20 and buses No. 1G, 53. Tickets can be bought from the driver for 1 Eur. Taxis are parked in a number of places near the station.

By Car - Vilnius can be reached by using the following routes:

  • Vilnius – Kaunas – Klaipėda, highway A1 (E67, E85, E28) 311,40 km
  • Vilnius – Ukmergė - Panevėžys, highway A2 (E272) 135,92 km
  • Vilnius – Minsk, highway A3 (E28) 33,99 km
  • Vilnius – Varėna – Gardinas, highway A4 34,46 km
  • Vilnius – Utena, highway A14 95,60 km
  • Vilnius – Šalčininkai – Lyda, highway A15 (E85) 49,28 km
  • Vilnius – Prienai – Marijampolė, highway A16 (E28) 137,51 km

Speed limits for motorcars on highways from 1 April to 31 October is 130 km/h, from 1 November to 31 March -110 km/h. On roads with asphalt or concrete pavement, the speed limit is 90 km/h, on other roads the speed limit is 70 km/h.

Road Traffic Regulations. Traffic drives on the right side of the road in Lithuania. Summer tires must be used between 1 April and 10 November, and winter tires between 10 November and 1 April. During the daytime, drivers of motor vehicles and motorbikes must drive with dipped headlights.

Transportation to the Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva from the Airport

Vilnius International Airport (VNO) is located nine kilometres south of the city. From the airport, you can easily reach the railway stop via the pedestrian walkway from the airport terminal. In only 8 minutes, the train takes you from the airport to the train station in downtown Vilnius. Once you arrive at the train station, grab a taxi or jump on a bus that brings you north to Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva on Konstitucijos pr. 20. From the airport, you can also go by bus to the city center.

Transport options

The trolley buses and ordinary buses offer smooth transport when you wish to explore the city.The Vilnius travel plannerhelps you to navigate the city’s public transport system easily by providing information on routes and timetables, tickets, zone information and the best way to reach your destination.

Train
About 5 km south of the hotel, Vilnius train station is the junction when traveling to and from the center. Just outside the station, you can easily find a bus that takes you to Radisson Blu Lietuva on the other side of the river Neris. Buses leave the station frequently and the ride to the hotel takes about 20 minutes.

Bus
Buses go all over the capital and there’s a bus stop only 100 meters from the hotel, making it a great starting point when exploring the city.

Parking
Thinking of bringing your car? Don’t hesitate – there is free parking at the Radisson Blu for hotel guests and subject to availability.

Taxis

Taxis are available from the airport: http://www.vilnius-airport.lt/en/planning-a-trip/how-to-reach/taxi/

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Venue

VENUE & VILNIUS

 

Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva

Konstitucijos pr. 20 • LT-09308 Vilnius • Lithuania

The Radisson Blu Hotel Lietuva, Vilnius stands an impressive 22 stories high on the banks of the River Neris in Lithuania’s capital city.

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Vilnius
Lying at the crossroads of East and West, Vilnius is the geographical centre of Europe andis internationally recognized as one of the most knowledge-intensive and innovative cities. Though not by the sea, it generates its own lighthouse with a concentrated energy of brain power, bursting with fresh ideas like a laser and glorifying the city with new scientific discoveries.With 14 universities, 13 research institutes, 5 science and technology parks and 2 integrated science, studies & business centres, Vilnius is proud of the record scientific achievements in biotechnologies, innovative medicine, laser and light technologies. 
Surrounding area

Vilnius charms with its labyrinthine Old Town and historic suburbs, impresses with a sleek business district and elegant centre, and lets you breathe with many open squares and parks amid its architectural glory – all of which blend together into a seamless whole. It is a compact city where major meeting facilities, hotels, cosy restaurants and important city sights are all within easy reach.

 

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History

Vilnius is like an open book with vivid illustrations of the history of European styles – from the Gothic to the Empiric. The Old Town of Vilnius is amongst the largest in Eastern and Central Europe, included in the UNESCO world heritage list. Flip through its title pages of heavy stone streets, letters of tiles, stained glass illustration and massive metal gates. It is very hard to put this book down… maybe because the history of Vilnius is still living.

Vilnius seems to be of prehistoric origin, though the exact year of establishment is unknown. It was first inhabited by Slavs, and - from the 11th century - by Jews. The city became a centre for trade between Europe, the Baltic nations and Russia. It was a member of the Hanseatic League, a loose political union of North German and Baltic cities.

In the years of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, Vilnius was in constant growth. The University of Vilnius was established in the 16th century and quickly developed into the most notable cultural centre of the Union. In the 17th century, Vilnius was burnt to the ground in the wars between Russia and Poland, but was rebuilt to its former size in the coming decades. By the 19th century, Vilnius was one of the largest cities in Eastern Europe. After the partitioning of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, Vilnius was annexed by Russia and the city walls were destroyed. Russian influence weakened after the Grand Revolution, and Vilnius became a centre of national rebirth.

Although Lithuania retained independence after the First World War, the sovereignty of Vilnius was “debated” by Poland in a war between Pole and Lithuanian forces. After only four years of democratic governments, an authoritarian regime took control of the country in a military coup. In the years of the Second World War, Lithuania became a battlefield for the German and Soviet forces, until the victory of the latter. After the Second World War, Lithuania became part of the Soviet Union and was ruled by the communist regime.

The country became independent after the collapse of the USSR in 1991, though Soviet Troops didn’t pull out until 1994. The democratic government denationalized the state property, liberated the market and successfully reoriented the country to the Western states. Lithuania has been a member of the European Union and NATO since 2004.
 

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Programme

 PRELIMINARY PROGRAMME

Thursday 5 October

 

17.00-20.00

Arrival & Registration

Balcony Area

19.00-00.00

Exhibition & Poster Set-up

Lobby & Beta

20.00

Buffet Dinner

Restaurant

 

Friday 6 October

 

07.30-18.00

Registration

Conference Lobby

08.00-18.00

Exhibition & Poster Display

Lobby & Beta

08.30-10.00

General Assembly (NMOs only)

Alfa Room

10.00-10.30

Tea/Coffee - Exhibition Area – iPad raffle

Lobby, Beta & Balcony

10.30-12.30      

General Assembly (NMOs only)

Alfa Room

12.30-13.30

Buffet Lunch - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony

13.30-14.30

Multidisciplinary collaborations

Alfa Room

13.30-14.00            

Overview of treatment and care in Lithuania and the Baltics

 

14.00-14.15        

EuroBloodNet

 

14.15-14.30        

PARTNERS

 

14.30-16.00

Industry Symposium 1 - Pfizer

Alfa Room

16.00-16.30  

Tea/Coffee & Poster Session - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony

16.30-18.00

Industry Symposium 2 - Sobi

Alfa Room

19.30-21.00  

Welcome Reception and Buffet Supper

Egidijus Šliaužys, President, Lithuanian NMO

Brian O’Mahony, President, EHC

Health Minister or Mayor of Vilnius TBC

Lobby & Beta

   

 Saturday 7 October

 

08.00-19.00      

Exhibition & Poster Display; Hospitality Desk

Lobby, Beta & Balcony

08.30-10.00

Industry Symposium 3 - Novo Nordisk

Alfa Room

10.00-10.30

Tea/Coffee & Poster Session - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony

10.30-12.00

New therapies

Alfa Room

10.30-11.15

Novel products

 

11.15-11.45

Gene therapy

 

11.45-12.00

Pharmacovigilance

 

12.00-13.30

Industry Symposium 4 - Roche

Alfa Room

13.30-14.30      

Buffet Lunch - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony

14.30-16.00

Orthopaedic issues

Alfa Room

14.30-15.00

General rehabilitation and multiple joint procedures

 

15.00-15.30

Radioactive synovectomy

 

15.30-16.00

Nursing elements

 

16.00-16.30

Tea/Coffee & Poster Session - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony

16.30-18.00    

Industry Symposium 5 - Shire

Alfa Room

19.00-19.30  

Coach Departure for Dinner

 

20.00-00.00

Conference Dinner

 
   

 Sunday 8 October

 

08.00-13.00      

Exhibition & Poster Display; Hospitality Desk

Lobby, Beta & Balcony

08.30-10.00      

Inhibitor Management

Alfa Room

08.30-08.50

Principles on Inhibitor Management

 

08.50-09.10

Surgery in people with inhibitors

 

09.10-09.30

Central venous access

 

09.30-09.45

Nursing perspective

 

09.45-10.00

Physiotherapy perspective

 

10.00-10.30    

Tea/Coffee & Poster Session - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony

10.30-12.00

Industry Symposium 6 - Alnylam

Alfa Room

12.00-13.30

What’s new – high-level overview of developments

Alfa Room

12.00-12.30

Management of pregnancy

 

12.30-13.00

Rare blood / bleeding disorders

 

13.00-13.30

Instruments in outcome measures

 

13.30-13.45

Closing Remarks - followed by light lunch

Brian O’Mahony, President, EHC

Egidijus Šliaužys, President, Lithuanian NMO

Lobby, Beta & Balcony

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Contact us

For further information on registration, accommodation and general enquiries, please contact:

Conference Secretariat
EHC 2017
c/o Conference Organisers Limited
20C The Courtyard
Castle Street, Dalkey
Co Dublin, Ireland
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EHC 2017 Registration

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN HERE  

DELEGATE REGISTRATION

Early Fee

Late Fee

On Site Fee

 

before
28 July

before
11 Sept

after
11 Sept

Industry/Commercial Registration (incl. Conference Dinner)

€500

€600

€700

Industry/Commercial Registration

€440

€530

€620

Medical Registration (incl. Conference Dinner)

€300

€400

€500

Medical Registration

€240

€330

€420

EHC NMO Registration (incl. Conference Dinner)

€180

€200

€230

Patient Registration - non EHC member (incl. Conference Dinner)

€180

€200

€230

 Delegate Registration Fee includes:

  • Entrance to the Conference Sessions
  • Conference Documentation
  • Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner on Friday 6 October
  • Lunch on Friday and Saturday
  • Tea/coffee during official breaks
  • Access to the webcasting of presentations after the Conference
  • Conference Dinner & City Tour on Saturday 7 October only if indicated on fee type

 

CONFERENCE DINNER & CITY TOUR

 

Ticket to Conference Dinner & City Tour - Saturday 7 October

€80

 

CANCELLATION POLICY

An administration fee of 30% will apply to registration and accommodation cancellations received on/before 21 July 2017.

No refunds can be made for any cancellations received after 22 July 2017.

Registrants may transfer their registration to a colleague and an administration fee of €50 will apply.

All refunds due will be processed after the conference. Refunds paid are less any bank or credit card charges.

Cancellations must be received in writing by the conference secretariat by the dates specified. Credit cannot be given for unused service, unattended events or early termination of attendance.

Payment can be made online via credit card - Visa and MasterCard accepted.

Payment can also be made by bank transfer - please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for details.

ONLINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN

 

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Visas

 

 

Passport required

Return ticket required

Visa required

Australian

Yes

No

No

British

Yes

No

No

Canadian

Yes

No

No

Other EU

1

No

No

USA

Yes

No

No

 

Passports: 

A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above, with the exception of (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card, which are valid for the duration of stay.

If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another, however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity, if necessary. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus ,Ireland ,Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.

EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.

Visas: 

Visas are not required by all nationals listed in the chart above. Australian, Canadian and US nationals may stay for up to 90 days without a visa. EU nationals may stay for an unlimited period, but must register with the local authorities after three months.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Lithuania.

Types and cost: 

Schengen visa: €60. Reductions are available for some nationals and for children.

Validity: 

Schengen visa: 90 days within a six-month period.

Application to: 

In person at the consulate (or consular section at embassy). Visa applicants aged 12 or over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.

Schengen visas: 

Lithuania is part of the Schengen area.

Working days: 

Allow 15 days for visa processing. Some cases may take 30 to 60 days however.

Sufficient funds: 

Nationals who require a Schengen visa must provide proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay.

Schengen visa holders can only extend their visas in exceptional circumstances such as force majeureor for humanitarian reasons.

Please note that it can take up to 8 weeks to process a Visa Application and early application is recommended. Please also note that the Organising Committee, or its agents, cannot accept any responsibility in connection with Visa Applications, and the normal cancellation policy for registration fees and hotel deposits will apply in the event that a delegate is unable to attend the conference due to late submission of their visa application and/or rejection of same.

 

 

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