Conference Organisers Limited

Conference Organisers Limited

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Important Dates


Call for Posters

28 February 2017


Registration Opens

28 February 2017


Early Registration Fee Deadline  

28 July 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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Social Programme


Friday 6 October                  19:30-21:30

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

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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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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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 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

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

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 and 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.

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.

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.

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


Taxis are available from the airport:

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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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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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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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Thursday 5 October 2017



Arrival & Registration

Hotel Lobby


Exhibition & Poster Set-up

Lobby & Beta


Buffet Dinner


Friday 6 October 2017




Conference Lobby


Exhibition & Poster Display

Lobby & Beta


General Assembly (NMOs only)

Alfa Room


Tea/Coffee - Exhibition Area – iPad raffle

Lobby, Beta & Balcony


General Assembly (NMOs only)

Alfa Room


Buffet Lunch - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony


Multidisciplinary collaborations

Chairs: Prof Michael Makris

Alfa Room


Overview of treatment and care in Lithuania and the Baltics

Dr Sonata Trakymienė




Prof Michael Makris and Amanda Bok



PARTNERSA New Approach to Availability of Factor: Concept

Brian O’Mahony



PARTNERS – A New Approach to Availability of Factor: Operationalization

Declan Noone



Industry Symposium 1 - Pfizer

Alfa Room


Tea/Coffee & Poster Session - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony


Industry Symposium 2 - Sobi

Alfa Room


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 2017



Exhibition & Poster Display; Hospitality Desk

Lobby, Beta & Balcony


Industry Symposium 3 – Novo Nordisk

Alfa Room


Tea/Coffee & Poster Session - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony


New therapies

Chair: Giuseppe Mazza

Alfa Room


Novel products

Prof Flora Peyvandi



Gene therapy

Prof Thierry VandenDriessche




Dr Anneliese Hilger



Industry Symposium 4 - Roche

Alfa Room


Buffet Lunch - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony


Orthopaedic issues

Chair: Dr Paul Giangrande

Alfa Room


Rehabilitation after total hip and knee arthroplasties

Ralf Kalinowski



Radioactive synovectomy

Dr Gianluigi Pasta



Nursing elements

Petra Elfvinge



Tea/Coffee & Poster Session - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony


Industry Symposium 5 - Shire



Coach Departure for Dinner

Hotel Lobby


Conference Dinner

Vilnius Grand Resort

Sunday 8 October 2017



Exhibition & Poster Display; Hospitality Desk

Lobby, Beta & Balcony


Inhibitor Management

Chair: Miguel Crato

Alfa Room


Principles on Inhibitor Management

Prof Cedric Hermans



Surgery in people with inhibitors

Dr Luigi Piero Solimeno



Central venous access

Dr Beatrice Nolan



Nursing perspective

Dr Kate Khair



Tailored physiotherapy and monitoring in inhibitor patients

Agne Juodyte



Tea/Coffee & Poster Session - Exhibition Area

Lobby, Beta & Balcony


Industry Symposium 6 - Alnylam

Alfa Room


What’s new – high level overview of developments

Chair: Prof Angelika Batorova

Alfa Room


Instruments in outcome measures

Mark Skinner



Rare bleeding disorders

Prof Angelika Batorova



Management of pregnancy in women with constitutional bleeding disorders 

Dr Roseline d'Oiron



Closing Remarks - followed by light lunch

Brian O’Mahony, President, EHC

Egidijus Šliaužys, President, Lithuanian NMO

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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




Early Fee

Late Fee

On Site Fee


28 July

11 Sept

11 Sept

Industry/Commercial Registration (incl. Conference Dinner)




Industry/Commercial Registration




Medical Registration (incl. Conference Dinner)




Medical Registration




EHC NMO Registration (incl. Conference Dinner)




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




 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




Ticket to Conference Dinner & City Tour - Saturday 7 October




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.



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Passport required

Return ticket required

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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 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.


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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