Target groups ENT-surgeons, maxillofacial surgeons, plastic surgeons, radiation oncologists, medical oncologists, dermatologists, pathologists, radiologists with basic experience in head and neck oncology and allied professionals involved in head and neck oncology patient care.
Continuing Medical Education Continuing Medical Education credits will only be requested at Dutch Societies.
Language Dutch is the predominant language in the Netherlands but English is very popular and is spoken almost everywhere. The Meeting language will be English. There will be no simultaneous translation facilities.
Delegate cancellation Notification of cancellation should be made in writing to the Meeting organizers: UMCG, Wenckebach Instituut for Education and Training (FC20) attn. Mr. H.F.E.M. Gubbels P.O. Box 30.001 NL-9700 RB Groningen The Netherlands
Cancellation of the Meeting The organizers reserve the right to cancel the Meeting in case of any unpredictable event.
Special Requirements By registration, please advise the Meeting organizers of any special dietary or physical requirements or mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Internet Free WIFI is available in the University Medical Center. Code: UMCG-Guest.
Insurance The Meeting cannot accept any liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to delegates, either during, or as a result of the Meeting. Please check the validity of your own personal insurance before travelling.
Currency The currency is the EURO (€). Major Credit Cards are accepted at most restaurants, shops and hotels.
Shopping Most shops and department stores are open from 10.00 to 18.00 Monday to Friday. Saturday from 09.00 to 17.00 hours. Some shops are open on Sunday.
Power Electricity Sockets take 2 pin round plugs. The electrical current in the Netherlands is 220 volts.
Time The Netherlands is two-hours ahead on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), one-hour ahead Central European Time (CET) and seven-hours ahead of U.S. Eastern Time.
Weather The climate in The Netherlands is a sea-climate with temperatures in August between 18-30ºC. It is helpful to note that there is always a chance of rain due to variable weather patterns.
August 28: 'Bommen Berend' On August the 28th the city of Groningen celebrates 'Bommen Berend'. All day several festivities are organized in the city centre, ending in the evening at 22.30 hours with a great firework at the canal 'Zuiderhaven'. In the late 17th century the bishop of Münster, Bernard van Galen (in Groningen known as 'Bommen Berend'), was the enemy of Groningen and tried to bombe Groningen. Under the command of Carl von Rabenhaupt the citizens of Groningen didn't defeat and on August 28 his/their success is celebrated.