General information for participants




Dear Participant,

We look forward to welcoming you at the EMMD 2017. Below you will find all the necessary information for your participation.


General Information
The program will consist of plenary sessions and poster presentations. The first session will start on Wednesday October 11th at 10:00 AM and the meeting will be concluded on Friday October 13th around 03:00 PM.
Please see the tentative program here


Venue (Please note new venue: Noordwijk aan Zee, not Scheveningen!)
Grand Hotel Huis ter Duin

Koningin Astrid Boulevard 5
2200 AB Noordwijk aan Zee
The Netherlands
T +31 (0)71-361 9220
F +31 (0)71-361 9401

EMMD Registration desk
The EMMD registration and information desk is located on the 1st floor, Tappenbeck foyer, next to the bar Maritime. (on the same floor where the exhibition areas and Plenary sessions are)

Opening hours:

Wednesday October 11                                                            08:00-17:30 hours
Thursday October 12                                                                08:30-18:30 hours
Friday October 13                                                                      08:30-16:00 hours


Location of the meeting
The plenary sessions will take place in the Pické 2&3 rooms.


The permanent exhibition will be held on the 1st floor in the Keizerzaal, Tappenbeck foyer and Pické room 1 and will be accessible to each participant during the congress hours. Posters will be on display throughout the 1st floor and in the Van Berckel Lounge.


Satellite Symposia
Satellite meetings by sponsoring companies will be given each morning before the start of the plenary sessions. Please see our website for more information and how to take part in these sessions.


Please bring your confirmation invoice to the registration desk in order to receive your badge!
     Your personal name badge provides access to all plenary sessions, the booth & poster exhibition, daily lunches,
     reception on  October 11th and dinner on October 12th. For security reasons and your own safety,
     please wear your badge visible at all times during the meeting. Please remember: no badge - no entry!

The official language of the meeting is English. No translation service is provided.


Continuous Medical Education / Accreditation
Certificates for Continuous Medical Education purposes, will be available on request after closure of the meeting (only when all presence lists were signed at each day of the meeting).

The EMMD 2017 has been accredited by the Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology (NVMM,  and the Dutch Society of Pathology (NVVP). For more information, please visit our website:


Hotel reception
The front-office is located on the ground floor in the hotel lobby. The desk is open 24 hours per day. The doorman desk is also located at the reception. The doorman can assist you with transportation information, dinner reservations, reconfirmation of flight tickets, sending faxes, etc.


Banking facilities
Payment of outstanding registration fee can be settled at the registration desk. Payment is possible by credit card (VISA and MasterCard), or cash. Personal or company cheques cannot be accepted.
Facilities for cashing traveller cheques or changing foreign currency are available at the reception and at all banks. The hotel will be able to give you directions to the nearest bank.


Coffee, Tea and Meals
During the breaks, coffee and tea will be available in the exhibition area. Daily lunch at the Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin hotel is included (also in the exhibition area).

Welcome reception & Congress dinner
Participants will be offered a welcome reception on Wednesday October 11th location will be the Grand hotel Huis ter Duin, EMMD eshibition area. Congres dinner at ‘Bries bar restaurant beach’ on Thursday October 12th. Located within walking distance of the conference location (Please see address and direction details in your abstract book, which will be handed to you upon arrival)

Wi-Fi, Mail and fax
Wi-Fi access is free throughout the hotel. Postal, telephone and fax services are available at the concierge desk.


Lost and found
Please report lost articles to the doorman of the hotel.


Hotel accommodation
Special EMMD 2017 room rates are offered by several hotels in Noordwijk aan Zee Booking information can downloaded from our website and should be sent directly to the hotels.


How to get to Grand Hotel Huis Ter Duin:


For a detailed travel itinerary, please plan your journey on


EMMD2017 location and map of the surroundings:


Parking facilities
The hotel has a private parking for €12.50 per car per day


Taxi / airport shuttle
Upon request


Euros, €


The European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics cannot accept liability for personal injuries and / or loss or damage to property belonging to meeting participants, either during or as a result of the meeting.

Registered sponsors EMMD2017:
click here to see the sponsors


With kind regards, on behalf of the organizing committee EMMD,
Secretariat European Meeting on Molecular Diagnostics

Wens Travel
The Netherlands
T. +31 35-54 29 333
F. +31 35 54 29 444