An ATM is located outside the Congress Centre to the left of the main entrance.
Access to all scientific sessions will only be possible with your personal badge, which you will receive at the registration desk if your registration is fully paid. All participants are requested to wear their name badge throughout the congress. If you forget your badge, we can reprint it for a deposit of CHF 30.00. The deposit will be returned once you show that you still have both badges, of which we will keep one. If you have lost your badge or do not show both badges, CHF 30.00 will be charged.
Access to networking events outside the Congress Center will be possible with your personal voucher, which you will receive together with your badge if you signed up for the event.
City of Basel
Basel is an inspiration: located at the Swiss–German–French border, it is a welcoming, active, and enterprising city of open-minded citizens, who excel in business and the arts. Thanks to its manageable size and excellent public transport, it is quick and easy to get around the city.
Conference Venue – Congress Center Basel (CCB)
The European Society for Devolpmental, Perinatal and Paediatric Pharmacology will take place at the Congress Center Basel which is one of the most modern congress centers in Switzerland. Equipped with the latest technology, it provides an excellent atmosphere for conferences and exhibitions. The Congress Center is located directly alongside Messe Basel in the heart of the city. The historic Old Town, the shopping areas and the many museums and parks can be reached comfortably by foot or by public transport.
Congress Center Basel
4058 Basel / Schweiz
All official prices are indicated in Swiss Francs (CHF) which is the official currency in Switzerland. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.
The electrical current in Switzerland is 230 Volts AC, 50 Hz (continental European standard). Sockets take the standard, round-pinned European plugs. There is limited compatibility with other continental European plugs: the standard continental hexagonal plugs with two round pins (Euroconnectors, pin distance 19 mm [3/4 inch], pin diameter 4.0 mm [1/6 inch]) found on many electrical travel products may be used without any problems. Please do not forget to bring an adapter since German, French, and Austrian plugs with thick pins (diameter 4.8 mm [1/5 inch]) as well as Italian plugs with three thin pins in a row are not compatible with Swiss wall outlets, despite the equal distance of the two main pins on German, French, and Austrian plugs.
The conference organiser cannot accept liability for personal injuries sustained, or for loss or damage to property belonging to conference participants, either during or as a result of the conference. Please check the validity of your own insurance.
The congress languages are English and German, however, all presentations will be held in English. The official language of Basel is Swiss-German. French and English are widely spoken.
Lunch and coffee
Lunch will be served in the Sponsor Area / Poster Exhibition on the second floor on Tuesday, 28 May and Wednesday, 29 May and on the third floor on Thursday, 30 May.
Each guest staying in a hotel in Basel, receives a Mobility Ticket upon check-in. This allows free use of the public transportation system in the city of Basel and its environs (zones 10, 11, 13 and 15, incl. the way to and from the Airport). The ticket is valid for max. 30 days. On the day of arrival, the reservation confirmation from the hotel guarantees a free transfer by public transport from the train station or the EuroAirport. So please don’t forget to print your hotel confirmation and to take it with you on the tram or bus!
The BaselCard also includes free surfing on the guest WiFi plus a 50% discount on admission to Basel's museums, Basel Zoo, Theater Basel and much more.
Basel offers both a wide range of international restaurants (Italian, Chinese, Japanese, French, etc.) and typical Swiss cuisine, such as Roesti, Fondue and Raclette.
People usually have lunch between 12:00 and 14:00 and dinner between 18:00 and 20:00.
Registration desk opening hours (on-site)
Tuesday, 28 May 2019: 08:00 – 18:00
Wednesday, 29 May 2019: 08:00 – 18:00
Thursday, 30 May 2019: 08:30 – 18:30
Shops in Basel are usually open Monday through Friday from 09:00 – 18:30, Saturday from 09:00 – 17:00. Several larger department stores are open until 20:00.
Speakers’ Service Center (SSC)
The SSC is located close to the lecture halls. All speakers are kindly requested to hand in their PowerPoint presentations at the SSC at least 60 minutes before the start of the session.
Service is almost always included in hotel and restaurant bills. A further tip of a few coins is appropriate (Restaurants 5 – 10%).
In winter Central European Time (CET) applies in Switzerland, in summer period, summer time applies (CET + 1).
Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Congress Centre.