ESDPPP2019

European Society for Developmental
Perinatal and Paediatric Pharmacology

28 - 30 May 2019, Basel, Switzerland

Information A - Z

ATM

An ATM is located outside the Congress Centre to the left of the main entrance.

Badges

Information concerning Badges will follow soon.

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.

www.basel.com

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
Messeplatz 21
4058 Basel / Schweiz
www.congress.ch

Currency

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.

Electricity

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.

Insurance

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.

Language

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

A lunch will be served in Foyer on the second level on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
A permanent coffee break is available in in Foyer.

Mobility Ticket

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!

Restaurants

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 office (on-site)

Detailed information about the opening hours of the registration office will follow soon.

Shopping

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 Centre (SSC)

The SSC is located close to the hall. All speakers are kindly requested to hand in their PowerPoint presentations at the SSC at least 45 minutes before the start of the session.

Tipping

Service is almost always included in hotel and restaurant bills. A further tip of a few coins is appropriate (Restaurants 5 – 10%).

Time Zone

In winter Central European Time (CET) applies in Switzerland, in summer period, summer time applies (CET + 1).

Visa Requirements

In case you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please contact the Congress Secretariat (ESDPPP[at]congrex.com). We strongly advise to contact the Congress Secretariat as early as possible.

Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the Congress Centre.