Congress Information

Congress Venue

Amsterdam RAI Exhibition & Convention Centre
1078 GZ Amsterdam
The Netherlands


Congress Registration Counter

All congress material and documentation is available at the congress registration counter.

The Congress Counter is located in the Diamond Lounge of the Amsterdam RAI.

Opening hours

Saturday, 2 Sept 201716:00 - 20:00
Sunday, 3 Sept 201707:30 - 19:30
Monday, 4 Sept 201708:00 - 19:30
Tuesday, 5 Sept 201708:00 - 19:30
Wednesday, 6 Sept 2017          08:00 - 17:30

The multi-storey car park at the RAI is easily accessible thanks to its location next to the A10 highway by Exit 9 and has 2,500 parking spaces. The fee is € 18,00 per 24 hours. For more information, please check the →RAI website.

Participants can print out their certificates of attendance at the terminals near the registration counter on the last day of their attendance.

Unfortunately, children can neither be allowed into the scientific sessions nor into the Industry Exhibition, as the ECP is a congress for health professionals.

A cloakroom can be used free of charge from Saturday, 2 September 2017, early evening to Wednesday, 6 September 2017. Participants can also store their luggage here. The cloakroom is located in the registration area.

The official language of the 29th European Congress of Pathology is English.

The official currency of the Netherlands is Euro (EUR). Congress payments will be accepted only in EURO.

Further information will be published shortly...

First Aid will be provided during ECP tenancy hours at the Amsterdam RAI. In case of emergency, please contact the staff at the congress counter.

Tram route 4 between the centre of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Centraal and the RAI (stop at Europaplein). From the Amstel railway station you can reach the RAI via metro 51 or bus route 65. Metro 51 also runs to Amsterdam Central Station.

The ESP does not accept any liability for damages and / or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the congress participants or by any person accompanying them, during either the official activities or excursions. Delegates participate in all tours / events at their own risk. Participants are advised to take out insurance against loss, accidents or damage that could be incurred during the congress.

The congress fee does not include insurance. All participants should arrange for their own insurance. Health and accident insurance is recommended and has to be purchased in your country of origin.

Detailed information will be available in due time prior to the congress.

The congress organisation will be pleased to send a formal letter of invitation to delegates requesting an invitation letter for Visa purposes. You can apply for an invitation letter online during the registration process on the congress website. The letters will be sent as e-mail attachments. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply a commitment from the congress to provide any financial support.

Poster sessions will be held from Sunday, 3 September to Wednesday, 6 September 2017 in Hall 3 of Amsterdam RAI. These sessions offer an effective forum for the exchange of information and a means to communicate ideas, research, and programmes.
Poster authors are required to be available for questions and further information at their poster board during the morning session break (09:30 – 10:30) from Monday to Thursday. Posters are changed daily and are on display for the entire day of the respective poster session. They are sorted by topics and will be numbered within those topics.

Please make sure to take off your name badge and congress bag when you go sightseeing in downtown Amsterdam. Wearing the name and bag identifies you as a tourist which might attract pickpockets.

Taxis can be called, hailed on the street or found at one of more than 50 official taxi ranks located around the city. Please note that not all taxis accept credit cards. The ranks, identifiable by blue boards, can be found near tourist spots such as the Dam, Leidseplein and Rembrandtplein. Space in the city centre is limited, taxis cannot stop anywhere they like. To keep traffic flowing in the city at peak efficiency, stopping is not allowed at various places.

The 29th European Congress of Pathology will be accompanied by a major technical exhibition taking place in Hall 3 of Amsterdam RAI. Potential exhibitors can request an exhibition / sponsoring brochure from the exhibition office, CPO HANSER SERVICE GmbH. E-mail: ecp-amsterdam[at]

Exhibition hours

Saturday, 2 Sept 201720:00 - 22:00
Sunday, 3 Sept 201709:00 - 17:15
Monday, 4 Sept 201709:00 - 17:15
Tuesday, 5 Sept 2017          09:00 - 17:15

The entry formalities for the Netherlands vary according to the country of origin. Please visit for further information.
Congress delegates are asked to address enquiries about entry and vaccination requirements to the travel agent or to the local Dutch consulate in the home country.