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Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

Date: Saturday, 2 September 2017, 19:00 - 22:00
Venue: Auditorium, RAI Amsterdam

Join the official Opening Ceremony of the 29th European Congress of Pathology in the Auditorium of the Amsterdam RAI. During the ceremony, there will be words of welcome by the President of the ESP and entertainment.

Entertainment: Jochem Nooyen

Mind-illusionist Jochem Nooyen discovers the boundaries of human capabilities. How can the brain be fooled? What is a man capable of? In this interactive show Jochem will influence the audience, break into their minds, and give them inexplicable senses of being touched. Where does science stop and where do illusions begin? Is what you see with your own eyes reality or is it just an illusion?

The show starts off with an experiment, where Jochem gets everybody on their feet. He influences the whole room to make the choices he wants them to make. A volunteer from the audience temporarily loses the sense of touch. And another volunteer will have their mind hacked. Jochem breaks through the firewalls and knows what they are thinking.
The show is mesmerizing as well as inspiring.

The Opening Ceremony will be followed by a Welcome Reception in the technical exhibition in Hall 3 of the Amsterdam RAI.

Congress Concert

Date: Monday, 4 September 2017, 20:00
DeLaMar Theater - Classical Music Concert

The DeLaMar Theater, in the heart of Amsterdam, is a special and popular location. Built in 1887 it was once used as a school and a warehouse. After it was bombed in 1944, the architect Piet Groussow bought the building and opened the DeLaMar Theater, which he named after the actor Nap de lar Mar. After a complete renovation in 2010, the theater was officially opened by Queen Beatrix.

Concert: Cello8ctet Amsterdam

The Cello8ctet Amsterdam stands for new music and successful crossovers between various musical styles and arts.
Since its formation under the name Conjunto Ibérico in 1989, the Octet has offered radiant performances of more than 70 original works dedicated to them by many of today’s most notable composers, including Xenakis, Gubaidulina, Riley, Kagel and Glass.

The Octet’s repertoire further contains many startling arrangements and has pleasantly surprised the audience over the years. This combination of new music and arrangements has helped the Octet to become an inspiration to cellists all over the world.

In addition to performances in Europe’s most prominent concert halls, Cello8ctet Amsterdam has performed in the US, Canada, Central and South America, Asia and the Middle East.
The formation will play their concept „Tr8cks“ with works from Philip Glass, Ludovico Einaudi, Astor Piazzolla, Arvo Pärt a.o.

Cost contribution per person (Member): EUR 20,00
Cost contribution per person (Non-Member): EUR 40,00

Congress Party

Date: Wednesday, 6 September 2017, 20:00
Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky

This year’s Grand Finale of the ECP will take place in the magnificent historic building of the Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky, which dates back to 1855. It is situated in the heart of the city and you will enjoy spectacular views of the Royal Palace.
Enjoy your final ECP evening with buffet dinner, entertainment and dancing in surroundings dominated by a fascinating mixture of glass and steel.

Cost contribution per person (Member): EUR 10,00
Cost contribution per person (Non-Member): EUR 50,00