Know Before You Go
 
Travel details
From Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) airport there are direct trains to Groningen are available every hour. It takes about 2 hours to get from Amsterdam to Groningen. 
The train station in Schiphol is located in the airport itself. Tickets can be bought from machines. Don’t forget to check in before you enter the train! Check the ns.nl for timetables.
Maybe you have booked a flight to Groningen Airport Eelde. Eelde is situated around 15 kilometers from Groningen. You can take a taxi to your hotel in Groningen or travel with Qbuzz nr9 from Groningen Airport Eelde to Groningen Central Station. 

Venues
• The main venue for ICPA will be the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG)
Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen
• At Wednesday (July 3) the program starts with a welcome dinner at the Academy Building
Broerstraat 5, 9712 CP Groningen
• At Thursday (July 4) the dinner will take place at ‘t Feithhuis
Martinikerkhof 10, 9712 JG Groningen
• At Friday (July 5) the dinner will take place at Boerderij De Diek’n
Dijkumerweg 2, 9914 TH Zeerijp
• Conference Dinner (July 6) will take place at the Martinikerk
Martinikerkhof 3, 9712 JG Groningen
 
Please find the "Program-at-a-Glance” which also includes a map with all of above venues mentioned on it, here.

How to get to the UMCG
From Groningen Central Station you can take bus 5, 6, 61, 65, 74 or 178. The stop out is called ‘UMCG Hoofdingang’.
You might find the website https://9292.nl/en very useful for planning your journey in the Netherlands. The planner combines all available public transportation - trains, buses, trams, metro, and boats - to provide an optimal route. It also informs you real-time about the current delays and disruptions in public transportation.

Registration
The registration for the conference starts Wednesday (18.00h - 20.00h) at the Academy Building. When you arrive there, you will see the registration desk on your left. There you will receive your name-tag and other conference materials. 
During the other days of the conference the registration desk will be open at the UMCG (Fonteinstraat 10) from 8.00h to 17.00h. 

Included in your registration
• Refreshements
• Lunches
• Dinners (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday)
• Program-at-a-glance
• Posterbook

Program and guidelines
You can find the detailed program here. For the oral- and poster guidelines please click here.
For the poster presenters, please find your poster board number here.

Contact 
Conference Bureau – info@gcb.nl | During the conference: 31(0) 50-316 88 77

Should you request any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us. We are looking forward to seeing you in Groningen soon!