European Haemophilia Consortium Conference

Oct 4 -6, 2019, Skopje, Macedonia

Social Programme

Friday 4 October 19:30-21:00

The Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner will take place in the hotel restaurant.

Saturday 5 October 19.00-00.00

The Conference Dinner will take place in Vezilka, a beautiful marquee venue only 20-minutes drive from the conference venue.

Online Registration is Now Open


Find preliminary programme HERE


Skopje Marriott Hotel  

Plostad Makedonija 7, 1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Directions to the Skopje Marriott Hotel

You’ll love the stylish accommodation, friendly service and convenient city centre location. Settle into one of the sophisticated rooms which offer flat-screen TV, deluxe bedding, 24-hour rooms service and WiFi access.

Maintain your fitness while in Skopje with a workout in the gym or a swim in the heated indoor pool, followed by a relaxing treatment in the luxurious hotel spa.

The Skopje Marriott Hotel is in an excellent city centre location which enables you to explore with ease the Old Bazaar and Skopje’s best museums.

ACCOMMODATIONSolun Hotel & Spa (two-minute walk)Ibis Skopje City Centre (two-minute walk)
Single bedroom (single occupancy)€110€70
Double/Twin bedroom (double occupancy)€135€80

All accommodation can be booked via the Online Registration Portal


Skopje is the capital and largest city of the Republic of Macedonia. It is the country’s political, cultural, economic, and academic centre. Skopje is located on the upper course of the Vardar River on a major north-south Balkan route between Belgrade and Athens. It is a center for metal-processing, chemical, timber, textile, leather and printing industries. 

Important Dates - EHC 2019

Registration Opens1 February 2019
Early Registration Fee Deadline19 July 2019
Late Registration Fee Deadline 5 September 2019
On-Site Registration Feeafter 5 September 2019


Online Registration is now open – http://registration.exordo.com/ehc2019/

For fees received before:before 19 Julybefore 5 Septafter 5 Sept
Industry/Commercial Registration (incl. Conference Dinner)€500€600€700
Industry/Commercial Registration€440€530€620
Medical Registration (incl. Conference Dinner)€300€400€500
Medical Registration€240€330€420
Other Healthcare Providers (incl. Conference Dinner)€250€275€300
EHC NMO Registration (incl. Conference Dinner)€180€200€230
Patient Registration – non EHC Member (incl. Conference Dinner)€180€200€230

Delegate Registration Fee includes:

  • Entrance to the Conference Sessions
  • Conference Documentation
  • Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner on Friday 4 October
  • Lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Tea/coffee during official breaks
  • Conference Dinner on Saturday 5 October only if indicated on fee type

Conference Dinner

Ticket to Conference Dinner on Saturday 5 OctoberVenue: Vezilka
Ticket Price: €60


An administration fee of 30% will apply to registration and accommodation cancellations received on/before 19 July 2019.

No refunds can be made for any cancellations received after 19 July 2019.

Registrants may transfer their registration to a colleague and an administration fee of €50 will apply.

All refunds due will be processed after the conference. Refunds paid are less any bank or credit card charges.

Cancellations must be received in writing by the conference secretariat by the dates specified. Credit cannot be given for unused service, unattended events or early termination of attendance.

Payment can be made online via credit card – Visa and Mastercard accepted.

Payment can also be made by bank transfer – account details are on the registration system.


By Plane

Skopje Airport is the main airport located around 20 km from the capital city. Weekly, over 150 flights from different European cities arrive at the airport.

From European cities, direct flights are available from Rome, Venice, Milan, Zagreb, Belgrade, Ljubljana, Dortmund, Hamburg, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, Dusseldorf, Brussels, Sofia, Malmo, Gothenburg, Stockholm, Oslo, Paris, Eindhoven, Vienna, Zurich, Basel and London. In addition, direct flights to Macedonia are available from Dubai, Istanbul and Izmir.  

By Bus

Depending on the schedule at the departing city, many buses arrive at the New Bus Station in Skopje. However, different operators either stop or continue the journey to other cities such as Ohrid and Strumica. No matter where are you heading, frequent local bsues from Skopje depart to other cities.

Among domestic operators, the best known is Eurobus, which operates from Vienna to Macedonia (four times per week) and from Germany and Switzerland to Macedonia (two times per week). In addition, Durmo Tours has a daily bus line from Tirana (Albania) to Macedonia. The same bus operator runs to and from Venice. In addition, Makedonija Soobrakaj has daily service from Sofia as well as from Thessaloniki. Hisar Turism operates daily from Zagreb to Skopje, from Ljubljana to Skopje, as well as from Istanbul to Skopje. Busses from Brussels to Macedonia run twice a week as well as busses from Sarajevo to Macedonia. Once a week, a bus line from Copenhagen is scheduled. The international bus operators Eurolines has regular bus lines from Germany. Depending on the departure city, buses run from two to four times per week.

By Train

Another way of traveling to Macedonia is by train. Regular train services connects Macedonia with Serbia, Kosovo and Greece. The Central Train Station in Skopje is located at the same place as the New Bus Station. Direct trains connect, Belgrade Budapest, Ljubljana, Kosovo, Zagreb, Belgrade and Thessaloniki with the capital city of Macedonia, Skopje.

From Skopje Airport

Further information on how to reach the hotel is available at https://www.marriott.com/hotels/maps/travel/skpmc-skopje-marriott-hotel/

General Information

We’ve put together some useful information and advice when planning your trip and to help you make the most of your stay in Skopje – check out https://travelmacedonia.info/


National currency is Macedonian Denar.

Foreign currencies can be easily exchanged in banks. ATMs can be found in all parts of the city. Cash withdrawals may be made using your credit/debit card. The logos of accepted cards are shown besides the machine. Most internationally recognised bank credit cards are accepted and widely used in all hotels, restaurants and shopping malls where such methods of payment are indicated by the entrance. 


In Macedonia, the power sockets are a standard voltage of 230V with a frequency of 50Hz.

Country Code and Important Telephone Numbers 

  • Country Code: +389
  • Emergency Services: 112


The average temperatures in October in Skopje will be between 8.5°C and 19.0°C.


The Conference Organising Committee, or its agents, will not be responsible for any medical expenses, loss, damages or accidents during the Event. We would in particular draw your attention to the cancellation policy in respect of registration fees and accommodation. In the event that, for whatever reason, the Conference has to be cancelled or postponed, the Organising Committee, and/or its agents, will be responsible only for refund of monies received. We recommend that delegates insure themselves for medical and cancellation charges.


The visa policy of the Republic of Macedonia requires foreign visitors entering the country to obtain a visa from a diplomatic representative, embassy or consulate in their country of residence or the closest location where the diplomatic representative can be found. For more information see here.

EU Citizens

Citizens living in the European Union as well as the countries which are part of the Schengen Agreement can enter Macedonia and stay for up to 90 days during a six months period. No visa is required. The visa policy of the Schengen Area (including Switzerland, Bulgaria, Romania, Cyprus, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Croatia) grants 90 days free visa entry to the citizens living in the countries listed above.  The Schengen area totals 26 member states.

Documents needed:

– A valid travel document (passport or valid Identity card)
– Travel Insurance
– Proof of sufficient financial funds for the duration of the stay
– Purpose of travel 

*Residents who have an EU resident card can visit Macedonia for up to 15 days every time they enter the country. However, for a stay longer than 15 day a visa is required. The total number of visits should not exceed more than 90 days during a period of 6 months.

* Third parties who have a valid Schengen Visa “C” can travel to Macedonia and stay up to 15 days. The total number of visits should not exceed more than 90 days during a period of six months.

USA Citizens

Citizens of the United States of America do not require a visa to enter Macedonia on business/tourism trips. However, the trip should not exceed 90 days during a period of six months.

Required documentation:

-Valid US passport, longer than 3 months than the validity of the issued visa
-Travel Medical Insurance for the period of stay
– Proof of sufficient financial funds for the duration of the stay

*USA citizens can apply at the Macedonian Embassy in Washington D.C. located at 2129 Wyoming Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C, USA

Other Citizens

Citizens from Argentina, Albania, Australia, Azerbaijan, Botswana, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Cuba, Israel, Japan, Kazakhstan, Canada, Costa Rica, Chile, Malta, Monaco, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, Ukraine, Turkey, Russia, Peru, Serbia, Uruguay, New Zealand, Kosovo, Peru, Panama, Montenegro and Venezuela can travel to Macedonia without a visa if they stay less than 90 days.

Citizens of Moldova, Egypt, Armenia, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Qatar, China, Colombia, Maldives, Kuwait, Nepal, Oman and Tunisia need a visa to enter Macedonia.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia provides information for each country whether a visa is needed or not. In addition, the Ministry provides contact information for the competent consulate where a visa can be obtained. Moreover, if there is no diplomatic consulate in the country of residence, one should contact the consulate in the nearest country.  


*All citizens upon their arrival in Macedonia, within a maximum of 24 hours, must register with the local police otherwise they will face a fine when leaving the country. If one is staying in a hotel, the hotel will register you in the closest police station. However, if one is staying with relatives or in a private apartment, the property owner or the relatives should escort the visitor/tourist to the police station. In addition, the paper issued by the police station should be kept at all times.  In case one does not register with the police, the fine is between 600 to 1000 Euro and restrictions upon returning to Macedonia.

*If a minor citizen (under the age of 18) enters Macedonia, they need to have a notarised statement (certified by competent authority) from their parents/guardians.

*If the foreigner for any reason changes the address, this should be reported at the nearest police station and reregister with the new address.

*For those who have more than one passport, they are required to use the same passport when entering/exiting Macedonia.

* People holding UN travel document do not require visa to enter Macedonia. 
* Residents from Albania, Montenegro and Serbia can enter Macedonia only with a valid Identity Card.

*Documents needed for a Short Stay Visa (C) or Transit Visa (B):
– Valid Travel Document (Passport)

– Travel Insurance
– Invitation or a letter of guarantee (notarized statement) certified by a competent authority
– Proof of financial funds enough to cover the stay (bank statement/credit card)
– Colour photography (with white background)
– Proof that the Visa Tax has been paid
– Visa application form, legibly filled

Please note that it can take up to eight weeks to process a visa application and early application is recommended.

Please also note that the Organising Committee, or its agents, cannot accept any responsibility in connection with visa applications and the normal cancellation policy, for registration fees and hotel deposits, will apply in the event that a delegate is unable to attend the conference due to late submission of their visa application and/or rejection of same.

Conference Organisers

European Haemophilia Consortium

EHC NMO: Macedonia for Bleeding Disorders

Conference Organising CommitteeEHC Steering CommitteeScientific Committee
Brian O’MahonyBrian O’Mahony – PresidentProf Flora Peyvandi
Amanda BokMinette van der Ven – Vice-President FinanceProf Angelika Batorova
Minette van der VenMiguel CratoProf Michael Makris
Radoslaw Kaczmarek Prof Johannes Oldenburg
Michael van der LindeBrian O’Mahony
Olivia Romero-LuxRadoslaw Kaczmarek
Thomas Sannié
Naja Skouw-Rasmussen
Amanda Bok (CEO, ex-officio)
Alain Weill (ex-officio)

Conference Secretariat

Contact Us

For further information on registration, accommodation and general enquiries, please contact:

Conference Secretariat
EHC Women’s Conference 2019
c/o Conference Organisers Limited
20C The Courtyard
Castle Street, Dalkey
Co Dublin, Ireland
[email protected]


For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Amanda Bok.