In light of the current COVID-19 epidemic, it is with great sadness that the EHC Steering Committee has decided to cancel all EHC events until June 2020 included.

Therefore, the Conference on Women and Bleeding Disorders has been postponed to May 2021. Delegates who had already registered, will be contacted separately regarding cancellation and reimbursement of registration fees. 

More information on the 2021 event will be shared in October 2020. In the meantime,stay up-to-date with our events and activities by signing-up to our distribution list


The European Haemophilia Consortium (EHC) is delighted to welcome you to the second edition of its Women and Bleeding Disorders Conference. 

Event: Conference on Women and Bleeding Disorders

Dates: May 2021 (exact dates to be confirmed in October 2020)

Venue: Pullman Europe Basel, Switzerland

Language of the event: English with live Russian interpretation

For whom: Open to all

Event programme: To be released in Q4/2020

Registrations: Registrations are not yet open.

Sponsorship opportunities

There are many ways in which you can support this event. If you are a sponsor interested in supporting this event, please get in touch with the Conference Organisers to learn more about sponsorship opportunities.


Conference Organisers






Conference Organising Committee

  • Marion Brauer, EHC WBD Committee
  • Yannick Colle, EHC WBD Committee
  • Prof Roseline d’Oiron, EHC MASAG
  • Dr Alison Dougall, EHC MASAG
  • Evelyn Grimberg, EHC WBD Committee
  • Ulla Hakkarainen, EHC WBD Committee
  • Dr Rezan Kadir, EHC MASAG
  • Tatjana Markovic, EHC WBD Committee
  • Declan Noone, EHC President
  • Prof Flora Peyvandi, EHC MAG Chair
  • Ana Pastor, EHC WBD Committee
  • Debra Pollard, EHC MASAG
  • Laura Savini, EHC staff member
  • Naja Skouw-Rasmussen, EHC SC


Conference Secretariat






The event has now been postponed to 2021. You can consult here the 2020 edition draft programme. Here below you can find the programme at-a-glance. This will give you an idea of the 2021 programme, however, please note that it is indicative and likely to change.

Programme at-a-glance
12.00 – 13.30 Plenary ‘Haemostasis 101’
14.00 – 15.30 Plenary ‘Gynaecology 101’
16.00 – 17.30 Plenary ‘Women within the NMO’
19.00 – 19.30 Debates
08.30 – 09.15 Plenary ‘Psycho-social, genetic transmission and education’
09.15 – 10.30 Breakout sessions on ‘Family Dynamics’ and ‘Romantic life’
11.00 – 11.30 Plenary on ‘Platelet Disorders’
11.30 – 12.45 Breakout sessions on ‘VWD,’ ‘Platelet Disorders’ and ‘Haemophilia A & B and other rare bleeding disorders’
13.45 – 15.15 Industry Symposium
15.45 – 17.45 Plenary on ‘Non-gynaecological issues in WBD’
08.30 – 09.15 Plenary on Ageing and Cardiovascular issues
09.15 – 10.45 Breakout sessions on ‘Romantic life’ and ‘Dealing with non-specialist healthcare providers’
11.15 – 12.00 Plenary on ‘Rarer bleeding disorders’
12.00 – 13.00 Closing session


Registrations are now open!

Important dates

Registrations open on 19 December 2020

Early registration fees close on 21 February 2021

Standard registration fees close on 17 April 2021

Late registration fees open after 17 April 2021

Registration fees

Please note that registration fees and dates are indicative and based on the 2020 edition. This information is likely to change in October 2020.

Delegate registrations Early fee Standard fee Late fee
for registrations received before before 21 February 2021 before 17 April 2021 after 17 February 2021
Industry/ commercial registration 500€ 600€ 700€
Medical registration (incl. conference dinner) 250€ 300€ 400€
EHC NMO/patient registration (incl. conference dinner) 150€ 200€ 250€

Delegate registrations fee includes:

  • Entrance to the conference sessions,
  • Conference documentation,
  • Lunch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday,
  • Refreshments during official coffee breaks,
  • Welcome dinner on Friday 29 May,
  • Conference dinner on Saturday 30 May only if indicated on the fee type.

Ticket for the conference dinner on Saturday 30 May can be purchased for €100 when registering to the conference. 

Cancellation Policy

Please note that the cancellation policy is indicative of the 2020 edition and that it is likely to change in October 2020. 

  • An administration fee of 30% will apply to registration and accommodation cancellations received on or before 21 February 2020.
  • No refunds can be made for any cancellation received after 21 Februrary 2021.
  • Registrants may transfer their registration to a colleague and an administration fee of €50 will apply.
  • 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 via bank transfer – Account details are on the registration system. 


The EHC Conference on Women and Bleeding Disorders 2021 will take place at the Hotel Pullman Basel Europe.

 May  May  May
Single bedroom €TBC €TBC €TBC
Double/Twin bedroom €TBC €TBC €TBC

Social Programme

Welcome Dinner

Welcome Dinner on Friday 28 May 2020 from 19.30 to 21.30 hrs. The Welcome Reception and Buffet Dinner will take place in the Hotel Conference Centre.

Conference Dinner

The Conference Dinner will take place on Saturday 30 May from 19.30 to 21.30 hrs in a venue outside the Conference Hotel. Tickets for the Conference Dinner can be purchased separately when not included in the registration fees.


The city of Basel is located where the Swiss, French and German borders meet. Basel has a beautiful medieval old town centre, a vibrant Carnival and several world class art museums, as well as old and new architecture. Basel is a cosmopolitan city because of its university, industry and proximity to the borders of France and Germany. The official language of the city is German, but the majority of the population sepaks Baseldytsch, an Alemannic dialect.

For further information about the city visit its official website.

Conference Venue

Hotel Pullman Basel Europe

Clarastrasse 43, 4058 Basel, Switzerland

Directions to the Pullman Hotel Basel Europe.


For the most up-to-date information on whether you need a visa to travel to Switzerland, we recommend to get in touch with your country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs or visit the Swiss Federal Department of Foreign Affairs website.

As of December 2019, a visa for Switzerland is not required for citizens from the EU, EEA or the Schengen area in possession of a valid ID document for stays up to 90 days. Citizens of Israel with valid documents are also excempt from a visa requirement to stay in Switzerland for 90 days or less.

For residents of third countries, please contact your local Swiss embassy for further information on how to obtain a visa.

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

Please 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 applicatoin and/or rejection of same. 

Please note that the EHC will provide delegates with supporting documentation for visa applications, only when the registration fees for the conference have been fully paid.

Reaching Basel

By plane

Travelling to Basel is fast and easy thanks to EuroAirport, which is located just 15 minutes from the city centre. It offers 500 scheduled and charter flights every week and more than 60 destinations to guarantee you a convenient arrival. EuroAirport boasts more than 90 direct flights within Europe, North Africa, Canada and Russia. All other destinations can be reached via intercontinental hubs or nearby Zurich airport.

EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg is jointly operated by France and Switzerland. It takes just over 20 minutes to get to the city centre on bus no. 50.

**Confirmation of your hotel or Airbnb reservation serves as a free ticket for transfer from the airport to the city centre.**

By Train

Basel is an important interchange and transport hub and, with its three mainline train stations, offers excellent connections to all Swiss cities and major European cities. The Swiss Railway station (SBB), the French Railway station (SNCF) and the Badische Bahnhof, operated by German Railway (DB), are all conveniently located in the heart of the city.

Basel’s railway stations enjoy frequent domestic and international services. Trains from France arrive at the French railway station, which is right next to the Swiss (SBB) station, located 15 minutes by public transport to the Conference venue. Guests travelling from Germany can choose whether to get off at Basel SBB or at the German station, Badischer Bahnhof, located 15 minutes walk or five minutes by public transport from the Conference hotel.

By Car

Basel is also easy to reach by car, as the city lies between the European north-south and east-west motorway junctions. Basel’s hotels and its car parks offer plenty of parking.

A vignette (toll road sticker) is required to use the Swiss motorway network. You can purchase it for CHF 40 at all customs offices, post offices, petrol stations, garages, road traffic offices and from Basel Tourism. Once you have arrived in the city, more than 4,000 parking spaces await you in Basel’s car parks.

Another option is to purchase a visitor parking ticket for a half or full day from a Basel Public Transport ticket machine. This entitles you to park in all the spaces in the blue zone in Basel and Riehen.

Mandatory use of lights for daytime driving
Since 1 January 2014, the use of daytime running lights or dipped headlights is mandatory in Switzerland even when driving during the day. This applies to all motor vehicles, including motorcycles and mopeds.

Reaching The Hotel

Further information on how to reach the hotel is available on the hotel website.  The hotel is easily reached from the airport via public transportation: just take Bus No. 50 from the airport to Basel, Bahnhof SBB and then take the Tram Line No. 6 to Clarastrasse stope which is right outside the hotel.

General information


The sole currency of Switzerland is the Swiss franc (CHF).
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 paymentare indicated by the entrance.


In Switzerland, the power sockets are a standard voltage of 230V with a frequency of 50Hz.
Swiss sockets are recessed, three-holed, hexagonally shaped and incompatible with many plugs from abroad. They usually, however, take the standard European two-pronged plug.

Country Code and Important Telephone Numbers

  • Country Code: +41
  • Emergency Services: 144


The average temperatures in May in Basel will be mild, averaging 15°C-20°C during the day and dropping as low as 9°C during the night.


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.

Medical treatment

Please note that there will be no treatment room during the event and that delegates are required to bring their own treatment for the duration fo the event. Delegates are also requested to bring the necessary equipment to safely dispose of the tratment containers and any other medical paraphernelia that they will use during the event.

Prior to travelling to Switzerland, we advise you to get in touch with your national health insurance provider to enquire what will be your coverage during your stay in Switzerland. We strongly encourage delegates to purchase additional health insurances, should their national health coverage not cover potential and emergency medical expenses in Switzerland.

Citizens from the European Union can access certain health services in Switzerland through their European Health Insurance Card.

Contact us

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

Conference Secretariat

EHC Women’s Conference 2020
c/o Conference Organisers Limited
20C The Courtyard
Castle Street, Dalkey
Co Dublin, Ireland