European Conference on Women and Bleeding Disorders
When: On 20-22 May 2022
Where: Basel, Switzerland and online
Language: English with a live Russian interpretation
For whom: Open to all
Friday 20 May 2022
Focus on Quality of Life
|13.00-14.00||Monitoring for the improvement of quality of life with EAHAD|
|14.30-16.00||Breakout Sessions on the Management of bleeding disorders
Practical tips and best practices for patients and clinicians
|16.30-17.45||CSL Behring Symposium|
Saturday 21 May 2022
Focus on women’s life cycle
|09.00-10.30||Session 3 on gynaecological bleeds, sexual health and intimacy and family-planning|
For on-site participants only
|16.30-17.30||Joint Session with the National Hemophilia Foundation on psychosocial issues|
|18.30-19.30||Screening of the Portuguese movie on Women and Bleeding Disorders|
Sunday 22 May
Focus on Comprehensive Care
|09.00-10.00||Session on musculoskeletal health|
|10.15-11.15||Session on fertility|
|11.30-12.00||Session on iron deficiency|
|12.15-13.15||Session on Advocacy|
|Registrations open||4 Feburary 2022|
|Early Registration Fee Deadline||1 April 2022|
|Standard Registration Fee Deadline||6 May 2022|
|Late Registration Fee||after 6 May|
Online registration for on-site and online attendance is now open. You can register on the EHC WBD Conference Registration System.
|On-site delegates registration categories||Early fee||Standard fee||Late fee|
|For fees received before||1 April 2022||6 May 2022||After 6 May 2022|
|Medical registration (incl. Conference Dinner)||€150||€200||€250|
|EHC NMO and patient registrations (incl. Conference Dinner)||€50||€100||€150|
On-site registration fees include:
- Entrance to the Conference Sessions,
- Conference Documentation,
- Access to coffee breaks and lunches throughout the conference,
- Welcome Dinner on Friday 20 May,
- Conference Dinner on Saturday 21 May only if indicated on fee type.
|Online delegates registration categories||Early fee||Standard fee||Late fee|
|For fees received before||1 April 2022||6 May 2022||After 6 May 2022|
|Medical registration (incl. Conference Dinner)||€50||€100||€150|
|EHC NMO and patient registrations (incl. Conference Dinner)||€0||€0||€0|
Online registration fees include:
- Access to the Conference Platform and online sessions, and
- Conference Documentation.
Tickets for the Conference Dinner
Tickets to the Conference Dinner on Saturday 21 May are sold separately, if not indicated on the fee type, and can be purchased during the registration process.
The cost to purchase Conference Dinner tickets is €100.
Financial support for NMOs
The EHC has put in place travel grants and other forms of financial support for its NMOs to attend this event.
Please reach out to Laura Savini for further information and see how to apply.
In addition to the conference, EHC will hold on Thursday 19 May a face-to-face pre-conference workshop for female leaders and volunteers developed by our Committee on Women and Bleeding Disorders.
The purpose of this workshop will be to allow women to meet with their peers, share experiences and develop strategies to serve their community at home better. The workshop will build leadership and advocacy skills and feature interactive work, case studies and lectures. It will be an opportunity to strengthen volunteering skills and build support networks with peers from across Europe.
The training will be in English. The EHC is calling on its NMOs to nominate volunteers who would benefit from this workshop. Should they not be fluent in English but would greatly benefit from the workshop, please let us know, and we will see whether we can find a solution for their participation.
To join the workshop, please nominate your participant via this online form. Places are limited and allocated based on the volunteer’s motivation and needs.
The EHC will cover for the workshop participants the following:
– Travel expenses (economy fare),
– Four-night accommodation at the conference hotel,
– Conference registration fees (including the conference dinner),
– Meals during the workshop and conference.
We will NOT cover the following:
– Visa expenses,
– COVID-19 tests,
– Insurances, and
– Taxis (unless your participant has mobility issues).
The deadline to register for this workshop is 3rd April 2022.
Financial Support for EHC NMOs
The EHC will offer its National Member Organisations some forms of travel support to attend this event in person.
Please reach out to Laura Savini to find out more.
The Conference will be held at the Pullman Basel Europe Hotel located on Clarastrasse 43, 4058 Basel, Switzerland (Tel. +41 61 690 80 80)
Hotel room rates for the EHC Conference on Women and Bleeding Disorders are as follows:
Thursday 19 May 2022 Friday 20 May 2022 Saturday 21 May 2022
€170 €170 €170
€190 €190 €190
The EHC wishes to thank the following sponsors for their financial support for this event:
- Novo Nordisk
Changes, Payments & Cancellations
Changes and updates to registrations can be made by logging on to your registration account. Registrants may transfer their registration to a colleague via the registration system. A €50 administration fee will be charged for any changes made through the Conference Secretariat.
Payment can be made online via credit/debit card – Visa and Mastercard accepted.
Payment can also be made by bank transfer – Invoice issued on completion of Online Registration.
All cancellations are subject to a €50 administrative fee.
Bank service charges and all administration fees will be deducted from all conference refunds.
- Cancellations must be received in writing by the Conference Secretariat by the specified dates below.
- Credit cannot be given for unused service, unattended events or early termination of attendance.
- All refunds due will be processed after the Conference. Refunds paid are less any bank or credit card charges. Refunds paid are less than any administration fees and bank or credit card charges.
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 the refund of the money received. We recommend that delegates insure themselves for medical and cancellation charges, including COVID-19 related cancellations or delays.
The Conference Organising Committee, or its agents, will not be responsible for any medical expenses, loss, damages or accidents during the event and will not be liable for any COVID-19 related cancellations.
All cancellations and refunds will be subject to the below deadlines.
Registrations & Social Events
- Before 14 March 2022 – Full Refund
- Before 18 April 2022 – 50% Refund
- After 18 April 2022 – No Refund
- Before 14 March 2022 – 1 night will be charged
- After 14 March 2022 – No Refund
COVID-19 Measures in Switzerland
Please make sure to check this link which provides the most up-to-date COVID-19 related information when travelling to Switzerland: https://reopen.europa.eu/en/map/CHE/7001
For more information about COVID measures in Switzerland, please visit: https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ie/planning/transport-accommodation/travel-to-switzerland/where-and-when-is-what-open/
The EHC is, unfortunately, unable to bear responsibility in the case of any delegate contracting COVID-19 during their journey or at the conference.
We advise that you take temporary medical insurance before travelling to Switzerland for the Women and Bleeding Disorders Conference. Please note that not all travel insurance covers delays and extended stays in case of contracting COVID-19. We recommend: https://www.multitrip.com/ie/
Please note that the European Haemophilia Consortium will not cover any medical costs incurred during the event or after the event in case of contracting COVID and needing to self-isolate and extend their stay in Switzerland.
Delegates are responsible for booking and covering the cost for PCR and Antigen tests when/if required by the Swiss Government and/or their origin country, as well as any PCP required to travel.
The Conference Organising Committee, or its agents, will not be responsible for any medical expenses, loss, damages or accidents during the Event. In particular, we would like to draw your attention to the cancellation policy regarding registration fees and accommodation (see above). 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 the refund of the money received. We recommend that delegates insure themselves for medical and cancellation charges.
UNFORTUNATELY, the EHC is unable to bear responsibility in the case of any delegate contracting COVID-19 during their journey or at the Conference.
We advise that you take temporary medical insurance before travelling to Switzerland for the Women and Bleeding Disorders Conference. Please note that not all travel insurance covers delays and extended stays in case of contracting COVID-19.
We recommend: https://www.multitrip.com/ie/
Emergency Care in Switzerland
Rules for EU and EFTA (Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway) nationals
Persons with statutory health insurance cover from an EU/EFTA country are entitled to receive treatment in the event of illness during visits to Switzerland (holidays or business trips). With the European Health Insurance Card (EHIC), they are entitled to receive medical care that is considered essential given the type of treatment and the expected length of their stay in Switzerland. This means that patients do not need to curtail their visit to Switzerland and return home for treatment. Persons who do not have their European Health Insurance Card with them can apply for a Provisional Replacement Certificate from their health insurer.
Rules for non-EU non-EFTA nationals
Tourists from non-EU/EFTA countries must ensure that they have adequate health insurance cover. It is recommended that they take out travel insurance covering the costs of essential medical treatment in Switzerland.
Persons who require a Schengen visa to visit Switzerland must take out private medical insurance providing minimum coverage of EUR 30,000.
Find out more about coverage of emergency care in Switzerland.
General Information about Switzerland
Switzerland uses the Swiss franc as its currency, usually indicated as CHF.
While Switzerland is not part of the European Union, many prices are nonetheless indicated in euros so that visitors may compare prices.
Merchants may accept euros but are not obliged to do so. Change given back to the client will most likely be in Swiss francs.
Here we give you the link to a currency converter for your information: Currency Converter.
The climate is moderate with no excessive heat, cold or humidity.
In spring and autumn, the daytime temperature range is 8 to 15 °C (46° – 59° F).
As in most of Europe, the voltage in Switzerland is 230V/50 Hz.
Switzerland uses type C (2-pin), and Type J (3-pin) plugs. (Type C 2-pin plugs also fit J sockets.)
Most power sockets are designed for three-pin round plugs. The standard continental type plug with two round pins, applied for many electrical travel products, may be used without problem.
Adaptors are available in most hotels.
Phone Dialling code: +41
In case of emergency:
112 -European emergency number
1811 -General inquiries, e.g. doctors, theatres, etc.
For more information, please visit https://www.myswitzerland.com/en-ie/planning/about-switzerland/general-facts/.
About the Pullman Basel Europe Hotel
The Pullman Basel Europe, the first Pullman hotel in Switzerland, is located only 500m from the city’s heart and 200m from the Messe Basel Congress and Exhibition Centre. It features a fitness room, a green inner courtyard and a private underground car park.
The stylish and bright rooms come with air conditioning, free WiFi, wired internet access, and special foam pillows. Further amenities include a laptop safe, a flat-screen TV, complimentary toiletries and tea/coffee making facilities.
A buffet breakfast is offered every morning at Pullman Basel Europe. Guests can enjoy the new bistro and the lobby bar.
The Basel SBB Train Station is 2 km away.
How to reach the Conference Venue
The Pullman Basel Europe Hotel is located in the Clarastrasse 43, 4058 Basel, Switzerland, only 500 m from the city’s heart and 200 m from the Messe Basel Congress and Exhibition Centre.
You can easily reach the hotel via the Basel Tram Lines 1, 2, 6,14, 15 and 21 to Messeplatz.
If you are travelling by plane, Basel Mulhouse Euroairport is located 9.5km / 5.9 miles from the hotel, and Zurich Airport is located 80km / 49.71 miles from the hotel.
You can also get to Basel by train. DB BAD BAHNHOF is located 0.5km / 0.31 miles from the hotel.
We encourage delegates to take public transport to the hotel when possible. Taxis will not be reimbursed unless previously approved by the EHC.
Basel is Switzerland’s oldest university city. Home to 40 museums, the city of culture, for connoisseurs, has the highest concentration of museums in the country. Basel also has a beautiful Old Town, modern architecture, and the Rhine – an inviting spot to rest awhile.
Internationally known museums, such as the Basel Art Museum, the museum devoted to the iron sculptor Jean Tinguely, the Fondation Beyeler and the Museum of Cultures attract a great many visitors, as do several galleries and playhouses.
Historic landmarks of the city include the large market square with its richly decorated red sandstone town hall and the late Romanesque-Gothic cathedral.
Basel is also a green city. The Botanical Gardens, several parks and the banks of the Rhine are perfect places to relax and linger for a while.
Visa Requirements for Switzerland
You might need a visa to travel to Switzerland, depending on your nationality.
Short-term visa applications (up to 90 days, Schengen visa) such as tourist, visit, or business can be submitted online. A visa application can be submitted at the earliest six months before entering the Schengen area.
For more information, please visit https://www.sem.admin.ch/sem/en/home/publiservice/weisungen-kreisschreiben/visa/liste1_staatsangehoerigkeit.html.
The Travelcheck of the Swiss Federal Office of Public Health allows you to check whether and under what conditions you can enter Switzerland: https://travelcheck.admin.ch/home.
If you have to apply for a Schengen visa to enter Switzerland, you need travel health insurance as part of the visa application process. However, if you can travel to Switzerland visa-free, travel insurance is optional.
Regardless of visa requirements, it is highly advisable to purchase a travel insurance policy when travelling to Switzerland, considering its high costs for medical treatment.
Your travel insurance for Switzerland has to comply with Schengen Visa insurance requirements, meaning:
- It must cover at least €30,000 for medical treatment and evacuation.
- It must be valid through the entire Schengen Zone.
- It must be valid throughout the whole duration of your trip to Switzerland or the Schengen Zone.
We also recommend your insurance covers COVID-19 related cancellations, delays and medical expenses such as:
- Medical Expenses are covered if you or your travelling companions are diagnosed with Covid-19 abroad.
- Additional Travel or Accommodation Expenses abroad if you need to extend your stay due to a Covid-19 diagnosis.
- Cancellation cover if you are diagnosed with Covid-19 within 14 days of departure.
- Cancellation cover if you are hospitalised with Covid-19 within 28 days of departure.
- Cancellation cover if your travelling companion(s) are diagnosed with Covid-19 within 14 days of departure.
- Cancellation cover if your travelling companion(s) is hospitalised with Covid-19 within 28 days of departure.