We are pleased to announce and invite you to the final conference of the REPAIRS ITN project. The conference will be held August 28-30, 2024 at the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the Netherlands. The three day meeting will consist of invited speakers lectures, oral presentations of the REPAIRS PhD students, poster presentations from submitted abstracts as well as a social program with ample time for discussions and interactions.
More speakers to follow…
Abstract submission will open on 1 March 2024.
Please submit your abstract to be considered for a poster presentation.
Use the template below to prepare and submit your abstract.
Abstracts should be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating in the e-mail title “Closing conference abstract submission”
How to reach Groningen
Abstract Submission Open
01 March 2024
Abstract submission deadline
16 May 2024
Abstract acceptance notification
14 June 2024
Early Bird Registration Deadline
29 June 2024
Regular Rate Registration Deadline
20 August 2024
You can access the registration portal by clicking the link below or at the top of the page. Below you can find the different registration rates.
|Early bird by 29th June 2024
|Regular rate 30th June onwards
|PhD students, PostDocs
How to reach Groningen
Travelling from Schiphol Airport (Amsterdam) to Groningen
When you arrive in the Netherlands at Schiphol, Amsterdam international airport, the easiest way to travel to Groningen is by train. The underground train station beneath the airport is within walking distance of the luggage claim areas. The Dutch railway system is called Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), you will recognize it its yellow and blue colours. Just follow illuminated signs that direct ‘to trains’.
You purchase a single-use chip card (this is your train ticket) to Groningen at the ticket counter or the yellow and blue ticket-vending machines that you will find in the luggage claim hall and by every entrance to the train terminal. You can purchase tickets from the machines only by using your Credit Card or a Debit Card with the Maestro logo. You can also pay directly with your Debit Card, please check this page on how to do so.
You can also buy your ticket online beforehand and simply print it yourself or upload it in the NS application. This allows you to take care of everything whenever and wherever it suits you. All you have to do is complete the journey details, pay for the order, download and print your e-ticket (or upload it in the app). This means that you can board the train straight away! Information on travelling by train is available on the NS website. The journey from Schiphol Airport takes approximately two hours and Groningen is the last stop. The trains are quite comfortable and (most trains) feature free wireless Internet in all classes and 220V AC outlets in first class. Food and drinks are not sold on the trains, please make sure that you purchase these beforehand at the airport.
Information on travelling by train is available on the NS website. You might also find the website 9292.nl 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.
Information about the venue
The University Medical Center of Groningen is one of the biggest medical centers of the country. It serves as referral center for the north of the country as well as regions of Germany. The UMCG is also a university campus for the faculty of medical sciences of the University of Groningen. The northern part of the buildings complex has lecture halls and buildings for research.
How to get to the UMCG
The UMCG is easy to reach by public transport. Various city and regional bus lines stop at the main entrance, the Oostersingel entrance or near the North entrance. From the NS main railway station buses drive to the UMCG in about 10 minutes. The most recent travel information is available on the websites of Qbuzz, and 9292.
Are you travelling by (electric) bicycle, carrier bicycle, moped, mountain bike or motorbike? Then you can park it in one of our free bicycle sheds. The sheds are located at various places on the UMCG complex.
If you want to leave the hospital by taxi, you can ask one of the staff members at the desk in the reception hall or at the entrance to Oostersingel to call a taxi for you.
A lot of construction work is being done in and around Groningen on roads and railways. This has consequences for the accessibility of the UMCG and may lead to longer travel times. Please visit the website of Groningen Bereikbaar shortly before your departure for information about road works
The UMCG has 2 car parks, for the conference we recommend using P-Zuid. The parking garage is always open, the maximum entry height is 1.90 metres.
There are various hotels close to the UMCG and the city center of Groningen. During the registration process at the conference, you will have access to a portal that can facilitate direct booking of a room at a selection of hotels close to the UMCG