Thank you

ESPHM 2017 is now over – thank you to all delegates who attended the event!

1562 participants

395 abstracts – 50 oral presentations, 345 poster presentations

Should you need a Certificate of attendance, please contact the Symposium Secretariat.

See you in Barcelona for ESPHM 2018! (website to be set up soon)

Programme Book in PDF available here.


Vaclav Havel Airport Prague handles flights from within Europe and from overseas. It is located 30 – 45 minutes by car from the centre of Prague. There are good connections between the airport and the city centre by public transport, buses and taxis.
Airport information – nonstop phone line
Tel: +420 220 111 888
Airport website


By Public Transportation
Prague has a sophisticated underground, tram and bus transportation system. During peak hours trains run every 1 - 2 minutes and during off-peak hours at least every 10 minutes. Metro operates daily from 5 a.m. to 12 p.m. The Prague Metro network consists of 3 lines designated by letters and differentiated in colour: A - green colour (Depo Hostivar station – Nemocnice Motol station), B - yellow colour (Cerny most station - Zlicin station), C - red colour (Letnany station - Haje station), with transfers possible at Museum station (lines A and C), Mustek station (lines A and B), Florenc station (lines B and C).

Bus stops are situated in front of the Arrival Hall of Terminal 2.
Bus 119: Prague Airport – Nadrazi Veleslavin (metro line A) – 15 min
Bus 100: Prague Airport – Zlicin (metro line B) – 18 min
Airport Express Bus: Prague Airport – Prague Main Train Station (metro line C) – 35 min

Public Transport Ticket Sale
Public Transport counters in Arrival Halls of Terminals 1 & 2 (from 7 am to 10 pm),
Ticket vending machines placed at bus stops (cash required)
From a bus driver (cash required – not recommended option)

How to get to the venue by metro (subway)

Map of Prague Public Transportation available here.

Prague Congress Centre is located right next to Vyšehrad metro station (line C).
For detailed information about Prague public transportation, visit


By Taxi
When taking a taxi, make sure the taxi is equipped with a permanently installed yellow roof lamp with the TAXI sign in black letters. The registration number, company name and price list including the base rate, rate per kilometre and one-minute-waiting rate must be displayed on both front doors of the cab. These prices must correspond with the prices set on the meter in the cab. Customers are recommended to order a taxi with non-stop dispatching offices where the information on fares is available in advance.
Journeys within the city: approximately 28 CZK/ 1 kilome¬tre. Do not board the taxi without finding out if there is a fixed rate.

By Shuttle
An airport shuttle service can be ordered via the website or on 800 870 888.


Prague Congress Centre
5. kvetna 65
140 21 Prague 4, Czech Republic
GPS: 50.062112,14.428886

For more details about venue please click here.

Please use entrance Nr. 4 or 10 – the corresponding entrances are to be signposted towards the registration desk and further on.


Please visit the registration desk (located on the first floor of Prague Congress Centre) when you first arrive at the symposium to collect your name badge and Symposium materials.
You can either print your registration confirmation or announce your name and/or show us your ID card once you arrive at the desk.

Registration opening times:
Wednesday, 3 May 11:00 – 19:00
Thursday, 4 May 7:30 – 18:00
Friday, 5 May 8:00 – 13:00

Your name badge has to be worn at all times to gain access to the sessions.

Please visit our Query desk at Registration should you need any assistance. We will be able to provide you with final invoices, information about Prague, solve any possible registration underpayments etc.
During the Registration opening times, the Registration desk may be reached by phone: +420 727 803 204. Alternatively, please feel free to drop us a message by email at


If you have reserved your accommodation through the official website please present your confirmation at the hotel reception or identify yourself by announcing your full name or/and using your ID card. Please mention that you are participant of ESPHM 2017.
For any assistance, please feel free to contact us on-site at the Registration desk. All official hotels have the direct phone contact to our office in case assistance is needed.


Participants arriving by car are advised to use the underground parking space available. Parking fees are not included in registration fees.

An attended cloakroom is located on the ground floor, the service is provided free of charge to all registered participants.

Symposium Language
The official language is English. No simultaneous translation is provided.

The Czech currency is called the Czech crown (CZK). Its circulation is in the form of banknotes of the following value: 5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100 and coins of the following value: 50, 20, 10, 5, 2, 1 crowns.
Exchange offices are located all around the city center (exchange offices, banks, post offices). ALL RATES given in the program are in EUROS. Some big stores and restaurants accept Euro.

The electricity used in the Czech Republic is 230 Volts/ 50 Hz (type E French 2-pin electrical adapter plug and electrical outlet identified by two round pins spaced 19 mm apart with a hole for the socket’s male grounding pin. Type E outlet will also accept Type C plugs and Type E plugs will also work in Type F outlets. A transformer is necessary for your electrical and electronic equipment if using different voltage (i.e. USA, Canada).

Internet at the Venue
The free Wi-Fi network is available throughout symposium premises for all participants.
The network name (SSID) is ESPHM 2017 – no password is required to access the network.

Stay Charged
Charging stations with safe locks are to be placed within the symposium premises
(registration area and exhibition area near stairs). Your mobile phone or tablet may be easily charged while you enjoy the scientific programme.

Certificate of Attendance
All registered delegates present on site are entitled to receive a Certificate of Attendance. Certificates will be printed on request or sent via email once the symposium is over.

Insurance and Liability
The organizers will accept no liability for personal injuries sustained by or for loss or damage to property belonging to participants, accompanying persons either during or as a result of the symposium or during all tours and events. Upon registration participants accept this proviso. Participants are strongly recommended to seek insurance coverage for health and accidents, lost luggage and trip cancellation.

Useful Links
Useful websites to prepare your arrival to Prague and your attendance to the symposium:


Up to date scientific programme is available online; all delegates with registration payment in good standing may access the individual presentation abstracts uploaded within the online programme.

ESPHM Symposium APP
Event app for the delegates featuring the programme details, speakers, presentations, information on social events as well as general information about venue, Prague and Czech Republic is available for Android and iOS.
Official application name: ESPHM 2017 Symposium or use QR code to download.

In case of any questions, changes or cancellations please contact:

tel: + 420 261 174 303 (mobile phone No. during Registration opening times +420 727 803 204)
fax: +420 261 174 307

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Prague next week 2017!


ESPHM 2017 Symposium Secretariat