Welcome to the 10th European Conference of ELACTA
The Conference committee invites you to attend the 10th ELACTA Conference on Breastfeeding “Breastfeeding without borders” Rotterdam, The Netherlands on a unique location, the ocean steamer, ss Rotterdam from 17-19 May 2018.
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To see all information about the conference, keep scrolling down.
We hope to welcome you all in Rotterdam, May 2018!
With kind regards,
the Conference committee 2018
Early bird until17 Dec 2017
Regular fee from 17 Dec 2017
Late fee from 17 March 2018
3 day card
|€ 395||€ 450||€ 510|
3 day card
|€ 430||€ 480||€ 550|
| ELACTA Member*
2 day card
|€ 270||€ 300||€ 340|
2 day card
|€ 290||€ 320||€ 360|
| ELACTA Member*
1 day card
|€140||€ 170||€ 200|
1 day card
|€ 160||€ 180||€ 220|
* Membership of ELACTA
You can register for the membership fee, if the National Association of which you are a member, is a member of ELACTA or if you are an official Individual Member of ELACTA. All other delegates can register for the Non-member fee. Please visit the Members Page for more information on membership.
Cancellations and refund requests must be submitted in writing to the conference secretariat. Cancellations made before 1 February 2018 will be refunded less 30% to cover administration costs. After this date no refunds will be given. All refunds will be made after the conference.
Call for abstracts
The call for abstracts is closed. Deadline for abstracts submission was 1 November 2017. The oral presentations are choosen. The posters will be presented during Friday and Saturday in the Queens Lounge.
Welcome reception Town Hall
On Thursday 17 May 2018, from 17.00 – 18.30 the welcome reception will take place in the Town Hall. The organisers offer transportation. (ticket €7,50).
Afterwards it is possible to join a walking City Tour (ticket €7,50). Note that the return to the ship is on your own! There are several possibilities: after you have choosen your dinnerlocation you can return by bike, taxi, biketaxi, watertaxi, metro/bus or walking. See: https://en.rotterdam.info/visitors-info/in-rotterdam/
Captains dinner on Friday evening
You are cordially invited to the Captains dinner. Meet the speakers of the 10th Elacta Conference, in the Grand Ballroom of the Ship.
Tickets can be bought at €60 per person.
On Friday 18 May 2018, you can register for the partner program. Your partner and children are welcome for a tour in the Harbour with visit to the famous mills of ‘Kinderdijk’. You can register for the partner program for €50 per person.
Please make your reservation(s) when you register online.
The Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine (www.bfmed.org), organizes its 7th European Regional Meeting on the SSRotterdam. Registration for the presentations on Sunday morning 20th of May is possible for delegates of ELACTA*
Register for the European Regional Meeting for €60,-. Register for this meeting during your online registration.
*Please note that members of ABM have priority. Non-ABM members are placed on a waiting list. You will be notified in March and in case of non-availability, your fee for this program is refunded.
The SS Rotterdam can be reached via different options.
When using navigation to drive to the ss Rotterdam, please enter ‘Maashavenkade’ as your destination. This street will turn into 3e Katendrechtsehoofd.
The ss Rotterdam car park is located in front of the ship. The rates for parking are €3,- an hour or €15,- for 24 hours. Parking can be paid for in cash and debit card.
By public transport
Bus stop 77 is situated in front of the ship. From Rotterdam Central Station:
1. Take Metro’s D or E to Slinge or De Akkers.
2. From metro station Rijnhaven, take bus 77 to ss Rotterdam.
3. From the bus stop ss Rotterdam it is a 5 minute walk to the main entrance of the ss
The ss Rotterdam is well served by public transport. The free shuttle takes you to the metro station if desired Rijnhaven or vica versa. This free shuttle commutes at fixed times.
For all options please click here
Air Rotterdam is easy accessible from international destinations. Rotterdam the Hague Airport is less than 6 km northwest of Rotterdam. The major hub at Schiphol Airport is only 25 minutes away from the city centre by high speed train.
Benefit from discounted fares on AIR FRANCE and KLM flights when travelling to international events for which AIR FRANCE and KLM are official carriers. Please book your flight via this link or use the Event ID code: 30769AF on this website.
After arrival at the airport an excellent public transport system will be available to bring delegates to Rotterdam. From Rotterdam the Hague Airport bus 33 brings you in 30 minutes to Rotterdam Central Station, or you can take a taxi: in about 20 minutes it brings you to the ssRotterdam. Please buy your e-ticket online in advance and prevent long queues. More information about ordering, prices and planning your journey, see: www.ns.nl