10th European Conference of ELACTA

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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.

Click here to view the Preliminary Program

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

Registration

Early bird until17 Dec 2017
Regular fee from 17 Dec 2017
Late fee from 17 March 2018
ELACTA Member*
3 day card
€ 395 € 450 € 510
Non-member
3 day card
€ 430 € 480 € 550
 ELACTA Member*
2 day card
 € 270  € 300  € 340
 Non-member
2 day card
 € 290  € 320  € 360
 ELACTA Member*
1 day card
 €140  € 170  € 200
Non-member
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.

Cancellation

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.

Contact

General  
ELACTA European Lactation Consultants Alliance
conference@elacta.eu

Abstract questions
Elacta | Marieke Schaeffer
marieke@mschaeffer.nl 

Registration questions
Congress Care
info@congresscare.com

Conference committee 2018
Chair: Mirjam Pot
Karin Tiktak
Barbara Finderle
Teddy Roorda
Cora Moerman
Marieke Schaeffer

Scientific committee 2018
Chair: Marieke Schaeffer
Stefanie Rosin
2 vacancies

Call for abstracts

All participants of the ELACTA Conference 2018 are cordially invited to present their experiences and their knowledge in the form of a poster and/or a 15 minutes oral presentation. In this way, you can actively contribute to the ELACTA Conference 2018. Please click here for the abstract submission guidelines.

Abstracts for a poster and/or an oral presentation will be accepted in the following areas:

  • research
  • projects
  • case discussion

Deadline for submission

Deadline for abstracts submission is 1 November 2017. Please submit your applications to Marieke Schaeffer marieke@mschaeffer.nl ONLY. Please take the abstract submission guidelines into account when submitting your abstract(s).

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. Afterwards it is possible to join a walking City Tour (ticket €7,50).

Captains dinner
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.

Partner program
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 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.

Accommodation

Efficient Hotel Partner has been appointed as the official hotel booking agency.  The selected hotels are all at walking distance to the congress venue. We have booked rooms in different price categories, both for groups and individuals, at the best possible rates.

You are encouraged to book your room well in advance in order to avoid last minute problems.

SS Rotterdam
3e Katendrechtse Hoofd 25
3072 AM Rotterdam
Phone: +31 (0)10 – 297 3090
Email: info@derotterdam.com
Website: www.ssrotterdam.nl 

The SS Rotterdam can be reached via different options.

By car
When using navigation to drive to the ss Rotterdam, please enter ‘Maashavenkade’ as your destination. This street will turn into 3e Katendrechtsehoofd.
Parking
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
Rotterdam.

Shuttle Service
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.

Train
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