Registration and Opening Hours
Opening Hours Registration and Preview Centre
|Friday, May 26||14:00 – 19:00 hrs|
|Saturday, May 27||07.30 – 20.15 hrs|
|Sunday, May 28||08.00 – 19.30 hrs|
|Monday, May 29||08.00 – 19.30 hrs|
|Tuesday, May 30||08.30 – 14.00 hrs|
Opening Hours Exhibition
|Friday, May 26||CLOSED!|
|Saturday, May 27||09.30 – 18.30 hrs|
|Sunday, May 28||09.00 – 17.45 hrs|
|Monday, May 29||09.00 – 17.45 hrs|
|Tuesday, May 30||CLOSED!|
Participants should collect name badges from the conference registration desk. As only registered participants will be permitted to attend the scientific sessions, the exhibition and poster areas, you are required to wear your badge when entering and while remaining in the congress venue.
Accompanying persons and exhibitors will also receive badges to allow access to the appropriate areas.
Lost badges can be replaced at the registration desk. However, a handling fee of EURO 25.- will be charged.
Cancellations and Refunds
Notice of cancellation had to be made in writing by email or fax to the Congress Office.
The policy for refunding registration fees is as follows:
Written cancellation received:
– before April 1, 2017: 75% refund
– between April 1 and May 7, 2017: 25% refund
– after May 7, 2017: no refund
The date of the email/fax ID is the basis for considering refunds. Refunds will be made after the congress.
Certificate of Attendance
Certificates of attendance will be issued at the registration desk.
By registering to the ESHG 2017 participants agree that neither the organising committee nor the congress office assume any liability whatsoever. Participants are requested to make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance. The conference fee does not include insurance.
The mobile app with full programme and other useful information will be available for download two weeks before the conference.
Equipment for a final check of the sequence of your presentation is available in the Speakers’ preview in Focus – Preview Room (ground floor). All presenters should bring their electronic presentation to the Speakers’ preview not later than 2 hours before the start of the session (30 minutes for the first morning sessions).
The organisers cannot assume any liability for loss or damage of posters displayed in the poster area. Removal times for the different groups:
Groups A-C: Monday, May 29, 2017 from 16:45 hrs
Group D: Monday, May 29, 2017: 17:45 – 18:00 hrs (strict!)
Posters that will not be removed by Monday, May 29, 2017, 18.00 hrs, will be removed by the staff, will not be kept or mailed to the author after the meeting, but will be discarded.
During the session breaks, refreshments (coffee, tea and water) will be served free of charge to participants wearing name badges. Coffee and lunch bags will be served in the exhibition area.
BCC – Bella Center Copenhagen
Center Blvd. 5
2300 Copenhagen S
Travelling – Accessibility – Public Transportation
From the Airport
• By taxi – journey time 10 minutes
You can find taxi stands just outside terminal 3. The trip by taxi from Copenhagen Airport to the BCC takes approximately 10 minutes depending on traffic. It costs between DKK 150 and DKK 200 (EUR 20 – EUR 27 ).
- By bus – journey time 15 minutes
The Airport shuttle service operates every 30 minutes between 6am and 11pm and runs between Copenhagen Airport and the BCC-hotels, AC Hotel Bella Sky Copenhagen (which is directly connected to Bella Center Copenhagen) and Crowne Plaza Copenhagen Towers. You can find the schedule on the following website It costs DKK 15 (EUR 2) each way (to be paid at check-in / check-out at the hotel receptions) and the fifteen seats are filled on a first come, first served principle. At the airport information desk you will find the hotel’s iPad with a guide to the shuttle parking spot by Terminal 2 from where you can get on the bus. When departing the hotel you order the shuttlebus in the hotel reception.
- By train and metro – journey time 30 min
Regional trains also run from the airport to Ørestad Station. Then you can either walk or take the metro (1 stop in direction Vanløse) and walk to the Bella Center from there.
To the city
- By Metro – journey time 15 min
If you take the metro, the center of Copenhagen is just a few minutes away. The Metro line M1 runs between Vanløse and Vestamager. The metro station “Bella Center” is located by Bella Center’s east entrance. Please see the following website for further information.
There is a parking lot right in front of the conference venue.
Cloakroom and Luggage
A cloakroom and luggage storage are available close to the registration area.
WiFi is available throughout the conference venue. Network ID: eshg2017, password: eshg2017
Lunch and Refreshments
Lunch tickets for lunch boxes had to be pre-ordered – they cannot be purchased on site. Please note that lunch tickets are not refundable.
Lunch boxes can be picked up from 11.30 – 13.30 at the coffee points in the exhibition. A cash bar is also available in the exhibition area.
If you should have any questions, the congress staff (recognizable by a pink badge/lanyard and a black and white uniform) will be pleased to help you.
Please note that taking pictures or filming during the sessions is forbidden (no matter if done with a camera or a mobile phone). Persons who will not observe this rule will be excluded from the session by the chairpersons.
The official language of the congress will be English (no simultaneous translation).
The ESHG 2017 is officially a “No-smoking-Conference”. Note that smoking is banned in public buildings and private businesses – including restaurants, pubs, shops, public transport, entertainment venues and workplaces. The only exception from the ban is for establishments with an area less than 40 square metres, which do not serve fresh food
Social Media Guidelines
Please see our full policy here.
The ESHG supports the use of social media around the European Human Genetics Conference to network with your colleagues and friends attending the meeting. Please do however respect the ESHG social media guidelines.
The views and opinions posted on ESHG’s social media do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or policies of the ESHG, its Board or membership. The ESHG reserves the right to remove comments it deems to be inappropriate.
Copenhagen – General Information
Bank services – Money matters
Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 – 17:00, on Thursdays until approximately 18:00 (closed on Saturdays and Sundays). There are multiple bank machines (ATMs) open 24 hours a day throughout the city which accept all major international bankcard.
The official currency of Denmark is the Danish Krone (DKK). Major credit cards are widely accepted, but please always check beforehand. When paying by credit card for your shopping, you will be asked to show identification. Please bring your PIN code and have an ID with you all the time, otherwise they may refuse to accept your credit card as payment.
Travel checks and Euro cheques can be cashed at a fee in most of the banks.
The official currency in Denmark is the Danish Krone (DKK).
1 DKK = 0,13 EUR = 0,12 GBP = 0,14 USD = 0,19 CAD = 16,22 JPY = ,14 CHF = 0,19 AUD as per March 08, 2017.
The VAT rate in Denmark is 25%.
European Emergency Number: 112
Pharmacies – Medical Emergencies
Regular pharmacy opening hours are weekdays from 9.00-17:00 hrs. Obviously a number of pharmacies is open 24/7. A list of 24-hour pharmacies and Emergency Hospitals can be found here.
Safety – Crime
Copenhagen remains a relatively safe, secure city. However, use of common sense is (always) required, as in any large city. Experience has shown that some basic precautionary measures should always be kept in mind in any city:
– Do not carry important items like flight tickets, passports etc. with you when visiting the conference or strolling through the city, leave them in the hotel safe during your stay. Rather carry a Xerox copy of your passport or an identity card with you.
– Try not to carry all documents, money, credit cards and other essential items and valuables in one bag or purse. If it is lost or stolen, everything will be gone and might be difficult to replace on short notice, especially passports and visa to return to your country of residence.
– Take off your name badge when leaving the conference centre.
– In heavily frequented tourist zones and the metro at rush hour, be aware of attemps of scam and pickpocketing.
– Do not respond to anybody unknown to you who comes up to you on the street engaging you in a conversation, no matter how safe they appear to be.
A list of current scam schemes and further advice can be found:
Further advice can be found here
The country code of Denmark is 45. Denmark does not use city codes. To call abroad, dial 00 before the country code.
GSM Cell Phone Roaming
GSM cell/mobile phone roaming is available without any problems for all major international providers. It is advisable to inquire beforehand or online at your provider which roaming company in Denmark offers the cheapest tariffs.
Copenhagen’s time zone is Central European Time (CET), one hour ahead of GMT.
The average temperatures end of May in Copenhagen are 16°C (high) and 7°C (low). The average number of rainy days is 14 with an average rainfall of 40 mm in May.
Weather forecast for Copenhagen
The tap water in Copenhagen can be used without concern.
The power supply in Denmark is 220 V. Most electric outlets adhere to the continental standard (Schuko). Appliances from North America require a transformer and British ones an adaptor for the two-pin continental plugs in use in Denmark.
A price calculator as well as taxi booking is available here.
Shops in Copenhagen city centre are normally open as follows:
Monday – Thursday: 10:00 – 18:00
Friday: 10:00 – 19:00
Saturday: 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday: 12:00 – 16:00
All major credit cards are generally accepted. Some places might charge a fee when accepting foreign credit cards as payment. Note that you are usually required to show an ID when using your credit card.
Eating Out in Copenhagen
One of the main characteristics of Copenhagen is its night life and gastronomy. You can choose among all kinds of restaurants for all price ranges. Copenhagen offers a wide range of food markets as well, where you can enjoy good, sustainable street food and drinks.
The opening hours of bars, night clubs and discotheques vary, but tho most are usually open until 04:00 hours (some even longer).
For further details on restaurants in Copenhagen, please visit their website
Acording to Danish law, tips for waiters have to be included in the prices indicated in restaurants. However, opinions on tipping vary. Some sources say it is common to leave up to 10% to the waiter, if you are satisfied with the service. Others say, that it is not customary to tip at all, as wages are adequately high. Hence, you may choose to tip or not at your discretion.
Tourist Information Centres
Copenhagen Visitor Service is situated Vesterbrogade 4, across the street from the main entrance to Tivoli Gardens and just around the corner from Copenhagen Central Station.
For more info visit their website