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INTERNATIONAL ONE HEALTH CONGRESS

15-18 MARCH 2015 AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS FOREWORD

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CONFERENCE PROGRAM OUTLINE

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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FINANCES

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AMSTERDAM RAI:

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congress venue / accessibility / floorplan

AMSTERDAM: CAPITAL OF INSPIRATION

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why Amsterdam / visiting sites / other facts / hotels

SIDE EVENT UTRECHT: CITY FOR ONE HEALTH

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HOST COUNTRY: THE NETHERLANDS

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why the Netherlands / tours and excursions

CONGRESS SECRETARIAT: PCO

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LETTERS OF ENDORSEMENT

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the health and well-being of all species can only

built with national and international counterparts.

We look forward to welcoming the international

Netherlands for the 3rd International One Health

be safeguarded by enhancing cooperation and

This has motivated Immuno Valley to take the

community of scientists, policymakers and industry

Congress to be held 15-18 March 2015. The

collaboration between physicians, veterinarians,

initiative to bring the global scientific One Health

to the 3rd International One Health Congress in

conference venue will be the Amsterdam RAI

and other scientific health professionals. This will

community to the Netherlands for the upcoming

2015 in the Netherlands.

Convention Centre. The provisional organizing

be achieved by effectively coupling the know-

3rd International One Health Congress, 2015. Upon

committee represents the stakeholders in the

how and infrastructure available in the human and

consultation, international health organizations and

Netherlands i.e. national government, academic

veterinary/agricultural domain.

several other stakeholders have expressed their

scientific community, knowledge institutions for

Therefore, we underline the vision that the One

support for this initiative and letters of endorsement

public and animal health and organizations at the

Health approach:

have been added at the end of this booklet.

public private interface, all centered around the One

• recognizes the interdependence of, and seeks

Health theme. This broad coverage and support

to improve human, animal and environmental

In our vision, the 3rd International One Health

underlines the importance and value for our society

health;

Congress will act as a landmark, integrating

Anton Pijpers, Utrecht University

scientific solutions into new innovative and

Chairman

of having the 3rd International One Health Congress

• has a broad vision and includes other disciplines

(IOHC2015) in the Netherlands. Since the closing

such as economics and social behavior that are

effective

of the first International One Health Congress in

essential to success;

diseases in the years to come. In addition, a

Melbourne 2011, the One Health vision has been embraced by more and more institutions all around the world. The end terms of that meeting provided clear guidance towards the further organization of

• recognizes that understanding ecosystems is an essential part of One Health; • recognizes that One Health is a major component of food security and safety.

applications

that

control

emerging

Science Policy Interface (SPI) will be implemented, offering both policymakers and other stakeholders the possibility to benefit from the most recent scientific advancements. With a side event in Utrecht, situated in close proximity to Amsterdam,

the global One Health community. Now the 2nd International One Health Congress is about to start,

The Netherlands has an active One Health

conference delegates are offered a glance of the

Arno Vermeulen, Immuno Valley

indicating that the messages of Melbourne have

community with a proven track record in facing new

growing hotspot of One Health research and

Secretary

been taken and have formed the basis for global

scientific challenges that lie ahead. To date, almost

healthcare in the Netherlands.

action.

forty scientific institutions, SMEs and companies are gathered in Immuno Valley, an independent

The conference will be open to all those interested

The One Health concept is based on the recognition

consortium connecting human and animal health

in One Health. In order to stimulate participation of

that human and animal health are inextricably

and stimulating cross-disciplinary research through

delegates from as many countries as possible a

linked. Humans and animals have socio-economic

collaborative partnerships, having One Health as

bursary system will be developed.

interactions

contact,

leading motive. Herewith, momentum has been

the food chain and the environment. Therefore,

created for this theme and relationships have been

through

direct

physical

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With great pleasure, we wish to invite you to the

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FOREWORD


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CONFERENCE PROGRAM OUTLINE

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SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

human and veterinary medicine as well as other

The scientific program of the `3rd International

relevant research areas. These will be involved

One Health Congress`, to be organized in The

in the shaping of the scientific program, and the

Netherlands in 2015, will cover all aspects of

selection of lectures and poster presentations.

the `One Health concept` by bringing together

In addition, young scientists will co-chair the

established and young scientists working in this

workshops and sessions and special awards

rapidly expanding and highly multidisciplinary

will be granted for best young scientist oral and

field. Invited key note lectures by top scientists,

poster presentations.

addressing cutting edge developments in their respective fields of expertise, will precede

SCIENCE-POLICY-INTERFACE

the workshops that form the backbone of the

In addition to the scientific program, a real time

scientific program. These workshops will consist

`Science-Policy-Interface`(SPI) program track will

of invited lectures and presentations selected from

be implemented, that will bring together on the

submitted abstracts. Poster sessions, that will

one hand established key scientists working in

also build on selected abstracts, will accompany

the respective `One Health` areas and on the other

these workshops, collectively creating ample

hand policymakers and other representatives

opportunities for discussion. The workshops

of non-scientific stakeholder groups. This tailor

and poster sessions will be largely structured

made SPI track will create a unique opportunity

around different aspects of One Health such as

for policymakers and other stakeholders alike,

the interlinked chain of events in the emergence

to directly benefit from a close interaction and

from animal colonizing micro-organism to human

exchange of knowledge with the key scientists

pathogen or pandemic agent. This sequence of

at a level that is adapted to a non-specialist

events, which is determined by the crossing of

audience.

various consecutive and interdependent barriers, will be addressed in separate sections of the program, dealing with interspecies barriers, intra-human barriers and inter-human barriers, respectively. Special attention will be given to the involvement of young scientists from the fields of


CONGRESS RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES

realms and add practical value to the scientific

PROVISIONAL ORGANIZING COMMITTEE

One Health reflects the interrelationships between

outcomes. The WHO, OIE and FAO have already

The Congress is hosted by a high-level committee

the health of humans, the health of animals and

joined forces in this regard to develop novel health

broadly

the environment, and extends to natural resource

protection approaches (Tripartite 2010).

institutes and organizations of the Netherlands.

representing

One

Health

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ORGANIZING COMMITTEE oriented

management, food & agriculture and the broader sustainable development agenda. Health threats

Objectives for the 3rd International One Health

Dr Christianne Bruschke:

Dr Jan Slingenbergh:

arise from different economical drivers and global

Congress

Chief Veterinary Officer of

Former Senior Officer in Animal Health

changes of the environment.

• Top-level science to assist in tackling global

The Netherlands

services of FAO Rome, Italy

Dr Marianne Donker:

Dr Andre Bianchi:

Deputy Director General of Ministry of

Director Central Veterinary Institute of

Public Health, Welfare and Sports

Wageningen UR, Lelystad

Prof Dr Roel Coutinho:

Prof Dr Albert Osterhaus:

veterinary and eco-health disciplines and other life sciences, social sciences, and informatics allows an overall risk assessment of these threats and is needed to ensure an improved and sustainable human and animal health. This is also key, to improve monitoring and analysis of novel global threats posed by infectious diseases, including pandemic risks, food safety hazards, as well as

issues to animal, human and environmental health; ‘One Health’ • Established

sustainable

cross-disciplinary

partnerships in pandemic risk assessment • Defined scientific research priorities for One Health • Improved data management and information

Director

flows in One Health, from local to global

of

Center

for

Infectious

Disease Control of the National Institute

• Provided an overview of training activities

Director of Department of Viroscience at Erasmus MC, Rotterdam

for Public Health and Environment

identified as a priority

the burden of existing diseases.

Prof Dr Anton Pijpers:

Dr Arno Vermeulen:

The rich programs of the 1st and 2nd International

conference may serve the different streams

Dean of Veterinary Faculty of Utrecht

Managing Director Immuno Valley

One Health Congress show that the role of science

of work undertaken by the global One Health

University

Foundation

in One Health is gaining in importance. Moreover,

alliance for the period 2015-2017 Prof Dr Joep Lange:

Dr Liana Steeghs:

• Formulated

the

biannual

rhythm

of

these

how

the

outcomes

of

the

congresses

underlines the urgency of immediately applying

Key features

Executive Scientific Director of the

Deputy Director Immuno Valley

scientific advancements into global action. By

• Internationally renowned plenary speakers

Amsterdam Institute for Global Health

Foundation

organizing the 3rd edition of this conference in

• Abstract driven scientific contributions

and Development (AIGHD)

2015 in Europe, and more specifically in The

• Broad coverage of One Health topics with

Netherlands, we are convinced that a strong involvement of top level scientists from all over the world can be achieved. The program will address broad disciplines of science when dealing with emerging and endemic diseases, in humans and animals, including zoonotic diseases, food safety threats and the overlap of food and health

emphasis on integration of knowledge • Low level entrance for (young) scientists to allow global representation • Parallel

Science-Policy

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE (NOMINATIONS IN PROGRESS) The

Interface

program

(SPI track)

scientific

committee

will

comprise

internationally renowned scientists from all over the world.

• High level involvement in organizing and scientific committees

Prof Dr Albert Osterhaus:

insecurity.

• Amsterdam-Utrecht operating in tandem

Director of Viroscience Dept. at

A Science-Policy Interface (SPI track) program

• 1.000 – 1.200 attendants and focus on a full

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam (chair)

will be created to cover the policy and institutional

3 day lectures program.

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PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

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The combination of stimulating scientific talent

If the Netherlands is granted to host the 3rd

and first-rate convention facilities can yield

International One Health Congress, the Local

remarkable results. In order to stimulate these

Organizing Committee will apply for the Pre-

results, the City of Amsterdam and its destination

fincancing and Guarantee Fund (VGF). This is

partners have set up the Amsterdam Young

an initiative of the Ministry of Economic Affairs,

Scientist Award. Its aim is to stimulate and

the Association of the Dutch Convention Industry

develop new talent within a scientific discipline in

(VNC) and the Netherlands Board of Tourism &

the broadest sense of the word.

Conventions (NBTC) and offers organisers of an international congress in the Netherlands pre-

Should Amsterdam be granted the hosting of the

financing as well as a guarantee.

3rd International One Health Congress in 2015, it will be possible – subject to certain conditions

Prefinancing

- for the scientific committee to designate one

Interest-free loans are based on a provisional

of the most promising, participating scientists

budget and liquidity forecast drawn up or

as winner of this EUR 5,000 award. The money

approved by a Professional Congress Organiser

has to be spent on research, or on attending

(PCO), and must be backed by a redemption

other conventions on the same or directly

guarantee.

related disciplines. This is Amsterdam’s way to emphasize the city’s pivotal role as a destination for international scientific conventions.

Guarantee fund A guarantee is based on a balanced budget, formulated or approved by a PCO, its level being

REGISTRATION FEE

determined by the VGF, PCO and the venue.

It is our aim to attract delegates from as many countries as possible to share new knowledge

AMSTERDAM YOUNG SCIENTIST AWARD The

City

of

Amsterdam

developing

as

The

centers

many

a

center of

and ideas on the important topics of the 3rd International One Health Congress.

is

increasingly

of

knowledge.

knowledge

provide

We realize that it may be difficult for certain potential

delegates

to

find

the

necessary

an excellent example of the wide range of

resources to pay the registration fee for a 3-day

disciplines that are represented within the city.

conference and accommodation. Therefore we

Amsterdam is a main destination for international

will develop a bursary system including criteria to

scientific conventions. These are meetings

become eligible for this award.

that focus on the exchange of knowledge.

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FINANCIAL SUPPORT

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FINANCES


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AMSTERDAM RAI Congress Venue

Europe’s most important international exhibition and conference venues. Each year some 1,000

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and international internationalevents events in national and areare heldheld in the the Congress Centre, is flanked the Congress Centre, whichwhich is flanked by thebyRAI’s

•• Easy connection between exhibition halls and auditoriums •• Many multi-functional meeting rooms for break-out and parallel sessions •• State-of-the art IT infrastructure and audiovisual facilities

RAI’s three exhibition complexes. International three exhibition complexes. International con-

•• Very good catering facilities

congresses been with hosted many gresses have have been hosted manywith thousands

•• Multilingual staff

thousands delegates. The can of delegates.ofThe auditorium canauditorium accommodate

•• Excellent public transport; the international

accommodate up 1,800 to approximately up to approximately delegates. delegates.

1,800

airport, hotels and downtown Amsterdam are very nearby.

SELECTED INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES ORGANISED BY AMSTERDAM RAI 2001

Congress of the International Society of Chemotherapy

3,000

2003

Congress of the European Association of Nuclear Medicine

4,000

2004

European Congress of the European Society of General Practice and Family Medicine

2,100

2004

European Congress of the Society for Therapeutic Radiology

1,500

2007

World Congress on Emergency and Disaster Medicine

2008

European Conference of the International Council of Shopping Centers

2009

International Congress of Dento- Maxillo-Facial Radiology

450

2009

Annual Congress of the European Society of Paediatric Urology

750

2009

European Congress on Obesity

2,500

2010

World Congress on IT

3,000

900 1,000

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Amsterdam RAI Convention Centre is one of

A Fresh Dutch View

With more than two million visitors yearly,


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AMSTERDAM RAI Accessibility EXCELLENT ACCESSIBILITY BY AIR, BY RAIL AND BY ROAD

At this desk, delegates can obtain information on transport to their hotel and/or congress venue.

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uncontested airport. Direct scheduled services

COMPACT LOCAL INFRASTRUCTURE

fly non-stop to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol from

The compactness of the city minimises the need

destinations all over the world. These scheduled

for taxis and public transport, as almost every-

services fly from at least 129 destinations within

thing is within walking distance. Nevertheless,

Europe and from 108 non-European destinations

public transport on Amsterdam’s buses, trams

to Schiphol. In addition there are charter flights to

and metro - is most efficient, very modern, reli-

and from Schiphol Airport. As many as 90 airlines

able and inexpensive. Optionally public trans-

fly to Schiphol, conveniently located in the heart

port tickets can be included in the entrance fee,

of western Europe. Moreover, Amsterdam Airport

enabling delegates to travel freely on the Am-

Schiphol enjoys a very special status among its

sterdam’s municipal transport system during the

users, ranking first among the world’s airports in

congress. Naturally, bus shuttle services can be

virtually every poll conducted among frequent in-

provided, as well as a door-to-door service by

ternational travellers.

boat between Amsterdam RAI and many hotels.

Upon arrival in the Netherlands, travellers immediately experience the first sign of Dutch hospitality i.e.: the uncomplicated customs procedure conducted by the friendly and courteous people of the Dutch Customs Service staff. After leaving the baggage reclaim area, you can board a train carrying you directly to Amsterdam RAI

A Fresh Dutch View

Station within 7 minutes (10 kilometres), or choose to go to the city centre (10 minutes by train). Approximately 15-20 trains a day depart for destinations such as Brussels, Paris and Frankfurt. It is possible to arrange for a designated congress hospitality desk for delegates at Schiphol Airport.

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Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is a very modern,


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Map of Amsterdam

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Floorplan


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Floorplan

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UNESCO’S WORLD HERITAGE LIST

Let us welcome you in Amsterdam, Capital of

No wonder Amsterdam’s ancient centre was

Inspiration. An amazing city, with many facets

nominated for UNESCO’s world heritage list.

that will delight you.

Amsterdam has many other surprises as well.

From the historic heart of the city to the high-

From

tech buildings on the city’s new Zuidas,

excellent shopping centres and many bars and

Amsterdam is a lively city, and it invites you to

clubs. 24 hours a day, Amsterdam will surprise

come over and enjoy its pleasures.

you with its endless possibilities and its free,

world-famous

diamond

open spirit, 24 hours a day.

CREATIVE AND INFORMAL ATMOSPHERE It is a place with a creative and informal atmosphere, a metropolis at the size of a village. Amsterdam has a lot to offer, including: some of the greatest works of art in the world, more canals than Venice, more bridges than Paris and 7,000 monumental buildings.

Welcome in Amsterdam!

factories,

to

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WELCOME TO AMSTERDAM

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AMSTERDAM: CAPITAL OF INSPIRATION


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WHY AMSTERDAM?

art. Today, the old part of the city, known as the ’Grachtengordel’ (canal ring), is still amazingly

Ten good reasons to come to Amsterdam! • Accessible & compact

intact. But it is by no means an open-air museum. Instead, it is the vibrant heart of the city, only with a decidedly more friendly atmosphere than you might have expected.

• Historic heart • Stable economic climate

STABLE ECONOMIC CLIMATE

• Outstanding culture

In

• Two universities and many laboratories • Exciting nightlife

general,

the

Amsterdam

congress

and

conference market is steady and the price/quality ratio passes the international comparison test with flying colours.

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• Marvellous events • Superb surroundings

OUTSTANDING CULTURE

• Colourful people

Amsterdam’s unique character is well represented

• Business and pleasure

in its cultural life. Where else in the world do you find an outstanding collection of 17th century masterpieces of painting, works by Van Gogh, a

ACCESSIBLE & COMPACT

major museum of contemporary art and a world-

It would be an understatement to call Amsterdam

famous concert hall all around the square? The

an accessible city. The internationally awarded

city of Rembrandt has always been a significant

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol is only fifteen

centre of the art world. But the city does not dwell

minutes from the city centre. And accessibility in

on its past, it also welcomes new forms of culture,

Amsterdam does not stop at the city limits.

architecture and music. Along the picturesque

International trains bring you right to the heart of

banks of the river Amstel, great musicals and

the city. Within Amsterdam you can travel on the

impressive operas are performed side by side

excellent public transport system, by water taxi,

in the famous Carré theatre and the city hall’s

or on foot. No other city in the world has so many

Muziektheater (opera and ballet).

places to see, eat in or stay at within such short distances.

TWO UNIVERSITIES AND MANY LABORATORIES

HISTORIC HEART

During the 17th century Amsterdam was a busy

Amsterdam may be a place of importance, but

trading centre, but these days knowledge is also

it is also a city of human dimensions. It was

one of the city’s core businesses. With two highly

founded in the Middle Ages near a dam in the

developed universities, Amsterdam is now firmly

river Amstel. Its true blossoming period was

established as a centre of knowledge for important

at the beginning of the 17th century, when it

scientists, and is an attractive meeting place for

became the world’s largest centre of trade and

anyone involved in science and research.


AMSTERDAM IN 2015

Amsterdam, with its 800,000 inhabitants, is a city

centres of Europe for many centuries. One of

with a highly individual atmosphere, generated

the major attractions of this cosmopolitan city is

largely by its beautiful canals, its sense of

its stimulating, varied and high quality choice of

energy and purpose, its cultural treasures and its

around 60 theatres and concert halls, 40 museums

opportunities for recreation and entertainment.

and over 140 galleries. The Rijksmuseum and

Amsterdam is a lively city, young at heart. The

Vincent van Gogh Museum are high on the priority

inhabitants are traditionally friendly, tolerant and

list of many visitors to Amsterdam.

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AMSTERDAM, HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL CITY

Amsterdam has been one of the leading cultural

can rival Amsterdam’s 7,000 historic buildings

In recent years, the city has been actively looking

dating from as far back as the 14th century. The

for ways to further enhance its appeal to art

well-known symmetrical rings of canals with over

lovers. Many of the most renowned museums

1,000 bridges summon up visions of the country’s

have been extensively renovated, and have

Golden Age. Come and explore the narrow old

reopend their doors to the public again.

streets. On

the

cultural

front,

Amsterdam

has

42

museums, including the Rijksmuseum, the Van

EXCITING NIGHTLIFE

COLOURFUL PEOPLE

Gogh Museum, the Stedelijk (Municipal) Museum

Amsterdam has many lively cafes. Authentic

People make Amsterdam the unique city it is.

and the National Maritime Museum. It is also the

19th century pubs and ‘brown cafés’ can be

In the ‘Golden Age’ of the 17th century it was a

home to the world famous Royal Concertgebouw

found all over the city, alongside their more

metropolis of trade and art, in the sixties it was

Orchestra, the Dutch National Ballet and the

contemporary counterparts, like Grand Cafés

Europe’s ‘magical centre’. Amsterdam has always

Dutch Opera.

and hip and happening lounge bars. The most

set itself aside from other European capitals. It still

popular bar areas are around the Leidseplein and

is the place of choice for many young and creative

The city of Amsterdam ranks among the top 10

Rembrandtplein. Do not leave without having

companies and associations, all attracted by the

of the world’s most preferred conference cities.

explored the entertaining Amsterdam nightlife.

city’s possibilities. A cosmopolitan way of life has

Amsterdam offers all you want in entertainment

There is more than the world-famous Red Light

always come natural to the people of Amsterdam,

and recreation. It has numerous theatres and

District. The city also hosts a great number of

as something illustrated by the fact that everyone

cinemas, cosy bars and inviting pubs, a casino

jazz cafés, a large casino and late night bars.

speaks more than one language. Amsterdam truly

and a wide variety of superb restaurants and

Prominent DJ’s play the best new dance music

is a melting pot full of people from all over the

cuisines, where one “can eat in every language”

in the trendy clubs and discotheques. All nightlife

world.

at prices and levels of comfort to suit everyone.

venues are located within less than a few square miles of each other, so you can easily hop from one venue to another.

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cosmopolitan by nature. No other European city


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Amsterdam, visiting sites An extensive and varied evening and social programme can be organized for delegates and accompanying persons.

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VAN GOGH MUSEUM

16th century ceramics and impressive portraits.

Some 200 paintings and 500 drawings by Vincent

Currently, the museum is being extensively

van Gogh, from sunflowers to significant self-

renovated and will open its doors in April 2013.

portraits. Van Gogh’s development is shown

The

from the early, sombre canvasses to the bright,

representative and chronological overview of

luminous works of his final years. The museum

Dutch art and history from the Middle Ages to the

also houses works by other 19th-century

late 20th century, as well as displaying many key

painters such as Gauguin and Toulouse Lautrec;

works of European and Asiatic works of art.

‘new’

Rijksmuseum

will

present

a

lithographs and preliminary sketches by Van Gogh and his important personal collection of Japanese prints.

STEDELIJK MUSEUM (MUNICIPAL MUSEUM) Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum is a modern art

RIJKSMUSEUM

mecca, with international collections from Matisse

This is the largest museum of the Netherlands.

to Jeff Coons, as well as contemporary Dutch

It is home to a splendid collection of Dutch

artists. These Dutch artists include: Mondriaan,

paintings from the Golden Age. The-se include

Jan Toorop, Breitner, Sluyters and, more recently,

20 works by Rembrandt, four by Vermeer and

the COBRA (Copenhagen, Brussels, Amsterdam)

numerous other paintings by famous masters

group of the 1950’s whose main Dutch exponents

such as Frans Hals and Jan Steen. Pride of place

are Karel Appel and Corneille.

is occupied by Rembrandt’s huge and fascinating canvas known as ‘The Nightwatch’. Other treasures well worth admiring include: medieval pictures, the Asian collection, the collection of


MUZIEKTHEATER

CONCERTGEBOUW

The Amsterdam home of the National Ballet,

Home to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

STADSSCHOUWBURG (MUNICIPAL THEATRE)

Netherlands Dance Theatre and the Nether-

Principal Conductor: Mariss Jansons.

The Municipal Theatre is now home to the

In 1990, a replica of a 17th century trading-vessel

lands Opera Foundation. A beautiful theatre with

The gracious old concert hall is a favourite

Amsterdam Theatre Group, which gives perform-

was reconstructed as a permanent exhibition.

possibilities for an evening programme and party.

among the world’s leading soloists because of its

ances in Dutch. However, also contemporary

excellent acoustics. Orchestras and artists of

dance groups perform here, as does the English Speaking Theatre Amsterdam (ESTA).

The original ship, called The Amsterdam, was launched here in 1736. It was owned by the Dutch

NETHERLANDS DANCE THEATRE

international standing can be heard almost every

East Indies Company. The ship is a part of the

The ‘daring genius of the Netherlands dance

evening. The Concertgebouw building can also be

National Maritime Museum Amsterdam, which

theatres’, is what the theatre calls itself abroad,

used as a combined music and party venue.

was built in 1656 as the naval arsenal of the

and the critics (‘one of the most inventive and

Carré presents mostly short seasons by Dutch

Admiralty of Amsterdam.

physically exciting companies around’) seem to

entertainers and artists. It is the place par

agree.

excellence for visiting celebrity entertainers to

CARRÉ THEATRE

perform. Many musicals, sometimes from abroad, are staged here.

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SCHEEPVAART MUSEUM (THE NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM AMSTERDAM)


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AMSTERDAM: OTHER FACTS LANGUAGE

ACCESSIBILITY

English is widely spoken in Amsterdam, and many people have a command of several other

AIRPORT

languages.

• 10 km distance from the city centre • 7 minutes travel by train to the Amsterdam RAI

CLIMATE

Convention Centre

Amsterdam’s climate is quite temperate, with mild

• 90 international airlines

summers and cold winters.

• 237 direct international destinations

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Rain is spread fairly evenly throughout the year.

(129 European and 108 intercontinental)

Spring is sunny and pleasant, while hot and humid weather can occur from June to September.

INTERNATIONAL TRAINS

October and November are usually quite wet, while

• Thalys (Paris)

December to February are cold, but often sunny.

• ICE International (Frankfurt) • Benelux (Brussels) • IC (Berlin) • CityNightLine (Basel)

MISCELLANEOUS • 10,334 shops (including 165 antique shops) • 24 diamond polishing factories • 14,600 concerts and theatre performances

DRESS CODE

• 45 cinemas

Amsterdam is a casual city, with many city workers

• 1,402 café’s and bars

dressed informally. Restaurants at some smarter

• 36 clubs

hotels may require men to wear a suit and a tie.

• 755 restaurants

Dark suits for men and neat attire for women are

• 42 museums

common in business and banking circles.

• 141 art galleries

Generally, however, the dress code is relaxed, with

• 22 paintings by Rembrandt

T-shirts and jeans as common as black ties at the

• 206 paintings by Van Gogh

opera.

• 165 canals • 1,281 bridges

TIME

• 110 canal boat

Amsterdam is one hour ahead of GMT.

• 6,800 monuments


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Hotels

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

RAI HOTEL & TRAVEL SERVICE

Amsterdam has more than 300 hotels with almost

Amsterdam RAI Hotel & Travel Service is part

20,000 rooms in all categories. Accommodation

of Amsterdam RAI and is highly experienced in

ranges

international

arranging travel and accommodation for you

hotel chains to low-budget accommodation.

and your delegates. This service will save you

Over 2,500 of these hotel rooms are near the

AIR FRANCE-KLM GLOBAL MEETINGS

RAI Hotel & Travel Service will easily provide

‘Global Meetings fare’ discount of 5% to 10%

information that will be integrated in the congress

on the published fare (subject to conditions)

website, together with all possible hotel links,

for the participants travelling to the event.

and all in the look and feel of One Health 2015.

Discounted fares can be booked by participants

With the link you will enter the advanced internet

via the online booking tool www.airfranceklm-

reservations system of RAI Hotel & Travel Service

globalmeetings.com. A free ticket for the Local

with detailed information about the various hotels.

Organizing Committee will be offered for every 50th

Delegates can book their hotel reservation, and,

ticket booked via the online booking tool. Offline

if they wish: flights, rental cars, transfers, through

possibilities via a dedicated travel agent are

this website.

also possible. The online booking tool offers the

A preferred carrier agreement includes a special

organizer insight in booked tickets via the online tool.

considerable time, money and effort. Amsterdam

REDUCED FARE TICKETS FOR 3RD INTERNATIONAL ONE HEALTH CONGRESS VIA AIR FRANCE – KLM GLOBAL MEETINGS AND MORE..

Amsterdam RAI, within 5 to 10 minutes walking

RAI Hotel & Travel Service offers hotels in various

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines

• Easy to use online booking tool

distance.

categories (2 to 5 star hotels), as well as Stayokay

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is the national airline of

• Delegates can book all KLM and AIR FRANCE

hostels and bed & breakfast facilities. In addition,

the Netherlands and is part of Air France-KLM.

flights, as well as KLM and AIR FRANCE code

this services ensures that you will get the best deals

Air France-KLM is part of the SkyTeam alliance

share flights of all SkyTeam partners (such as

and top service for flights, transfers, excursions,

offering a network of 926 destinations in more

etc. Should Amsterdam be granted the hosting of

than 173 countries. Other SkyTeam member are

• The discount on the ticket is also available for

the One Health Congress in 2015, these services

Delta Air Lines, Aeroméxico, Korean Air, Czech

flights departing 5 days prior to the congress

can be booked online via the congress website.

Airlines, Alitalia, Aeroflot, China Southern Airlines

from

the

well-known

ADVANTAGES OF AIR FRANCE – KLM GLOBAL MEETINGS AT A GLANCE

Alitalia, CityJet, Delta Airlines, etc)

and leaving 5 days after the congress

and more. Together they fly to more than 850

• Delegates will receive FlyingBlue miles

destinations in 169 countries.

• The organizer is entitled to free additional tickets, e.g. for board members or speakers (unless ticketing is done through a travel agent).

3RD INTERNATIONAL ONE HEALTH CONGRESS

Double Tree by Hilton Amsterdam Central

WEBSITE INFORMATION AND WEBSITE LINK


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HOTEL ACCOMMODATION IN AMSTERDAM The prices listed below are exclusive to RAI Hotel & Travel Service. No rights may be derived from the prices indicated.

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AMSTERDAM APPROXIMATE APPROXIMATE NO. OF ROOMS NO. OF ROOMS Category Amsterdam Schiphol

INDICATION RATE IN â‚Ź BASED ON SINGLE USE EXCLUDING BREAKFAST

5 star deluxe

661

0

300 and up

5 star

2441

0

185 - 225

4-star

8887

3260

155 - 185

3-star

7061

795

115 - 150

0-1-2 star

4757

517

80 - 120

Total

23807

4572

City tax is excluded. Rates based on 2013 price levels This is the approximate number of hotel rooms available in Amsterdam and in the Amsterdam Airport Schiphol region. For students and delegates with a limited budget, Amsterdam offers different kinds of accomodation. Low cost hotels, (youth) hostels, botels and also the campus and other university-related locations of the University of Amsterdam can be obtained for low budget accommodation possibilities During the next five years, a further 1,000 to 2,000 hotels rooms have been planned for Amsterdam and surroundings.


Thanks to its central location, the Utrecht

Biosciences,

Science Park (USP) is the beating heart

Plexus Holland, Artemis,

of the Netherlands. It is home to a close,

and the independent

successful

research institute TNO

between

Utrecht

Pharma

University, the University Medical Centre (UMC),

and

Hubrecht Institute, the University of Applied

both in the immediate

Sciences, the City and the Province. And it’s not

vicinity.

just limited to the Netherlands, as the Utrecht

the area of One Health-

region and the research it produces are known

Public Health a hotspot

around the world. Utrecht University is one of the

of research, healthcare

top 60 universities in the world, and the European

and translational science is growing. Plans are

Commission in 2010 proclaimed the Utrecht area

in advanced state to initiate an Open Innovation

to be the most competitive in Europe. Its Life

Center for One Health with a collaborative effort

Sciences

of the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University

research,

which

ranges

from

Center

Utrecht,

GlaxoSmithKline Especially in

fundamental to translational and clinical research,

Medical

Central

Veterinary

is top 10 in the world. The emphasis is on three

Institute Lelystad, Center for Infectious Diseases

main themes, each of which has a significant

Control of the National Institute for Public Health

social importance: One Health- Public Health,

and the Environment (RIVM) and Artemis with

Cancer, and Regenerative Medicine & Stem Cells.

support from Immuno Valley. Emphasis lies on all aspects of infectious diseases for animals (incl

Based on the excellent research at the University

wildlife), man and environment, with a strong

Medical

Wilhelmina

focus on epidemiology, virus discovery and

Children’s Hospital, the Faculty of Science and

vaccine related research. The involvement of

the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, the only one

Immuno Valley catalyzes translational science

in the Netherlands, an attractive nucleus has

and connects to the entire One Health oriented

been shaped for scientists to collaborate and

life sciences industry as investor and client.

Centre

Utrecht,

the

students to be educated and to participate in top level science. The life sciences cluster further

A large, well-trained and dynamic student

benefits from the presence of several companies

population is a crucial factor and forms an

in pharmaceutical, food- and technological

attractive future workforce for Life Sciences

applications such as Genmab, Danone Innovation

companies, research institutes and knowledge

Centre, Merus Biopharmaceuticals, Crossbeta

institutions.

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cooperation

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SIDE EVENT UTRECHT: CITY FOR ONE HEALTH


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HOST COUNTRY: THE NETHERLANDS The Netherlands: a great small country

3RD INTERNATIONAL ONE HEALTH CONGRESS

WHY SHOULD THE NETHERLANDS BE YOUR NEXT DESTINATION? There are many reasons. For instance: • The Dutch economy is stable; • The Netherlands is an internationally orientated country; • Today the Netherlands is a commercial and industrial hub of the European Union; • Excellent accessibility, above all supported by the efficient and award winning Amsterdam Airport Schiphol; • The price/quality ratio is excellent; • Visitors from abroad like the fact that English is spoken practically everywhere; • Transport and communications networks are models of efficiency.

Antoni van Leeuwenhoek


services, manufacturing, tourism, transportation Of

course,

the

Netherlands,

which

(Rotterdam is one of the world’s biggest ports) and

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HISTORY

trade are also strong pillars of the economy.

Holland, has much

HOSPITALITY

more to offer. After

The Netherlands’ open and tolerant character is

the country gained

very much evidenced by its hospitality towards

its

independence

foreigners. Throughout the centuries, refugees from

from Spain in the

other countries have found a new and safe home-

17th century, it be-

land here. Although Dutch is the official language,

came

the

leading

most people also speak English, German or French.

commercial

nation

As any visitor to this charming land can attest, the

and maritime power in the world. The delightful

Dutch truly enjoy contact with people from abroad

historic streets of Amsterdam and many other cit-

and will make you feel at home in no time at all.

ies are reminders of that glorious period, called the Golden Age. Increasing prosperity in the 17th century

FREE FLOW OF SCIENTISTS

resulted in a cultural and intellectual boom, the fruits

Entry to the country is guaranteed to all foreign

of which are still enjoyed today. Every year, tourists

individuals participating in an congress organized

from around the world flock to the Dutch muse-

in the Netherlands, regardless of their nationality.

ums to admire paintings by Rembrandt, Vermeer,

Delegates must, of course, meet the normal require-

Frans Hals and many other old Dutch masters.

ments. They must carry travel documents valid for an adequate period of time, have sufficient means

GOVERNMENT

of support, and may not considered to be a threat

The Kingdom of the Netherlands is a constitutional

to the public peace, public order or national safety.

monarchy with a parliamentary form of government. Prince William of Orange, who founded the

STRUGGLE AGAINST THE SEA

House of Orange, played a pivotal role in the coun-

Foreigners immediately associate the Netherlands

try’s struggle for independence. The present-day

with its age-old struggle against the sea. They

monarch,

simply cannot get over the fact that almost half

Queen

Beatrix,

is

well-loved

and

respected by the sixteen million Dutch citizens.

of the country lies below sea level. Much of this low-lying land has been wrested from the sea by a

STRONG ECONOMY

process of land reclamation dating back to the 12th

Despite its small size, the Netherlands has

century. The Dutch are generally acknowledged

developed into an economic powerhouse over the

as Masters of Water Management. A visit to the

past decades. The country ranks among the top

Low Countries offers a unique opportunity to see

exporters of agricultural produce. As you would

for yourself how the Dutch have actually pulled it

expect, it is even the world’s biggest exporter of

off: from the age-old windmills to the ultramodern

flowers and bulbs. The chemical industry, financial

sea-defences.

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LETTERS OF ENDORSEMENT

Endorsement of (inter-)national organizations to the 3rd International One Health Congress, scheduled 15-18 March 2015, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

KEY PERSON

OECD

Ken Ash

CSIRO- 1st International One Health Congress

Martyn Jeggo

ECDC

Marc Sprenger

European Commission Health & Consumers Directorate-General

Francisco Reviriego-Gordejo

OIE

Bernard Vallat

SACIDS

Mark Rweyemamu

FAO

Juan Lubroth

NATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS Amsterdam Inst. Global Health and Development AIGHD

Joep Lange

National Institute for Public Health & Environment (RIVM)

Andre van der Zande

Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions

Jos Vranken

Mayor of City of Utrecht

Aleid Wolfsen

Mayor of City of Amsterdam

Eberhard van der Laan

Amsterdam RAI

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Dr. A.N. Vermeulen Immuno Valley Foundation Yalelaan 42 3584 CM UTRECHT The Netherlands

DATE

SUBJECT

International One Health Congress 2015

10 January 2013

TELEPHONE

+31 70 3705 340

E-MAIL

Dear Dr. Vermeulen,

ebakermans@holland.com

It is with great interest that the Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions has taken notice of the intention of Immuno Valley and partners to organize the 3rd International One Health Congress 2015 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In our view this congress would fit here perfectly. The Dutch government has acknowledged the importance of this scientific discipline by identifying it as one of nine ‘top sectors’. These are the sectors in which the Netherlands excels globally and are a government priority. One Health encompasses indeed a growing international agenda, which justifies broad scientific interaction and socio-political involvement in order to meet upcoming challenges. The Netherlands Board of Tourism & Conventions, both through its staff of professionals and its supporting organisations, stands ready to help make your congress the most memorable to date. We are confident that the ‘Destination Holland’ and the beautiful city of Amsterdam will measure up to your most demanding expectations as a congress site and we wish you and the organizing committee all success in achieving your goals.

Yours sincerely,

Jos Vranken Managing Director


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