General info

Badges
Participants will be given their name badges at the registration desk. Due to security regulations, all participants must wear their badges throughout the symposium.

Breaks and lunch
Free coffee, tea and lunch will be served during the official breaks.

Filming, recording and photography production policy
Copyright of the IHN Symposia is owned by the International Haemovigilance Netwerk (IHN). IHN reserves the rights to all recordings, reproductions or presentations at this symposium. Any photography, filming, taping, recording or reproduction in any medium of any of the programme sessions, events, exhibits and/or posters presented at the IHN Symposium without the express written consent of IHN is strictly forbidden.

Visa requirements
The invitation letter from the organisers, which can be requested during the online registration process can be used to apply for a visa to the UK if needed.
All delegates requiring visas for the UK should contact their nearest UK embassy or consulate in good time, allowing at least eight weeks for their visa to be processed. All delegates, regardless of needing a visa or not, must hold a passport, valid for at least six months after their time of departure from the UK. They must also ensure that they have transit visas in order should they be necessary.

Insurance and liability disclaimer
The International Haemovigilance Netwerk, SHOT, the Irish Blood Transfusion and MCI Amsterdam (hereafter called the organisers) may be not held responsible for any loss, injury or damage to any property, whatever the cause may be. Liability of persons and enterprises providing means of transportation or other services, however, remains unaffected. It is recommended that participants obtain adequate cover for travel, health and accident insurance before they depart from their countries. The organisers cannot accept responsibility for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to the symposium participants. Should, for any reason outside the organisers’ control (including but not limited to acts of terrorism, extreme weather conditions and/or industrial action) the venue or speakers change, or the congress be cancelled, the organisers will endeavour to reschedule, but shall not be held responsible for any costs, damages or expenses incurred by registrants. If for any reason the organisers decide to make changes to the symposium, they are not responsible for airfares, hotels or other costs incurred by registrants. The participants take part in the symposium, all tours and trips at their own risk. Furthermore, the organisers may not be held liable for any costs or damages incurred resulting from acts outside of their control including but not limited to force majeure, strikes and/or public manifestations.

Only written arrangements are binding. The sole legal venue is based in the Netherlands. Registration of a participant entails acceptance of these conditions.
In any disputes that may arise concerning the execution or interpretation of the present General Regulations, both parties agree that they will be subject to Dutch law and that the commercial courts of Amsterdam will be competent, without prejudice to the organisers’ right to initiate proceedings under the laws and before the courts of the participant’s registered office in the event any sums are due by the participant to IHN.