ESHRE 2024 - Information from A to Z

Apart from the online abstract book, published as a supplement of our journal 'Human Reproduction', participants have several options to read the abstracts and view the programme of the 40th Annual Meeting:

- An app for tablets and smartphones
- An online itinerary
- The web pages dedicated to the programme

Congress badges should be worn by all participants at all times during the congress, during the Precongress Courses, in the exhibit area and within other areas of the congress centre as well as during social activities. Only participants wearing their congress badge will be admitted to the scientific sessions, to the exhibition and to the social events. Accompanying persons must have a "visitor exhibit badge" for admission to the exhibit area and to the social functions.

Please note that if you lose or misplace your badge, you will be required to pay an extra administrative fee of € 100 to have a new badge issued.

Five presentations at ESHRE 2024 will be selected and rewarded with a prize of 2,000 Euro.
One additional presentation will be selected for the FSANZ Exchange Award. Special award committees, composed of scientists and clinicians will make the selection for each award.

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Only participants who have registered for the scientific programme and have attended sessions (virtually or live) can download a certificate of attendance after completing an evaluation form.

The certificate of attendance can only be downloaded online by the participants themselves.
The forms for the precongress courses will become available on Sunday, 7 July at 12:00 CEST noon, the one for the main programme on Tuesday, 9 July at 12:00 CEST noon.

Children below 18 years old are not allowed in the venue.

Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits will be applied for with the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME). The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS). EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association towards the Physician’s Recognition Award (PRA). ESHRE will not apply for CME for individual countries (i.e. only CME credits with EACCME will be applied for).

As in most European countries, the currency of the Netherlands is the Euro (symbolised as EUR or €). Other currencies are normally not accepted, so be sure to change dollars, etc. at one of the currency exchange offices located throughout the city.
Many shops and restaurants in Amsterdam accept credit cards, but not all. It is therefore recommended to either ask before you order or ensure you have a sufficient amount in cash to cover the bill. Most shops and restaurants do not accept Euro 200 or Euro 500 notes.

Normal banking hours are 9:00-17:00, Monday to Friday.
However, many bank branches have later hours on Thursdays, which correspond with other businesses that stay open later, on this week day. A few branches are open for limited hours on Saturday (generally from around 10-13) but you should to check with the individual branch locations, since this varies with the individual banks and their branches.

The power supply in the Netherlands is 230 volts. To be more specific: 220-240 volts AC (Alternating Current), 50-60 hertz. The same voltage is used over the rest of Europe.

Most electrical devices you may want to bring (e.g. hairdryer, battery charger) will usually switch automatically to 220 volts, or can be switched manually. If in doubt, consult the manual. If your equipment does not run on 220 volts, then you should buy a 110>220 volt converter suitable for small appliances up to 1500 watts. Do not try to plug your non-switchable 110 volt appliances directly into a European socket without a transformer - you might destroy your appliance and possibly even start a fire. In some hotels you often find bathroom shaver outlets with both 110 and 220 volts available.

In the Netherlands the standard continental 2-pin CEE 7-17 plug and CEE 7 plugs and sockets are used. If necessary you should bring a plug adapter with you – we advise you to buy one in your home country.

Information about the certification exams is available on the ESHRE website

A technical exhibition of pharmaceutical, surgical and laboratory products will be organised, and will be located in the exhibition area of the congress centre. The exhibition will be officially opened with the traditional Welcome Reception on Sunday, 7 July 2024 at 20:00, immediately following the Opening Ceremony of the Annual Meeting.

Exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet (potential) customers, to have great visibility and to expand their global reach through our exhibition.

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No special vaccinations are required when travelling to The Netherlands.

ESHRE does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance, and participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance in their country of origin. Participation in all excursions, tours, social events, etc. is at personal risk.
Lunch is complimentary but limited and is therefore offered on a first come, first serve basis to participants who are on site and wish to save time during lunch breaks.
All the programme sessions will become available to watch on-demand. All you will need to do, is log onto the virtual platform,click on scientific programme in the left hand menu bar, choose the correct day and select the session and click ‘Watch on demand’.

The main aim of ESHRE is to promote interest in infertility care and to aim for a holistic understanding of reproductive biology and medicine. To achieve this, ESHRE organises (among other things) an Annual Meeting to promote international exchange between experts in reproductive medicine and biology, to advocate universal improvements in scientific research, to encourage and evaluate new developments in the field, and to foster harmonization in clinical practice. Therefore, the Society, in good faith, welcomes participants from around the globe and assumes that they will respect the non-political nature of our Annual Meeting.

The registration desk will be located in entrance C of the RAI and will be open at the following hours:

 Saturday, 6 July
 from 13.00 p.m. to 20.00 p.m. (registrations precongress courses)
 Sunday, 7 July
 from 07.30 a.m. to 20.00 p.m. (main programme only as of 12 noon)
 Monday, 8 July  from 07.30 a.m. to 18.00 p.m.
 Tuesday, 9 July  from 08.00 a.m. to 18.00 p.m.
 Wednesday, 10 July  from 08.00 a.m. to 15.00 p.m.



Please note that if you lose or misplace your badge, you will be required to pay a 100 Euro fee to have a new badge issued.

An overview of the registration fees can be found here

Other FAQs about registering for ESHRE 2024 can be found here

Many purchases are subject to a Value Added Tax (VAT), usually around 21%. To claim back the VAT of your Dutch purchases, you need to meet the following conditions:

  • You are a non-European Union (EU) citizen
  • Your purchases are at least Euro 50 per store in one day
  • You take the goods back home yourself, unused and within a 90 day period

How to claim back Value Added Tax

  1. Ask for a tax-free form at affiliated shops
    Many department stores and gift shops have tax-free forms behind the cash register. Simply ask for one when you pay. Fill in the form completely and attach the original receipt.
  2. Pick up customs stamps at the airport
    Go to the customs desk in Departure Hall 3 with your tax-free form and attached original receipt. If approved, you will receive a stamp on the form. You will need these to request your VAT back through the tax refund partner.
  3. Collect your money at the right tax refund desk
    Bring all the necessary documents and stamps to the tax refund partner's desk that is affiliated with the shop(s) where you made your purchases. The VAT refund can be deposited to your credit card or cashed out in a currency of your choice.

If you are in a hurry or already past security, you can post the completed and stamped tax-free forms in a special mailbox. You can find this mailbox near the customs desk in Departure Hall 3 and in Lounge 3. The amount will be automatically credited to your credit card within a few weeks.

Amsterdam is a city that invites you to shop.

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In the Netherlands, smoking is prohibited in all enclosed public spaces, the hospitality sector and in the workplace.
Although smoking is strictly prohibited within the premises of the RAI, it is permitted outside the grounds of RAI, within the designated areas that are equipped with ashtrays.

The time zone in Amsterdam, The Netherlands is Central European (Summer) Time CE(S)T, which is 1 hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT +1).

Service is always included in the bill. It is however customary to tip in restaurants, bars and when paying for taxis. As a general rule, tipping between 5 and 10% is considered acceptable.

The majority of foreign nationals wishing to stay in the Netherlands for up to three months require a short stay visa or Schengen visa (Schengenvisum).

Foreign nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland as well as some other countries are exempt from the visa requirement. Read more about the visa specifications on

Please note that the processing of visa applications can take up to 60 days.

It is the sole responsibility of the attendee to take care of his/her visa requirements. Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. If you need a visa please make sure you leave enough time to apply and to have the relevant letters.

ESHRE will only issue invitation letters for visa to registered participants. These can be downloaded in your registration.