Voorjaarsvergadering 2018



uesday 27 & Wednesday 28 March 2018



Papendallaan 3
6816 VD Arnhem
026 - 483 79 11

Papendal Hotel en Conference Centre
For the route description please click HERE

Congress secretariat:
Congress Company
P.O. Box 2428
5202 CK ’s-Hertogenbosch
Tel  073 - 700 35 00

Organizing committee

Prof. dr. W. Bitter, chair
Dr. A.J.W. van Alphen
Dr. J.J.E. Bijlsma
Prof. dr. S. Brul
Dr. Ir. P.A.S. Daran Lapujade
Dr. B. Duim
Dr. K.J. von Eije
Prof. dr. B.L. Haagmans
Dr. P.J.A. Haas
Dr. G. Roeselers
Prof. dr. P.H.M. Savelkoul
Dr. N. van Sorge
Dr. J.J. Verweij
Dr. B.J.M. Vlaminckx
Dr. A.L. Zomer
Prof. dr. ir. M.H. Zwietering

Poster committee

Prof. dr. S. Brul
Dr. J.J.E. Bijlsma
Dr. A.L. Zomer

The Scientific spring meeting is organized by the Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology (NVMM) and the Royal Dutch Society of Microbiology (KNVM).


The Scientific Spring Meeting KNVM & NVMM 2018 will be accredited for MMM and by the NVMM.


The abstract will be judged on following guidelines. Please read carefully before writing your abstract.

To submit your abstract, click HERE

Please submit the abstract in the English language. The language during all scientific sessions will be English, unless stated otherwise.

  1. Please ask, if possible, a native English speaking person to review your abstract.
  2. The following items have to be covered in the abstract:
  3. Introduction: describe research background, the working definition and/or hypothesis.
  4. Methods: applied methods, including number of micro organisms and/or patients.
  5. Results: please present a summary of the most important results based on sufficient quantitative and statistical data. Statements like “to be completed” will not be accepted.
  6. Conclusion: please present a conclusion based on the results. Statements like “the results will be discussed” will not be accepted. Please number the conclusions.
  7. All abbreviations have to be written in full and explained upon first use.
  8. Format:
  9. Title: maximum 25 words, provide a short clear title reflecting the content of the abstract, no abbreviations in the title. Use generic names only, no commercial names.
  10. Abstract: maximum 500 words excluding title, authors and affiliations.

Please note: it’s NOT allowed to include images in your abstract.

Submission deadline is Sunday 14 January 2018.

Abstracts, submitted after 14 January 2018, will NOT be accepted.

Latest 1 March 2018 the author will receive notification of acceptance.

To submit your abstract, click HERE

For the schematic programme, click HERE

For registration, click HERE




Registration fee (incl. coffee, tea and lunch)


Before 19 February 2018                            per day           2 days 

Member KNVM/NVMM                                     Euro   95         Euro 155         

Non-member                                                 Euro 170          Euro 275

Student/technician/AIO/AIOS – member          Euro   75          Euro 115

Student/technician/AIO/AIOS – non member    Euro 125          Euro 210

Presenting student                                         Euro   50          Euro   75


After 18 February 2018 no reduced fee is offered for Student/technician/AIO/AIOS


19 February 2018 – 25 March 2018             per day           2 days

Member KNVM/NVMM                                     Euro 145          Euro 245         

Non-member                                                 Euro 250          Euro 365

Presenting student                                         Euro   75          Euro 120


As of 26 March & on site                              per day            2 days

Member KNVM/NVMM                                     Euro 195          Euro 330         

Non-member                                                 Euro 295          Euro 425

Presenting student                                         Euro   95          Euro 165


Dinner & party

Dinner & party Tuesday 27 March 2018             Euro 50 per person (incl. drinks)


Grant “Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Stichting”

The “Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Stichting” supports PhD-students and AIOS’ to attend the spring meeting and therefore they will sponsor the hotel costs (Tuesday 27 March, Hotel Van der Valk, 2 persons per room) for presenting PhD-students or AIOS (poster or oral, presenting authors only). Please indicate, when registering, whether you would need a hotel room and provide the name of your roommate. There is only a limited number of rooms available at the Van der Valk Hotel. Reservations are accepted on first-come-first-serve basis.


Please note: pre-registration is mandatory


Hotel accommodation

Hotel accommodation is available in Papendal Hotel en Conference Centre: Hotel “Brons” ***

and Hotel “Zilver” **** and Best Western Plus Hotel Haarhuis.

Reservations will be accepted on first-come-first-serve.

For presenting PhD-students and AIOS a limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved in Hotel Van der Valk (2 presenting students per room).


PLEASE NOTE that, to prevent mistakes, it is no longer possible to make a hotel reservation for Monday evening together with your conference registration (rooms are only offered for Tuesday night).

To book a room for Monday night please contact Papendal directly via e-mail (Ilona.roelofs@papendal.nl) or phone (026-4837201).


Prices hotel accommodation (including breakfast and tax):

                                                                                    Single room               Double room

Papendal Brons ***                                                     Euro 100,00                Euro 122,50

Papendal Zilver ****                                                   Euro 125,00                Euro 147,50

Best Western Plus Hotel Haarhuis ****                         Euro 122,50                Euro 135,00


Note: the person who makes the reservation for a double room has to pay the full amount.



Payment is only possible by iDeal.



Cancellations and refund requests must be submitted via e-mail to the congress secretariat. Cancellations made before 15 February 2018 will be refunded less Euro 50 to administration costs. All refunds will be made after the congress.