Frequently asked questions (FAQ)


What are the registration rates?
Please check our website for the registration fees. There are several discounts available.

What types of payments are accepted for the registration fee?
Payment of registration fees can be made online by iDeal (Dutch participants only) or credit card (Visa Card or MasterCard). Payment upon receiving an invoice or bank transfer is not possible.

Can I just attend the pre-conference workshops?
Yes, you can use this link to register for the Sunday workshops only. If you want to register for the congress and the Sunday workshops, you may use this link.

Will I receive confirmation of my registration?
Yes. Upon completion of your online registration, you will receive an automated email confirmation to the address provided. Within a few days you will receive a confirmation letter by e-mail.

I received a travel award. For which costs can I use this award?
The travel award can be used for registration charges, travel and accommodation fees.
For further questions about the award please contact Jane Pearce (dohad@mrc.soton.ac.uk). You need to save your receipts in order to be able to reimburse your costs.

Can I apply for the DOHaD Society Young Investigator Travel Awards DOHaD 2017?
The travel awards have been granted to the best scoring abstracts. Award winners have been notified by email. There will be no additional travel awards granted.

Can I bring a guest to the social events?
Yes, one guest can participate in the Rotterdam bridge run (incl. healthy dinner) and the Skyline dinner party. Within the registration form, you can indicate with how many people you will attend these events. The Welcome Reception and Farewell Reception are not open for guests.



What are the measurements of the poster boards?
The measurements of the poster boards (portrait) are: width 95 cm / height 145 cm.

If you do not want to travel with your poster or for some other reason it is more convenient for you to have your poster produced in Rotterdam you can direct to MultiCopy Rotterdam.
This shop is located around the corner of the main entrance of the congress venue. For more information, orders or price specifications please contact:

MultiCopy Rotterdam Centrum
Phone:                 +31 (0)10-414 73 62
E-mail:                 rotterdam-c@multicopy.nl
Address:              Kruisplein 23b, 3014 DB, Rotterdam
Opening hours:   Monday – Friday  9.00 – 17.30h
Website:              https://www.multicopy.nl/Multicopy-Rotterdam-Centrum/contact/

Are there presentations planned on Sunday?
No, oral and poster presentation are only scheduled on Monday till Wednesday. The Sunday is fully dedicated to interactive workshops.

Do I need to prepare a PowerPoint presentation if I am invited to join a Slam session?
Yes, you can use PowerPoint for your presentation.

How can I upload my presentation for DOHaD 2017?
You will be notified by email on how to upload your PowerPoint presentation.

What kind of presentations will be held during DOHaD 2017?
There will be invited presentations during the plenary sessions (25 minutes) or parallel sessions (15 minutes). Accepted abstract are full oral presentations (8 minutes) and oral- slam session presentations (4 minutes) or poster presentations.

How are the workshops structured?
The workshops include 1 – 1.5 hour interactive sessions on hot topics. The participants are asked to actively participate in discussions.
The level of discussions will be mixed. Workshop participants can be both junior and senior researchers.

Will meals be provided at DOHaD 2017?
Lunch will be provided during the event for all conference attendees. On Monday and Tuesday, dinner is included within the social events (Rotterdam bridge run and Skyline dinner party). Separate fees apply for these events.



How can I find out information about hotels and their rates?
Information, pictures, location and rates are available on the hotel accommodation page.

How do I apply for a visa to visit The Netherlands?
Visa regulations depend on your nationality and country of origin. We suggest you contact your local Dutch Embassy or Consulate for full and official instructions on the specific visa regulations and application procedure that apply to you.

Where can I get a letter of invitation?
A letter of invitation can be requested by e-mail (secretariat.dohad17@erasmusmc.nl) after online registration and payment of the registration fee.

Where is DOHaD 2017 taking place and how do I get from the Airport to the Congress Venue?
The DOHaD 2017 will take place at De Doelen . For more information on the venue please check our website.

Where can I find information on the city of Rotterdam?
You can find information on our website of check https://en.rotterdam.info/.