General Information


University of Amsterdam (UvA)
Roetersstraat 11, 1018 WT, Amsterdam

Conference Registration:

Registration / check-in at the UvA.
All Congress materials and documentation will be available from the Congress registration counter located in the conference building.
Conference Registration Opening Hours:
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 11:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday, July 29, 2015 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday, July 30, 2015 8:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday, July 31, 2015 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM

Organised by:

The Local Organising Committee and the Events & Conferences Department of the University of Amsterdam.


The official Congress language is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided. All congress material will be in English and all sessions, workshops will be English spoken. All abstracts submitted for the conference are therefore required to be in English, as well as other congress materials such as audio-visual presentations and posters.

Confrence website

Early registration ends February 28th
Abstract submission deadline March 31st
Regular registration ends June 30th
Late registration from July 1st
Late breaker abstract submission deadline June 1st


The AIDSImpact conference is of interest to:
* Psychosocial and behavioural researchers
* Prevention developers and prevention workers
* Community workers
* Health care professionals and care providers
* Organisations of communities affected by HIV
* Policy makers from all five continents


An exhibition will be integrated into the Conference. Information on sponsorship and exhibit opportunities will be made avialabe on the website or via contacting the Conference Secretariat. Set up date for exhibits will be on Tuesday, July 28, 2015, and dismantle will be on Friday, July 31, 2015. Full instructions on all aspects of the exhibition will be sent to confirmed exhibitors and will include map, location, shipping instructions.


Posters will be located near the conference rooms. Information regarding poster format, set-up and dismantling will be sent to the authors along with their notification of acceptance.

What is included in registration

The registration fee will cover admittance to all Conference events including scientific sessions, commercial exhibits and the Welcome Reception.


Many participants will require visas for entry into the Netherlands. Please check with your travel agency or airline to determine whether you will require an entry permit/visa. You can also find out through visiting the website of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs: Citizens of nearly all European countries, as well as citizens of Australia, Canada and the United States of America do not require a visa for entry to the Netherlands for a periode up to three months. A valid passport will suffice.

No special tours and/or partner program will be offered. Visit our About Amsterdam page for information on trips in Amsterdam and the Netherlands. You can also see information by visiting

Liability and Insurance

The Committees of the AIDSImpact Conference 2015 and the University of Amsterdam do not accept any liability for personal injury, loss or damage of property belonging, or additional expenses incurred to congress participants either during the conference or as a result of delays, strikes or any other causes. We advise that all delegates take their own travel and health insurance before travelling to the conference.

Practical tips

Export Regulations

As the Netherlands has practically no export restrictions, you should enquire about regulations applicable to duty free import to your country of origin.

Credit Cards

All major cards are accepted in most hotels, stores and restaurants. Payments in supermarkets or smaller stores is often only possible in cash or bank cards using a Maestro system.


Electricity in the Netherlands is 220 volts. Some foreign appliances require an adapter for the voltage as well as an adapter for the plug. There are no adapters available at the Conference venues. Speakers who wish to use their laptop computer must bring their own power converter and an adapter for two-prong and round-prong plugs. Apple users who want to use their own laptop for their presentation need to provide their own VGA adapter.

Time Zone

The Netherlands is in the Central European Time Zone, one hour ahead of GMT.


When calling the Netherlands from abroad dial +31(country code), followed by the area code (omit the first zero!) and the local number.

Important websites and telephone number, while in Amsterdam

  • Emergencies: 112
  • Police: 0900-8844
  • Public transportation information: 0900-9292
  • Cabs: 020-7777777

Medical Care

Visitors who have medical insurance through a health plan in their home country are entitled to medical care in Holland in accordance with the stipulations of the Dutch Health Insurance Act, providing that:
  • they come from a country with which the Netherlands has concluded international agreements regarding health care;
  • treatment cannot be postponed until return to the home country;
  • a copy of an international insurance document can be submitted to the doctor, dispending chemist, hospital, etc.
Visitors from countries with whom the Netherlands have not concluded international agreements are advised to purchase travel insurance in their home countries. For more information, contact your Health Service.