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Conference Proceedings

All submitted abstracts are included at the website. For further information on any particular paper or presentation, please contact the author/presenter directly.
PowerPoint presentations (in PDF format) will be available on the conference website after the conference, of those presenters who give their permission.
All presentations this year will be recorded. These presentations will be available on the website if the presenter has given permission.

Useful Travel Information

Airport

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, the primary international airport in the Netherlands, is located about 20 kilometres from Amsterdam. Ninety airlines fly to and from Schiphol and have offices at the airport or in Amsterdam. You can reach the city from Schiphol in just half an hour by train, taxi or hotel shuttle.

Transfers

The Connexxion Amsterdam Tourist Ticket costs € 10,- round trip. The bus takes only 30 minutes from Schiphol Plaza to the centre of Amsterdam (Leidseplein). There are 6 to 8 buses each hour. Return journeys do not have to take place on the same day.
The taxi rank is located at the airport’s exit. Depending on traffic, a taxi can take you to the city centre in half an hour. One ride will cost you approximately 40 euros. It is strongly advised not to take rides from drivers soliciting within the airport. These are not officially approved taxi drivers.
Schiphol train station is located directly underneath the airport. From here, intercities and slower trains from the Nederlandse Spoorwegen (Dutch Railways - NS) can take you to Amsterdam Central Station (city centre), Amsterdam Zuid (World Trade Center) and Amsterdam RAI (conference centre). These stations are a maximum of 25 minutes away.

Hotels

There are lots of hotels in Amsterdam. Please visit the websites:
www. trivago.nl
www.booking.com

Taxis:

Taxis are a popular form of transport in a city where many residents don't own a car. Amsterdam recently launched a campaign to improve taxi services.

Taxi car (maximum four passengers)

  • Maximum start price: € 2,83
  • Maximum price per kilometre: € 2,08
  • Maximum price per minute: € 0,34

Taxi bus (five to eight passengers)

  • Maximum start price: € 5,75
  • Maximum price per kilometre: € 2,62
  • Maximum price per minute: € 0,39

Amsterdam city centre is a myriad of roads, lanes and footpaths. Because space in the city centre is limited, taxis cannot stop anywhere they like. To keep traffic flowing in the city at peak efficiency, stopping is not allowed at various places. This is also one of the reasons why there are so many fixed taxi ranks.
You can find more information on Amsterdam’s taxis at www.taxi.amsterdam.nl

Public Transport Information:

Amsterdam boasts an impressive public transport network including metros, buses, trams, ferries and trains to help you get around the capital. The I amsterdam City Card gives you unlimited use of the GVB public transport system for 24, 48 or 72 hours
I amsterdam City Card: http://www.iamsterdam.com/en-GB/experience/deals/i-amsterdam-city-card

Train:

Amsterdam Central Station is the main station. From there it is simple to complete with public transport or taxi. If you are travelling from another station in the Netherlands, it's possible that you can choose another Amsterdam train station nearer your accommodation.
NH Barbizon Palace is located opposite of Amsterdam Central Station,
www.ns.nl

Speakers

Speakers should make themselves known at the registration desk. All presentations should be given to the audio visual technician via USB.

Smoking Policy

The Baribizon Palace has a no smoking policy. This policy also applies to the majority of restaurants, bars and shopping centers in Amsterdam.

Posters

E-posters will be displayed in the foyer for the duration of the Conference.

Photography & Filming

For promotional purposes, there will be photography taking place during the Conference. Delegates who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should advise the organizers at the registration desk.

Name Badges for delegates and company representatives

It would be appreciated if delegates and company representatives wear their name badge at all times during the Conference as this identifies them as eligible for catering and entry to conference sessions. Any person not in possession of their badge will be able to purchase a temporary replacementbadge for a fee of € 10,00 (reimbursement on presentation of the original bagde).

Please note that you will be unable to gain access to the meeting room or your booth without your badge.

Mobile Phones

Delegates are asked to switch off their mobile phones when in sessions.

Meals

All tea breaks and lunches will be served amongst the exhibition in the foyer. We recognize that some delegates may have special dietary requirements. For delegates with special dietary requirements, please make yourself known to the catering staff who will be able to assist.

Twitter

Please use hashtag ‘#metconf2015’ when tweeting about the Conference.

Indemnity

Should for any reason outside the control of the Conference Organizers, the venue or speakers change, or the event be cancelled, the Conference Organisers shall endeavor to reschedule, but the client hereby indemnifies and holds the Conference Organisers including but not limited to the Host and Organizing Committee harmless from and against any and all costs, damages and expenses. This agreement is subject to the laws of The Netherlands and a registration submission ensures acceptance of this indemnity.

Disclaimer

This conference is presented to healthcare professionals for healthcare purposes only. The opinions , perspectives and information presented by the faculty represent their ideas and views, and participants should carefully consider all available scientific data before acting on knowledge gained through this activity. Additionally participants should consider consult FDA-approved or CGR uses and information prior to prescribing medications or utilizing medical products discussed in this conference.

Accreditation, credits and CME/CE certificates

The EACCME started its activities in January 2000 with the aim of harmonising and improving the quality of specialist medical care in Europe by structuring and facilitating the mutual recognition of accreditation of CME/CPD activities through the awarding of European CME credits (ECMECs) to individual medical specialists throughout Europe. The EACCME set itself as the central link between the National Accreditation Authorities (NAAs), the UEMS Specialist Sections and Boards and/or European Specialty Accreditation Boards (ESABs), and the providers of CME activities by allowing the recognition and exchange of CME credits between all European countries. The CME accreditation granted by the EACCME gives also a guarantee to participants from all over the world that the content of the CME provided is of a high quality and, for European doctors, that this quality will be recognised in their home country.

CME Accreditation

This conference has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of the Society of Rapid Response Systems en Interactie Educations. Interactie Educations is accredited by GAIA to provide continuing medical educations for physicians.

Certificates of Attendance
Continuing education certificates will be distributed at the conclusion os Tuesdays’s conference
Certificates of Attendance can be emailed to delegates upon written request after the Conference. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for a certificate of attendance.
Important notice regarding partial credit and attendance

Physicians
Physicians should claim oily the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the conference. Those who arrive late or leave early will receive their certificates by email three weeks after the conference. These CME certificates will indicate the actual number of credits earned based on time in attendance

Nurses and Respiratory Therapists
Credits have been approved on a session-by-session basis. Sign-in completion of an evaluation form are required for each session in order to receive a certificate. Accrediting organizations require that attendees remain in the conference for the entire session in order to receive continuing education credit for that session. Therefore , certificates for each session will only be issued to those that attend that session in its entirety.

Signing for credits and evaluation forms daily

Evaluation forms will be distributed daily at the registration desk when you sign. Please turn in your completed evaluation and sign as a record of your attendance and credits. If you misplace your evaluation form or if you have missed signing, please see the staff at the registration desk.

Your constructive feedback i s appreciated and will be used in planning future conferences.

Conference overview and intended audience

This annual international conference – attended by more than 200 delegates- is the largest in the field of Rapid Response Systems. The format combines plenary and concurrent sessions with panel discussions, keynote lectures and posters presentations. Expert faculty will come together to share proven strategies for implementing (at the well renowned VU Medical Centre in Amsterdam) a well-structured rapid response system an d team, evidence-based best practice approaches to care of high-risk, deteriorating and critically ill patients. Please contact the program coordinator if you have any further questions.

This educational activity is intended for physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and hospital administrative and clinical leaders responsible for critical care, emergency medicine, hospital-based care, respiratory care, patient safety and clinical outcomes researcher professionals involved or interested in Rapid Response Systems and Medical Emergency Teams.

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