The Paediatric Chest Center of Erasmus MC is organizing the

Second International


1 & 2 JUNE 2023

Highlights & Keynote speakers

The Paediatric Chest Center of Erasmus MC is the multidisciplinary expert centre for children with diseases in the chest and upper airways.

For the two-day programme renowned national and international speakers are invited. 

We look forward to welcoming you and hope you enjoy your visit to Rotterdam!
Check out the Scientific Programme in detail

Target audience

Approximately 175 participants are expected to attend the 2nd International Paediatric Chest Conference: 'Innovative Paediatric Chest Care' in Rotterdam. 

The target audience for this conference:
medical specialists, paramedics, researchers and nursing staff in paediatric airways and cardiothoracic pathology.

The official conference language will be English.


The two-day conference will be held in Rotterdam, the Netherlands at the following location:

Mainport Hotel Rotterdam
Address: Leuvehaven 77, 3011 EA Rotterdam
Tel. +31 (0)10 2175767 

For more information on the conference venue 


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Welcome to Rotterdam…

… on behalf of the 
Executive Board of the Paediatric Chest Center Erasmus MC

Marco Schnater Paediatric Surgery (chair)

Manon Hanekamp Paediatrics
Matthijs de Hoog Paediatric Intensive Care
Sanne Kloosterman Paediatric Pulmonology
Marije Koornneef Manager
Thomas Krasemann Paediatric Cardiology
Mariëlle Pijnenburg Paediatric Pulmonology
Bas Pullens Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat
Irwin Reiss Neonatology
Lonneke Staals Paediatric Anaesthesiology
Rene Wijnen Paediatric Surgery
Pieter van de Woestijne Cardiothoracic Surgery
The Paediatric Chest Center of Erasmus MC is the multidisciplinary expert centre for children with diseases in the chest and upper airways.

Organizing Committee Erasmus MC

Marja van Gemerden  Paediatric Surgery
Marco Schnater PhD  Chair Paediatric Chest Center

In cooperation with:

Ineke Marks  Congress Office Erasmus MC

Scientific Committee
Erasmus MC

Marco Schnater MD PhD Paediatric Surgery (chair)
Angelique Berthelot Paediatric Surgery, nurse specialist
Prof. Wim Helbing MD PhD Paediatric Cardiology
Sanne Kloosterman MD PhD Paediatric Pulmonology
Marije Koornneef Manager
Bas Pullens MD PhD Paediatric Ear Nose and Throat

Prof. Irwin Reiss MD PhD Neonatology
Lonneke Staals MD PhD Paediatric Anaesthesiology
Yannick Taverne MD PhD Cardiothoracic Surgery
Jolanda van der Velden-Rodenburg Paediatric Chest Center, nurse specialist
John Vlot MD PhD Paediatric Surgery

Registration & Hotel Accommodation

Registration fees
Medical specialists and paramedics: € 195,-
Nurses: €  25,-

Registration fees
Medical specialists, paramedics and other practitioners  
2-day conference:   €400,-
1-day conference:    Thursday €275,-   |   Friday €175,-

2-day conference:   €100,-
1-day conference:    Thursday €70,-   |   Friday €50,-

Register for the event (external link) 
If you have any questions about your registration,
please contact:
Marja van Gemerden (
or Ineke Marks (

Payment instructions
When you register online you have to pay the registration fee online.

You can pay the registration fee by creditcard, Mastercard or Visa, or by iDeal. You will receive a confirmation of your registration/payment by e‑mail.

Cancellation policy
Cancellations must be received in writing by the conference organization. Administration fees of €50,- are charged.

Hotel Accommodation
If you want to book a hotel room, please book yourself. Some suggestions:

Mainport Hotel
Leuvehaven 77
(for valet parking use GPS location Schiedamsedijk 140)
3011 EA Rotterdam

Inntel Hotel Rotterdam 
(situated next to the congress venue)
Leuvehaven 80
3011 EA Rotterdam

Bilderberg Parkhotel
Westersingel 70
3015 LB Rotterdam

Hotel Emma
Nieuwe Binnenweg 6
3015 BA Rotterdam

Rotterdam - highlights & accessibility

Rotterdam highlights

Rotterdam is one of the most innovative cities in Europe, home to frontrunners, change-makers and entrepreneurs, working together towards a better, resilient urban future. Interesting topics of Rotterdam:
Depot Boijmans Van Beuningen
is the world’s first publicly accessible art storage facility. The depot is located next to Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Museumpark in Rotterdam. Visitors can see the result of 173 years of collecting. More than 151,000 objects housed together, arranged in fourteen storage compartments with five different climates. Next to the objects, all the activities that go into preserving and managing a collection are on open view in the building.
The Euromast observation tower was constructed to mark the Floriade gardening extravaganza in 1960. The tower, made from reinforced concrete, has an inner diameter of 9 metres with walls that are 30 cm thick. Its floor hangs 96 metres above the ground. The Euromast lift takes just 30 seconds to whisk visitors to a height of 100 metres, where there is an observation deck and brasserie restaurant. The Euroscope revolving lift takes people up to 185 metres. Euromast is Europe’s only attraction from which you can abseil to the ground. Of course, this only takes place under the guidance of a professional.
You’ll find an indoor market hall in various world-class cities, but the combination with luxury housing makes Rotterdam’s Markthal the first of its kind. The apartments are arched over the food market in a horseshoe configuration. The main hall houses the market itself, as well as shops and various restaurants, with a supermarket and a four-storey car park situated below. As you wander amongst the market stands, look up to enjoy the massive artwork sprawled across the ceiling: the ‘Horn of Plenty’ by Arno Coenen and Iris Roskam. Sign up for an Open Tour on the weekend via De Rotterdam Tours: a one-hour tour of the Markthal. Don’t forget to visit one of the country’s biggest outdoor markets which is held on the large square (Binnenrotte) in front of the Markthal (Tuesday and Saturday).
Historisch Delfshaven
This picturesque yacht marina is one of the few parts of the old city that survived the 1940 bombardment of Rotterdam. It has a remarkable history, both as the departure point from which the Pilgrim Fathers sailed for America and as the birthplace of prominent Dutch maritime hero Piet Hein. Delfshaven locals once earned their living by fishing for herring and distilling gin. The historic canal houses now hold cosy shops selling antiques and bric-a-brac, as well as lovely cafés and restaurants like brewery De Pelgrim and café De Oude Sluis (with waterside patio dining).

Historic DelfshavenHighlights DelfshavenBrewery De PelgrimCafe De Oude SluisRotterdam Tourist Information

Rotterdam accessibility and transport

To and from Rotterdam
The Hague Airport 

Easily accessible by public transport (metro line E,  bus 33) or taxi.
Schiphol Amsterdam Airport

Easy train access to and from Rotterdam Central Station.