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ISSOP 2018 / General information

Scientific Committee:

Jeff Goldhagen (USA), Helmut Hollmann (Germany), Rosie Kyeremateng (UK), Thorsten Langer (Germany), Luis Martin Alvarez (Spain), Barbara Rubio (Spain), Nick Spencer (UK), Ute Thyen (Germany), Donald Wertlieb (USA)

Local Organizing Committee:

Helmut Hollmann, Johannes Breuer
Harald Bode, Peter Borusiak, Karel Hoppenbrouwers, Thorsten Langer, Volker Mall, Mechthild Paul, Erika Sievers

Congress office:

Kinderneurologisches Zentrum
LVR-Klinik Bonn
Mr. Helmut Hollmann
E-mail: Helmut.Hollmann@lvr.de
Waldenburger Ring 46, 53119 Bonn, Germany

Registration, Abstract submission:

Office of German Society for Social Pediatrics (DGSPJ)
Ms. Katarzyna Paul
E-mail: geschaeftsstelle@dgspj.de
Chausseestr. 128/129, 10115 Berlin, Germany

Congress Venue:

Universitätsklinikum Bonn (UKB)
Biomedizinisches Zentrum (BMZ)
Venusberg, Sigmund-Freud-Str. 25, 53127 Bonn

Getting there:

From Cologne Bonn Airport

There is a bus connection from the airport Cologne Bonn with change at the main station Bonn (Bonn Hauptbahnhof).

If you want to go to Dorint Hotel – you get off at the bus stopo Venusberg Casselsruhe (google maps: Köln Bonn Airport to Dorint Venusberg Bonn, An der Casselsruhe 1, 53127 Bonn).

If you want to go to the V-Hotel  – you get off at the bus stop Venusberg Jugendherberge (google maps: Köln Bonn Airport to V-Hotel, Haager Weg 44, 53127 Bonn).

If you arrive directly to the congress venue, take the bus stop Uniklinikum Nord. From here there are directions to the congress venue.

The journey takes about one hour and costs 7.90 EUR.

Timetable information: https://www.swb-busundbahn.de/index.php.

From Dusseldorf Airport

From Dusseldorf Airport you take the train to Bonn Hauptbahnhof (main station) and continue by bus to Venusberg Casselsruhe (Dorit Hotel) or to Venusberg Jugendherberge (V-Hotel).

You will find the train connection here: https://www.bahn.de/en/view/index.shtml: DÜSSELDORF FLUGHAFEN (DUS) to Bonn Hauptbahnhof.

You will find the bus connection here: https://www.swb-busundbahn.de/index.php.

If you arrive directly to the congress venue, take the bus stop Uniklinikum Nord. From here there are directions to the congress venue.

The journey takes about one and a half hour and costs 18.50 EUR.

How to travel by train from London (and from other European cities) to Bonn| From €59:
Details can be found at https://www.seat61.com/Germany.htm#London%20to%20Koblenz%20&%20Mainz%20by%20train

Low carbon footprint travel:

Engagement of ISSOP against the climate change: choose your personal low carbon footprint and win the ISSOP Sustainability Prize!
More about that here.


EU nationals: EU nationals do not require a visa to enter the Federal Republic of Germany.

Non-EU nationals: Generally speaking, all other foreigners require a visa for stays in Germany. A visa is not required for visits of up to 90 days in an 180‑day period for nationals of those countries for which the European Community has abolished the visa requirement.

You will find an overview on visa requirements here:

Table of countries whose citizens require/do not require visas to enter Germany

(Source: Federal Foreign Office)

Official Language:

The official language of the Congress is English. No translation will be provided.


The organizers do not accept any responsibility for injuries/damages or losses sustained by persons or personal belongings during the conference. Participants are strongly advised to carry appropriate travelling and health insurance.