|Thursday 25th – Friday 26th April 2024
|Keynote Speaker Professor Marcel Post
|Venue: Sint Maartenskliniek, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
Applications for the scholarships are available to those who will be submitting an abstract for the 11th ESPA Conference
The Anette Johansen-Quale ESPA Scholarship is available to anyone aged 30 or under, either working or studying in the field of spinal cord injury.
The Professor Paul Kennedy ESPA Scholarship, sponsored by Stewarts available for anyone submitting an abstract for an oral presentation about a clinical intervention or workshop and is open to anyone working or studying in the field of spinal cord injury.
Each Scholarship will be for £500 GBP to support the individual’s registration fee, travel costs, and two nights’ accommodation. To apply, please explain in no more than 500 words why the Scholarship should be offered to you and submit your entry to email@example.com ASAP and by the closing date of 12th January 2024.
Koningsdag celebrations on 27th April 2024
Koningsdag (King’s Day) is the Dutch national holiday celebrating the King’s birthday
This is a national holiday in the Netherlands, during which people cover everything in orange – from flags, wigs, and clothing to revellers' faces. This colour honours the royal family, the House of Orange-Nassau. The celebrations begin on Koningsnacht (King’s Night), and the alcohol and music don’t stop flowing for 24 hours. Very busy cities this day will be Amsterdam, Utrecht, Rotterdam and Arnhem but also in other cities there are a lot of festivities.
Due to the very popular and busy celebrations, were some public places, like museums will be closed but not all. We highly recommend you book any trips and visits in advance.
Venue: De Hemel, Franseplaats 1, 6511 VS Nijmegen, Netherlands
Please indicate on your registration if you would like to attend the pre conference drinks on the evening before the conference
Tante Koosje, Berg en Dalseweg 359, 6522 CK Nijmegen, Netherlands
Approximate cost 55 euros
Fletcher Park Hotel Val Monte (126 rooms)
The hotel in Berg en Dal offers you a beautiful view of the natural Ooijpolders from its terrace. In addition, you can use the wonderful hotel facilities.
· Hotel with beauty and wellness facilities
· Panoramic view from the terrace on the Ooijpolders
· Near nature reserve Millingerwaard and the German border
· Can be combined with a day at Burgers' Zoo
Fletcher Parkhotel Val Monte is located in a versatile environment. For example, nature reserve De Millingerwaard is ideal for a unique cycling and walking tour. Moreover, the characteristic city of Nijmegen is a stone's throw from the hotel in Berg en dal.
Room (no breakfast included) for €76,00 on Wednesday and Thursday, €61,75 on Friday and €75,05 on Saturday (based on 1 person/room)
Reservation by phone +31 24 6842000 or mail: firstname.lastname@example.org You might get a discount of 15% on the above prices if you state that you are coming to the Sint Maartenskliniek.
There are 2 rooms adapted for wheelchair users, some other rooms are available for people with less mobility.
Address: Fletcher Parkhotel Val Monte
Oude Holleweg 5
6572 AA Berg en Dal
Fletcher Landgoed Hotel Holthurnsche Hof (57 rooms)
Situated in the natural landscape, Hotel Holthurnsche Hof Nijmegen is surrounded by forests and hills. WiFi is offered free of charge in all areas. All rooms have a terrace or French balcony and flat-screen TV. The private bathroom comes with a rain shower, hairdryer and free toiletries. Free parking is available on site, subject to availability. Landgoedhotel’s restaurant serves regional dishes and offers view of the hills. A breakfast buffet is available for guests to enjoy. The rooftop terrace is accessible during nice weather. The city centre of Nijmegen is within 5.5 km and Nijmegen’s 45-holes golf course is 2.5 km away. Several monuments and castles are located within the area.
Room (no breakfast included) for €89,30 on Wednesday and Thursday for €95,00 on Friday and €104,50 on Saturday
Reservation by phone +31 24 6841744 or mail: email@example.com You can use a discount of 15% on the above prices if you state that you are coming to the Sint Maartenskliniek.
There is 1 room adapted for wheelchair users and some that are accessible with wheelchair but not adapted
Address: Fletcher Landgoed Hotel Holthurnsche Hof
6571 CK Berg en Dal
Van der Valk Hotel Nijmegen-Lent is one of the most sustainable hotels in the Netherlands. It is close to the city centre of Nijmegen (2.1 km) and near a train station. The hotel is on the north side of the river the Waal. There are plenty of beautiful walks possible in the flood plains and overflow areas of the Waal.
Room (no breakfast included not-cancellable/cancellable) for €103,00/€130,00 on Wednesday, €96,00/€115,00 on Thursday, €107,00/€120,00 on Friday and €114,00/€125,00 on Saturday
Reservation can be made online: https://www.valknijmegen.nl/ When using the following links a discount of 10% will be offered on any cancellable room from 24-11-2023 till 27-4-2024. This discount only applies for 24-4-2024 till 26-4-20024. Links can be used till 18th of April 2024.
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There are 2 rooms adapted for wheelchair users see: https://www.valknijmegen.nl/hotelkamers/comfort-mindervalidekamer-30-m2
From the city center you can walk over one of the two bridges towards the Ooijpolder (one of the many polders in the Netherlands) with beautiful views over the skyline of Nijmegen and walking/hiking possibilities. You can also rent a bike and have a typical Dutch experience by cycling in and around the city of Nijmegen.