Stockholm 2023

ECHDO AGM 2023 - Friday 21 April – Saturday 22 April 2023

Dear Members,
We are pleased to welcome you to ECHDO’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) which will be held from April 21 to 22 in Stockholm. In this letter you fill find all the information to prepare for your stay in Stockholm. You can find the preliminary program enclosed.


The easiest way to get to Sweden is to fly to Stockholm Arlanda airport. Take the airport train between Arlanda and Stockholm city. The trains run non-stop in 18 minutes between Stockholm Arlanda airport and Stockholm Central station. You can buy your tickets here

Hotel accommodation

Scandic 53, Kungsgatan 53, 111 22 Stockholm

For those who have booked hotel accommodation, ECHDO will pay for one night’s accommodation, as previously communicated. Other nights will be for your account and will need to be paid at the front desk upon arrival. We have agreed a rate with the hotel. Single use SEK 1390.- per room, per night incl. breakfast and Double use SEK 1.590 per room, per night incl. breakfast. ECHDO will pay the night in advance of arrival.

Location convention

The conference will be held at Scandic Klara, Slöjdgatan 7, 111 57, Stockholm, and is situated in central Stockholm, close to Stockholm's Central Station with rail, bus and metro links plus the Arlanda Express. View the Google Map for directions. Telephone: +46 8 517 266 00.


Dinner on Friday will be held at Mårten Trotzig in a private room. It is located right in the heart of Old Town, Stockholm, a 15-minute walk from the conference. Please confirm by 1st April if you will be attending the dinner and if you have any dietary requirements.

Concept Programme

Friday 21st April 2023

10:00 – Welcome - Lene Osmundsen
10:05 - Speaker 1 - Helen Wilmshurst - Proveca Medicines for Children
10:35 - FIKA (coffee break)
10:45 - TBC – Centralisation of surgical interventions
11:30 – Heleen van der Zwaan (Netherlands) – Transition from child/youth to adult care (online) 12:15 - Lunch
13:30 - Speaker 4 – Dr. Liza Morton (pre-recorded)
14:15- FIKA
14:25 Speaker 5 – Dr. Edward Callus – The history of ECHDO


14:45 - Close + Appeal for new members/thoughts regarding future plans for tomorrow’s meeting - Just Deinum

Evening Dinner

19:00 – Dinner (3 course meal)- After Dinner Speaker Rob Nicoll

Saturday 22nd April 2023

09:30 - Coffee
10:00 - Future Plans of ECHDO - Just Deinum
10:30 - AGM
11:00 - Coffee Break
11:30 - Workshop (What members want from ECHDO) 12:30 - Review of Workshop
12:45 – Close

Post Conference

- Networking

Other Hotel information

All hotels in Sweden are cash free and all guests will be asked to present a valid ID upon check in. Accommodation includes breakfast.

Getting from the hotel to the AGM

It is a short walk from Scandic 53 to Scandic Klara. View google map directions.

If you have any other specific requirements or questions, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us. Kindly let us have any dietary requirements by 1st April so that we can ensure the hotel and restaurant have enough time to prepare.

We welcome you in Stockholm.

On behalf of the ECHDO board,

Just Deinum, Rob Nicoll, Joanna Heath, Lene Osmundsen, Stelle Eleftheriadou, and Emilie Mikalsen

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