Voorjaarsvergadering 2017



uesday 11 & Wednesday 12 April 2017




Papendallaan 3
6816 VD Arnhem

026 - 483 79 11


Papendal Hotel en Conference Centre

For the route description please click HERE


Congress secretariat:
Congress Company
P.O. Box 2428

5202 CK ’s-Hertogenbosch

Tel  073 - 700 35 00




Organizing committee

Prof. dr. W. Bitter, chair

Dr. A.J.W. van Alphen

Dr. J.J.E. Bijlsma

Prof. dr. S. Brul

Dr. P.A.S. Daran Lapujade

Dr. B. Duim

Prof. dr. B.L. Haagmans

Dr. P.J.A. Haas

Prof. dr. ir. M.S.M. Jetten

Prof. dr. M.D. de Jong

Prof. dr. M.P.G. Koopmans

Prof. dr. O.P. Kuipers

Dr. G. Roeselers

Prof. dr. P.H.M. Savelkoul

Dr. J.J. Verweij

Dr. B.J.M. Vlaminckx

Dr. A.L. Zomer

Prof. dr. ir. M.H. Zwietering


Poster committee
Prof. dr. S. Brul
Prof. dr. ir. M.S.M. Jetten
Dr. N. van Sorge


The Scientific spring meeting is organized by the Dutch Society of Medical Microbiology (NVMM) and the Royal Dutch Society of Microbiology (KNVM).



The Scientific Spring Meeting KNVM & NVMM 2017 will be accredited by the NVMM.


Microbiology awards 2017:


Poster prizes 

Three poster prizes will be awarded for the best poster presentation.

Kiem prize (Kiemprijs)

The KNVM/NVMM science committee makes the Kiem Awards (EUR 500 each) available for the best first publications written by young microbiologists, whom are society members and are at the start of their microbiology career. Up to three prizes are awarded, one each in the categories "general microbiology", "medical microbiology" or "microbial ecology".

Westerdijk Award (Proefschrift prijs)

The KNVM/NVMM science committee awards up to three prizes (Euro 1.000 each) for the best PhD-thesis, one each in the categories "general microbiology", "medical microbiology" or "microbial ecology".

Van Leeuwenhoek Award (Postdoc prijs)

The KNVM/NVMM science committee offers the Van Leeuwenhoek Awards (EUR 500 each) up to 3 microbiologists for the best first publication as last author, one each in the categories "general microbiology", "medical microbiology" or "microbial ecology".


For rules, regulations and deadlines about the awards please check: https://www.knvm.org/knvm/awards-and-grants of http://www.nvmm.nl/awards-nvmmknvm


Poster Award ceremony, Tuesday 11 April, 22:15 hrs, Room Sydney

After the poster session on Tuesday evening the 3 winners of the poster prize will be announced.


Award ceremony, Tuesday 11 April, 10:45 – 11:00 hrs & Wednesday 12 April, 15:10 - 15:30 hrs, Room Athene B/C

In the plenary session on Tuesday morning the winners of the Kiem prize will be announced and presented.

In the plenary session on Wednesday afternoon the winners of the Westerdijk Award and Van Leeuwenhoek Award will be announced and presented.





For registration please click HERE.


Registration fee (incl. coffee, tea and lunch)


Before 1 March 2017                                                per day           2 days 

Member KNVM/NVMM                                            Euro   95         Euro 155        

Non-member                                                             Euro 170         Euro 275

Student/technician/AIO/AIOS – member                 Euro   75         Euro 115

Student/technician/AIO/AIOS – non member          Euro 125         Euro 210

Presenting student                                                    Euro   50         Euro   75


After 28 February 2017 no reduced fee is offered for Student/technician/AIO/AIOS


1 March 2017 – 9 April 2017                                                per day           2 days

Member KNVM/NVMM                                            Euro 145         Euro 245        

Non-member                                                             Euro 250         Euro 365

Presenting student                                                    Euro   75         Euro 120


As of 10 April & on site                                             per day           2 days

Member KNVM/NVMM                                            Euro 195         Euro 330        

Non-member                                                             Euro 295         Euro 425

Presenting student                                                    Euro   95         Euro 165


Dinner & party

Dinner & party Tuesday 11 April 2017                     Euro 50 per person (incl. drinks)


Grant “Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Stichting”

The “Antonie van Leeuwenhoek Stichting” supports PhD-students and AIOS’ to attend the spring meeting and therefore they will sponsor the hotel costs (1 night (Tuesday 11 April), Hotel Van der Valk or Bilderberg Hotel De Buunderkamp, 2 persons per room) for presenting PhD-students or AIOS (poster or oral, presenting author only). Please indicate, when registering, whether you would need a hotel room and provide the name of your roommate. There is only a limited number of rooms available at the Van der Valk Hotel. Reservations are accepted on first-come-first-serve basis.


Please note: pre-registration is mandatory


Hotel accommodation

Hotel accommodation is available in Papendal Hotel en Conference Centre: Hotel “Brons” *** and Hotel “Zilver” **** and Bilderberg Hotel De Buunderkamp. Reservations will be accepted on first-come-first-serve.

For presenting PhD-students and AIOS a limited number of hotel rooms have been reserved in Hotel Van der Valk (2 presenting students per room).


PLEASE NOTE that, to prevent mistakes, it is no longer possible to make a hotel reservation for Monday evening together with your conference registration (rooms are only offered for Tuesday night).

To book a room for Monday night please contact Papendal directly via e-mail (Ilona.roelofs@papendal.nl) or phone (026-4837201).

Prices hotel accommodation (including breakfast and tax):

                                                               Single room    Double room

Papendal brons***                            Euro 102,50    Euro 117,50

Papendal Zilver****                         Euro 127.50    Euro 142,50

Bilderberg De Buunderkamp****    Euro 122,50    Euro 135,00

Note: the person who makes the reservation for a double room has to pay the full amount.


Payment is only possible by iDeal.



Cancellations and refund requests must be submitted via e-mail  to the congress secretariat before 1 March 2017. Cancellations made before 1 March 2017 will be refunded less Euro 50 to administration costs. All refunds will be made after the congress.




Submitting an abstract for the Scientific Spring Meeting KNVM & NVMM 2017 is no longer possible.
Authors will receive a notification of acceptance before March 1st.

Klik hier voor het schematisch programma