General Information


By car

Rental cars are available at all Airports. Zermatt is car-free. Access by private car is only permitted until Täsch (5 km away from Zermatt). The Matterhorn Terminal in Täsch has 2’100 covered parking spaces. From Täsch, one continues to Zermatt by train. The organization committee does not recommend the transfer by car.

By train

The most convenient option to get to Zermatt is by train. The journey spans for about 3-4 hours depending on the departure airport. The trains are running hourly from Zurich, Geneva and Basel Airport to Visp. Exchange trains, take the “Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn” headed to Zermatt. Follow the instructions by the SBB.

The Swiss Railway (SBB) offers one of the most comfortable and luxurious journeys worth experiencing in a lifetime as you get to behold picturesque views all through your travel. In Zermatt, the electro cab from the Hotel Zermatterfhof picks you up at the railway station. Please inform the hotel about your arrival time in Zermatt.

IMPORTANT: The Swiss Transfer Ticket is the best and cheapest option. It takes foreign guests from the airport or border railway station directly to the vacation destination and back again.

  • The Swiss Transfert Ticket is not available from SBB ticket counters in Switzerland!
  • You need to purchase it online from SBB Ticket Shop in your country (print @home) 
  • Children between 6 and 16 years of age who are accompanied by at least one parent travel free of charge (with the complimentary Swiss Family Card, free of charge)

Information and booking



There is no professional childcare during the congress available. However, in Zermatt there are various outdoor and indoor playgrounds. On Friday and Saturday there will be an approximately one hour supervised children's program. Please let us know if your child is interested in participating.

Congress language

The official congress language is English. The educational and scientific lectures will be held in English. All PowerPoint presentations should be prepared in English, only “take home messages” in German and French are allowed.


The currency of Switzerland is CHF (Swiss Francs). Your participation can be paid in Swiss Francs (CHF) or Euros (€). You will find cash machines/ATMs in Zermatt at the banks or post offices. Currency exchange offices are also widely available at banks, post offices as well as at the airport and train stations.

Financial support

For delegates or people living with EB who want to participate at the congress and do not have the financial means to participate, please contact the congress organization.


Hotel accommodation

Grand Hotel Zermatterhof | Bahnhofstrasse 55 | CH-3920 Zermatt | F +41 27 966 66 00 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Special hotel rates have been negotiated for delegates attending the congress. It is highly recommended to book your hotel room as early as possible.

Alternative accommodation is the responsibility of each participant. Ask Zermatt Tourism to find another hotel: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  | | +41 27 966 81 00

Room rates
Single room CHF 140 per room and night
Double room CHF 270 per room and night

The reservation confirmation will be sent directly from the hotel. The hotel rooms can be paid on site at your depart.


Book your hotel room here


Registration fees


Early bird
until 31 Mai 2018

1 June until 31 July 2018

  Categories Full Conference 1 day  Full Conference  1 day
Individual participant/delegate 150 180 75 90 180 215 90 110

Individual participant younger than 16

100 120 50 60 130 155 65 80


The following is included in the registration fee:

  • Name badge
  • Congress bag and documents
  • Catering (lunch and coffee breaks) on Friday and Saturday
  • Welcome reception at the Matterhorn museum on Friday, 7 September 2018          
  • Admission to all scientific sessions, poster area and industrial exhibition      
  • Free WLAN access