02 November 2023

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International Fluorescence Guided Surgery Congress 2023
Hotel Arena, Amsterdam


On November 2nd and 3rd, 2023, the international symposium on fluorescence-guided surgery will take place at Hotel Arena in Amsterdam. The symposium is organized by the Dutch Fluorescence Guided Surgery (DFGS) group and the International Society of Fluorescence Guided Surgery

Are you interested in delving deeper into fluorescence-guided surgery? Or perhaps you want to take your first leap into the world of near-infrared fluorescence imaging but are unsure where to start or how to approach it? In both cases, this symposium is the right place for you.


The symposium is aimed at a broad clinical and scientific audience, including both experienced and inexperienced fluorescence users. Various examples of the use of indocyanine green (ICG) in daily practice will be discussed, as well as (fundamental) research on tumor-specific substances. Researchers and specialists from surgical specialties such as urology, transplant surgery, plastic surgery, ENT surgery, general surgery, neurosurgery, thoracic surgery, and gynecology will be present. It is also highly suitable for interested technical physicians.

The interdisciplinary nature of the symposium offers a unique opportunity to learn from insights gained in other subspecialties that you may not be familiar with. As a participant of the symposium, you will also have the opportunity to get acquainted with fluorescence cameras from various manufacturers during lunch breaks. Accreditation has been requested for your association. 

More information about the program will soon be available on our website. Please find the program highlights below. The symposium will start Thursday at 2PM until 6PM, followed by a social event. On Friday the official program starts at 10AM until 5:15PM.
(All time indications are Central European Time)

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Practical information

The congress will take place in Hotel Arena, Amsterdam. Also the social dinner and evening will be at this location.

  • Address: Hotel Arena, ’s-Gravesandestraat 55, 1092 AA Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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  • Accomodation options:
    - Hotel Arena: see above, limited room availability; aprox. €225.00 per night (standard room)
    - Hyatt Regency Amsterdam: Sarphatistraat 104, 1018 GV Amsterdam; 10 min walking from congress location; aprox. €400.00 per night.
    - The Manor Amsterdam: Linnaeusstraat 89, 1093 EK, Amsterdam; 10 min walking from congress location.; aprox. €160.00 per night 

Ticket are available via the sign up button at the top of this page.

Ticketgroup: Scientific program

Full-Rate -Ticket - Scientific program: This ticket category applies to all medical specialists and senior scientific personnel who wish to attend the congress. The full-rate ticket provides access to all sessions, workshops, throughout the event. It offers a comprehensive experience, allowing you to engage with the latest advancements in your field, connect with experts, and contribute to the scientific discussions.

Reduced-Rate Ticket - Scientific program: We understand the importance of supporting emerging professionals and students in their academic and scientific journeys. The reduced-rate ticket is specifically tailored for Residents (in-training), PhD candidates, students, and other individuals who qualify for this category. This ticket offers the same benefits as the full-rate ticket but at a discounted price, enabling wider participation and fostering collaboration among the future leaders of the medical community.

Corporate-Rate Ticket - Scientific program: We value the partnership and collaboration with industry stakeholders. The corporate-rate ticket is designed for our esteemed industrial partners who wish to participate in the congress. This ticket grants access to the sessions, workshops, providing an excellent platform to showcase products, services, and innovations to a diverse audience of medical professionals and researchers.

Ticketgroup: Social event - networking event (optional)

Full-Rate -Ticket - Social event (optional): This ticket includes the social (walking) dinner and networking event on Thursday 2nd of November.  

Reduced-Rate Ticket Social event (optional): This ticket includes the social (walking) dinner and networking event on Thursday 2nd of November.  

Corporate-Rate Ticket Social event (optional): This ticket includes the social (walking) dinner and networking event on Thursday 2nd of November.

Information and privacy

We prioritize the privacy and security of your personal information. We want to assure you that any personal details you provide during the registration process through our ticketing portal will be handled with utmost care and in accordance with applicable data protection laws (GDPR-regulations).
Here is a brief statement regarding the privacy of personal details registered through the ticketing portal:

  • Data Protection: We are committed to protecting your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We implement robust security measures to safeguard the data you provide during the registration process.
  • Confidentiality: We treat all personal details as strictly confidential and only use them for the purpose of organizing and managing the congress. Your information will not be shared with any third parties, except as required by law or with your explicit consent.
  • Purpose Limitation: The personal information collected during the registration process is solely used for congress-related activities, including communication, issuing tickets, and providing relevant updates and information regarding the event.
  • Data Retention: We retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, or as required by applicable laws and regulations. Once the retention period expires, we securely dispose of or anonymize your data to ensure your privacy.


We are pleased to inform you that we offer convenient and secure payment options for the upcoming congress. To ensure a smooth registration process, we have implemented three payment methods: iDEAL, Visa/Mastercard and Wire-transfer (SEPA).
Note: A service-fee of €2.00 per ticket applies to all ticket-orders, with a maximum of €10.00.

  • iDEAL: iDEAL is a widely used payment method in the Netherlands, offering a secure and straightforward online banking experience. By selecting iDEAL during the registration process, you can conveniently make your payment directly from your Dutch bank account. This option ensures quick and hassle-free transactions, with instant confirmation of your payment.
  • Visa/Mastercard: For participants who prefer using credit or debit cards, we accept payments made with Visa and Mastercard. Please note that additional bank charges or fees may apply, depending on your card issuer.
  • Wire-transfer (SEPA): For participants who prefer using wire transfer, we accept payments made by SEPA wire transfer. Please note that it takes a couple of working days for the transaction to be processed, you will receive your tickets automatically when the payment is processed and succeeded.
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  • Martijn van Dam, President, PhD Candidate, University Medical Center Groningen·
  • Rutger Henrar, Secretary, PhD Candidate, Amsterdam UMC·
  • Daan Linders, Treasurer, PhD Candidate, Leiden University Medical Center·
  • Mats Warmerdam, Treasurer, PhD Candidate, Leiden University Medical Center·
  • Yester Janssen, Acquisitions, PhD Candidate, University Medical Center Groningen
  • Bo Zweedijk, Location, PhD Candidate, Erasmus Medical Center
  • Danique Heuvelings, Public Relations, PhD Candidate, Maastricht University·
  • Tim Hoffman, Public Relations, PhD Candidate, University Medical Center Groningen/Medical Center Leeuwarden·

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