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ISMB/ECCB 2019 Child Care

ISMB/ECCB 2019 is pleased to announce that child care services for the conference July 21 to July 25, 2019 has been arranged with profawo Basel for registered attendees’ children.

profawo Basel (short for “pro family and work”) has been the competent solution provider in Switzerland since 2000 for all questions concerning the balancing of work and family life. profawo Basel is operating seven daycare centers and a day kindergarten.

During the ISMB/ECCB 2019 meeting, childcare will be offered for children aged 3 months to 12 years free of charge for registered congress delegates during the following hours:

Sunday, July 21 9:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Monday, July 22 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Tuesday, July 23 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Wednesday, July 24 8:00 AM – 8:30 PM
Thursday, July 25 8:00 AM – 6:30 PM

The children will be looked after in Basel Congress Center by specialized caregivers with proven qualifications and experience. The program includes indoor activities as well as excursions and strolls (depending on the age of the children, the composition of the groups and weather conditions).

Age-appropriate food, diapers (Pampers), hygiene articles as well as age-appropriate toys, board games and DVDs will be provided by profawo Basel. Should special hygiene and care articles or a special diet be necessary for the child, we ask you to contact us at an early stage.

Registration details will be available by the end of April 2019.

ISCB would like to thank the following groups for their generous support of this initiative making childcare possible in 2019!


Children and ISMB/ECCB 2019

ISCB conferences are professional events. Children of registered ISCB conference delegates are welcome to attend the conference with their parent or guardian, as long as younger children are under the supervision of a parent or guardian at all times. Parents or guardians may bring children to educational events provided the child does not disrupt the event.

Personal Consideration Room

A private room is available during the conference for nursing mothers and others with sensitive personal needs. Staff at the registration desk will direct you to the room. Please note that this room is not staffed and contains tables, chairs, and a waste basket. A restroom is located nearby.