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ISMB/ECCB 2019 Child Care

How to Register for Child Card Services
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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 (to be named Familycare Basel July 1, 2019) has been the competent solution provider in Switzerland since 2000 for all questions concerning the balancing of work and family life.

During the ISMB/ECCB 2019 meeting, childcare will be offered for children aged 3 months to 12 years 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.

How to Register for Child Care Services

Registered delegates wishing to reserve child care services for the duration of the conference must complete the online registration as well as the proFawo Basel form.  Services can be reserved for $100 USD per child for members and $250 USD per child for nonmembers.  This fee covers child care services for the duration of the conference.

Space is limited. ISCB wishes to reserve the available slots to those delegates who plan to attend the full conference. Two-day service is not available at this time.  If you desire two-day care, please contact us closer to the registration deadline to inquire about space.


Registration is available at: https://iscb.swoogo.com/childcareBasel2019 

ISCB would like to thank the following groups for their generous support of this initiative making child care 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.

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Description of Child Care Offerings Required in Applications for NIH Conference Grant Support For applicants writing a conference grant, they must include in their application plans to identify resources for child care and other types of family care at the conference site to allow individuals with family care responsibilities to attend (see section IV of the funding opportunity announcement PA-10-071).