We are committed to sustainability and have planned our event to be as green as possible. Here are some of our efforts, and we encourage you to take advantage of the suggestions below to “raise the sustainability bar” as pioneered for example by the UC Davis Cardiovascular Symposium.


Our caterer will provide reusable food packaging and dishes and buffets to avoid food waste. Plant-based options will be offered.


We try to avoid single-use plastics and cans. A reusable water bottle is included in the participant bag and we provide water dispensers. Also tap water is always a good option and strictly controlled in Germany.


Waste that cannot be avoided should be recycled. The city of Karlsruhe collects garbage separately for paper, plastic packaging, glass, and residual waste. Please support this recycling effort and dispose of your garbage in the appropriate containers.

Transportation to and from Karlsruhe

Karlsruhe is reachable by train within just a from many European cities. Also direct bus connections exist throughout Europe. If you need to fly in, consider offsetting your carbon emissions.

Transporation in Karlsruhe

Most of the hotels are at a walking distance from the conference venues. A public transport ticket covering all trams and buses within Karlsruhe is included in the conference registration. The ticket is included in your confirmation email and valid from Sunday to Wednesday.


We have attempted to minimize printouts and only provide a program booklet. You can access all abstracts and the published preprints using the Whova conference app.


All recommended hotels include attendee-specified temperature control. Please try to limit that temperature control while you are away from your room. All rooms have optional daily refreshing of linens, towels and consumables. We encourage everyone to request these services only when needed.