Conference 2016 - Reykjavík


The next congress will be held in Reykjavík 28. – 31. May 2016.

Main topics

  • Ethics
  • Late Effects
  • Pain Management

Meeting Venue

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel

Key dates

Please take note of these important dates:

February 1st - Deadline for abstract submission.

March 21st - Deadline for Early Bird registration fee.

March 15th - Notification of abstract acceptance/rejection.

March 15th – Deadline for booking rooms for working groups.

May 1st - Deadline for online registration.

Registration and fees

Included in the registration fee:

Admission to the meeting

Three lunches and coffee during breaks at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel,

Get together, Horse Theater at Fákasel with dinner and Gala dinner.

The fees depend on if you have a NOBOS Membership and when you register.

  Before March 1st After March 1st
NOBOS Members ISK 80.000 ISK 96.000
Non-members ISK 87.000 ISK 105.000

Social program

May 28th Get together at Hvalasafnið (Canapé and wine)

May 29th Visit to The Icelandic Horse Park, Fákasel. Horse show and dinner.

May 30th Gala Dinner at Flói in Harpa the new Concert and Conference Hall





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This is a map of the exhibition area.



Preliminary Programme

Saturday 28.05.2016

09.00-17.00   NOBOS board meeting

19.00-21.00   Get-together: Hvalasafnið (Whale museum)

Sunday 29.05.2016

08.30-09.00   Opening Ceremony

                       Joint session: Pain Management

                       Key note speaker: Stefan J. Friedrichsdorf MD, Minneapolis

                       Pain Management

                       Key note speaker: Faith Gibson, Clinical Professor of Children's and Young People's Cancer Care

                       Free papers

                       National meetings

                       Horse show at Fákasel

                       NOBOS dinner at Tryggvaskáli, Selfoss

Monday 30.05.2016

                        Joint session: Ethics

                        Key note speaker: Bert Molevijk, associate Professor Clinical Ethics at the Department of Medical
                        Humanities of the VU Medical Center in Amsterdam.


                        Key note speaker: Kristian Juusola, RSCN. PPSHP. RSCN, Clinical Ethics & Haemophilia

                        Free Papers

                        Gala dinner at Harpa Music Hall

Tuesday 31.05.2016

                        Late effects: Kersti Pekenen

                        Free papers

                        Lunch to go



Invitation to sponsors, exhibitors and advertisers

NOBOS and NOPHO invites your company to be our cooperative partner for our congresses in Reykjavík in 2016.

This will be the meeting place of the majority of clinicians, clinical researchers and nurses in the field of paediatric haematology and oncology from the Nordic countries. We are happy to invite your company to be our cooperative partner for this important arrangement. Your participation will be presented clearly in the program and at both NOPHO and NOBOS websites.

Download - Exhibition overview


A welcome from the organisers

Dear NOPHO/NOBOS friends, colleagues, invited speakers, guests and sponsors.

On behalf of the organizing committee for the 34th annual NOPHO meeting and 11th biannual NOBOS meeting, we wish you all welcome to Reykjavik. This will be the 5th meeting of NOPHO in Iceland but the first time a joint NOPHO/NOBOS meeting is held here.

Although we have seen major improvements in outcome for our patients during recent decades, many challenges remain. We as doctors and nurses are reminded of this on a daily basis and are often faced with difficult questions on treatment and possible adverse effects. We also have to find time and money for basic and clinical research, including registration of patients and international collaboration. These issues and challenges are reflected in the choice of themes for our meeting and to discuss them we have invited a group of distinguished speakers from both sides of the Atlantic and from the Nordic countries.

The friendship and collaboration between the Nordic countries goes back a long way and is well known. This is also true within NOPHO and NOBOS and is an important factor in improving the care of our patients. We hope this meeting, including the social program, will help to strengthen our bonds, have fun with old friends and meet new ones.

We would like to thank our sponsors for their contributions and help in making this meeting possible. We also appreciate the important help and advice from Elisabeth Broby, the NOPHO webmaster.

We hope this meeting fulfills all your expectations and that your stay in Iceland this time will be pleasant and rewarding.

A warm welcome to all of you!

Ólafur G. Jónsson Sigrún Þóroddsdóttir




Practical information


Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland enjoys a cool temperate ocean climate: cool in summer and relatively mild in winter. Average summer temperature ranges from 10 to 13°C. The weather, however, is rather unpredictable and guests should come prepared for the unexpected i.e. occasional showers or stiff winds.

Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) throughout the year and does not switch to "daylight saving time" during summer. Sunset in the May is at around 22:20 and sunrise again around 04:30.


When travelling in Iceland a warm sweater and weatherproof coat or jacket is essential. Also bring your swimming suit for the outdoor swimming pools heated with geothermal water. Iceland is a wild country and good walking shoes and an informal wear are a must.

Helpful links

Inspired by Iceland -

Visit Reykjavík -

Reykjavik -

What´s on in Iceland -

Visit Iceland travel guide -

Nordic Adventure Travel -

Safe travel -

Map of Reykjavik -

Live from Iceland, webcams from various locations -

Restaurants -

Blue Lagoon -

Universal currency converter -

Weather in Iceland -



Travel and hotels

How to get to Iceland

Participants are advised to book their flight as soon as possible

You can find information about Keflavík International Airport here as well as information about all airlines operating to and from Iceland here.

These are some of the airlines that provide flights to and from Iceland:

Arriving in Iceland at Keflavík International Airport

The Flybus airport shuttle will take you from Keflavík International Airport to Reykjavik city and vice versa. The Flybus is connected to all arriving and departing flights at Keflavík airport. Seats are always guaranteed. Keflavík Airport is in 55 km distance from Reykjavík.

Hotel Accommodation

The conference organizer, Meeting Iceland, arranges for hotel accommodation for participants. Pre-reserved rooms at a special conference price are available at the following hotels – see registration form

Hilton Reykjavik Nordica Hotel

Grand Hotel Reykjavik

Hotel Ísland

Cabin Hotel

Reykjavik Lights Hotel




Here is the programme for the conference in Reykjavík.

Please observe that the entire programme is a large file (21 Mb). If you just want to read the abstracts and conference programme, please download that file.

Download - Programme for both NOPHO and NOBOS


Call for abstracts

The NOBOS Committee invites you to give an oral or poster presentation during the NOBOS Congress in Reykjavík, 27. – 31. May 2016.

The deadline for submitting abstracts is February 1st, 2016. This deadline will be strictly observed. The Abstract Committee will review abstracts for an oral or poster presentation and notification of acceptance/rejection will be sent via e-mail to the corresponding author by March 15th, 2016

The presentations must be given in English. No interpretation will be provided.

All posters will be considered for the 'Best Poster Awards'. 

Instructions for abstract submission

The following information should be included in the submission and e-mailed to

Personal data

Last name:

First name:



Zip/postal code:






Abstract guide

1. All abstracts must be written in English

2. Spell check your abstract

3. The maximum number of words of the abstract text is 300

4. Use the font Times New Roman, 12 pt, 1½ line spacing.

5. Print the title in CAPITAL Letters with a maximum of 2 lines

6. The body of the text should be set out as follows:

a. Background

b. Objectives/Aim

c. Method

d. Results /Conclusion