La Hulpe

Dolce la Hulpe

This year's meeting will be held at the Dolce La Hulpe Brussels. Information on getting to the venue can be found here at the hotel's website.

Dolce La Hulpe Brussels is located in the heart of the majestic Soignes Forest, only minutes from the Brussels City Centre and Brussels Airport.

Dolce La HulpeBrussels is a full service destination perfect for either business or pleasure, especially with its luxury CINQ MONDES Spa, pool and fitness center, fine dining, and a selection of 264 guest rooms and suites that reflect hospitality at its finest.


Sonian Forest

The picturesque setting of Dolce La Hulpe Brussels offers an amazing array of year-round recreational opportunities, beginning with 72 hectares (178 acres) of the Sonian Forest to explore with jogging and Nordic walking. Mountain bikes are also available at the Guest Service. Bike rental at 15€ for a half day and 25€ for a full day.

Whatever your goals are, our coach Loucas will familiarize you with the most appropriate cardio and weight training to help you achieve the best of yourself. Among those equipments, the "Personal Kinesis " allows you to run more than 200 exercises.

Hammam Spa

Spa Cinq Mondes

Cinq Mondes Spa invites you to a unique relaxation experience. Discover a marvelous selection of treatments and well-being traditions marked by quality, authenticity and ceremony. Ayurvedic massage, Flowers Japanese Bath, « Purée de Papaye® » Radiance Scrub, Balinese Massage, Taoist Face Care-Massage invite you to take a unique sensory journey.

Arts and History

The charming town of La Hulpe is located next to a beautiful forest, offering a wide range of recreational possibilities. The proximity to Brussels lends itself to a number of cultural visits. The 19th century La Hulpe Castle, classified as an “Exceptional Heritage Site in Wallonia” and the Folon Foundation make for interesting historic visits. The famous city of Waterloo is just 5 km (3 miles) away. The wonderfully elegant Grand Place, the Royal Galleries, the iconic Manneken Pis and the famous Atomium are perfect for group or individual activities.

Atomium Waterloo Folon


Royal Palace and BELvue Museum

During the Congress, we will have a dinner and underground tour in the BELvue Museum, adjacent to the Royal Palace, where you will discover the remains of the palace of Charles V. The Royal Palace of Brussels is the official palace of the King of Belgians in the centre of the nation's capital, Brussels.


The facade we see today was only built after 1900 on the initiative of King Leopold II. The first nucleus of the present-day building dates from the end of the 18th century. However, the grounds on which the palace stands were once part of a very old palatial complex that dated back to the Middle Ages.

The first building on the Coudenberg hill was constructed between the second half of the 11th and first half of the 12th century. At that time it probably looked like a fortified castle forming a part of the fortifications of the city of Brussels.

At that time it probably looked like a fortified castle forming a part of the fortifications of the city of Brussels. It was the home of the Dukes of Brabant who also resided in the nearby city of Leuven and in the Castle of Tervuren. In the following centuries it was rebuilt, extended and improved in line with the increased prestige of the Dukes of Brabant and their successors; the Dukes of Burgundy, the Emperor Charles V, the Archduke Albert of Austria and Infanta Isabel of Spain and successive Governors of the Habsburg Netherlands.


Grand-Place Brussels

The Grand-Place is the central square of Brussels. It is surrounded by guildhalls, the city's Town Hall, and the Breadhouse. The square is the most important tourist destination and most memorable landmark in Brussels, along with the Atomium and Manneken Pis. It measures 68 by 110 metres (223 by 360 ft), and it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.



Web sites for tourism in Brussels

The Belgian Tourist OfficeVisitBrussels

Dolce La Hulpe Brussels
Chaussée de Bruxelles 135
1310 La Hulpe - Belgium


Larger map


car From Brussels airport by car (approximately 20 km)
Take Leopoldlaan/A201, take exit Zaventem for E40 toward E411, merge onto R22, then merge onto E40 via the ramp on the left to Bergen/Namen/Charleroi/Luik/E411/E19/Leuven, continue onto R0, take the exit toward Hoeilaart/Bosvoorde/Genval, turn left at Terhulpsesteenweg/N275, continue to follow N275. Destination will be on the right.

To plan your car trip, we advise one of the many online services freely available such as, for example:

bus Transfers from airport to the congress venue
You may book transportation through the address
From Brussels Airport to Dolce La Hulpe: 50 EUR
From Dolce La Hulpe to Brussels Airport: 45 EUR

taxi Taxi
Taxi reservations can be made through the website
Prices (taxes not included) for a one-way trip between the airport and Dolce La Hulpe
car, 65 EUR • minivan (up to 7 persons), 75 EUR
See the website for further information.



Important dates

  • Registrations and abstract submissions open
    8 December 2010
  • Notification of abstract selections
    15 April 2011



  • Abstract submissions
    1 April 2011
  • Early bird registrations
    1 April 2011


Organising Committee

E. Dale Abel (Co-Chair)

Salt Lake City, UT

Luc Bertrand (Co-Chair)

Brussels, Belgium

Christophe Beauloye (Co-Chair)

Brussels, Belgium

Sandrine Horman

Brussels, Belgium

Louis Hue

Brussels, Belgium

Jean-Louis Vanoverschelde

Brussels, Belgium

Christine Des Rosiers

Montreal, Québec

Jan Glatz

Maastricht, The Netherlands