Practical information

Find all the necessary information to participate in the International Symposium « Advancing with Williams Syndrome, » including fees, access, hotels, and an FAQ that will answer your questions.

Fees and registrations

In order to plan this event effectively

please sign up as soon as possible and not later than 30th April 2024


MEMBER(s) of a European Association 


2 days* (Hotel included*) : 50€

1 day  : 25€

Child under 16, 2 days: 30€

*Hotel accommodation is included exclusively for members of French and Swiss associations 


2 day* (Hotel not included) : 70€

1 day : 35€

Remote participation : 20

 WS: free

This package includes round-trip transport between the hotel and HUG (Geneva University Hospitals), welcome coffee with pastries, coffee breaks, and Saturday and Sunday lunches.

Saturday Night Activities


Departure from HUG at 5:30 PM, return to the hotel at 7:00 PM

Adult/Child/ SWB 5


AT 7:30 PM


Child under 12/SWB: 8

Access to HUG

Getting there by public transport:

From the airport: bus 5, towards Thônex Vallard/stop Genève Hopital

From Cornavin Station: bus 5, towards Thônex Vallard/stop Genève Hôpital

From Annemasse: Léman Express train, towards Copet/stop Genève-Champel, then bus 7, towards Bout-du-monde/stop pédiatrie

From Saint-Julien en Genevois: bus 80, towards Bel-Air/stop Bel-Air, then bus 5, towards Thônex Vallard/stop Genève Hôpital

Buses will be organized from various hotels.


Hôpitaux universitaires de Genève (HUG)

Rue Gabrielle Perret-gentil 4

1205 Geneva



Negotiated prices have been arranged with the following hotels : 

Ibis Archamps Porte de Genève

Ibis Budget Archamps

Ibis Styles Vitam Parc Neydens

AC Marriott St Julien-en-Genevois

For non-members of French and Swiss associations, please fill out the form below to book your hotel. Our team will contact you to confirm receipt of your request and provide you with the rate.



The Symposium will be held on  22 and 23 juin 2024 at HUG 

The Symposium will start on Saturday at 8h30 until 17h30 and Sunday at 8h30 until 15h30

Coffee breaks and lunches are provided on both days.

Only for healthcare professional

Yes, the symposium is open to the public; however, registration fees must be paid to attend

The main auditorium, with a capacity of up to 320 people, will be primarily dedicated to researchers and Healthcare professional. Meanwhile, the second auditorium, offering 120 seats, will feature presentations on topics such as daily life, aging, legal rights, career guidance, etc.


Yes,  in French and English

After each presentation, a 10-15 minute question-and-answer session will be organized. You will have the opportunity to discuss with the researchers during lunch breaks and the evening cocktail dinner,

The presentations will be available in a protected space

yes, roundtable discussions will be organized on career orientation, the sexuality of SWB individuals, etc.


No refunds will be issued within 60 days of the colloquium

Your children as well as all SWB individuals will be taken care of by animators, educators. An association will be present to exchange with siblings

Sofas will be available for the comfort of participants


Preferred rates have been negotiated with the hotels as mentioned on the practical information page. If you choose to stay in another establishment, accommodation and transportation costs will be at your expense. Organizers will arrange room for you, and you will be informed of the exact location of your stay a few weeks before the event

Buses will be organized departing from the hotels to transport you to the Hospital and back to the hotel in the evening. However, if you are not staying at the hotels reserved by the organizers, you can use the Geneva public transportation (TPG). See above.

The nearest station is Saint-Julien-en-Genevois. 

Yes, shuttles will be organized. We ask you to provide this information in the registration form.

The organizers will handle the room assignments and will subsequently communicate the details such as the address and the meeting point


No, the dinner is not included. We will recommend some restaurants.