Foundation Congress of HORATIO
Program Thursday 22 March
Program Friday 23 March
Program Saturday 24 March
General information
Horatio Membership
Congress Fee and Registration
Registration Form


General information

Program committee
Jan van Schilt, Stephen Demicoli and Ber Oomen.

Nico Oud and Ber Oomen

Sponsors & supporting organizations
• Mental Health institute: GGz Nijmegen
• Forensic institute: Pompe stichting
• Federation psychiatric nursing associations Netherlands
• HAN University, Arnhem • Nijmegen
• National Nursing Museum Netherlands
• National organisations Psychiatric Nursing or section Mental Health;Finland, Sweden, Norway, Ireland, Netherlands, Czech/Republic and Malta.
• De Grift, Regional Mental Health Institute for Drugs and Alcohol Addiction


The official language of the congress is English, however simultaneous translation will be provided for all plenary sessions in the main hall.

Congress Centre Hotel Haarhuis
Opposite the Railway Station
Stationsplein 1
NL-6811 KG Arnhem
The Netherlands

Tel: ++31 (0)26 442 7441
Fax: ++ 31 (0)26 442 7449

Arnhem is the capital city of the province of Gelderland in east Netherlands, and only 20 km away from the German border. There is a complete and effective system of connections by motor-, rail- and waterways (Rhine river) and easy access by train to the international airports of Schiphol/Amsterdam as well as Frankfurt.

At Hotel Haarhuis you might be able to book rooms for the special congress price of € 90,- (single) and € 105,- (double) (inclusive breakfast and taxes). Fax your request to ++31 (0)26 442 7441, or e-mail to, and mention the code word “horatio 2007” (this offer is not available at the hotel internet booking site). For further information about the hotel look at: If the hotel is being fully booked, they will refer you to other hotels in the neighbourhood, or you might search the internet for hotels in Arnhem.

In Arnhem, a number of psychiatric nurses would like to host participants of the congress to stay at their houses for the nights. Pleas contact the Horatio office about availability.


There will be an opportunity for all kind of companies, institutions and organisations to present themselves at a separate exhibition or to sponsor the congress in other ways. If you are interested, please feel free to contact Mr. Ber Oomen, secretary general of Horatio at or

National Nursing Museum Netherlands; Verpleging en Verzorging
When nurses get a diploma after finishing the study, most of them get beside a document a pin to wear this on the uniform as a sign of their position. This is often a token of appreciation and to be proud on. We want to invite all participants, also from abroad, to bring their pin along to show this for a special project, carried out by the mu seum. (

HAN: High School for Nursing Arnhem - Nijmegen
During the congress eight nursing students, with a special interest for psychiatry, will assist the organisation and visitors on all kind of tasks. They will also carrying out a survey regarding the ‘Internationality and nurses in psychiatry’.

Horatio Secretariat
European Psychiatric Nurses
Tongerlostraat 33
6845ET, Arnhem
The Netherlands

Mobile: 0031-6-23343086

Operational Congress Organiser

Oud Consultancy & Conference Management
Hakfort 621
1102 LA Amsterdam
The Netherlands

Tel: + 31 20 409 0368
Fax: + 31 20 409 0550