CONGRESSUS PHARMACEUTICUS HUNGARICUS XVII. AND
EUFEPS ANNUAL MEETING 2024

Kölcsey Centre, Debrecen, Hungary
23-25 May 2024

CONGRESSUS PHARMACEUTICUS HUNGARICUS XVII. AND
EUFEPS ANNUAL MEETING 2024

Kölcsey Centre, Debrecen, Hungary
23-25 May 2024

ABOUT DEBRECEN

Debrecen is Hungary’s second largest city and often called the „Calvinist Rome” for being protestant for centuries. It is located east of Budapest, in the Northern Alföld, a region which, when it comes to geothermal resources, is Hungary’s richest. A mere two-hour drive from the capital via the new motorway, it also boasts   one  of the country’s few international airports.

The city has served as the nation’s capital twice, in 1849 and at the turn 1944-45, respectively. Each time represented dramatic episodes of  revolution and war, when the Reformed Big Church and the College became iconic venues of momentous historic occasions. Today, Debrecen    exudes the feel of a pleasant provincial town with its colorful piazzas and spacious parks. At the same time, it also serves as Eastern Hungary’s  commercial, administrative, cultural, and educational center. The presence of several multinationals as well as the university, with a student  population of 30 thousand, including thousands of overseas students, lends a cosmopolitan atmosphere to the city. This is further accentuated by international sporting and cultural events. In addition to the internationally renowned annual Debrecen Flower Parade on August 20, the whole  year is packed chock-full with boisterous festivals of cultural and gastronomic interest. However, the city is large enough to fully accommodate  those who would rather get away from it all and find safe havens devoid of the noise of weekdays.

The nation’s first designated conservation area, the Nagyerdő neighborhood, gives home to Aquaticum Health & Spa Center, which offers the  healing power of thermal water as well as a wide range of recreational facilities. Debrecen is a place where state-of-the-art metropolitan facilities  are in close proximity to the peace and serenity of nature.

The cozy downtown “hidey-holes” are supplemented with the unique natural beauty and excursion options of nearby Erdőspuszta and Hortobágy  National Park, the latter only a half hour-drive from the city center. This cornucopia of leisure activities offers holiday experiences without  compromise to tourists of any age group.

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CONGRESS VENUE

Kölcsey Centre

H – 4026 Debrecen, Hunyadi Street 1-3.

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Kölcsey Centre (was named after the Hungarian poet, Ferenc Kölcsey) with its 13000 m2 has no peers in Eastern Hungary concerning its size and quality. The designer’s dream was to create a “multifunctional” house, which can worthily host professional conferences as well as cultural events, where spaces can be joined or separated as preferred while the halls meet the highest technological demands.
Entering the building you are touched by the Scandinavian atmosphere created by the plentiful glass, wood and stone. Light pours in through the enormous windows. The coverings of wood – birch, maple and okume -, reflect cleanness, warmth and friendliness.
The Great Hall, the session rooms, the elegant Ballroom, the Exhibition room, the light lounge and the foyer can excellently house any type of performances, balls, receptions, exhibitions or fairs. The audience of the Great Hall could already enjoy performances of such world stars like: András Schiff, Jan Garbarek, Chick Corea, Andrea Rost or Cesaria Evora. Large-scale exhibitions of noted artists have already been staged in the Exhibition hall, among others: János Lestyán Goda, Sándor Győrfi, János Kass, Endre Szász, Árpád Bényi.
Hardly could you find a better venue for a conference – airy spaces convertible at your choice, technical infrastructure meeting the demands of the 21st century, high quality catering, restaurant, café, and drink bar are the proof for the best choice ever…

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PARKING AT THE SYMPOSIUM VENUE

Kölcsey Centre is located in the city centre and easily accessible, but parking is only possible in paid parking lots.
If you come by car, we recommend the underground garage under Kölcsey Centre, where the parking fee is 3 600 HUF/car/day (approximately 10 EUR/car/day).
There is a parking lot opposite Kölcsey Centre (in Bethlen Street) where the daily fee is 2000 HUF/car/hour (approximately 4 EUR).

ACCOMODATION AND ROOM RATES

Hotel Lycium**** Debrecen

H – 4026 Debrecen, Hunyadi Street 1-3.

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Please note, that Hotel Lycium**** is reserved for VIP guests and invited speakers.
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Located within the central Kölcsey Centre complex, in the heart of Debrecen in the vicinity of Big Church and Main Square, Hotel Lycium boasts 87 double rooms, 4 suites, special culinary delights, and a 400 sq m spa unit (a free wellness area with an indoor pool, a sauna and hot tub).  Free WiFi is available in all areas.

Air conditioning is available in each unit. There is a bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. Special rooms for disabled guest with additional space are available as well.

The restaurant with its total capacity of nearly 200 people offers culinary specialties of the Hungarian and international cuisine, including seasonal and dietary meals. Meeting and banquet facilities are also available for a surcharge.

Guests arriving by car can park safely in the underground car park for a surcharge. The car park is directly connected to the reception by an elevator.

Room rates:
Single room:  39 000 HUF – 105 EUR / room/night
Double room: 48 000 HUF – 130 EUR / room/night (24 000 HUF – 65 EUR / person/night)

Please note, that Hotel Lycium**** is reserved for VIP guests and invited speakers.

Parking
The hotel can provide a limited number of parking spaces in the underground garage of Kölcsey Centre for a fee. The underground garage can be approached from Bethlen Street and Fűvészkert Street. 

The parking fee is 480 HUF/hour. (approximately 1,3 EUR/hour).

Hotel Divinus*****

H – 4032 Debrecen, Nagyerdei Boulevard 1.

5-10 minutes by car, 30 minutes on foot

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Hotel Divinus***** has opened its rooms & suites in Hungary´s and Europe´s oldest reservation area, the Great Forest of Debrecen as the first 5-star hotel of Eastern Hungary.
The nearly 1000 m2 wellness centre of Hotel Divinus***** is equipped with a unique sauna department and relaxation area. There are several pools in the wellness centre such as 25 meter swimming pool, hot water relaxation pool and kid´s pool. As part of the wellness centre Hotel Divinus***** provides a 120 m2 fitness area with Technogym and Nautis cardio machines and fitness machines for those who like sports and active relaxation.
Comfortable, classical style five star guest rooms, the interior design of which reveals a fine and exquisite taste. The rooms overlook either the Great Forest area or the city, offering a breathtaking view. Each guest room is double-bedded; fitted either with a large king size bed or with two separate twin size beds.

Room rates:
Superior single room:  46 600 HUF – 126 EUR / room/night

Superior double room: 59 600 HUF – 162 EUR / room/night (29 800 HUF – 81 EUR / person/night)
The price includes the cost of accommodation, buffet breakfast, use of the wellness area and VAT. Tourist tax is not included in the room rates, payment is do at the hotel reception on departure.

Parking
In front of the hotel parking is free subject to availability, in the hotel’s camera-monitored, closed underground garage the parking fee is 4000 HUF – approximately 11 EUR / car/night. Parking fee is not included in the room rates, payment is do at the hotel reception on departure.

Mercure Debrecen ****+superior

H – 4025 Debrecen,Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Street 11.

2 minutes by car, 10 minutes on foot.
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Located in the heart of the city center, the Mercure Hotel with 135 rooms serves the comfort of those travelers who want unique treatment, devoted hospitality and lasting experiences after their work is done. In addition to the fact that the Mercure Hotel Debrecen serves the guest’s perfect comfort, thanks to its exceptional location, it is surrounded by the incomparably rich history and modern glow of Hungary’s second largest city.

Immerse yourself in the architectural masterpieces, enjoy the Mediterranean terraces of the pedestrian zone or simply observe how the locals live. After exploring Debrecen, treat yourself to a refreshing massage or a well-equipped fitness room at the Mercure Hotel Debrecen, then crown your day at the Winestone restaurant with some sublime dishes and matching wines. Our trained staff is happy to be at your disposal.

Room rates:
Classic Single room:       48 100 HUF – 130 EUR / room/night

Classic Double room:      54 400 HUF – 148 EUR / room/night (27 200 HUF – 74 EUR / person/night)
Superior Single room:     56 400 HUF – 152 EUR / room/night
Superior Double room:    61 200 HUF – 166 EUR / room/night (30 600 HUF – 83 EUR / person/night)
The price includes the cost of accommodation, buffet breakfast, use of the wellness area and VAT. Tourist tax is not included in the room rates, payment is do at the hotel reception on departure.

Parking
Parking is payable in the hotel’s closed, camera-monitored 59-space underground garage, 6 000 HUF – approximately 16 EUR / car/night.

Párizs Garden Apartments****

H – 4026 Debrecen, Hunyady Street 24.

Párizs Garden Apartments**** is fully booked.

2 minutes by car, 5 minutes on foot.
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The Paris Garden Apartments  is an imposing building located in the center of Debrecen, in the center of business, next to the Forum Debrecen, at the junction of Hunyadi and Rákóczi streets. 

In 2019, the foundations of an apartment hotel in the center of Debrecen were laid according to the plans of architect Péter Kovács. Those who visited three years ago did not know that work had begun on an elegant, exclusive Paris Garden Apartments  and Paris Garden Restaurant that would meet the needs of today. The civic historical past – the Great Church, the Reformed College – which is only a few meters away, combines the modernity of the plot on Hunyadi Street. Opposite the city’s largest shopping mall, the new theater, public transportation is also just steps away.

Room rates:
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uperior apartment with single bed::       42 100 HUF – 114 EUR / room/night
Superior apartment with double bed:       51 400 HUF – 140 EUR / room/night (25 700 HUF – 70 EUR / person/night)
The price includes the cost of accommodation, buffet breakfast and VAT. Tourist tax is not included in the room rates, payment is do at the hotel reception on departure.

Parking
The hotel parking is payable and advance reservation is required. 3 000 HUF – approximately 8 EUR / car/night.

Centrum Hotel*** Debrecen

H – 4026 Debrecen, Kálvin Square 4.

Centrum Hotel*** is fully booked.

3 minutes by car, 7 minutes on foot.
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The 65-room Centrum Hotel ***Superior is located in the historic city centre of Debrecen, only 50 metres from the Great Reformed Church and the main square, the venue of many cultural events, in the close vicinity of the most important attractions, office buildings and institutions. It is one of the hotels of Eastern Hungary that provides ideal conditions for the work and recreation of business travellers.
Rooms are characterised by larger-than-average size (29 square metres) and a high level of equipment. The rooms feature 40″ full HD television sets, in-room safes, ambient LED lighting, free Wi-Fi internet access, telephones, mini-bars, sound and heat insulating windows and doors, as well as custom designed furniture.

Room rates:
Single room:  37 000 HUF – 100 EUR / room/night

Double room: 46 500 HUF – 126 EUR / room/night (23 250 HUF – 63 EUR / person/night)
The price includes the cost of accommodation, buffet breakfast, use of the wellness area. Tourist tax is not included in the room rates, payment is do at the hotel reception on departure.

Parking
Parking is available in front of the hotel, subject to availability and included in the room price.

Malom Hotel****

H – 402 Debrecen, Böszörményi Street 1.

Malom Hotel**** is fully booked.

4 minutes by car, 10 minutes on foot.
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The Malom Hotel ****, was established and opened by the reconstruction of the monumental Hortobágy Steam Mill a few hundred meters from downtown Debrecen. The hotel combines original function with modern design; it has seven floors, the tower building has a spiral staircase with a panoramic glass view elevator, the rooms are located in the former granary, with a total of 44 beds. Rooms are air-conditioned and feature a flat-screen TV with cable channels and a private bathroom with shower. The staircase and the rooms are decorated with contemporary pictures, site maps, and archival sketches. The ground floor is occupied by a restaurant reminiscent of the original mill interior with its wooden structure and decoration. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel.

Room rates:
Single room:   33 000 HUF – 89 EUR / room/night

Double room:  43 000 HUF – 116 EUR / room/night (21 500 HUF – 58 EUR / person/night)
The price includes the cost of accommodation, buffet breakfast, use of the wellness area, VAT. Tourist tax is not included in the room rates, payment is do at the hotel reception on departure.

Parking
Free and closed parking is available for hotel guests. Since there is a limited number of indoor parking spaces, free parking is available in the nearby Hortobágy Street and behind the Shell petrol station.

Aquaticum Debrecen Termál és Wellness Hotel**** 

H-4032 Debrecen, Nagyerdei Park 1.

15 minutes by car, 35 minutes on foot.
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Situated in the recently relandscaped Great Forest, our hotel is part of a complex where you’ll also find a new “sauna world,” refurbished thermal bath, pleasure pools, health center as well as a fine-dining restaurant happy to serve all customers whatever dietary program they may observe.

Nearby you can find: a zoo, an amusement park, playgrounds, an open-air theatre, the Békás tó (lake) and the spectacular fountain called Mist Theatre. The Water Tower definitely a must see. Exhibitions, concerts, a good cozy, little bar on the first floor and great view from the tower top.

Each of the 96 air-conditioned rooms and apartments in the Aquaticum Debrecen Thermal and Wellness Hotel features a balcony, wireless internet access, bathrobes and many more amenities. The needs of guests with disabilities and allergies have also been taken into consideration, thus there are special rooms available. The Natura restaurant offers Hungarian and international specialties and dietary dishes, prepared by the award-winning chefs.

Room rates:
Single room:   38 000 HUF – 103 EUR / room/night

Double room:  49 000 HUF – 132 EUR / room/night (24 500 HUF – 66 EUR / person/night)
The price includes the cost of accommodation, buffet breakfast, use of the wellness area, VAT. Tourist tax is not included in the room rates, payment is do at the hotel reception on departure.

Parking
Parking fee in the open-air car park: 4 000 HUF – approximately 11 EUR/car/night, in the underground car park: 3 000 HUF – approximately  8 EUR/car/night and in front of the hotel entrance: 10 000 HUF – approximately  27 EUR/car/night.

Electric charging station in the open-air parking lot: available parking spaces: 2

Sport Hotel***

H-4032 Debrecen, Oláh Gábor street 5.

7 minutes by car, 37 minutes on foot.
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The hotel is situated in the heart of Nagyerdő, the most beautiful part of Debrecen, in a quiet and peaceful environment suitable for relaxation. Rooms: All rooms are air-conditioned, have private bathrooms with showers, and are equipped with a television, telephone, minibar, and internet connection. In the immediate vicinity of the hotel, there are several facilities that ensure guests’ entertainment and pleasant pastime: the renowned Nagyerdei Thermal Bath known for its medicinal activities, the year-round operating Aquaticum Mediterranean Adventure Bath, and Békás Lake. The hotel’s sports facilities provide suitable opportunities for those who enjoy active relaxation.

Room rates:
Single room:   19.500 HUF – 53 EUR / room/night

Double room:  25.500 HUF – 70 EUR / room/night (12.750 HUF – 35 EUR / person/night)
The price includes the cost of accommodation, buffet breakfast, VAT. Tourist tax is not included in the room rates, payment is do at the hotel reception on departure.

Parking
The guesthouse has its own enclosed parking lot, which guests can use for free.

Access to the Congress Venue
The congress venue can be reached from the hotel by tram line 1. The tram stop (named Medgyessy sétány) is approximately a 7-minute walk from the hotel. The fifth stop from boarding (Kálvin square).

 

Belvárosi Pension

H-4025 Debrecen, Bajcsy Zsilinszky Street 60.

3 minutes by car, 12 minutes on foot.
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In the tastefully designed building, single, double, triple, and quadruple rooms are available for guests. The rooms are elegantly furnished with private bathrooms, hardwood furniture, and organic mattresses. Each room is equipped with a TV and refrigerator for the comfort of guests.

Room rates:
Single room:   18.200 HUF – 49 EUR / room/night

Double room:  28.000 HUF – 76 EUR / room/night (14.000 HUF – 38 EUR / person/night)
The price includes the cost of accommodation, buffet breakfast, VAT. Tourist tax is not included in the room rates, payment is do at the hotel reception on departure.

Parking
The guesthouse has its own enclosed parking lot, which guests can use for free.

Access to the Congress Venue
The congress venue is approximately a 10-minute walk from the guesthouse.
Public Transport: The Segner Square bus stop is a 3-minute walk away, from where you can take bus 10 to reach the venue. You should alight at the third stop from boarding (Kölcsey Center).

Ditta Pension

H –4025 Debrecen, Bajcsy-Zsilinszky Street 1-3 (2nd floor) 

5 minutes by car, 10 minutes on foot.
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Ditta Pension is located in the centre of Debrecen, 1 minute walk from Kossuth Square, nearby there are a lot of restaurants, cafes, bars and shops.
The 8 nicely furnished rooms have air conditioning, TV, minibar fridge and private bathroom. In addition, 4 rooms have a fully equipped common kitchen with hob, oven, dishwasher, coffee machine, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer. Wireless Internet connection (WiFi) is available at the whole area of the pension.
The accommodation is located on the second floor and can only be accessed by stairs.
The pension is located in the city centre, so Friday and Saturday nights can be noisy due to the nearby nightclubs.

Room rates:
Single room:   21.000 HUF –  57 EUR / room/night

Double room:  24.200 HUF –  66 EUR / room/night ( 12.100 HUF –  33 EUR / person/night)
The price includes the cost of accommodation, VAT. The prices are without catering, breakfast and dinner are not available.
Tourist tax is not included in the room rates, payment is do at the hotel reception on departure.

Parking
Limited free parking is available behind the pension due to construction work in progress. (access by car from Hatvan Street).

Access to the Congress Venue
The congress venue is approximately a 10-minute walk from the pension.

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