General Information A-Z
An ATM can be found in the Registration Area, located under the escalator.
Banks are open to the public between 8:15 and 14:15 CEST during regular working days. Visa and Mastercard are the most commonly accepted cards. American Express and Diner’s Club are also accepted, although not as common. Cards without a chip and only with a magnetic strip are less likely to be accepted.
All participants and exhibitors are required to wear their badges throughout the Congress. Access to the Scientific Sessions will only be possible with your personal name badge. We charge 100 EUR for the replacement of a lost badge. For any name change, we charge a fee of 50 EUR.
The registration to the Congress does not include catering. Booths in the Exhibition Area will be available with different types of cuisine for purchase. Credit cards and cash are the accepted payment methods.
Upon receiving registration payments by ESCMID, each participant will receive a registration confirmation with a barcode by email. Please bring your registration confirmation and go directly to the badge self-print stations in the Registration Area of the Congress Centre.
Delegates booked through a group registration will receive information on how badges and the Congress materials are distributed from a group coordinator.
If you plan to register onsite, please proceed the signs to “New Registration”. You may pay by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, American Express) or cash in EUR.
April is a great month to visit Barcelona for its spring weather. A warm Mediterranean sunny weather, up to 22°C is expected, with an average minimal temperature of 12-16°C. Occasional showers can occur; therefore, it is highly recommended to bring an umbrella.
|Average Temperature||Maximum Temperature||Minimum Temperature||Chance of Rain||Precipitation||Sunshine||Humidity|
|17°C / 62.6°F||22°C / 71.6°F||14°C / 57.2°F||37%||51 mm||222 hrs||70%|
The Cloakroom and Luggage Storage Area is available throughout the Congress days. The area can be found in the Registration Area on the right. Luggage items are only allowed within the Registration Area and cannot be brought into the Venue.
FIRA BARCELONA GRAN VIA
Carrer del Foc 37
There will not be a COVID-19 test centre onsite at the Congress Venue. However, if you require one, there is a test centre at Barcelona airport. You can find more information here.
The official currency used in Spain is the EUR. Although credit cards are generally accepted in taxis, it is advisable to ask before if they accept cards. We advise you to carry a small amount of cash.
Children are not allowed on the Venue grounds. The company “Nanny Line” can be contacted as they will provide childcare service during ECCMID 2024 (online pre-booking is required).
Dining in Barcelona
It is known for Spain to have a late lunch and dinner, however many restaurants adjust opening times to foreign visitors. It is highly recommended to reserve a table online/through the phone in advance as the city can still be quite bustling till 23:00 CEST.
In Spain, power plugs and sockets are type C and follow the European standard of 230V and 50Hz. It is recommended for attendees from the USA, Canada and a large part of South America with a 100-127V plugs, to bring a power plug adapter/voltage converter.
In the event of an emergency, dial 112 from any phone to connect you to the Emergency Services. The dispatch centre will redirect the call accordingly for the type of request to the appropriate emergency service.
The Exhibition is located on the ground floor behind Registration Area. Going through the ESCMID World Village you can easily reach the Exhibition, more information can be found under the Sponsorship ribbon.
Please approach hostesses as they are instructed to show you the first aid in the Venue.
Grants and awards can be found here.
Please avoid booking through websites that claim they are working for ECCMID, in case of doubts, please contact us. ESCMID is not responsible for fraudulent bookings made though any other channel than the official ECCMID provider.
Wi-Fi will be freely available to attendees at the Venue grounds, to connect to the Internet onsite. If no Wi-Fi networks are shown on your device, please ensure that Wi-Fi is switched on and if no Wi-Fi options are shown on your device, please contact your provider.
The Industry Liaison can be contacted via e-mail to eccmidindustry[at]escmid.org
The Congress organisers accept no liability for any injuries sustained, or any property loss or damage during, or as a result of the Congress. Please ensure that your insurance is valid.
For the list and session details of Integrated Symposia organised by companies, please refer to the Integrated Symposia and Exhibition Guide, or the Congress webpage.
Lost and Found
Items that are found at the Venue will be collected by the staff and kept at the Registrations Service Desk. Should you lose or find any personal belongings, please visit this desk to report or collect these items.
The lactation room is located in “VIP Area” Room left side of Registration Area.
The official language of the Congress is English.
Mobile Phone Policy
We kindly ask that calls are not to be made and your phones to be switched to a silent mode during all sessions. Pictures should not be taken during sessions to respect speakers privacy as well the copyright of the presented material.
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There are official ECCMID photographers, responsible for capturing and preserving moments during the event including the sessions and events throughout ECCMID.
There are underground car park facilities at the Venue (for vehicles below 2.05 m) along its perimeter (see venue map). Parking “F” at the North Access is open from Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 20:00 CEST. Rate per hour at this parking is 3 EUR.
The Prayer Room is located after the Registration Area. Contact our hostesses onsite to guide you.
Information regarding the Press Centre will be published closer to the Congress.
If printing is required we offer a normal copy service as well as a poster printing service.
More information can be found here.
Those who have obtained their badge will also receive a public transportation pass to use in Barcelona.
The Registration and Self Printing stations can be found in the entrance in the North Access.
More information on the Registration timings will follow closer to the Congress dates.
Receive up to date information on what is being presented in sessions, discussed about posters and more by following the Official ESCMID Social media accounts. Follow “ESCMID” on X (formerly Twitter), Facebook and LinkedIn and join the conversation using #ECCMID2024 !
Speaker Ready Room
Onsite speakers can provide us with their presentations in the Speaker Ready Room. It is located next to the Registration Area. Speakers will be required to provide their presentations on a USB stick (no later than three hours prior to the start of the session).
In the Speaker Ready Room, the speaker can check their presentation and, if necessary, make slight modifications. Technicians will be available in the room for support/assistance.
Located just three kilometres from Barcelona’s historic city centre, Fira Gran Via is ideally situated in a newly redeveloped business district. The local public transport network conveniently links the expansive and modern venue to both the metropolitan downtown and nearby El Prat International Airport (12 km).
Line 9 Sud runs from the airport to Fira Gran Via, and into the city of Barcelona. It connects with three other major Metro lines, so nearly every area of city has a simpler way to get to Fira Gran Via. The main station in the venue is called Fira.
Another option near North Access is the metro stop called “Foc” from the line L10.
Greater utilisation of public transport over personal vehicles is one of the best ways to reduce emissions and helps to save the environment. ESCMID is dedicated to ding what we can to offset our ECCMID carbon footprint and hope that you will too! As a part of this initiative, our colleagues at RENFE , the Spanish National Rail Network, are offering to allow ECCMID attendees to travel with a 15% discount on AVE (high speed) and Renfe Long Distance trains within Spain, from their departure city to Barcelona: Renfe.com
Please note that tickets will be available by the end of December.
An invitation letter to be used for your visa application can be obtained after completing the Congress registration.
For more information please click here.
During the Congress there will be free water stations available, located throughout the Venue. It is encouraged to keep your water bottles around to refill them.
You will receive a map with the positions of available water bottles within the Venue with your badge.
Every day during congress updates of the day impressions and interviews will be uploaded on our YouTube channel.