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General Information A-Z

Kenes International has obtained special accommodation rates for congress participants.
Detailed information, a wide variety of hotels and the online booking system is available here

April is a wonderful month to visit Madrid. The City of Culture welcomes you with an average of 17 degrees Celsius (63 °F). So why not enjoy a nice dinner outside after an exciting congress day.

Record high
°C (°F)
Average high
°C (°F)
Daily mean
°C (°F)
Average low
°C (°F)
Record low
°C (°F)
30.1 / (86.2) 18.2 / (64.8) 12.9 / (55.2) 7.74 / (45.9) -1.6 / (29.1)
Average precipitation mm (inches) Average snowfall cm (inches) Average precipitation days
(≥ 1.0 mm)
Mean monthly sunshine hours Percent possible sunshine
45 / (1.77) 0 / (0) 7 231 65

CME Accreditation
For your ECCMID attendance you will receive credits by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) Institution of the UEMS. The number of credits can be found here.

Congress Visitor Catering
More information will follow soon

A commercial and industrial exhibition will take place within the framework of the congress. If you are a commercial representative and wish to view more information on available exhibition space at ECCMID 2018, please click here or contact Maya Ravinsky, Industry Liaison.

Saturday, 21 April 201812:00 - 18:00
Sunday, 22 April 201809:30 - 17:00
Monday, 23 April 201809:30 - 17:00
Tuesday, 24 April 201809:30 - 14:00

The official language of the congress is English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Liability and Insurance
The organizer is not able to take any responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the congress. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Official Letter of Invitation
The organizers will be pleased to send a letter of invitation to any individual requesting one, once their registration and fee have been received. It is to be understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential participants raise travel funds or obtain a visa. It is not a commitment on the part of the congress to provide any financial support. You may request such a letter during the online registration or from the Congress Registration Department at eccmidregistration[at]escmid.org

Registration categories and fees to the congress can be viewed here. Online registration to the congress will be available in September 2017.

Industry Liaison
Mrs. Maya Ravinsky
Tel:  +972 546 787837
Fax: +972 8 9265876
E-mail: eccmidexpo[at]escmid.org

Travel Grants
ESCMID provides around 100 ECCMID Travel Grants for young scientists who submitted an abstract. Further details and criteria can be found on the ESCMID website.

Travel to the Venue 

By Plane: 
Madrid Barajas airport is located only 10 minutes from the exhibition complex, and just 15 kilometres from the city centre, with which it is connected by Metro (Airport station T-1, T-2 and T-3). Now a top international airport, boasting a new fourth terminal airport station T-4, it guarantees daily connections from Feria de Madrid to all Spain's cities and to those throughout the world.

By Metro: 
Access to Feria de Madrid is possible from anywhere in the city by means of Campo de las Naciones station on Line 8, whose exit is at the South Entrance of the complex. Line 8 also connects the exhibition complexes with the different terminals of Barajas International Airport.

By Bus: 
A wide bus network provides access to Feria de Madrid from different points in the city:

Route 112-Mar de Cristal-Feria de Madrid-Bº Aeropuerto. 
Route 122-Avda. de América-Campo de las Naciones-Feria de Madrid.
Route 828-Universidad Autónoma-Alcobendas-Canillejas-Feria de Madrid.

By Taxi: 
With ranks at each entrance to the exhibition complex, more than 15,000 taxis are available to visitors to Feria de Madrid.

By car: 
Feria de Madrid is linked by road to Madrid's major access routes and ring roads: the M11 (Exits 5 and 7), the M40 (Exits 5, 6 and 7) and the A2 (Exit 7). The South, North and East Entrances to the exhibition complex provide direct access to the various parking areas.

IFEMA – Feria de Madrid 
Avda. Del Partnon 5 
28042 Madrid, Spain

Visa Requirements
Participants are requested to check with the Spanish consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for visa requirements. As part of the European Union, for some countries a Schengen Visum is required. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa in advance if required. We recommend to apply at least 8 weeks prior to your travel.
For up to date information regarding visa requirements, please visit the official website of the ministry of foreign affairs: www.exteriores.gob.es