Centre Convencions Internacional Barcelona (CCIB)
Plaça de Willy Brandt 11-14
Tel: +34 93 230 10 00
Fax: +34 93 230 10 01
The official language of the Conference will be English. All abstract submissions and presentations should be in English.
The weather in Barcelona in February is usually cool and pleasant. Temperatures range from 10°C - 16°C.
Clothing is informal for all occasions.
The 5th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes is applying to the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) for CME accreditation. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialist (UEMS), www.uems.net.
AIRPORT INFORMATION AND TRAVEL TO BARCELONA
El Prat airport is located 13 kilometres south east from Barcelona and 20 kilometres from the Congress Centre (CCIB)
The train service between the airport and the city centre (Paseo de Gracia) runs from 6:00 to 22:30 (direction Barcelona) and from 5:20 to 22:50 (airport direction). There is one train every 30 minutes and the travel time is 25 minutes.
Approximate cost: €2.40.
From the train station Paseo de Gracia it is easy to connect with the yellow line (4 line) of the metro.
The closest station to the CCIB is Maresme- Forum. Tel: 0034 902 240 202
Express bus (Aerobús)
The bus service between the airport and the city centre (Plaza Cataluña) runs from 6:00 to 1:00 on working days and from 6:30 to 1:00 during the weekends (Barcelona direction), and from 5:30 to 00:15 on working days and from 6:00 to 00:30 during the weekends (airport direction). There is one bus every 8 minutes and the travel time is 30 minutes.
Approximate cost: €3.60
Next to Plaza Cataluña, you can take the yellow line (line 4) of the metro at the Urquinaona station. The closest station to the CCIB is Maresme-Forum. Tel. 0034 906 427 017
The journey to the CCIB takes about 20 minutes. Fees change according to the time of day.
Nightime fees: working days from 21:00 to 7:00 and weekends and bank holidays from 00:00 to 24:00 Daytime fees: from 7:00 to 21:00
Cost: approx €25. There is an additional cost for entry /exit from the airport and for carrying luggage.
The C-31 motorway connects the airport with Barcelona. The easiest way to get into the city is by the Gran Via or Avenida Diagonal, which are the most direct accesses to the city centre, or by Ronda de Dalt and Ronda del Litoral, which are the city ringroads.
The most direct way to reach the CCIB is by the Ronda Litoral -exit 24. It takes about 30 minutes depending on the traffi c.
If you are going to the CCIB from the city centre by car, the best option is to take the Avenida Diagonal until the end.
Useful telephone numbers:
Fire Department: 081
Ambulance Service: 112
Police Department: 091
Most Europeans do not require an entry visa for Spain. Please consult the Spanish Embassy or Consulate nearest to you for specific details relating to visas.
Liability and Insurance
The Conference Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons, either during or indirectly arising from the 5th International Conference on Advanced Technologies & Treatments for Diabetes. Participants are advised to take out their own personal health and travel insurance for their trip.
ATTD 2012 Secretariat
c/o Kenes International
1-3 Rue de Chantepoulet
P.O. Box 1726
CH-1211 Geneva 1, Switzerland
Tel: +41 22 908 04 88, Fax: + 41 22 906 9140