Centre de Convencions Internacional de Barcelona
Rambla Prim 1-17
Tel: +34 93 230 10 00
*The venue is fully accessable for wheelchairs.
The official language of the Conference is English. All abstract submissions and presentations should be in English.
registration Desk Opening Hours
Tuesday, May 24
Wednesday, mAY 25
tHURSDAY, mAY 26
fRIDAY, mAY 27
sATURDAY, mAY 28
The ISCBFM 30th Anniversary Ceremony will take place on Wednesday, May 25 at 18:30 in Hall A at the Conference Venue, and will be follow by a Welcome Reception in the Exhibition Area.
The Conference Opening Ceremony, Introduction and Lifetime Achievement Award will take place on Thursday, May 26 in Hall A at the Conference Venue.
The Brain'11 & BrainPET'11 has been accredited for a maximum of 21 hours of European external CME Credits.
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Certificates of Attendance will be available for participants to collect at the pre-paid registration stations starting 12:30 on Friday, May 27 until the end of sessions on Saturday, May 28. Participants are requested to scan their badge at the machine and the certificate will automatically be printed with the participant's name.
NAME BADGE FOR PRE-PAID PARTICIPANTS
If you pre-paid your registration fees for the Conference, please use the self-service machines located in the pre-paid registration area for a quick and efficient registration. You are able to pick up your name tag along with any tickets for additional courses or other Congress activities you may have reserved for your schedule, by scanning the barcode on the confirmation letter that will be sent to you. Please print the document and bring it with you to the Conference. The barcode confirmation letter will not be sent to you if you are registered as part of a group and your registration material will be collected by your group representative. Please note if you do not have your confirmation letter when arriving at the Conference, do not worry, you will still be able to use the self-service machines by typing your full name into the machine. Hostesses will be at the registration area to assist you.
International participants may require Visas in order to enter Spain.
Participants are requested to check with the Spanish consulate or diplomatic mission in their home country or with their travel agency for Visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a Visa if required.
Letter of Invitation
Upon request, the Secretariat of the Conference will send a personal invitation to participants.
This invitation is meant only to help visitors to raise travel funds or to obtain a Visa, and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support.
The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
Clothing is informal for all occasions.
Average temperatures during May range from 14-21°C (57-70°F).
GETTING TO THE CONGRESS VENUE
El Prat airport is located 13 kilometres south east from Barcelona and 20 kilometres from the Congress Centre (CCIB)
You can access the CCIB on the metro (Maresme-Fòrum station on the yellow line, L4); by bus (lines 7, 36, 41, 43 and 141) and the Trambesòs tram line (Forum station). All of these means of transport are just a few minutes' walk from the 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 traffic.
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
Sponsors & Exhibition
An exhibition will be held within the framework of the Conference.
For details regarding sponsorship opportunities and/or exhibition space, please contact Ms. Simone Gampel firstname.lastname@example.org
BRAIN & Brain PET 11’ Conference Secretariat
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P.O. Box 1726
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Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 22 906 9140