Practical information

Conference Language

The official conference language will be English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.

Meeting Venue

Crowne Plaza Fira Center

Crowne Plaza - Fira Center Hotel
Avinguda de Rius i Taulet, 1-3
08004 Barcelona, Spain
Phone: +34 934 26 22 23





 Workshop dinner

OutsideLa Pruna Restaurant
Carrer de Calàbria, 64
08015 Barcelona

This restaurant is considered a hidden gem that won the 2019 Certificate of Excellence.

The dinner can be booked for €60. Pre-registration is required.



All participants are kindly requested to wear the badge at all times during the conference. Badges can be picked up at the registration desk at the Conference Centre of the Crowne Plaza Fira Center Hotel. on 22 November at 8.00.

 Bank and Currency

The official currency of Spain is the Euro. ATMs are widely available. Credit cards are accepted in larger shops, restaurants and hotels.

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of attendance will be sent to the participants per e-mail shortly after the workshop.

Conference Materials

The conference pack, including program and abstract books, can be obtained upon registration at the registration desk at the Conference Centre of the Crowne Plaza Fira Center Hotel. The registration desk will open on 22 November at 8.00 and will stay open during the entire meeting.


This workshop is intended for educational purposes only and aims to offer participants the opportunity to share information. The Organizing Secretariat of this workshop, Virology Education, cannot accept any liability for the scientific content of the sessions or for any claims which may result from the use of information or publications from this workshop. Virology Education disclaims all liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by individuals attending the workshop.

Electrical power

The EU uses 220 V electric power. Visitors using other types of plugs must bring an adaptor and/or a voltage converter.

Invitation letters

An official letter of invitation, designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries can be downloaded here (). This letter does not represent a commitment on the part of the organization to provide any financial assistance. The organizing secretariat is unable to provide more extensive invitation letters.

Italian Agency for AIFA procedure

Any Italian pharmaceutical company supporting or participating in a congress abroad, is subjected to an authorisation by AIFA (Italian Drug Agency), according to an Italian Government Decree (Decreto Legislativo 219/06 art. 124).

The request of authorisation must be submitted within 60 days before the starting date of the event. Italian pharmaceutical companies are advised to contact the official agency appointed by the organising secretariat:

Alijet and Fargo International
Via Pietro Maroncelli, 43
50137 Firenze

Liability and Insurance

By registering for the conference participants agree that the organizers do not accept responsibility for medical-, travel- or personal insurance. Participants are advised to take out their own insurance policies.

Payment and procedure of online registration

Your registration will be processed after receipt of payment. Payment can be processed either online or by fax authorization. The registration fee valid on the day of receipt of registration will be applied, provided that payment is effected immediately. If your payment has not been received within 2 weeks after the online registration your registration will be cancelled without further notice.

Photographs, audio and video recording

Photographs, as well as audio and video recordings, are not permitted at the official meeting sessions.  All presentations will be posted on the workshop website as soon as possible after the meeting is finished, provided the speaker has given permission to do so.

Registration fee, criteria and cancellation conditions

Online registration for the conference will be possible until 21 November 2019. Individuals hoping to register after this date will only be able to do so onsite. A surcharge of €50 will apply. For further information, fees and online registration please go to the registration page of this workshop

Related meetings & events

For the organization of meetings and events with topics related to this workshop we kindly request you to contact the secretariat.

Transportation to the meeting venue

TAXI: Barcelona has 11,500 taxis easy to identify by their yellow and black colour. It takes 15/20 minutes, depending on traffic.

AEROBUS: This special service is clearly signposted at the stops outside the terminal and it takes you to different parts of the city, the Plaza de España stop is the closest to the hotel, 5 minutes walk approximately.

TRAIN: The station is located to the West of the terminal. Trains go to "Sants" Station. From here you can take either the Metro - 2 stops to Plaza de España and then 10/15 minutes walk-or by taxi.

CAR: Take the Castelldefels Motorway (C-31) towards Barcelona up to Plaza de España. Turn right into Avenida Maria Cristina and drive up until you see the National Palace. Turn left into Avenida Rius i Taulet and carry on straight until Lleida Street. The hotel is right on the corner.

Conference Secretariat

Expert Medical Events
Biltstraat 106
35872 BJ Utrecht
The Netherlands

phone +31 30 230 7140
fax: +31 30 230 7148
Chamber of Commerce Utrecht, nr 30171841 - VAT Number NL809658380B01