Useful information

Official language

The official language of the symposium is English. Sessions will not be translated.

Passport and Visa

There are no visa requirements for EU passport holders. All non-EU citizens should contact their local embassies for specific requirements. All non-EU foreign citizens entering Spain must be in possession of a valid passport.

Health and Insurance

The Symposium fee does not cover insurance for delegates or accompanying persons. Participants are requested to arrange their own insurance for health, travel and property. The Organising Committee will not accept any liability for personal injuries, loss or damage of property.

Smoking Ban

Smoking is forbidden in enclosed places of work in Spain. This includes office blocks, various buildings, public houses/bars, restaurants and company vehicles. Smoking will not be permitted indoors at the congress centre.

Currency and Money Exchange

The monetary unit of Spain is the Euro (€). Foreign currency can be exchanged at the airport or at banks. All major Credit Cards, such as MasterCard, Visa, American Express are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops. Banks are open Monday to Friday between 08.15 a.m. and 14.00 p.m.

Electricity Supply

According to EU standards in Spain is Variable (50Hz) 220 V voltage current power supply and is currently in use the two wire system.


The average weather temperature in May is 18⁰ C.

Badges and Identification

Upon registration, each participant will receive a name badge to be worn at all times during the Congress activities and social events. Invitations to social events will be collected on entry.

Online registration and hotel reservation is now available