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GENERAL INFORMATION

Please note that due to the ongoing restrictions due to COVID-19 the information below is subject to change.

Venue

The venue for the 35th EACTS Annual Meeting is the Centre Convencions Internacional de Barcelona (CCIB)
Plaça de Willy Brandt, 11-14
08019 Barcelona
t:+34 932 301 000
www.ccib.es

Metro: L4 – Next to Plaça Catalunya there is Urquinaona station or the metro yellow line (L4)  that leads directly to the CCIB by Maresme-Forum station.

Bus Route: Lines 7, H16

Tram Route: Forum station

All these means of transport leave you just few minutes away from the CCIB by foot.

Onsite Registration Hours

Tuesday 12 October 16:00-18:00
Wednesday 13 October 08:00-18:00
Thursday 14 October 07:00-18:00
Friday 15 October 07:45-18:00
Saturday 16 October 07:45-18:00

Scientific Session Hours

Wednesday 13 October 11:00-18:00 Techno College
Thursday 14 October 09:00-17:30
Friday 15 October 08:15-17:45
Saturday 16 October 08:30-17:30

Industry Opportunites

A wide range of in-person and virtual sponsorship and promotional opportunities are now available including some new options for 2021.  Make sure that you don’t miss out! For full details and pricing, please contact INDUSTRY@EACTS.CO.UK

Accommodation

Important: Please book your accommodation through our officially appointed supplier:

BCO Congresos
Plaza Europa 17-19, 1º, 08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
https://eacts2021.bcocongresoshotels.com/

Tel: +34 638 083 622, Email: eacts2021@bcocongresos.com

PLEASE BE AWARE!
There are a number of counterfeit websites or agencies – EACTS  cannot guarantee any rooms/rates offered within these.  If you are in any doubt as to the authenticity of such sites or companies, please notify the EACTS Executive Secretariat immediately.

Local Information

Airport – Barcelona Airport – El Prat (BCN) is the main airport in Barcelona, located 14 km southwest from the city centre.

Banks & Exchange – Official opening hours of banks in Barcelona are generally from 08:30-14:00 Monday to Friday.

Credit Cards – Most hotels, restaurants and shops accept major credit cards.

Currency – Euro €

Electricity – The power supply in Barcelona is 220/380 volts at a frequency of 50 MHz. All sockets follow European standards. To use American-type plugs, a 220-volt transformer should be used together with an adapter plug.

Shopping Hours – Shops are generally open from 09:00-13:00 and from 15:00-19:00 on weekdays and from 09:00-13:00 on Saturdays. There are also a number of shopping centres which are usually open until 22:00-24:00

Visas – Visa invitation letters are available to download from your EACTS user account after registration.

Check if you need a visa HERE

FAQs 

How is the Annual Meeting being adapted this year due to the COVID pandemic?

– we have revised our terms and conditions so that delegates can book with confidence

– we are organizing a hybrid meeting this year so that delegates and Industry partners can attend both in-person in Barcelona and/or virtually via the EACTS virtual platform.

Can you advise on travel restrictions and accommodation to Barcelona?

The regulations regarding international travel are subject to change on a regular basis.  We are carefully monitoring this to ensure that we can provide our delegates and Industry partners with up-to-date information.  Please refer to the following websites to check the applicable entry requirements for the country you are travelling from and the restrictions for your return home:

https://travelsafe.spain.info/en/ 

Spain Travel Health portal

The Barcelona Convention Bureau is available to help navigate and keep you updated on the measures regulating Covid safety: www.barcelonaconventionbureau.com

If social distancing rules are still in place in October, how will you ensure safe distances are applied?

We will of course, adhere to the advice provided by the Spanish Government. However, in any case, our team is planning the Annual Meeting with social distancing in mind. The health and safety of exhibitors and delegates is our primary concern, and the venue will be set up accordingly. In practice this may mean for instance limiting attendance to some sessions, re-organising the way people gather in the session rooms, exhibition area and other parts of the venue during the event.

What other health and safety measures are being undertaken by EACTS?

Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination will be required for all in-person entry to the 35th EACTS Annual Meeting. Documentation will be required to be uploaded prior to the event.  If proof of vaccination is unavailable, then proof of a Negative PCR test is required.

Is the wearing of face masks compulsory during the Annual Meeting?

Yes, this is currently compulsory in Spain for enclosed spaces and on public transport.  Exceptions: due to shortness of breath, disability or dependence, during sports, eating or drinking, on beaches and in swimming pools and in co-existing stable groups.

How can I access the presentations?

Scientific presentations will be available to delegates attending the 35th EACTS Annual Meeting via the EACTS online platform during the event and up until 16 November 2021. Thereafter they will be available via the EACTS media library.

How long will presentations be available to view on demand in the EACTS media library?

For 1 year – accessible to registered delegates of the 35th EACTS Annual Meeting only.

Which internet browser should I use to access the virtual platform?

The EACTS Platform is compatible with the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Edge, however, we recommend using Chrome.

When can I access the virtual platform?

The platform will be open for delegates from the 11th October 2021.

UEMS logo

The 35th EACTS Annual Meeting
has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 27 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).

IMPORTANT

Please book your accommodation through our officially appointed agency:

BCO Congresos

Plaza Europa 17-19, 1º, 08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
https://eacts2021.bcocongresoshotels.com/

Tel: +34 938 823 878, Email: eacts2021@bcocongresos.com

PLEASE BE AWARE!
There are a number of counterfeit websites and agencies – EACTS  cannot guarantee any rooms/rates offered within these.  If you are in any doubt as to the authenticity of such sites or companies, please notify the EACTS Executive Secretariat immediately.