General Information

Congress Date and Venue
International Mediterranean Family Medicine Congress (IMFMC2018)will be held between June 01 – 03, 2018 at Four Points by Sheraton Barcelona Diagonal (www.fourpointsbarcelonadiagonal.com), Spain.

Congress Language
The Congress will be held in English. Presentations will be in English at the international section.

Letter of Invitation
Upon request, a letter of invitation will be sent to any registered participants. This letter will be sent solely to assist participants in obtaining leave from their institutions.

Name Badges
Name badges must be worn to enter scientific sessions, exhibition areas and all social activities by each participant, accompanying person and industry representative.

Certificate of Participation
Certificate of participation will be given to the all registered participants of the congress.

Congress Web Page
A web site has been created to allow you to keep track of all announcements relating to the congress.  www.imfmc.org

Exhibition
A large area has been set aside for the exhibition of the pharmaceutical and medical companies as well as book publishers. Congress registration is a must in order to visit the exhibition area.

Tourist Information

Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital city of Catalonia in Spain, and it is the second largest city in the country of Spain. It is a Roman city and has population of about 1.6 million, being the sixth-most populous urban area in the European Union after Paris, London, Madrid, the Ruhr area, and Milan. It is also the largest metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea.

Barcelona is rich in architectural ensembles, including unique buildings such as the Casa Milà, the Casa Battló, or the Sagrada Familia Church, built by Antoni Gaudi.

Useful Link: Visit BCN at www.barcelonaturisme.com/wv3/en/.

 

Arriving in Barcelona By…

Plane

The Barcelona airport (code BCN), with several terminals, is located 16 kilometers south of the city and is also known as Barcelona-El Prat. Barcelona can also be reached by transport links from other regional airports, including Girona, Reus and Lleida -Alguaire.

The Aerobus is the direct bus from Barcelona Airport, El Prat, to Barcelona city center. It is approximately a 35 minute trip that will cost you EUR 5.90. Bus 46 is approximately a 40 minute trip to Plaça de Catalunya, and will cost you EUR 4.

By taxi it is approximately 20 minutes to Plaça de Catalunya, and will cost you around EUR 40. However, traffic can be dense in the city center and it might take much longer to reach your destination. Please note not all taxis accept credit cards, and Uber does not operate in Spain.

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 Train

Barcelona has direct railway links with a number of important cities, including Paris, Zurich and Milan, and the high-speed train runs to Madrid, southern and eastern Spain. The city’s major railway stations and metropolitan rail network ensure you can travel to Barcelona and anywhere by train without any difficulties.

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 Car

Barcelona is well connected and has a large amount of car parks. The motorway and road network will take you anywhere in the city by car although it’s worth bearing in mind that traffic can be heavy at the main entry points of Barcelona during rush hour.

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 Bus

The bus station in Barcelona that has the most national and international connections is Barcelona Nord Bus Station. Buses also depart from Barcelona Sants station and other areas of the city.

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 Boat

Barcelona has become the Mediterranean’s foremost cruise ship harbor. It has nine passenger terminals, seven for cruise liners and four for ferries. It has connections with the Balearic Islands and the main Mediterranean harbors.

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NOTE: All times and fares are subject to change.

 

Traveling to the Congress Venue…

There are several very efficient direct public transport options to access the congress venue:

Street Address:

Avinguda Diagonal, 161-163, 08018 Barcelona, İspanya

 

 Taxis

Taxis are plentiful in Barcelona and can be found all over the city. All taxis are black and yellow and are metered.

The taxi ride takes about 20 minutes. The rates change depending on the schedule. Please note not all taxis accept credit cards, and Uber does not operate in Spain.

You can book a taxi in some of the following websites: BarnaTaxi or Radiotaxibarcelona.

 Hailo Barcelona

Private car service available within the city of Barcelona and fares are typically lower than taxis fares. Download the app in advance via iTunes or Google Play.

 Urban Public Transport

The best options for traveling within the urban area of  Barcelona are: train, bus, metro and tram. Visit the following websites:

 

NOTE: All times and fares are subject to change.