Practical Information

Badges

Name badges will be mailed to participants who register until the second deadline. In case you do not receive your badge in the mail please visit the registration counter at the venue upon your arrival. Participants with a badge on hand may proceed to the fast lane registration.

Congress language

The official language of ESGAR 2023 is English, interpretation service will not be provided.
There are two official languages in Valencia: “Valenciano”, used in the Valencian Community, and Spanish, Spain’s official language.

Congress venue

Palacio de Congresos Valencia – Valencia Conference Centre
Avda. Cortes Valencianas, nº 60
46015 Valencia
Spain

Currency

The Euro is the official currency of Spain.

Dialling code

The international dialling code from abroad is +34.

Electricity

Standard electrical voltage in Valencia is 220-240 V AC, 50 Hz.

Emergency

You can contact the emergency services in Spain by calling the pan-European emergency number (112) from any telephone. When you call 112, the operator diverts you to the relevant emergency service.

Filming and photography

We would like to inform you that there may be filming and photography during the annual meeting. A photo gallery with all photos taken during the congress will be available to registered participants on the ESGAR website until the end of June 2023. In addition, photographs taken during ESGAR 2023 may be used for the society's social media channels.

How to get to the venue

The Valencia Conference Centre is located on the main northwest approach road into the city. It is seven minutes from the Valencia-Manises international airport and eight minutes from the city centre and the high-speed train station. It has excellent transport links to the rest of the city via metro, taxi, bus, bike and tram.

The closest stations to Palacio de Congresos de Valencia are:

  • Camp De Túria – Palau De Congressos is 210 meters away, 3 min walk.
  • Corts Valencianes – Palau De Congressos is 240 meters away, 4 min walk.
  • Palau De Congressos is 280 meters away, 5 min walk.
  • Corts Valencianes – L’Alt Maestrat is 285 meters away, 5 min walk.
  1. By Underground
    • From Hospital La Fe – Metro 1
    • From El Puig – Metro 3 and 4
    • From Catarroja – Metro 2
  2. By Bus
    • From Hospital La Fe – Bus 99
    • From El Puig – Bus 115, 71 and 63
    • From Catarroja – Bus 180 and 99

The VLC Tourist Card is the best option for any visitor to València, whether you just have a couple of hours to take a look around, or you’re planning to stay for a few days.  The Valencia Tourist Card includes free unlimited access to the entire public transportation network (bus, metro and tram) for of 24, 48, or 72 hour periods. The card can be purchased at València airport (Manises), Joaquín Sorolla train station, any of our Tourist Info points. The VLC Tourist Card also offers you free or discounted entry to museums and monuments, as well as discounts on leisure activities, shops and restaurants.

Lead retrieval system

Your name badge is your business card. ESGAR and its sponsors are using a lead retrieval system during the congress. In practice that means that when you present your badge for scanning at an exhibition booth or for scanning when entering an industry sponsored lunch symposium, the following personal data can be retrieved: first name, last name, address details, email address.

Letter of invitation

The Central ESGAR Office is pleased to provide you with a formal invitation letter as soon as ESGAR has received your registration AND payment. It is understood that such an invitation is intended to help potential delegates to raise funds or to obtain a visa. This does not imply any commitment for ESGAR to provide financial funds or accommodation!

Liability

ESGAR is not liable for personal injury and loss of or damage to private property. Participants should obtain the appropriate travel insurance. The place of performance of any duties and obligations for both ESGAR and the participant’s sides shall be Vienna, Austria. Any contractual relationship with ESGAR shall be subject to Austrian law.

Official Partners

All correspondence concerning sponsorship and exhibition at ESGAR 2023 is exclusively handled by MAW - Medizinische Ausstellungs- und Werbegesellschaft. Any questions concerning accommodation in Valencia will be handled by THEORIA CONGRESOS.

Smoking

Smoking is banned in indoor public places in Spain. New rules will ban smoking in outdoor places such as beaches and terrasses from 2023 also.

Social media

Share your experience with us using the hashtag #esgar2023

Time zone

Valencia is in the Central European Summer Time (CEST) time zone. To calculate the time difference with your city click here.

Visa

Nationals of some countries will need a travel-visa to enter Spain (and Schengen area). Participants should contact the Spanish Embassy or Consulate in their home country as soon as possible to confirm their travel-visa requirements. It is the sole responsibility of the participant to procure the necessary visa to attend the congress. Participants should initiate the application process at least 3 months prior to departure. ESGAR is not able assist participants with their visa application and cannot intervene with Embassies or Consulates on behalf of any participant.

For additional details please visit the following websites: https://www.spainvisa.eu/

Important Dates

October 31, 2022
Abstract submission opens

December 14, 2022
Registration opens

January 16, 2023
Abstract submission deadline

February, 2023
Notification of acceptance to authors

March 15, 2023
Early registration deadline

May 10, 2023
Pre-registration deadline

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