IFEMA - Feria de Madrid
Parque Ferial Juan Carlos I, 28042 Madrid, Spain
The congress will be taking place in the North Convention Centre of IFEMA. When arriving by Metro, please get off at the Campo de las Naciones stop and take the exit marked IFEMA. Entrance to IFEMA is from the South Convention Centre which is closest to the Metro Station. In order to reach the north entrance, please walk through the Congress centre (12 minute walk under cover). A shuttle bus will also be available for those who need it.
August 23-26, 2008
The distance from Madrid Barajas Airport to central Madrid is 15 km (9 miles).
There are taxis outside each Terminal’s Arrivals area. Journey time to central Madrid is around 25-30 minutes depending on traffic.
Fare: Around € 15 - € 20 including airport supplements.
Make sure you take a cab from the official stand and not from someone offering taxis inside the terminal.
The Madrid Metro subway system links the airport with the city. There is no direct link with the main Spanish rail network. Use the Metro network to connect with long distance trains. The airport Metro station is located in Terminal 2 on the connecting corridor to Parking area 2. Journey to central Madrid involves transferring at Mar de Cristal (Line 8) to your required destination. Trains run daily from 6 am to 2 am. Journey time to central Madrid, via Lines 4 and 6, is 40 minutes.
The Airport bus to the Plaza de Colon (Route 89) departs from the Arrivals level of each terminal from 04:45 am until 02:00 am. They operate every 15 minutes until 06:00, then every 10 minutes between 06:00 and 23:00. After 23:00 they operate every 16 minutes.
For central Madrid take A-2 Barcelona route to M-30 highway. For M-40 highway take A-10 to Junction 3 or Junction 9.
Journey time to central Madrid is 25-30 minutes depending on traffic.
The average August temperature in Madrid is between 22 - 33°C.
Informal for all occasions; please bring sunglasses and walking shoes. In the evening,
a jacket is recommended.
An extensive exhibition will be held concurrently with the Congress.
For information please contact:
12th EFNS Congress
c/o Kenes International
1-3 rue de Chantepoulet
CH-1211 Geneva 1
Tel: +41 22 908 0488
Fax: +41 22 732 2850
English is the official language of the Congress.
OFFICIAL LETTER OF INVITATION
Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries will be posted on the Congress website for participants’ use. It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee or Congress to provide any financial assistance.
It is recommended that all participants take out a personal travel and health insurance for their trip.
TRANSPORTATION WITHIN MADRID
All registered participants will be provided with a ticket entitling them to unlimited travel on public transportation during the Congress: August 23-26, 2008.
YOUNG NEUROLOGISTS AND TRAINEES LOUNGE (YNT)
A special lounge located on the First Floor will be available for Young Neurologists and Trainees, providing a central meeting point for networking among colleagues.