It is with great pleasure that we invite you to join us at the 12th Congress of the European Federation of Neurological Societies that will take place in Madrid, Spain from August 23-26, 2008.
Madrid is a large multicultural space, well known for its open hospitality, enjoyable lifestyle, and cultural diversity. It was Phillip II who moved the Court to Madrid, in 1561, turning the city into the equivalent of the Capital of Spain. He also commissioned the building of a series of palaces and official sites that have enriched the architectural and monumental landscape of the city. But Madrid has also benefited from previous cultures, including Moorish, Iberian and Roman, that left their cultural heritage. In addition, the history of our city was later shaped by the progressive thinking and artistic production of the Renaissance, Neoclassic, Modernist and Contemporary eras. As a result, during your stay you could start a walk at a Moorish wall and finish at the challenging Jean Nouvel´s Reina Sofía Museum of Contemporary Art. Or you could enjoy the paintings of Goya and Velázquez in Museo del Prado, and after a short walk to Museum Thyssen-Bornemisza finish your tour with the art of Picasso and Miró.
Santiago Ramón y Cajal, appointed Professor at the University of Madrid in 1892, left a vast legacy in the scientific arena of our city. During this congress you will have the opportunity to commemorate the centenary of his Nobel Prize by visiting the University or his Centre of Biological Research.
The 2008 EFNS Congress will take place in the state-of-the-art convention centre of Madrid, and will enjoy the benefits of a new airport terminal, as well as renovated hotel facilities that have turned Madrid into one of the most modern and updated cities in Europe. This will certainly help you to concentrate on exchanging information about your scientific and clinical work, making this event a productive and enjoyable experience.
With open arms, we welcome you to Madrid, bienvenidos.