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Dear Participant,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the conjoint meeting of the World Congress on Building Consensus out of Controversies in Obstetrics, Gynecology & Infertility (COGI) & the XII Annual Meeting of the Mediterranean Society for Reproductive Medicine (MSRM), taking place April 24-26, 2014, in Barcelona, Spain.

Congress Venue & Headquarter hotel:

Princesa Sofia Hotel
Plaza Pius XII, 4
Barcelona 08028, Spain
Tel: +34 935 08 10 50
Website:
http://www.princesasofia.com/

Visas
Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to check whether they require an entry Visa. The Congress Organizers are not responsible for obtaining a visa nor any cancellations or delays caused by authorities due to a lack of Visa or other required documentation.
Information about Visa requirements can be found on the World Travel Guide website:
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/

Letter of Invitation
For individuals needing a formal letter of invitation from the MSRM/COGI Congress for their visa applications, please see the following link via the Congress website where such a letter may be personalized and downloaded: Click here

Arrival from the Airport to the Congress Venue

By Taxi:
The taxi should take about 20 minutes depending on traffic. The cost should be approximately 30 EURO.

By Train or Metro:
1) Train:
Barcelona Airport - Sants Station: (20 mins).- There is a train service (Line C2) running from Barcelona Airport to the city centre and convenient for Barcelona hotels. You can't miss it. There are trains to and from the airport every 30 minutes. On your way back to the airport, you can catch the train at Barcelona Sants (Sants railway station), Clot or Passeig de Gràcia. The nearest and most convenient station for the airport from the hotel is Sants Station.

2) Metro: Sants Station - Hotel Princesa Sofia: (15 mins) At Sants Station you go to the Metro (which is clearly signposted) and take Line 3 (green) in the direction of "Zona Universitària". It is just three stops to "Maria Cristina", which is where you get out. From the station to the hotel it is a pleasant 5-minute walk along Barcelona's emblematic Avinguda Diagonal.

Registration and Hospitality Desk Opening Hours
The Registration desk will operate during the following hours:

Thursday, April 24, 2014 17:00-20:00
Friday, April 25, 2014 07:30-18:30
Saturday, April 26, 2014 08:00-18:30

Exhibition Opening Hours
Thursday, April 24, 2014 19:00-20:00
Friday, April 25, 2014 10:00-18:30
Saturday, April 26, 2014 10:00-18:30

Workshop #1: 08:30-12:30
Ovarian Stimulation
Click here
Location: Hospital UniversitarioQuirón Dexeus

Workshop #2
How to Select the Best Embryo Click here
Location: Hospital Universitario Quirón Dexeus

Workshop #3
RBM Online Scientific Writing Workshop Click here
Location: Hospital Universitario Quirón Dexeus
 
Hands-on Workshop #4
Oocyte & Embryo Vitrification – The Cryotop- SC Click here
Location: Parc Cientific

Pre-Congress Workshops (Optional)- Thursday, April 24, 2014
- Pre-Registration Required - Click here

Welcome Reception
All registered participants are invited to the Welcome Reception, which will take place on Thursday, April 24th from 19:00-20:00. Please present your name tag at the entrance.

Scientific Program
A very exciting and diverse program has been prepared for you. We are looking forward to your active participation at the various sessions. For the updated program, please visit the Congress website:
Friday, April 25: Click here
Saturday, April 26: Click here

Speakers' Preview Room
Speakers are required to visit the preview room. Please come to the Speakers preview room 24 hours before (or at least three hours prior to the lecture) with your slide presentations to be ready to be uploaded for your session.
Guidelines for Speakers' Presentations: Click here

Poster Presentations

Poster presentations are scheduled over the 2 full days of the Congress in 2 groups.
For the presenters:
Posters should be mounted for Group A: Friday, April 25 at 07:30 and are to be dismantled by the Poster Presenter no later than 18:30.
Posters should be mounted for Group B: Saturday, April 26 at 08:00 and are to be dismantled by the Poster Presenter no later than 18:30.
The Organizing Committee is not responsible for posters that are not removed on time.
Poster Display Guidelines: Click here
 
Lunches
A buffet lunch will be served for participants of the Congress as specified in the timetable. Please present your nametag at the entrance.

Dress Code
Informal for all occasions

Climate
Average daytime temperatures - 17 °C (63°F)
Average evening temperatures - 13°C (55°F)

CME Accreditation
Please note that a CME Accreditation Form will be in your kit. In order to receive your accreditation points, please submit the completed form to the registration desk before the end of the congress. Your certificate will be sent to you directly via email.

Liability and Insurance
The Congress organizers are not in any way liable for injuries or damages involving persons and/or property during the Congress. Participants are advised to arrange their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Professional Congress Organizer
ComtecMed is the initiator and the official Congress Organizer of the COGI/MSRM Congress.
ComtecMed works internationally with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai, offering solutions for medical, corporate and governmental meetings. For more information, please visit
http://www.comtecmed.com/

We look forward to welcoming you in Barcelona!

COGI/MSRM CONGRESS SECRETARIAT
Tel: +972 3 566 6166
Fax: +972 3 566 6177
E-mail:
cogi-msrm@comtecmed.com