Preliminary Topics
Welcome Note
Local Advisory Board
Scientific Program
Poster Presentations
Poster Presentation Guidelines
Sponsorship & Exhibition
Hotel Rey Juan Carlos
Hotel Husa Illa
Hotel Senator Barcelona
General Information
Before you travel...
Invitation Letter
About Barcelona
COPHy 2010
COPHy 2010 Sponsors
The 2nd World Congress on
Controversies in Ophthalmology (COPHy)

Catalonia Palace of Congresses, Barcelona, Spain, March 3-6, 2011
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Dear Participant,
We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2nd World Congress on Controversies in Ophthalmology (COPHy) at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain, March 3-6, 2011.


Congress Venue:
Palau de Congressos de Catalunya
Av. Diagonal, 661-671
Barcelona 08028, Spain
Tel: +34 93 364 4400
Fax: +34 93 364 4401
Website: www.pcongresos.com

Headquarter Hotel
Hotel Rey Juan Carlos I

Av. Diagonal 661- 671
Barcelona 08028, Spain
Tel + 34 933 644 040
Arrival from the airport to the Congress venue
By car/taxi (15 minutes):
Leaving the airport, take B-17, direction Barcelona.
After 5 km, follow the signs B-20, Ronda de Dalt (blue).
Exit the B-20 at exit 11 (Les Corts - Zona Universitaria)
Drive 200m on the right hand side of the Diagonal Avenue and take the second turn on the right.
The taxi ride should be approximately 20 euro.
By train/metro (40 minutes):

Take the train to Sants Estació station.
From the station, take the metro line number 3 (green line) to Zona Universitaria.
By bus (40 minutes):
Aerobus shuttle bus service (A1) links Barcelona airport to the city centre. Catch the aerobus directly in front of the airport (all 3 terminals).
Get off the bus at Plaça Espanya (first stop). Take the metro line 3 (green line) to Zona Universitaria (2 minutes walking distance from the convention center).
COPHy Registration and Hospitality Desk at the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya
The Registration Desk will operate during the following hours:
Thursday, March 3 17:00-20:00
Friday, March 4 07:30-18:00
Saturday, March 5 08:00-18:00
Sunday, March 6 08:00-12:30

Please register upon arrival in order to receive your kit containing the COPHy Final Program, your personal name badge, invitations, etc.  Please remember to wear your name badge to all Congress activities and social events.

Exhibition Opening Hours
Friday, March 4
Saturday, March 5
Sunday, March 6
Welcome Reception, Thursday, March 3rd, 19:00

All registered participants and registered accompanying persons are invited to the Welcome Reception on Thursday, March 3rd at 19:00. Your invitation is included in the personal registration kit.

Scientific Program, starting: Friday, March 4th, 08:30
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: www.comtecmed.com/cophy
Buffet lunch will be served for Congress participants in the Exhibition Area on Friday, March 4, 12:00-13:00 and Saturday, March 5, 12:00-13:00.
Invited Speakers Presentations
Speakers are requested to visit the preview room prior to their lecture and upload their presentation, no later than one break prior to the session in which they are scheduled.
Please note that the Speakers' Preview Room will be open from Thursday, March 3rd, 18:00.

Poster Presentations

Please check the Scientific Program for the day of your presentation and your board number.
Posters should be mounted either on the evening prior to your presentation day or between 08:00-08:30 on the day of your presentation.
Posters must be removed by the end of the sessions on the same day.

CME Accreditation
Please note once on-site that you have your CME Accreditation form in your personal kit.  In order to receive your accreditation points, please submit the completed form to the registration desk before the end of the congress.
Your CME Accreditation Certificate will be send to you directly by Serono Symposia.

COPHy Feedback Form
Please note once on-site that you have a Feedback form in your personal kit.  We would greatly appreciate hearing your comments.  Once completed, this form may be handed in to the registration desk.

Some participants may require a visa in order to enter Spain. Please check with your local Spanish Consulate or Embassy.
Dress Code

Informal for all occasions

From March onwards the weather in Barcelona begins to warm up dramatically and is a good time to get clear, cool days to enjoy the city before it gets hot and humid. The average maximum temperature in Barcelona in March is 61°F/16°C and the average minimum temperature is 37°F/3°C.

Professional Congress Organizer
ComtecMed is the initiator and the official Congress Organizer of the COPHy Congress.
ComtecMed works internationally with offices in Barcelona and Shanghai, offering solutions for medical, corporate and governmental meetings.
For more information, please visit

See you in Barcelona!
Tel: +972 3 566 6166
Fax: +972 3 566 6177

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