Scientific Program
The 2nd International Congress on
Controversies in Cryopreservation of Stem Cells, Reproductive Cells, Tissue & Organs (CRYO)
Palacio de Congresos, Valencia, Spain, April 7-9, 2011
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Dear Participant,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 2nd International CRYO Congress which will be held at the Palacio de Congresos, Valencia, Spain, 7-9 April, 2011.

Congress Venue:
Palacio de Congresos
Avda. Cortes Valencianas, nº 60
46015 Valencia, Spain
Tel.: +34 96 317 94 00
Fax: +34 96 317 94 01

Headquarter Hotel:
Sorolla Palace
Av.de las Cortes Valencianas,58
46015 Valencia, Spain
Tel: +34 961 868 700
Fax: +34 96 186 87 05

Arrival to the Congress Venue

By taxi from Valencia airport:
Approximately 15 minutes with an average fare of €20
Taxis in Valencia are either yellow, white (city taxis), or company taxis. They are readily available, and reasonably priced. To hail a cab, look for a taxi showing a green light on its roof, which indicates that it is available.
The meter shows the fare, but extra fees can accrue when crossing city zones. This information is detailed inside the cab.

By car:
From France/Barcelona/Alicante: Take Highway AP7 towards Valencia and then take exit KM 497 leading directly onto the CV-35. Follow the signs to Valencia and then to the Palacio de Congresos.

From Madrid:
Follow Highway AP3 to Valencia and take the Valencia City Center exit onto the Avenida del Cid. Turn onto the Avenida Pío Baroja crossing the bridge Puente Nueve de Octubre. At the roundabout take the Bulevar del Norte and at the next roundabout and turn onto the Calle de La Safor. At the following roundabout take the Avenida Cortes Valencianas and follow the signs to the Palacio de Congresos.

By Metro Line:
Take the Metro Line 3 or 5 to Angel Guimerá and change to Line 1 (direction Bétera or Llíria), exit at Beniferri Station and follow the signs to the Palacio de Congresos.
Website: www.metrovalencia.com

Congress Registration and Hospitality Desk Opening Hours, Palacio de Congresos
The registration desk will operate during the following hours:

Thursday, April 7, 2011 17:00-21:00
Friday, April 8, 2011 08:00-18:30
Saturday, April 9, 2011 08:30-18:00

Please register upon arrival in order to receive your registration kit containing the CRYO Congress Book, your personal name badge, invitations, etc. Please remember to wear your name badge to all Congress activities and social events.
Workshop Day, Sorolla Palace, Thursday, April 7, 2011 from 09:00-18:00
Pre-registration is mandatory: click here
Pre-registration will be closed on March 31, 2011.

Workshop Information: http://www.comtecmed.com/cryo/2011/workshops.aspx

Workshop Registration Desk, Sorolla Palace
Please collect your material at the Workshop Registration Desk which will be open from 07:30 to 18:00 on Thursday, April 7, 2011.

Exhibition Opening Hours, Palacio de Congresos
Thursday, April 7, 2011 15:00-21:00
Friday, April 8, 2011 08:30-18:45
Saturday, April 9, 2011 08:30-14:00

First Session, Palacio de Congresos
The first opening session starts on Friday, April 8 at 09:00, at the Palacio de Congresos.

Scientific Program, Palacio de Congresos
A very exciting and diverse program has been prepared for you, and we are looking forward to your active participation at the various sessions. For the updated program, please visit the Congress website: http://www.comtecmed.com/CRYO/2011/scipro.aspx

Welcome Reception, Palacio de Congresos
All registered participants and registered accompanying persons are invited to the Welcome Reception, which will take place on Thursday, April 7 at 19:30-21:00. Your invitation is included in your personal registration kit.

Speakers Preview Room, Palacio de Congresos
Speakers are requested to visit the Speakers Preview Room no later than 30 minutes prior to their lecture and upload their presentation. Please contact the technician at the Speakers Preview Room.

Poster Presentations, Palacio de Congresos
Please check the Scientific Program for your board number.
Posters should be mounted on Friday, April 8 at 07:30. The Posters will be on display for the duration of the Congress until Saturday, April 9 at 18:00.
Poster presenters are advised to be at their poster during the coffee breaks in order to answer any questions.

Lunches, Palacio de Congresos
Buffet lunch will be served for participants of the Congress in the Exhibition Area on Friday, April 8 between 13:00-14:00 and Saturday, April 9 between 13:00-14:00

CME Accreditation
Please note once on-site that you have your CME Accreditation form in your registration 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 sent to you directly by Serono Symposia.

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

Dress Code
Informal for all occasions

Valencia can be sunny and warm in April although a coat is advisable as summer may not quite have arrived yet.

Professional Congress Organizer
ComtecMed is the initiator and the official Congress Organizer of the CRYO Congress.
For more information, please visit

See you in Valencia!

Tel: +972 3 566 6166
Fax: +972 3 566 6177

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