Before you Travel

Symposium Headquarter Hotel
Symposium Venue
Please note the below details of the DIP Symposium Venue: 

Catalonia Palace of Congresses 
Tel: +34 933 644 400 
Av. Diagonal, 661-671, 08028 Barcelona ESPAÑA 

Located on the Avenida Diagonal in Barcelona, the Palau de Congressos de Catalunya is connected to the Symposium Headquarter Hotel Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I.
Symposium Headquarter Hotel Accommodation
If you reserved your accommodation via the DIP Secretariat prior to the deadline of February 5th your accommodation will be at the Symposium Headquarter Hotel, as listed below:  

Fairmont Rey Juan Carlos I  
Avinguda Diagonal, 661-671, 08028 Barcelona, Spain  

Please note: there are no confirmation numbers, please present your Passport / form of ID at the Reception Desk of the Hotel, and you will receive your room key accordingly.
Airport  and Transportation
Please view information regarding transportation from the Airport, and also within Barcelona on the DIP Symposium website – here.  

From the Airport, Located on Avinguda Diagonal, the hotel/Congress center is 10km / six miles (approximately 15 minutes drive) from Barcelona International Airport, El Prat. Girona Airport is 92km / 57 miles away (approximately 60 minutes drive).  

The hotel/Congress Center can be accessed via public transport in the following ways within Barcelona:  
Metro: Green Line (L3), Zona Universitaria 
New metro line: L9 Sud from Barcelona airport (Orange line) to Zona Universitaria 
Bus: nº 7, 67, H6, 75 
Tram: Zona Universitaria
Symposium Schedule
Date Time Activity
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Pre-Symposium Post-Graduate Courses
Symposium Sessions
DIP Welcome Reception
Thursday March 9, 2017
National Study Groups
Symposium Sessions
Friday March 10, 2017
National Study Groups
Symposium Sessions
Saturday March 11, 2017
National Study Groups
Symposium Sessions
DIP Closing Ceremony
DIP Registration and Hospitality Desk
The Registration Desk will operate during the following hours: 
Wednesday March 8, 2017
Thursday March 9, 2017
Friday March 10, 2017
Saturday March 11, 2017

Please register upon arrival in order to receive your kit containing the DIP Symposium Program Book, your personal name tag, invitations, etc. Please remember to wear your name tag to all Symposium activities and social events.
DIP Scientific Program
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 Symposium website by clicking here.
Welcome Reception
All registered participants are invited to the Welcome Reception, which will take place on Wednesday, March 8 at 20:30 at the Tent at Catalonia Palace of Congresses.
Coffee, tea and refreshments will be served during the breaks between sessions as specified in the timetable. Those who registered for the Post Graduate course will receive lunch on Wednesday March 8, 2017 as per the timetable. Thursday March 9, 2017, Friday March 10, 2017, and Saturday March 11, 2017 please refer to the Program Timetable.
DIP Symposium On Site Application
Stay up-to-date and connected via the DIP Symposium on site application. View the latest program, Symposium map and network with faculty and other participants! If you haven’t already downloaded the DIP Symposium Mobile Application, do so by searching Evenium ConnexMe in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store and then enter the meeting code: DIP2017 or enter online via:
E-Poster Presentation
E-poster abstracts will be available for viewing via plasma screens on-site during the Symposium. 
All registered participants are invited to view the presentations. 
The Poster list will be listed online prior to Symposium for your perusal.
CME Accreditation
All registered participants will receive a username and password via email following the symposium. Participants will be asked to complete their CME Accreditation Feedback Form online by logging in with their username and password on the Symposium website: Once the CME Feedback Form is completed and submitted online, your EACCME Certificate will be available for download.
DIP Certificate of Attendance
All registered participants will receive a username and password to download their Certificate of Attendance from the Symposium website.
Prior to booking flights, registrants are strongly advised to confirm with their travel agent whether they require a Visa to travel to South Korea. Information about Visa requirements can be found on the World Travel Guide website: 
ComtecMed will not be responsible for any cancellations or delays caused by authorities due to a lack of Visa or other required documentation.
WIFI will be available in the Symposium area and during the Symposium hours for participants of DIP only.
Dress Code
Informal for all occasions.
Business Hours
Business hours is Barcelona are usually 9:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:00 with an afternoon siesta in the middle. The working week is Monday to Friday. Sunday is considered a holiday and most businesses are closed.
Time Zone
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Dialing Codes
International country code: + 34 (Spain) 
Area code: 93
Electrical Guide
Voltage: 230 V 
Frequency: 50 Hz 
Plug: C & F
The Symposium Secretariat and Organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, nor loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the 9th DIP Symposium. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.