28 June - 1 July 2017
Barcelona, Spain

Frequently Asked Questions

Questions

Exhibition Hall

When is the Exhibition Hall Open?

Who has access to the Exhibit Hall?

Food

Is lunch provided by the Congress?

Is dinner/breakfast provided by the Congress?

What is a good place to eat dinner?

Luggage Storage

Is luggage storage available at the Congress Center?

Registration

Where/when do I pick up my Congress Materials?

Can I register onsite?

Can my spouse or child attend sessions with me?

I am a member of the Press, how do I register?

Visa Invitation Letter

How do I get a Visa Invitation Letter?

My Visa application was rejected, is there anything I can do?

Transportation

Is transportation provided?

How do I get to the CCIB?

Language

What is the language of the Congress?

Social Media

How do I follow the Congress on social media?

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Questions with answers

Exhibition Hall

When is the Exhibition Hall Open?
The Exhibition Hall will be open at:

Thursday, 29 June 2017 09:00 – 13:30 and 14:30 – 16:50
Friday, 30 June 2017 09:00 – 13:30 and 14:30 – 17:10
Saturday, 1 July 2017 09:00 – 13:30 and 14:30 – 16:30

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Who has access to the Exhibit Hall?
In accordance with the new HCP Code issued by EFPIA, only Prescribing Physicians will be allowed access to the Exhibition Hall.

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Food

Is lunch provided by the Congress?
Bag lunches will be provided by the supporters of the luncheon symposium on Thursday, Friday and Saturday for symposium attendees. Quantities may be limited. No other lunch will be available.

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Is dinner/breakfast provided by the Congress?
No.

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What is a good place to eat dinner?
A representative from Turisme de Barcelona will be available onsite to offer suggestions. 
You can also visit their website www.barcelonaturisme.com for helpful information.

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Luggage Storage

Is luggage storage available at the Congress Center?
Yes, luggage storage will be available on all Congress Days.

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Registration

Where/when do I pick up my Congress Materials?
Individuals who have not been registered as a member of a group can pick up their Congress Materials at the Registration Desk located in the Foyer of the CCIB during the following times:

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:00 – 18:45
Thursday, 29 June 2017 7:30 – 19:00
Friday, 30 June 2017 7:30 – 19:00
Saturday, 1 July 2017 8:00 – 16:30

*Times are subject to change based on the Congress Agenda

If you are registered as a member of a group please contact your group leader to find out where and when you should pick up your Congress Materials.

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Can I register onsite?
Yes. Please go to the Congress Registration Desk and we will be happy to register you 
for the Congress.

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Can my spouse or child attend sessions with me?
Only registered attendees are allowed at the Congress. If you would like someone to accompany you to any Congress session, they first need to register and pay the associated registration fee. The Congress does not offer an Accompanying Person Rate. Children are not allowed at the Congress.

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I am a member of the Press, how do I register?
A Press badge will be issued upon presentation of a letter of assignment and an official press card for recognized: Journals, magazines, newspapers (trade and mainstream), News agencies, Broadcast media, Online media, Information officers for academic institutions, scientific societies or registered medical research charities Freelance journalists are required to submit an official letter of assignment and two bylined medical/health/science articles published within the last six months. Representatives engaged in the following activities are NOT entitled to register as media and receive a press badge but may register as regular participants: Public relations, Sales and marketing, Advertising, communication and media agencies, Pharmaceutical companies. To register send the required documents to t.sanderson@imedex.com. Additional information for the Press will be available closer to the Congress.

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Visa Invitation Letter

How do I get a Visa Invitation Letter?

Once your registration is paid in full, you will receive an email confirmation. The email confirmation will include information on receiving your invitation letter. Please note: Once a Visa Invitation Letter has been issued the Congress is unable to refund your registration fees.

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My Visa Application was rejected, is there anything I can do?

The Congress is sorry you were unable to get your visa. However, we do not contact the Embassy or Consulate on behalf of attendees and we are not in a position to influence Embassy/Consulate procedures or decisions. In case of visa rejection, the Congress cannot be held responsible and therefore cannot refund any registration fees.

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Transportation

Is transportation provided?

Each attendee will receive a T10 pass which is good for 10 rides in Zone 1 on the metro, bus, and RENFE with their Congress Materials.

To book transfers to and from the airport please use this link: http://kuoni.transfersbcn.com.

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How do I get to the CCIB?

The CCIB is located at Plaça de Willy Brandt 11-14. You can access via the metro (RENFE) at Maresme-Fòrum station on the yellow line, L4; by bus using lines 7, 36, 41, 43 and 141 or on the Trambesòs tram line at the Forum station. All of these means of transport are just a few minutes' walk from the CCIB. Shuttle buses are not provided

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Language

What is the language of the Congress?

The language of the Congress is English. No translation will be provided.

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Miscellaneous

How do I follow the Congress on social media?

You can follow the Congress twitter account at @WCGIC using hash tag #WorldGI and our facebook page at facebook.com/worldgicancer

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