General Information

  • Onsite Congress Phone Numbers

    Registration desk: +34 917223101

    Speaker Ready Room: +34 917223102

  • Congress Secretariat

    The Transplantation Society
    505 Boul. René-Lévesque West, Suite 1401
    Montréal, QC H2Z 1Y7 Canada
    T. 514.874.1717, ext 206
    F. 514.874.1716

  • Venue and Access

    IFEMA Feria de Madrid
    Av. Partenón, 5, 28042 Madrid, Spain
    Metro: Feria de Madrid (pink line)
    If arriving by taxi, please ask to be dropped off at the North entrance / North Convention Center.

    TTS 2018 will be held at the IFEMA North Convention Center and Hall 10.

    All TTS 2018 events will take place at the IFEMA North Convention Centre - 1st Floor and Hall 10, unless otherwise indicated. Satellite meeting space for committee and section meetings are located on the mezzanine corridors located on top of Halls 9 and 10.

  • Lunch and Coffee Breaks

  • Access / Security

    Badges will be provided to participants during registration and will be required for admission to all Congress activities.

  • Banks

    Banks are generally open from Monday to Friday between 8:00 and 14:00. They are closed on Saturdays and Sundays. All banks offer an ATM service to withdraw Euros (EUR) by credit or debit card.

  • Business Center

    Please note that the Congress will not feature a business center. The post office located at IFEMA and accessible from the “Avenida”, offers photocopy and printing services.

  • Charging Stations

    Participants can charge their devices at the TTS booth in Hall 10 or by use of the electrical outlets in the session rooms. Please do not leave your phone unsupervised. Charging your phone is at your own risk.

  • Certificate of Attendance

    A personalized Certificate of Attendance will be sent to all participants by July 25 via email. Certificates of Presentation can be requested at the Speaker Ready Room starting Monday, July 2. Please note that the Certificate reflects the Presenter’s name and mentions the abstract authors.

  • CME / Continuing Medical Education

    The 27th International Congress of The Transplantation Society, Madrid, Spain, 30/06/2018-05/07/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 38 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

    Through an agreement between the Union Européenne des Médecins Spécialistes and the AmericanMedical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Information on the process to convert EACCME® credit to AMA credit can be found at

    Live educational activities, occurring outside of Canada, recognised by the UEMS-EACCME® for ECMEC®s are deemed to be Accredited Group Learning Activities (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

    EACCME® credits

    Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the feedback form. Cf. criteria 9 and 23 of UEMS 2016.20.

    In order to help you issue individual certificates to each participants, please find below the breakdown of ECMEC®s per day:

    • 30.06.2018 - 8,00
    • 01.07.2018 - 7,00
    • 02.07.2018 - 7,00
    • 03.07.2018 - 7,00
    • 04.07.2018 - 6,00
    • 05.07.2018 - 3,00

    The EACCME® awards ECMEC®s on the basis of 1 ECMEC® for one hour of CME with a maximum of 8 ECMEC®s per day. Cf. Chapter X of UEMS 2016.20.

  • Committees

    List of all committees can be found on the website. Click here for details.

  • Congress Transportation Pass

    TTS 2018 registration fees include the Madrid transportation pass. IFEMA is located on the pink line and the stop is called “Campo de las naciones”.

  • Dress Code

    Business casual attire is requested for all Congress functions and social events.

  • Emergency Phone Numbers

    • Police Dial 091
    • Ambulance Dial 061
    • Fire brigade Dial 080/085
    • International emergency Dial 112

    A first-aid nurse and paramedic are present at IFEMA during the Congress.

  • Evaluation Form

    All participants will be able to access the evaluation form from the dashboard of the app at An email message will be distributed once the evaluation form becomes available.

    CME certificates will be issued to those that completed the evaluation form and submitted it successfully online.

  • Liability

    The Organizing Committee and/or The Transplantation Society and/or any of suppliers shall not be held liable for personal accidents or losses or damage to private property of registered participants of the TTS 2018 Congress. Participants should make their own arrangements with respect to personal insurance.

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  • Lounge Areas

    Four networking areas have been designated for registered participants in the Exhibit area (Hall 10):
    TTS Booth
    Young Members Corner
    Rewind and Unwind Lounge
    Soccer Lounge

  • Lost Property

    Lost or unattended items will be held at the Congress registration desk, where participants can enquire about their property. Should a participant spot any unattended or lost items, we kindly ask that they report this immediately to the Congress staff.

  • Official Congress Language

    The Congress language is English. All sessions will be conducted in English.

  • Parking

    IFEMA offers onsite parking opportunities at a daily maximum rate of 15 euros, at the charge of the user.

  • Phone Calls

    The country code for Spain is +34. To make an international call from Madrid, dial 00 followed by the code for the country you wish to call and the subscriber number.

  • Press

    There is no media room available during the Congress. Representatives from the press can register for a media pass to the Registration desk. Official media credentials must be presented.

  • Professional Photo Booth and Photographer

    A professional photographer will cover the various events during the Congress. Photographs will be uploaded after the Congress at

    Come to the TTS Booth and get your portrait photo taken professionally. This is a great opportunity to update your profile photo on your social media.

  • Registration

    For security and regulation purposes, all attendees are required to wear their name badge at all times during the Congress in order to participate in the Scientific Sessions, networking Events and to access the Exhibit Area. Badge swapping is strictly prohibited.

    Lost Badges: In the event of a lost or forgotten badge, an administrative fee of $25 USD will be charged for the reprinting of the badge after verification of identification (passport, driving license, or other recognized identification paper).

    Badge Color Identification:
    Delegate Member & Delegate (Blue)
    Post-Graduate Course Delegate, Speaker & Chair (Pink)
    Pre-Congress Workshops Delegate, Speaker & Chair (Purple)
    Student/Fellow/Trainees (Yellow)
    Organizing Committee (Light Blue)
    TTS Leadership (Black)
    Congress Invited Speaker & Chair (Red)
    Staff & Volunteer (Orange)
    Sponsor (Grey)
    Exhibitor (Green)
    Media (Brown)

  • Smoking Policy

    Smoking is banned in all indoor public places and restaurants in Madrid. The Feria de Madrid - North Convention and Congress Centre is a smoke-free event and smoking is not permitted.

  • Taxes

    Normally, value added tax (VAT) amounts to 21% of the taxable turnover. In contrast, the consumption of food and beverages in restaurants and hotels as well as overnight stays in hotels (including breakfast) are taxed at a special rate of 10%. Certain everyday goods are taxed at a reduced rate of 4%. These include food, non-alcoholic drinks, books, newspapers, magazines and medication.

  • Time

    Madrid is one hour ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT).

  • Web Recordings

    All registered attendees will have the chance to view the Congress Session recordings online on the Congress web app for up to a year after the Congress. TTS Members will also have access in the member section. Only presentations for which TTS received pre-authorization from the presenter will be available online for viewing.

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