ESGCT and SETGyC Collaborative Congress, Madrid


Plaza Oriente

- The main congress will take place for October 25 to 28, click on the following links for the program.

- The ESGCT Clinical Trials Workshop is taking place on October 25, see the full program here

- The STEM CELL CLONALITY AND GENOME STABILITY RETREAT will be organised at the Novotel just opposite the venue on October 24 and 25 (more information available here)

Abstract submission deadline extended 30 July 2013, find the abstract guidelines here

If you are interested in being involved in this congress by sponsoring a session or exhibiting please have a look at the sponsorship page of our website.


Palacio Photo   

   Palacio Municipal de Congresos
   Address: Av. de la Capital de España Madrid, s/n?
   28042 Madrid
   Phone: 00 34 91 722 04 00
   Location map.


Casino Exterior View Night

Gala Evening

This year our gala evening promises to be a truly outstanding evening again.  We are all going to meet at the palatial Casino de Madrid on Sunday 27 October.  The Casino de Madrid was
founded in 1836 when a group of young romantics and progressive liberals decided to search out a quiet place to meet up in peace and harmony away from the frenetic world of politics. The significance of its artistic collection led the Casino de Madrid to
be officially declared as a building of National Cultural Interest in 1993.

Main Hall Casino De MadridThe evening will start with a standing dinner in the main reception room of       the casino.  The catering will be provided by Paco Roncero who is a 2   Michelin star chef.  Roncero's scientific approach to the culinary arts comes   from his years working under Ferran Adrià, the founder of gastronomic mecca   el Bulli.  Read more about the molecular gastronomy used by Roncero in his   innovative cooking at El Pais.
After this amazing culinary experience we will move to a different part of the Casino de Madrid for a fun disco night party… we will let you discover just what the word Fiesta really means!

How to get there?

El Palacio Municipal de Congresos is Located in Campo de las Naciones, only five minutes from the Barajas Airport

Line 8, "Nuevos Ministerios/Barajas", Campo de las Naciones Station 

Buses (EMT coaches)
Línea 122, exit Intercambiador Avda de América
Línea 112, exit Glorieta Mar de Cristal
Línea 104, exit Cruz de los Caídos 

M-40, exit number 7
A-II, exit Gran Vía de Hortaleza

503 Parking spaces available


We recommend you book your accomodation as soon as possible. There are only 3 hotels close to the Congress Venue and they offer a limited number of rooms for the Congress dates (you can book rooms at a preferential rate by quoting the ESGCT and SETGyC Congress).

Alternatively you could stay near Nuevos Ministerios which is a more central part of Madrid with a direct subway line to the Venue and Airport. As in Madrid the public transportation is easy and cheap, there are other hotel areas that could also be nice options but not included in the provided list of hotels (Gran Via, Puerta del Sol, etc).

You will find a full list and map here

Information on Hotels near the Venue

Pullman Madrid Campo De Las Naciones - ( 0.2 km from Convention Center ) SPEAKER HOTEL
Located in the Campo de las Naciones area, the hotel is ideally located just 15 minutes away from Madrid’s city centre by underground and right across from the IFEMA Convention and Exhibition centre where the congress is taking place. Reservations should be made by filling in this form and mailing it back to or call +34 91 721 48 78 for more information.  Don't forget to quote ESGCT and SETGyC Congress to get the reduced rate.

Novotel Campo De Las Naciones - ( 0.2 km from Convention Center )
This modern 4-star hotel is located next to Parque Juan Carlos I and the IFEMA Convention and Exhibition centre where the congress is taking place, with excellent transport links to the whole of Madrid. Reservations should be made by filling in this form and mailing it back to or call +34.91.721.18.18 for more information.  Don't forget to quote ESGCT and SETGyC Congress to get the reduced rate.

Osuna - ( 0.9 km from Convention Center )
The Hotel Osuna is situated in one of the busiest business areas of the Spanish capital, and is  
located near the Parque Juan Carlos I and the IFEMA Convention and Exhibition centre where the congress is taking place, and is close to the Barajas Airport.

Other links:

Madrid Transports Consortium? (metro and buses)
Madrid Tourism information
Madrid Street Map?
Alternative map
More information on the city (this will download a document to your device).