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Useful Information

About Madrid

Madrid is the capital of Spain, and is home to the Spanish Royal family as well as the Spanish Government. It is a modern metropolitan city and an economical and industrial center of Spain, and, with its population of nearly 3,5 million people, is also the biggest city in Spain.
It is located in the centre of the Iberian Peninsula and is surrounded by mountains and natural parks. Although it is located in the centre of the country, it has traditionally been the hub between different areas of Spain and is therefore connected to all major Spanish cities by train, road or air.
The weather in Madrid varies a lot depending on the season, from hot and dry in the summer, with temperature of approx. 29C-¦ / 85F-¦, to cold (4C-¦ / 39F-¦) and with some rain in the winter.

Travelling to Madrid

Barajas Airport offers convenient flight from many European cities, but also from North and South America, as well as Africa. Various airlines (including budget airlines) operate from Spanish Capital.

Estación Madrid – Puerta de Atocha (Madrid Central Railway Station) offers viable train connections (including high speed trains) to the most important cities in Spain.

Getting around Madrid

Taxi: +34 911 30 97 99 / +34 913 712 131 / +34 902 050 570. The Hotel staff would gladly book a taxi for you.

Uber and Bolt apps are fully available and often offer competitive rates.

Public transportation: You can use the underground to get to the most parts of the city by avoiding traffic jams. A full list of stations and operating hours can be found here: https://www.metromadrid.es/en/linea/linea-1

Congress venue

Meliá Avenida América Hotel

Meliá Avenida América Hotel
C. de Juan Ignacio Luca de Tena, 36, San Blas-Canillejas, 28027 Madrid, Spain

Parking facilities

There will be numerous parking possibilities in the Hotel proximity, both attended and unattended. Melia Avenida America Hotel guests benefit from free parking.

UEMS Credits

AMP Europe 2024 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)
with 12.5 UEMS EACCME credits.

Find out more about UEMS EACCME accreditation: https://www.uems.eu/areas-of-expertise/cme-cpd/eaccme

Currency

The legal tender in Madrid is the Euro which is pegged to the US dollar at a rate of about 1 Euro to 1,07 USD, although exchange rates may fluctuate slightly.

The tipping is not generally expected nor demanded. This said, a discretionary tip for good service is appreciated in some circumstances. In taxis, for example, it is common to round up to the nearest Euro.

Liability Disclaimer

The organizers cannot be held liable for any hindrance or disruption of the congress proceedings arising from political, social or economic events or any other unforeseen incidents beyond their control. The organizers will accept no liability for any personal injuries or illness sustained or for loss or damage of property belonging to congress participants, either during or as a result of the congress or during all events. Registration of a participant entails acceptance of these conditions.

Name badge

The name badge will be the official meeting document and should be worn at all times in order to gain entry to the meeting rooms and the exhibition halls. Admission to the conference will not be allowed without a badge identification. In case of loss or forgotten badges, an administration fee of 20 Eur will be charged.

Photography, Audio, Video and Mobile Phone policy

Audio, photo and video recordings by any device is strictly prohibited during all Oral and Poster Presentations, unless prior permission is obtained from the congress organizer. The use of mobile phones is strictly prohibited during scientific sessions. Mobile phones must be switched off while attending the sessions.

Electricity

The standard voltage in Spain is 220 to 230 V with a frequency of 50 Hz.

For participants from countries with standard plugs that are not the two pole, round pin Europlug, it is advised to bring an adapter. The wall outlets in Spain  typically accommodate plugs with two round pins.

Congress Language

The official language of the congress will be English. Simultaneous translation will not be provided.

Congress documents

Registration fee for participants covers admission to scientific sessions and satellite symposia, admission to the exhibition, lunch and coffee breaks.

Helpful Phone Numbers

Emergency services (police, fire, ambulance): 112

Insurance

The congress organizers do not accept any liability for damages and/or loss of any kind which may be incurred by the congress participants or by any persons accompanying them. Delegates participate in all events at their risk.

Participants are advised to take out insurance against loss, accidents or damage that could occur during the congress. Verbal agreements will not be binding unless they are confirmed in writing.

Smoking

Smoking is strictly prohibited by law in the congress venue.

Federico Monzon

Federico A. Monzon is a molecular pathologist with extensive experience translating novel genomic technologies into clinical molecular tests, including leading studies on prostate and renal cancer genomics and the validation of one of the first FDA-cleared gene expression clinical assays for the diagnosis of tumors of unknown origin while at the University of Pittsburgh and Houston Methodist Hospital. At Invitae and Baylor Genetics laboratories, he pioneered the use of panel testing for hereditary cancers as well as cancer exome sequencing.

Dr. Monzon is a consultant on medical and scientific strategy for companies in the diagnostic space. Currently, he is Chief Medical Officer (CMO) at Delphi Diagnostics, a laboratory focused on providing genomic tools for the management of breast cancer patients. Prior to that, he served as CMP for Castle Diagnostics and served as Medical Director of Oncology and Medical Director for Latin America at Invitae Corporation. Previously, Dr. Monzon served as Director of Pathology at the Cancer Genetics Laboratory at Baylor College of Medicine. He earned his M.D. from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México (UNAM) and is board-certified by the American Board of Pathology in anatomic, clinical and molecular genetic pathology. Dr Monzon was the 2017 President of the Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) and continues to be engaged in AMP and other professional societies to shape the future of clinical genomic medicine.

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