Congress venue

The Annual European Congress of Rheumatology EULAR 2017 will be held at:

Feria de Madrid
Avenida del Partenòn
28042 Madrid

Set next to one of the most important business centres in the city, the Feria de Madrid is linked to major arteries, which makes it easily accessible for EULAR 2017 participants.

Furthermore, the Adolfo Suaréz Madrid-Barajas airport is just a few miles away from the IFEMA and easily accessible from every corner of the world.

Delegates can also make use of public transport, particularly thanks to the vast Metro Madrid underground network, which links the venue to every point of the city.
The architecture of Feria de Madrid’s facilities and the versatile capacity of its various spaces make this complex one of the most modern, technologically best designed and equipped venues in Europe.

How to reach the IFEMA


The underground (Metro) is the fastest, most efficient and most affordable way to move around Madrid. The city has a vast metropolitan network, one of the most comprehensive in Europe, and covers almost all the points in the capital and many of the neighbouring areas. Currently, there are twelve metro lines and three Metro Ligero (tramway) lines.

Metro Line 8

The metro line number 8 or pink line (Nuevos Ministerios – Airport T4) connects the city to the Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas airport, in approximately 12 minutes and to Madrid’s Trade Fair grounds (IFEMA). The metro stop at IFEMA is called “Campo de las Naciones”, located at the South Entrance of the IFEMA.


Madrid has an extensive city bus network, run by the company Empresa Municipal de Transporte (EMT), which covers the whole city. All the vehicles are air-conditioned and equipped with WiFi. Madrid’s buses have special facilities for disabled access. Although main streets have dedicated bus lanes, buses can be slowed down during rush hours.

Line number 112 running from Mar de cristal to Barrio aeropuerto stops at the IFEMA. Get off at “Partenon - Campo de la Naciones”.


IFEMA Virtual Hall Visit


Official language

The official congress language is English. No simultaneous translation is provided.

Certificate of attendance

A certificate of attendance will be given with the congress bag to each participant. EULAR will apply for CME accreditation.

Congress documents and badges

Congress documents should be collected on-site at the registration desk at the congress venue. Name badges must be worn visibly at all times during the congress and in the exhibition area.

Food and beverage

During official coffee breaks, complimentary coffee and tea will be served in the exhibition/poster area. Restaurants and sandwich bars will be available in the congress venue.

Insurance and liability

It is recommended that participants obtain adequate cover for travel, health and accident insurance before they depart from their countries. EULAR and MCI as organisers cannot accept
responsibility for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to congress participants.

Smoking policy

Smoking in the congress centre is not permitted.

Services for the disabled

All the rooms at the congress venue are fully accessible to participants with disabilities.

Private events policy

All requests from companies/organisations to host private events during the congress must be submitted in writing to the EULAR Secretariat in Kilchberg by
1 March 2017 at the latest.

Also see

Travelling to and in Madrid