At the congress, a name badge will be provided on-site with your registration documents. Participants are requested to wear their badge at all times inside the hotel venue and at all social events organised within the context of the Congress. If your badge is lost, a new badge will be issued.

Book of Abstracts

Abstracts will be included in a special issue of the European Journal of Clinical Investigation (EJCI) which will be included in the congress bag.

Certificate of attendance

A certificate of attendance will be sent to all participants, by the Technical Secretariat, via e-mail after the congress.

CME Credits

The 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the European Society for Clinical Investigation (ESCI), Barcelona, Spain, 30/05/2018-01/06/2018 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 19 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 American Medical 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.

Congress venue : Hotel Barceló Sants ****

Address : Plaça dels Països Catalans s/n, 08014 Barcelona



All best endeavours will be made to present the programme as published. However, ESCI 2018 Congress and its agents reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the congress, for any cause beyond its reasonable  control. ESCI 2018 Congress and its agents are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such cancellation. Delegates are advised to take out their own travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions as the congress does not cover individuals against cancellation of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.


An exhibition of related products, services and technologies will be held concurrently with the congress. Tentative exhibition area opening hours:
Wednesday, 30 May : 10.00-20.00
Thursday, 31 May : 10.00-19.00
Friday, 1 June : 10.00-17.00

More information will be provided in the final programme.

Official language

The official Congress language will be English.


Registrations are managed by Bco Congresos. The registration desk will be located in the first floor of the venue. Your name badge will be given to you in the registration desk. Name badge is always required in the venue. The certificate of attendance will be sent to all delegates by email after the congress. Registration fee includes: Scientific sessions, posters, exhibition area, final program, book of abstracts, coffees during breaks and lunch on Thursday and Friday.
Registration desk opening hours:
Wednesday, 30 May : 07.30-19.00
Thursday, 31 May : 08.00-18.00
Friday, 1 June : 08.00-18.00

Social and Networking Activity

The congress social activity will take place on Thursday, 31 May, at 20.30 h in a Restaurant located in the city. There will be bus transportation from the hotel venue ( Hotel Barceló Sants ) at 19:45 hours ( meeting point in hotel lobby ) and return to the same place after dinner. Admission: Tickets are available during the registration process. Tickets available on-site in a limited number. More information will be provided in the final programme.

ESCI 2018 Congress Technical Secretariat

Bco Congresos

Plaza Europa 17-19, 1F

E-08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain

T. +34 938 823 878

ESCI Office

Marliese Greven and Debbie Barneveld Binkhuijsen

University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands