Before You Travel

Dear Participant,

We are looking forward to welcoming you to the 3rd World Congress on Controversies in Preconception, Preimplantation, Prenatal Genetic Diagnosis (COGEN), from September 16-17, 2017, in Barcelona, Spain.


Congress venue and Headquarters hotel
Catalonia Barcelona Plaza
Plaza Espana 6-8, 08014

Arrival from the airport to the Congress venue

Barcelona-El Prat Airport, also known as the Barcelona Airport, is the main international airport located 12km (7.5mi) southwest of the city.

Barcelona taxis are easily spotted with their yellow and black livery. There are taxi ranks outside each terminal building. The journey into the city takes around 20 minutes and costs around 30 EUR (journey + luggage).

From Terminal 1, take Line A1 Pl. Catalunya which takes about 20 minutes to the station, Pl. Espanya-FGC. The Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel is 2 minutes walking distance from this station. The price for a one-way ticket is under 6 EUR.

Please visit the link here: for further information on how to get to CoGEN Congress!

Scientific Program

The Opening Session starts at 08:30am on Saturday, September 16 at the Barcelona Hall (floor -1)

Registration and Hospitality Desk

The Registration Desk will operate during the following hours:

Friday, 15.9.2017 - 07:30-19:00
Saturday, 16.9.2017 - 07:30-18:30
Sunday, 17.9.2017 - 8:00-18:00

Please register upon arrival in order to receive your kit containing the CoGEN Program Book, your personal name badge, invitations, etc. Please remember to wear your name badge to all Congress activities and social events.

Meet & Greet Reception

An informal CoGEN Meet & Greet Reception will be held on Friday, September 15 at 17:45, all registered participants are invited to join us!

Certificate of Attendance

All registered participants will receive a username and password following the meeting. Participants will be asked to log-in with their username and password on a special link via the meeting website. Once you are logged in, your certificate of attendance will be available for download.

Invited Speakers Presentations

Speakers are requested to hand their presentation to the technician located at the back of the lecture hall no later than 2 hours prior to the session in which they are scheduled in order to upload their slides.

Poster Presentations

Posters should be mounted on the boards provided on-site on Saturday, September 16th at 13:30 and are to be dismantled no later than 17:45 on Sunday September 17th.
Mounting material will be provided by the Congress Secretariat.
Please check your poster number in the Congress Program Book.
Poster presenters should plan to be beside their posters to answer questions during the breaks as scheduled in the Program.
The Congress Organizer is not responsible for posters that are not removed on time.


Some participants may require a visa in order to enter Spain. Please check with your local Consulate or Embassy.
Please remember that obtaining an entry visa is your own responsibility.


The Meeting secretariat and organizers cannot accept liability for personal accidents, loss of or damage to private property of participants, either during or directly arising from the CoGEN Congress. Participants are expected to make their own arrangements with respect to health and travel insurance.

Letter of Invitation

For individuals needing a formal letter of invitation from the CoGEN Congress, please find the link here where such a letter may be personalized and downloaded:

Dress Code

Informal for all occasions


September is one of the best months to visit Barcelona. The average daytime temperatures in September are around 26°C (78°F) and in the evenings on average 17°C (62°F). Warm sunshine is guaranteed on most days.

Professional Congress Organizer

CME-Congresses Ltd. is the official Congress Organizer of the CoGEN Congress.
For more information, please visit:

See you in Barcelona!


Tel: +972-35550188
Fax: +972-3-5401566