Fifth International Joint Meeting on THORACIC SURGERY 2021

Fifth International Joint Meeting on THORACIC SURGERY 2021Fifth International Joint Meeting on THORACIC SURGERY 2021

Presentation

Dear colleagues:

We welcome you to the Fifth International Joint Meeting on Thoracic Surgery that will take place in Barcelona, Spain, in November 2021. The rewarding experiences of the [ First ], [ Second ], [Third] and [Four] International Joint Meetings on Thoracic Surgery held in the same city in 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 encourage all of us to work together once again with the purpose of celebrating the fifth edition in 2021.

The Joint Meeting 2021 will consist of a mixture of brief oral and video presentations comprising different areas of thoracic surgery and many other selected topics closely related to thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology, with special emphasis on diagnosis, staging and treatment of lung cancer. In addition, there will be breakfast sessions and lunch seminars specifically dedicated to relevant fields in thoracic surgery, and sessions of proffered papers in poster and video presentation format. A great effort has been made to present a programme with an outstanding content. In this meeting, particular attention has been given to the discussion time of the topics.

The Joint Meeting 2021 will take place in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona, where the city originated and where the most emblematic public buildings are located: [ the Cathedral ], the imposing [ church of St. Maria del Mar ], one of the finest Gothic churches in Spain, and the [ Picasso Museum ]. Barcelona harbour; and the modernist buildings by Antonio Gaudi, [ La Pedrera ] and [ La Casa Batlló ], are within walking distance of the Gothic Quarter. Autumn certainly is the best time of year to visit Barcelona and you can enjoy pleasant walks in the city.

We hope you will honour us with your active participation in this Fifth Joint Meeting 2021. We are looking forward to seeing familiar and new faces among us. We count on you to make the meeting a real educational and scientific success.

With our kindest regards,

Organizing Committee
Laureano MOLINS. Co-Chair
Ramón RAMI-PORTA. Co-Chair
José BELDA-SANCHIS. Co-Chair
Juan J. FIBLA
Sergi CALL
Juan Carlos TRUJILLO REYES

Organizing Committee

Laureano MOLINS. Co-Chair
Thoracic Surgery Service, Hospital Clínic, Barcelona, Spain

Ramón RAMI-PORTA.Co-Chair
Thoracic Surgery Service, Hospital Universitari MútuaTerrassa, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

José BELDA-SANCHIS.Co-Chair
Thoracic Surgery Services, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain

Juan J. FIBLA
Thoracic Surgery Service, Hospital Universitari Sagrat Cor, Barcelona, Spain

Sergi CALL
Thoracic Surgery Service, Hospital Universitari MútuaTerrassa, Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain

Juan Carlos TRUJILLO-REYES
Thoracic Surgery Sevice, Hospital de la Santa Creu i Sant Pau, Barcelona, Spain

Objectives and Background

Objectives

This Fifth Joint Meeting has two principal goals: to provide the newest and the best evidence on several topics in thoracic surgery, and to review the most important details of time-honoured and new procedures and surgical techniques.

The scientific programme, a full immersion in thoracic surgery and oncology, will combine a series of short lectures with video forum sessions and educational seminars. Particular attention has been given to the discussion time of the topics in order to promote an active and rewarding participation.

The scientific programme is designed to meet the needs of residents as well as young and senior specialists in thoracic surgery, pneumology, and oncology, as well as that of related specialists, i. e., anaesthesiologists, nurses and chest physiotherapists.

Background

The International Meetings on General Thoracic Surgery were organized by the General Thoracic Surgery Unit of Sagrat Cor University Hospital in Barcelona, in 1992, 1994, 1997, 1999 and 2002. International Faculty members came from USA and Europe (H. Grillo, W.S. Payne, H. Ellis, P. Goldstraw, D. Mathisen, R. Landreneau, P. Pairolero, S. Hazelrigg, S. Cassivi, D. Lardinois, A. Patterson, D. Nuss, I. Vogt Moykopf, A. Lerut, E. Rendina, K. Naunheim, M.R. Mueller, and others) with a valuable contribution of the Spanish units in each of the meetings.

The International Workshops on Surgical Exploration of the Mediastinum and Systematic Nodal Dissection were organized in Terrassa, Barcelona, Spain, in 1998, 2000, 2003 and 2006. Nearly 100 speakers from Spain and abroad participated in these highly specific meetings. Their highlights were the live surgery programmes featuring systematic nodal dissection and lung resection for lung cancer performed by Japanese thoracic surgeons (T. Naruke, R. Tsuchiya, T. Goya, H. Kondo, H. Nomori, and H. Asamura), and videomediastinoscopies, extended cervical videomediastinoscopies, video-assisted mediastinal lymphadenectomies, performed by staff thoracic surgeons and invited thoracic surgeons who developed these techniques (M. Huertgen, B. Witte, M. Zielinski, and J. Kuzdzal). Additionally, topics such as transbronchial needle aspiration and bronchial and oesophageal ultrasound with fine needle aspiration were integrated into the programme due to its clinical relevance and utility.

The Thoracic Oncology, Thoracic Surgery and Techniques, Transplant, Nursing and Chest Physiotherapy Areas are multidisciplinary collaborative working groups of the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR) mainly composed by thoracic surgeons and pulmonologists, but also by oncologists, radiologists, pathologists, nurses, etc. The number and quality of the scientific publications, guidelines and meetings testify to the long tradition and prestige of these working teams. Some of the most relevant works have been those of 1) the Bronchogenic Carcinoma Cooperative Group I (GCCB-SEPAR-I) that registered data from nearly 3000 patients with lung cancer who had undergone surgical treatment from 1993 to 1997; from the analyses of the collected data, more than 30 publications in indexed journals have been already published; 2) the Spanish Multicenter Study of Neuroendocrine Tumours of the Lung (EMETNE-SEPAR), with more than 5 publications in indexed journals specifically related to the treatment and prognosis of neuroendocrine lung tumours; 3) the Spanish Group for Surgical Resection of Colo-Rectal Pulmonary Metastases (GECMP-CCR-SEPAR) that finished the registration of data from more than 540 patients treated surgically in 2010 and has published 6 papers till now; 4) the Bronchogenic Carcinoma Cooperative Group II (GCCB-SEPAR-II), specifically created to participate in the Prospective Lung Cancer Staging Project of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer towards the 8th edition of the TNM classification of lung cancer, that already has registered online more than 2600 patients and has published recently the descriptive analysis of the registry; and 5) The Brochogenic Carcinoma Cooperative Group III (GCCB-SEPAR-III) recently created to participate in the collection of data of the IALSC to inform the 9th edition of the TNM classification of lung cancer to be released in 2024.

In 2009, the leadership of these three long-standing initiatives joined their efforts in order to concentrate in a single meeting the updated information on several topics in the fields of general thoracic surgery and thoracic oncology. The result was the First International Joint Meeting on Thoracic Surgery that took place in Barcelona, Spain. National and International Faculty members from all around the world came to Barcelona to share knowledge and experience on relevant topics and novel aspects of thoracic surgery. The successful result in terms of scientific quality, number of participants and encouraging feedback prompted us to promote the celebration of the second, third, fourth and now fifth editions of the International Joint Meeting on Thoracic Surgery.

In the Fifth International Joint Meeting on Thoracic Surgery we will keep two innovations introduced in the Fouth: 1) The collaboration of the Spanish Society of Thoracic Surgery (SECT), created in 2007. The Spanish Society of Thoracic Surgery organizes an annual congress as well as courses for residents in thoracic surgery. Its association with the Fifth International Joint Meeting on Thoracic Surgery will be highly valuable. 2) The incorporation of the Nursing and Physiotherapy Areas of the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery. Both groups of professionals constitute an important part of the managing team treating thoracic surgery patients. They will join us for the second time to discuss burning issues in their respective specialties. In the Fifth edition, we will incorporate a new initiative: the Meeting on Malignant Thymic Tumours that takes place annually at the Hospital de Sant Pau i de la Santa Creu of Barcelona, but we think of interest to associate it to the Fifth Joint Meeting on Thoracic Surgery every three years.

Programme

Tuesday, 16th November 2021

17:00 - 20:00
Secretariat opens

Wednesday, 17th November 2021

06:30
Secretariat opens
07:00 - 07:35
Best posters
07:40 - 07:55
Opening ceremony
08:00 - 09:25
VIDEOFORUM 1
PARTICULARITIES OF THORACIC SURGERY IN CHILDREN
09:30 - 11:00
SESSION 1
DEBATE: THE SEQUENCE OF TREATMENT FOR CLINICAL N2 NSCLC
11:00 - 11:25
Coffee break
11:30 - 13:55
SESSION 2
WHAT THE THORACIC SURGEON NEEDS TO KNOW IN THE ERA OF IMMUNOTHERAPY
13:00 - 13:55
Lunch
13:00 - 13:55
Sponsored lunch sessions
(3 parallel sessions)
14:00 - 14:55
SESSION 3
THYMIC MALIGNANCIES. THE GREAT FORGOTTEN TUMOURS
15:00 - 15:40
VIDEOFORUM 2
INNOVATIONS IN SURGICAL APPROACHES OF THE THYMUS AND LUNG
15:40 - 15:55
Coffee break
16:00 - 17:10
SESSION 4
INFLAMMATORY AND INFECTIOUS CHEST DISEASES
17:15 - 18:45
SESSION 5
TRENDING TOPICS IN THORACIC ANAESTHESIA
19:00
Secretariat closes
19:00 - 20:30
Official reception at Barcelona

Thursday, 18th November 2021

06:30
Secretariat opens
 
Parallel breakfast sessions (x 2)
07:00 - 07:55
BREAKFAST SESSION 1
THE DIAPHRAGM
07:00 - 07:55
BREAKFAST SESSION 2
OLIGOMETASTATIC NSCLC
08:00 - 09:25
VIDEOFORUM 3
INVASIVE STAGING OF THE MEDIASTINUM: TIPS AND TRICKS
09:30 - 11:00
SESSION 6
DEBATE: STAS OR NOT STAS
11:00 - 11:25
Coffee break
11:30 - 12:25
SESSION 7
RELATIVE VALUE OF RATS AND VATS LUNG RESECTIONS
12:30 - 13:00
EXTRAORDINARY LECTURE
The relevance of humanities in medical studies
13:00 - 13:55
Lunch
13:00 - 13:55
Sponsored lunch sessions
(3 parallel sessions)
14:00 - 15:30
VIDEOFORUM 4
INTRAOPERATIVE NODAL ASSESSMENT
15:30 - 15:55
Coffee break
16:00 - 17:30
SESSION 8
PROGRESS TOWARDS THE 9TH EDITION TNM OF THORACIC MALIGNANCIES
17:35 - 18:45
SESSION 9
THE CONCEPT OF COMPLETE RESECTION IN LUNG CANCER SURGERY REVISITED
19:00
Secretariat closes

Friday, 19th November 2021

06:30
Secretariat opens
 
Parallel breakfast sessions (x 2)
07:00 - 07:55
BREAKFAST SESSION 3
NSCLC: TREATMENT IN DIFFICULT SITUATIONS
07:00 - 07:55
BREAKFAST SESSION 4
Malignant pleural MESOTHELIOMA
08:00 - 09:25
VIDEOFORUM 5
BEST SUBMITTED VIDEOS
09:30 - 11:00
SESSION 10
DEBATE: UNIPORTAL AND MULTIPORTAL VATS LUNG RESECTIONS
11:00 - 11:25
Coffee break
11:30 - 13:00
SESSION 11
RELEVANT ASPECTS OF VATS RESECTION OF THORACIC TUMORS
13:00 - 13:55
Lunch
13:05 - 13:55
Sponsored lunch sessions
(3 parallel sessions)
14:00 - 15:30
VIDEOFORUM 6
HOW THE MASTERS DO IT
15:30 - 15:55
Coffee break
16:00 - 17:20
SESSION 12
MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS IN THORACIC SURGERY
17:25 - 18:30
SESSION 13
MYOPLASTIES IN THORACIC SURGERY
18:35 - 18:45
Closing remarks
19:00
Secretariat closes

Scientific Information

Instructions for speakers and chairpersons

The length of the video presentations, lectures and discussions is changeable and depends on the session.

Breakfast sessions: this type of session consists of two or three short lectures of related topics followed by a 15-25-minute discussion.

Lunch seminars and sponsored lunch sessions: the lunch seminars and sponsored lunch sessions consist of an up-to–date and concise review or other types of presentation regarding different topics in general thoracic surgery.

Video forum: 8-10 minute videos presentation. These videotapes should emphasize the most important steps and technical details of the surgical procedure, and their content must have a high educational value. Whenever possible, videos of related topics are grouped in the same session. Discussion will take place at the end of the session.

Lectures: Lectures will have a maximum duration of 10 minutes. Their contents must be precise and related to the title of the lecture. Whenever possible, lectures are grouped in sessions covering related topics. Speakers are kindly asked to avoid overlapping with other lectures of the same session. Discussion will take place at the end of the session.

Poster presentation: Abstracts of proffered papers will be considered for electronic poster display, only. Selected abstracts will be divided into three categories: a) general thoracic surgery; b) lung cancer staging and mediastinal lymph node dissection; and c) general topics on thoracic oncology. The presenters of the best 6 posters will have the opportunity to summarize their content in two minutes that will be followed by a 3-minute discussion. Prospective presenters are kindly asked to prepare their posters in English. There will not be any physical posters in this Joint Meeting. The presenters will be asked to submit their posters in a single Power Point slide. In the venue of the Joint Meeting, computers will be available to see the posters.

[ Poster and videos instructions ]

Video presentation: A videoforum session will be reserved for proffered videos. Those willing to present a video will have to submit a 250-word abstract in English similar to the abstracts for posters (see instructions above), but with the following structure: a) introduction; b) indication of the technique; c) description of the technique; d) conclusion. To avoid any technical problems, we recommend using the Mpeg format. Videos should not exceed 300MB and 7 minutes of viewing time. From all submitted videos, the Scientific Committee will choose eight for public presentation in a videoforum session, followed by its discussion by and appointed discussant . The other videos, as well as the selected ones, will be available at the computer room especially set for poster and video watching.

[ Poster and videos instructions ]

Speakers: Speakers are kindly requested to prepare their presentations according to the above instructions. The organizers of the Joint Meeting recommend the speakers to strictly limit their presentations to the allotted time. This is fundamental to keep good timing in this busy meeting and allow for enough discussion. There will be no simultaneous translation into Spanish. The speakers are kindly asked to prepare their slide presentations in English.
Chairpersons: Chairpersons are responsible for the timing and fluidity of the sessions. They should introduce the speakers as briefly as possible, and time their presentations according to the allotted time. They should alert the speakers when their time has been consumed. The Chairpersons are expected to enliven discussions and keep their right timing.

Poster and video

Instruccions

Posters

Abstracts of proffered papers will be considered for electronic poster display, only. Selected abstracts will be divided into three categories: a) general thoracic surgery; b) lung cancer staging and mediastinal lymph node dissection; and c) general topics on thoracic oncology. The presenters of the best 6 posters will have the opportunity to summarize their content in two minutes, that will be followed by a 3-minute discussion. Prospective presenters are kindly asked to prepare their posters in English. There will not be any physical posters in this Joint Meeting. The presenters will be asked to submit their posters in a single Power Point slide. In the venue of the Joint Meeting, computers will be available to see the posters.

Abstracts of a maximum of 250 words should be uploaded into this website no later than 1st September 2021.

The presenter of the poster MUST be registered in the Joint Meeting. The presenters of the posters will be informed of the decisions regarding the acceptance of the posters by 16th September 2021. The abstract must be informative and must include: a) objectives (with or without introduction), b) methods, c) results, and d) conclusions. Statements such as 'the results will be presented' are unacceptable.

Send the abstract in Word format following these instructions:

  • use font no smaller than 10 points;
  • type title in capital letters;
  • type single space;
  • underline presenter's name;
  • organize the heading of the abstract as follows: title, authors' names, institution, city and country, leaving one line between the heading and the body of the abstract.

Send the abstract using the following link: Abstract of Posters and video Form

Videos

A videoforum session will be reserved for the best 6 proffered videos. These will have to be presented in a maximum of 7 minutes that will be followed by a 3-minute discussion by an appointed discussant.

Those willing to present a video will have to submit a 250-word abstract in English similar to the abstracts for posters (see instructions above), but with the following structure: a) introduction; b) indication of the technique; c) description of the technique; d) conclusion.

Abstracts of a maximum of 250 words should be uploaded into this website, no later than 1st September 2021.
Abstract of Posters and video Form

At the same time of abstract submission, the video will have to be uploaded to the following website:
[ https://www.wetransfer.com ]

For uploading instructions go to: [ https://www.wetransfer.com/howitworks?trk=panel ]

To avoid any technical problems, we recommend using the Mpeg format. Videos should not exceed 300MB and 7 minutes of viewing time. From all submitted videos, the Scientific Committee will choose six for public presentation in a videoforum session followed by discussion by an appointed discussant. The other videos, as well as the selected ones, will be available at the computer room especially set for poster and video watching.

The presenter of the video MUST be registered in the Joint Meeting. The presenters of the videos will be informed of the decisions regarding the acceptance of the videos by 16th September 2021.

Registration

Registration fees

  Till 30th September 2021 From 1st October to 31st October 2021 From 1st November 2021 and on-site registrations
Residents in thoracic surgery 400.00 € 450.00 € 500.00 €
Certified thoracic surgeons and other specialties 600.00 € 650.00 € 700.00 €
Nursing Graduate 200.00 € 250.00 € 300.00 €
One day
Registration IJMTS
250.00 € 250.00 € 250.00 €
Two days
Registration IJMTS
500.00 € 500.00 € 500.00 €
One day (Friday)
Registration Nursing Graduate
100.00 € 100.00 € 100.00 €
Registration fee

Application for CME credits is in progress

Registration fee includes

  • Admission to all sessions, poster and video presentation
  • Admission to exhibition area
  • Welcome drink
  • Meeting documentation and programme
  • Coffee breaks and lunches
  • Certificate of attendance

Registration documentation will be handed-out to the participants from the Meeting Secretariat. Registration forms will be processed only when received before 31st October, 2021. After this date registration forms will be processed as on-site registrations.

On-line registration

On-line registration is possible through the web site Online payment is only possible by credit card. This service will let you register and pay through the Internet with an officially secured system SSL and receive your confirmation letter on-line.

Registration info

Registration form is also available on this web site ready to be printed. Please send it by fax or post together with the corresponding payment to the Secretariat before 1st November, 2021. Late registration will be possible on-site. Registration forms received without the complete contact address or without payment will not be accepted. The fees should be paid in Euros by credit card or bank transfer or by bank cheque in Euros payable through a Spanish bank and made out to ACTO-SERVEIS THORACIC SURGERY. A confirmation letter will be sent by email. Participants must bring this letter to the registration desk as proof of their registration.

Cancellation policy

Any cancellation must be notified in writing and will be subjected to the following conditions: refund of fees, less a 25% administrative charge, will be applied to cancellations received up to 31st October, 2021. As of 1st November, 2021, no refund can be made.

Payment of Registration Fees

Registrations can only be validated and confirmed when accompanied by payment. Early rates only apply when registration and payment are received before 30th September. When registrations and payments are received after 30th September 2021, then the corresponding late fees will automatically apply. Payment in EURO (€) should be made in advance by one of the following means:

Registration fees may be paid by credit card (ON-LINE REGISTRATION)

Accommodation

Hotel Reservation

Hotel accommodation (within walking distance) in various price categories and with special rates has been reserved.

All bookings will be managed directly with the hotel by the email:

Congress Code for special rates: ACTO SERVEIS – THORACIC MEETING

Deadline for guaranteed hotel reservations and special rates: 30th September 2021. After this date, the hotel can update availability and rates.

Rates

HOTELS Double room
for single use
Double room
Hotel Colon ****
Av/ Catedral, 7. 08002 Barcelona
121.00€ 132,00€
Hotel HCC Montblanc ***
Via Laietana, 61, 08003 Barcelona
230,00€ 250,00€

Breakfast and VAT included.

Prices are per room and nights.

Hotel Situation

Hotel Colon ****
Av/ Catedral, 7. 08002 Barcelona
[ see map ]

Hotel HCC Montblanc ***
Via Laietana, 61, 08003 Barcelona
[ see map ]

Lower Cost Accommodation

Younger visitors and those looking for alternative forms of accommodation will find youth hostels, halls of residence, some of them open all year round. In short, accommodation for all tastes and at prices to suit every pocket.

Below you will find a list of the students' hall of residence. For more information about the city's hotels please check the website [ www.barcelonaturisme.com ] (where to sleep).

Contact them directly to consult prices for short stays and make the reservation.

Sponsoring Guidelines

Barcelona, may 2021

Dear Sir/Madam,

We are pleased to inform you that the “Fifth International Joint Meeting on Thoracic Surgery, Barcelona 2021” will be held on 17th, 18th and 19th November 2021 in this city. The rewarding experiences of the First, Second, Third and Fourth International Joint Meetings on Thoracic Surgery held in the same city in 2009, 2012, 2015 and 2018 encourages all of us to work together once again with the purpose of celebrating the fifth edition in 2021.

This “Joint Meeting” is the combination of three initiatives that have been developed over recent years here in Spain. The intention is to bring together, in one conference, the latest information about the key topics, and the most controversial ones, in our speciality. The five initiatives are: the “10th International Meeting on General Thoracic Surgery”, which, since 1992, has been organised by the Thoracic Surgery Department at the Hospital Sagrat Cor; the “9th International Workshop on Surgical Exploration of the Mediastinum and Systematic Nodal Dissection”, organised by the Thoracic Surgery Department at the Hospital Universitari Mutua Terrassa; the “4th Meeting of the Thoracic Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Techniques & Transplant, Respiratory Nursing and Respiratory Physiotherapy Areas of the Spanish Society of Pneumology and Thoracic Surgery (SEPAR)”, the “3rd Meeting on Malignant Thymic Tumours” and the “2nd Joint Meeting of the Spanish Society of Thoracic Surgery (SECT)”.

We are very aware that without your participation in the conference, it would be very difficult for this scientific event to take place. Therefore, we would very much like the event to fulfil your expectations and meet your requirements.

As you will see below, we are open to lots of different options of working together, ranging from the traditional exhibition stand to organising a lunch seminar for between 50-60 delegates where companies can present their latest technological advances. Naturally, financing the attendance of professionals at the Joint Meeting suits both companies such as yours and the Organising Committee, which believes this is the best way to ensure the event is a success and to cultivate personal relationships.

We hope you will find the scientific programme and the guest speakers a strong incentive to participate in the 2021 Joint Meeting.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions or comments. We would also be happy to discuss tailor-made proposals of working together that are not outlined above or in the attached information.

Organizing Committee Coordinators

Laureano MOLINS. Co-Chair
José BELDA-SANCHIS. Co-Chair
Ramón RAMI-PORTA. Co-Chair
Sergi CALL
Juan J. FIBLA
Juan Carlos TRUJILLO-REYES

Exhibitor / sponsorship packages

STAND

Exhibition Area.
The exhibition area will be located on the main floor of the congress.

Zone Stands Price Features
EXHIBTION ZONE 0 1 & 2 5.900,00 € Located in the Hall of the main room. 3 x 2 m space. Installation of “umbrella” type modular stands allowed. Includes 4 registrations for staff.
EXHIBTION ZONE 1 From 3 to 7 5.300,00 € Located in the exhibition area 1. 3 x 2 m space. Installation of “umbrella” type of modular stands allowed. Includes 3 registrations for staff.
EXHIBTION ZONE 2 From 8 to 13 4.800,00 € Located in the exhibition area 2. 3 x 2 m space. Installation of “umbrella” type of modular stands allowed. Includes 2 registrations for staff.
HALL ZONE From 14 to 19 3.500,00 € Located in the Hall of the exhibition area. 2 x 1.5 m space. “Umbrella” type modular stands NOT allowed. Includes 1 registration for staff.
Exhibition Area

Prices do not include VAT

Booking an Exhibition Space.
Exhibitors need to complete and return the “reservation contract” within one week of the reservation / space allocation. After one week, the organisers have the right to offer the space to other exhibitors. Requests for spaces must be for multiples of 6m2. Each space will be equipped with a main power socket. Exhibitors that need exhibition stand furniture, an exhibition stand or assistance for the setting of the stand must notify the Technical Secretary prior to 1st October 2021.
Exhibition spaces shall be allocated on a strict first-come, first-served basis.

Payment Terms.
The following payment terms (as stated on the invoice) shall be applied:
Exhibitors must pay 50% within 30 days of signing the contract. The remainder must be paid before 15th September 2021.
Payment in full is required prior to the start of the conference. If exhibitors fail to pay in full, they will not be permitted to set up their stands.

Venue Regulations.
The regulations of the venue, Auditorio Fomento del Trabajo, shall be applied.

Insurance.
Exhibitors shall be responsible for any damages to the property or lives of third parties they may cause directly, or that may be caused by personnel working for them on their stand. The organisers shall not be held responsible for the exhibitors’ property during the exhibition or when the stand is being set up or taken down. The organisers recommend that exhibitors take out insurance.

Exhibitor Services (Technical Installation Services) - 1st October 2021 -.
Exhibitors may request an estimate to hire of the following:

  • Electrical equipment.
  • Telecommunications services.
  • Temporary staff to set up and take down the stand.
  • Modular stands / stand furniture.
  • Audiovisual equipment.
  • IT equipment.
  • Plants and flowers.
  • Catering.
  • Hostesses.

Shipment of Package.
The materials must be sent directly to the following address: Ms. Concha Torrent, Auditorio Fomento de Trabajo. C/ Via Laietana, 32. 08003. Barcelona, Spain. Telf: +34 93.484.12.00 It must be indicated the name of the Company, number of stand and the reference: “Fifth International Joint Meeting on Thoracic Surgery”.

Stand set up.
The exhibition will take place on 17th, 18th and 19th November 2021. Stands must be set up on 16th November between 3pm and 8pm and must be taken down on 19th November from 2pm onwards.

Payment.
Bank transfer to ACTO SERVEIS - “INTERNATIONAL JOINT MEETING” with the following bank details:
BANK: BANC SABADELL
IBAN: ES58 0081 0036 4700 0276 2888
SWIFT: BSAB ESBB

Reservation & contract form.
Reservation form must be sent through the meeting website, section “sponsoring guideline”:
www.thoracicsurgery2021.org/sponsors-form/

Each day of the conference will include company sponsored seminars that will be held at lunchtime in different rooms within the conference centre. Although there are no additional costs for delegates to attend sponsored seminars, they must indicate which seminars they wish to attend when they register for the conference. Catering will be provided for delegates during the seminar.

Lunch Seminar Price Features
Main Conference Room 6.500 € Room with capacity of 200 people. Audiovisual aids included.
Room 1 3.200 € Room with capacity of 50 people. Audiovisual aids included.
Room 2 2.850 € Room with capacity of 25 people. Audiovisual aids included.
Seminar Lunch

Price includes catering for delegates
Prices do not include VAT

Hiring a Room for a Seminar.
Sponsors need to complete and return the “reservation contract” within one week of the reservation / seminar allocation. After the conclusion of one week, the organisers have the right to offer the space to other sponsors.

Payment Terms.
The following payment conditions (as stated on the invoice) shall be applied:
Exhibitors must pay 50% within 30 days of signing the contract. The remainder must be paid before 15th September 2021.
Payment in full is required prior to the start of the conference. If sponsors fail to pay in full, they will not be permitted to proceed with their seminar.

Payment.
Bank transfer to ACTO SERVEIS - “INTERNATIONAL JOINT MEETING” with the following bank details:
BANK: BANC SABADELL
IBAN: ES58 0081 0036 4700 0276 2888
SWIFT: BSAB ESBB

Reservation & contract form.
Reservation form must be sent through the meeting website, section “sponsoring guideline”:
www.thoracicsurgery2021.org/sponsors-form/

The third option open to companies is a combination of sponsoring a seminar and hiring an exhibition space.

Sponsoring a seminar and hiring an exhibition space.
Price varies according to the type of Stand and Seminar Lunch selected (see prices in sections 2 and 3).
A discount of €500 will be applied to the total amount.

Payment Terms.
The following payment conditions (as stated on the invoice) shall be applied:
Exhibitors must pay 50% within 30 days of signing the contract. The remainder must be paid before 15th September 2021.
Payment in full is required prior to the start of the conference. If sponsors fail to pay in full, they will not be permitted to proceed with their seminar or set up their stand.

Venue Regulations.
The regulations of the venue, Auditorio Fomento del Trabajo, shall be applied.

Other options

Sponsoring: APP APP 5.000 €
Insertion of the company logo in the APP of the congress as sponsor.
Sponsoring: Web Web 4.500 €
Insertion of the company logo in the Web site of the congress as sponsor.
Sponsoring: USB of abstracts USB of abstracts 4.000 €
USB of 4gb capacity. Insertion of the company logo in the USB.
Sponsoring: Meeting bag Meeting bag 4.000 €
Insertion of the company logo in the front of the bag.
Sponsoring: Poster room Poster room sponsoring 3.600 €
Sponsoring: Definitive Programme Definitive Programme 3.500 €
Sponsoring: Speakers dinner Speakers dinner 3.000 €
Sponsoring: Inclusion of documents in meeting bag Inclusion of documents in meeting bag 1.700 €
A promotional document or announcement of the company will be inserted in the meeting bag, which will be distributed to all participants.

Cancellations

If for any reason, including force majeure, the conference is unable to take place, exhibitors undertake not to take any action whatsoever against the organisers. The organisers shall return moneys paid, less a proportion to cover general costs incurred up until the cancellation.

As regards cancellations by exhibitors, if an exhibitor cancels prior to 15th September 2021, they shall be entitled to a refund less 40% of the amount paid. Exhibitors who cancel after this date shall not receive any refund.

The Organising Committee reserves the right to postpone, shorten or lengthen the conference for reasons beyond its control, or due to force majeure.

Such circumstances shall not entitle exhibitors to rescind their contract or to demand compensation for damages.

Attendance for exhibitors

Names of stand personnel.
Exhibitors need to request “exhibitor passes” for personnel on the stands so they can access the exhibition area and the scientific sessions.

Conference Opening.
All exhibitors are invited to the conference opening event.

Exhibitor passes withtout stand.
Those sales represantitves who want to attend the Congress without stand or without staff registration shoud pay a registratation fee of 1.700€.

Exhibition zone map

Sponsoring Exhibition Zone

General Information

Venue

FOMENT DEL TREBALL NACIONAL
Vía Layetana 32-34
08003 Barcelona

[ www.foment.com ]

How to get from Barcelona airport to the Meeting venue

Barcelona International Airport (airport code BCN) is located 12 km southwest of the city.

By taxi: TAXIS are available at an approximate cost of 50 € including the required supplements for leaving the airport and carrying luggage. They are yellow and black, and, when free, show a clearly visible green light on the roof of the vehicle.

By bus: AEROBUS: This special service is clearly signposted at the stops outside the terminal and it takes you to different parts of the city, the Plaza Catalunya stop is the closest to the Meeting Venue, 10 minutes walk approximately.
The AEROBÚS service operates 365 days a year, always with the same schedule (including Sundays and Holidays). Departures from airport, from 05:35 to 01:00; departures from Plaza de Catalunya, from 05:00 to 00:15. Buses run every 5 to 10 minutes, depending on the time of day.
For further information regarding timetables and fares, we recommend you visit the website: www.aerobusbcn.com.
Price: 5.90 € (Rates 2018)

By train: The station is located to the West of the terminal. Trains go to "Sants" Station and run approximately every 30 minutes to and from Barcelona airport to the city centre.
Length of journey: 17 minutes to Barcelona Sants station. Fare: 3.50 €.
Further information: www.renfe.es. From here you can take:

Metro: Take the green line metro (line 3) from “Sants Estació” to "Plaça Catalunya" Station (two stops). The rate for a single ticket is 2.20 €. Further information: www.tmb.net.

Bus: Take bus number 43 and 17 which have stops in "Via Laietana". Buses run every 10-15 minutes. The rate for a single ticket is 2.20 €. Further information: www.tmb.net.

Coffee service

Coffee, soft drinks and snacks will be available at all times at the Exhibition Hall.

Official language

English will be the official language of the Joint Meeting. There will be no simultaneous translation into Spanish.

Organizing Secretariat

Acto Serveis

TecnoCampus Mataró-Maresme | Edifici TCM2 | P2.O3
Av. Ernest Lluch, 32 | 08302 Mataró (Barcelona)
t +34 937 552 382 | m +34 637 208 121

[ thoracic.surgery@actoserveis.com ]
[ www.thoracicsurgery2021.org ]
[ www.actoserveis.com ]

City Information

Barcelona overlooks the Mediterranean and is located in a heavily populated area which is a hub of economic activity.

Barcelona enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm summers. It is a coastal city and has over four kilometres of urban beaches and large areas of nearby forest. Although it is a large city, it is easy to get around on public transport and on foot. You can reach any point in the city by metro, bus and taxi.

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. Its inhabitants are open and welcoming. The people of Barcelona speak Catalan, their own language, and Spanish. Many of them also understand a little English and French.

Visa
Spain is part of the Schengen zone. This means that nationals from EU countries do not need a visa.

Lenguage
Most of Barcelona’s inhabitants are bilingual and speak Catalan, their own language, and Spanish.

Electricity
The voltage in Spain is 220 volts, 50 Hz.. The plug types are C and F.

Climate
The city has a typically Mediterranean climate and enjoys pleasant temperatures all the year round.

Currency
The euro (€) is the official currency of the European Union and can be exchanged at savings banks and banks.

Banks
Business hours differ between banks. Most banks are open from Monday to Friday from 08:15 to 14:15

Customs
In Barcelona mealtimes are usually a little later than the rest of Europe. The city’s shops have long opening hours.

Shopping in Barcelona
Monday to Saturday, from 09:30 to 13:30 and from 16:30 to 20:00.
Most of the department stores do not close at mid-day.



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