8th Biennial Congress of the Spanish Society for Gene and Cell Therapy
4 - 6 November, 2015
Congratulations to our award winners!!
San Sebastian - About the congress
Our congress is the opportunity for all the people involved in the Society (researchers, doctors, industry and government representatives) to meet. For students in particular, this is a great chance to present their work, create exchanges and form collaborations, which are very important tools in their training. In the last few years, Society meetings have taken place in Madrid (2007), Granada (2009), Zaragoza (2011) and Madrid (2013), the latter in partnership with the annual meeting of the European Society of Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT).
Av de Zurriola, 1,
20002 Donostia-San Sebastián, Guipúzcoa, Gipuzkoa
The San Sebastian’s Kursaal Congress Centre is an amazing architectural work by Rafael Moneo facing the Bay of Biscay, it is the epicentre of the city’s cultural and congress activity, gathering more than 300 events and 600,000 people every year.
San Sebastian touristic and useful information
It’s said that nothing is impossible. This is wrong. It’s impossible to lay eyes on San Sebastián (Basque: Donostia) and not fall madly in love. This stunning city is cool, svelte and flirtatious by night, charming and well mannered by day. It's a city that loves to indulge, and with Michelin stars apparently falling from the heavens onto its restaurants and a pintxo (tapas) culture almost unmatched anywhere else, San Sebastián frequently tops lists of the world's best places to eat. Join us for the SETGyC annual congress at the end of the day you’ll sit back with a drink and an artistic pintxo and realise that, yes, you too are in love with San Sebastián.
San Sebastián has four main centres of action. The lively Parte Vieja (old town) lies across the neck of Monte Urgull, the bay’s eastern headland, and is where the most popular pintxo bars and many of the cheap lodgings are to be found. South of the Parte Vieja is the commercial and shopping district, the Centro Romántico, its handsome grid of late-19th-century buildings extending from behind Playa de la Concha to the banks of Río Urumea. On the east side of the river is the district of Gros, a pleasant enclave that, with its relaxed ambience and the surfing beach of Playa de Gros, makes a cheerful alternative to the honeypots on the west side of the river. Right at the opposite, western end, of the city is Playa de Ondarreta (essentially a continuation of Playa de la Concha), a very upmarket district known as a millionaires' belt on account of its lavish holiday homes.
More information on what to do in this beautiful city on http://www.sansebastianturismo.com/en/