We are looking forward to seeing you in Sitges for the 16th Protein in Animal Cells conference!
In the meantime, here are some tips & tools to better prepare your stay:
The official language of the conference is English. All abstract submissions and presentations must be in English. Simultaneous translation will not be available.
Visa & Letter of Invitation
All participants need a valid passport to enter the European Union. Visas may be required for participants from certain countries. For specific information, please contact the nearest Spanish Embassy at least six weeks prior to your departure to the 16th PEACe Conference.
Some information and travel recommendations is available on the foreign affairs website.
Letter of invitation for visitor visa
If you need a visitor visa to travel to Spain, we will provide you with a letter of invitation confirming your registration to the conference.
An invitation letter for visa application will be sent by email as soon as we receive all the necessary information and the payment of your registration. No invitation letter for visa application will be sent without payment of the registration fees. At the time of registration, you will have the option to request the letter.
To fill out the invitation letter appropriately, you will need to provide your passport number and arrival/departure dates.
The Conference Secretariat and organizers cannot be held liable for personal accidents, loss of or damage to private property of the conference participants and accompanying persons, either during, or directly arising from the PEACe 2022 Conference. Participants should make their own arrangements for health and travel insurance.
Clothing & Weather
The dress code for the conference is informal for all occasions.
The average temperatures in Sitges during the month of September are generally 26°C (day) and 18°C (night).
Travel Information – Getting Here
Please visit the Melia Sitges Hotel page.
Currency, Banking, ATM & Credit Cards
The currency is the Euro (€).
Cash is usually withdrawn from automatic teller machines at bank branches. In addition, in Spain it is easy to find ATMs to withdraw cash in shopping centres and shopping areas, large urban centres and historic centres in small towns.
If you need to change your money to €, you will be able to do so at bureaus de change, at various banks, and at the majority of hotels and travel agencies.
If you need to send money from Spain or receive money that has been sent to Spain, you can do so from the Spanish postal and parcel service offices (Correos office), which you will find in any tourist destination, and through specialized companies in large cities.
In Spain you can pay in cash in almost all cases, and usually only Euros are accepted. In some cases, if the payment is made through a machine, it may be necessary to pay by card.
The option to pay with credit and debit cards, mainly Visa and Mastercard, is very widespread. However, a minimum consumption of around €10 may be required for payment by card and this may be subject to commissions depending on the conditions of your card.
When making payments, it is not acceptable to haggle the marked price.
The voltage and frequency in Spain is 230 V, 50 Hz.
Madrid, Spain is 6:00 hours later than New York.