General Information



Registration to Pain in Europe XI must be submitted online through the Congress website. Further details, such as deadlines, costs, terms and conditions, can be found here. We offer special accommodation rates for registered participants and will assist you to find a suitable hotel for your stay and handle your reservation. Please note that the prices of accommodation are not included in the registration fees. To find out more information about available accommodation, the hotels available can be found using the registration system.

CAUTION: Be aware of fraudulent individuals and companies that claim to offer registration for Pain in Europe XI and hotel accommodation in Valencia through fraudulent websites and/or by contacting you directly via email. These fraudulent agencies will look similar to the official EFIC 2019 Pain in Europe XI but are not. The only official agency handling registration and accommodation is K.I.T. Group GmbH located in Berlin, Germany. The only email addresses you should communicate with will end in or To register as a media representative, please contact the Registration Department at in order to receive a media registration form. Please note, to register as a media representative, you must submit a copy of your official press card. Registrations for more than ten participants will be handled separately as a group booking. To register a group, please also refer to the mentioned email-address.



Name badges can be picked up at the Registration Area located on Level 4 (Main Entrance) of the Feria Valencia. You may scan the barcode on your registration confirmation to self-print your badge, or you may visit the counter and have it printed for you.

Certificate of Attendance


An email will be sent to participants following the congress with a link to download your Certificate of Attendance. There will be NO paper or physical Certificate provided on-site.

Cloakroom & Luggage Storage


Cloakroom Opening Hours:
3rd September: 14:00 – 19:00
4th September: 07:15 – 20:00
5th September: 07:15 – 18:30
6th September: 07:15 – 18:30
7th September: 07:15 – 15:30

Located on the left side of the Entrance Foyer on the 4th Floor behind the Valencia Tourist Info desk (at main entrance) is the cloakroom/luggage storage where you may store your things on a day-to-day basis. Anything left here overnight will be taken to Lost & Found.

CME Accreditation


Pain in Europe XI 2019 will apply for CME Accreditation. Updates regarding the number of CME credits will be posted on the website.

Click HERE for more information.



All official Congress prices are indicated in Euro (€). The official currency in Valencia is the Euro. All major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, restaurants and shops.

Exchange rates are available on:



Pain in Europe XI will take place starting on Wednesday, 4 September 2019 until Saturday, 7 September 2019



More than 4.000 delegates from all over the world will participate in the congress. In previous years, just under 50% of attendees were in clinical practice, while over 25% were in basic or clinical research.


Please find the exhibition area located on Level 1 (Lowest Level). Here are the opening times:

Wednesday, 04 September 09:30 – 21:30
Thursday, 05 September 09:30 – 18:00
Friday, 06 September 09:30 – 18:00

Food & Beverage


Located inside the Exhibition Area, there are food stations with options for both a warm and cold lunch, as well as drinks. There are also Coffee Breaks scheduled every day, which will also be served in the Exhibition Area. Coffee Breaks are included in the Registration fee. Lunches are available for purchase.  Lunch is not included in the Registration fee. You may visit the EFIC booth for a complimentary coffee and a smoothie is only a bike-ride away. Credit Cards (Visa & MasterCard) and cash will be accepted at the F&B stands. (On Saturday, there will be a special session in Auditorium 1A and a complimentary lunch served in the Level 1 Foyer.) Please see Metro/Tram map.



Use the hashtag #EFIC 2019 to let your friends and colleagues know you are participating in Pain in Europe XI!

How To Get There


Car/ Parking: The venue 7.000 parking spaces: 4.000 indoor and 3.000 free outdoor.

Feria Valencia has covered parking connected with their pavilions. The tariff per minute is 0.03 Euros. The full day rate with advance payment is 15.30 €, for advance payment it will be required to redeem the ticket for parking in the box early.

Cycling: Click to view a map of Valencia’s bike paths, BikeRoute Map – EFIC 2019 Pain in Europe Congress.


About Public Transportation 

For metro (subway and tram) and bus (EMT) transport, it is possible to buy cards called bonos in kiosks and tobacco shops. These are used for up to 10 trips. The cards are contactless and can be topped up and changed to different types once empty. There are a few different cards, so make sure you get the right one for your trip. The Metro provides only paper tickets and is sold at the metro ticket machines. For a plastic card that includes the bus, you will need to buy at tobacconists, authorized kiosks, and Metro stations.

Bus: Line No. 62 of the EMT Benimamet-Estació Nord. Stops every 10-15 minutes. Please see bus route.

Metro: Line 1, Llíria-Villanueva de Castellón. Stop CarolinesFira (600m from Convention & Exhibition Centre ). Stations: Joaquín Sorolla/Jesús (next to station AVE Joaquin Sorolla), Xativa (next to Valencia Nord train station), for more information please see Metro map.

Tram: Line 4, from the city centre to Feria Valencia´s main entrance. For more information please see Metro/Tram map.



The Congress official language is English. There are a number of Spanish Sessions also available. Please refer to the Congress Programme for more details.

Liability & Insurance


The congress organisers shall be held liable in the framework of a duty of care as a respectable business partner according to statutory provisions. The liability of the congress organiser – for whatever legal reason – shall be limited to intent and gross negligence. The liability of commissioned service providers shall remain unaffected by this. The attendee shall take part in the congress at his/her own risk. Oral agreements shall not be binding if these have not been confirmed in writing by the congress organisers.

Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Lost & Found


Anything left in the congress venue overnight, the cloakroom, or found in any of the meeting rooms will be brought to the room 4A. Please ask at the Registration counter for assistance.

Mobile Telephones


Mobile telephones may be required in order to participant in some of the Q&A sessions. Please download the congress APP, which can be used on both Apple and Android phones. More information coming soon!  

Networking Events


OPENING CEREMONY & NETWORKING RECEPTION | Wednesday, 4 September at 18:15

The Opening Ceremony is the official starting point of the Pain in Europe XI Congress and will be followed by the Networking Reception in the Exhibition Area. The Networking Reception provides a wonderful opportunity for you to greet old friends and meet new ones.

All registered participants are invited to attend.

NETWORKING DINNER | Friday, 6 September at 19:30

The Networking Dinner will take place at the Oceanogràfic, the largest marine park in Europe. This unique setting is also home to the longest underwater tunnel and the only family of beluga whales in Europe. Located in the avant-garde architectural complex of Ciutat de les Arts i les Ciències in Valencia, the aquarium is a true tribute to the seas and oceans of the planet and contains large aquariums which faithfully reproduce the most important marine ecosystems.

Tickets include exclusive entrance into the marine park in Europe and standing dinner reception with drinks. More detailed transportation information, including the time of arrivals & departures, will be provided to registered participants prior to the event.

Tickets for this evening are limited and are only available to registered Pain in Europe XI delegates, so please begin the registration process and secure your place.

Non-Registered Persons


All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered persons (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) will not be permitted in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.


Registration for the 11th Congress of the European Pain Federation, Pain in Europe XI is available here. Once the registration has been completed, a confirmation will be sent via Email. Participants can pick up their registration credentials at the Registration Area located on Level 4 (Main Entrance) of the Feria Valencia. You may scan the barcode on your registration confirmation to self-print your badge, or you may visit the counter and have it printed for you.

Registration Opening Hours:
3rd September: 14:00 – 19:00
4th September: 07:15 – 20:00
5th September: 07:15 – 18:30
6th September: 07:15 – 18:30
7th September: 07:15 – 15:30


Included in the Registration fee is the following:

  • Participation in all scientific sessions (apart from specific sessions where indicated
  • Access to the industrial exhibition and industry-sponsored programme
  • Session webcasts on demand after the congress on the EFIC Education Platform
  • Congress bag
  • Poster sessions and Scientific Theater
  • Coffee breaks as per times scheduled in the scientific programme
  • Opening Ceremony
  • Welcome Reception
  • Mini-Programme


Pain in Europe XI is a strictly non-smoking event. The designated smoking area is outside the main entrance on the 4th floor.

Speakers Service Centre

Located on the 2nd floor, in rooms 2C, 2B, and 2A. We ask that all speakers come to the Speakers Service Centre as soon as possible to hand in their presentations, at the very latest 2 hours before your scheduled session.

Speakers Service Centre Opening Hours:
3rd September: 14:00 – 19:00
4th September: 07:30 – 18:00
5th September: 07:30 – 18:00
6th September: 07:30 – 18:00
7th September: 07:30 – 13:00

Sponsorship & Exhibition


A commercial exhibition will take place during the congress. ​Details will be available on the website at a later date. Please contact our Sponsorship, Exhibition & Industry Liason Specialist, Maya Ravinsky, for details, pricing and booking form at​​.

To view the Online Prospectus, please click HERE.

Tourist Information


Located on the left side of the Entrance Foyer on the 4th Floor. You may visit the Valencia Tourist Info desk during the congress general opening times.



Feria Valencia
Avda. de las ferias s/n
46035 Valencia

Feria Valencia is an institutional exhibition centre of reference in organising and hosting national and international events in a unique Mediterranean setting. With a century of existence, Feria Valencia is the oldest  venue in event organizing, (1917) as well as having the largest exhibition area in Spain, among one of the ten largest in the world with a total area of over 230,000 square meters.

For information on how to reach the venue, please click here.

Weather in Valencia


Located on the southeastern coast of Spain, Valencia is home to the typical Mediterranean climate. During early-September, expect the weather to be sunny with clear skies.


September’s average temperature is around 22° C/ 72° F but is slightly warmer at the start of the month. In the night, expect moderate temperatures with lows of 17°C/ 63° F, so it is recommended to wear a few light layers. High temperatures can still be expected during early-September, reaching up to 27°C/ 81°F.


There is a greater expectation of wet weather in Valencia in September. There is an average rainfall of 47mm throughout the month and a 24% chance of rain overall.

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