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CIRM Annual Conference & AGM 2018

24th - 27th April 2018, San Sebastián, Spain

Conference begins: Tuesday 24th at 15:30
Conference ends: Friday 27th at 13:00
Lunch is provided every day, 24th-27th inclusive


2018 is CIRM's 90th Anniversary!

San Sebastián is a coastal resort town on the Bay of Biscay in Spain’s mountainous Basque Country. The Hotel de Londres sits right on the picturesque Bayfront promenade surrounded by gourmet restaurants in the cobblestoned old town. There are many boutiques and pintxo bars pairing local wines with bite-sized regional specialties.

In April the warmer weather starts and averages 13 degrees C, with about 12 hours of daily sunshine; mild and great for walking, sightseeing or sailing, if it’s not raining (which is the other possibility!) Highs can reach to 17 degrees C and have been known to be much higher, but it will be best to err on the side of caution. The sea is literally over the road so the braver people can have a swim!

Flights to San Sebastián are ideal as the airport is only 30 minutes away (approx. 37 EUR taxi fare). All flights into San Sebastián are internal so best to connect through Madrid or Barcelona.

Alternatively you can fly into Biarritz which is the next closest airport at 45 minutes away approx 120 EUR (including tolls), then Bilbao – just over one hour 140 EUR but a bus (PESA) runs every hour costing 16.00 EUR one way

We emphasize that there are few local flights in and out of San Sebastián particularly with a limited option of leaving on a Friday (at time of going to press), so booking early will ensure you can get exactly what you want.

Dress code is smart casual throughout and families and partners welcome.

Venue information

Hotel de Londres y de Inglaterra
Zubieta, 2
20007 San Sebastián
Tel: 0034 943 44 0770

Accomodation booking

The Hotel de Londres is now fully booked. We suggest delegates go through '' and look at the Hotel Tryp Orly, San Sebastian or the Hotel Niza.

Conference information and programme

Conference programme

Please download the Provisional Programme

Partner Tour

Details will be uploaded to the website as soon as they are available.


If you would like to exhibit product or display material please contact the Secretariat.


Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Tuesday 24th April 2018. At the AGM the forecast for the current Financial Year and the budget for the subsequent year will be presented. In addition, the Board and Secretary-General will give their reports, ratification requested for new memberships and approval to any change to Unit Fee. The Appointment of the President and Vice Presidents with election of Directors and voting on any other matters of substance will take place. Papers will be found in the member’s area of the website.

How to register

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