Westin Hotel - Valencia SPAIN - Sunday 30 June to Wednesday 3 July 2019

The 2019 Annual Meeting of the ESM will be organised in Valencia at the Westin Hotel. This beautiful hotel is located in the centre of the city, so ideally located near a metro station. We will be located just outside the wonderful historic part of Valencia, and by the wonderful Riverbed Garden.

Registration open - January 17
Early bird and abstract submission deadline - April 30

Check out our awards schemes
Fellowship applications by March 30 
Young investigator award submissions by April 30

The draft programme is now ready for you to view


5 reasons to register to the ESM Congress

There are no shortages of compelling reasons why attending ESM meetings is beneficial to you and your lab or institution!
Following are the many benefits you can present to your supervisor.

Be exposed to the entire breadth of the gene therapy research field. Learning about the advances and breakthroughs in other focuses of study can translate to new approaches for your own lab’s work that you may not think to explore without this exposure. ESM is the best place to gain a broad perspective on the field.

Bring information and training back to the lab. Findings presented at the conference can be shared with other lab and team members to extend the benefits of attending to your entire research group.

Learn about the newest data and tools from the poster sessions and the exhibition. Labs save time and money by improving their research methods. New tools and technologies are unveiled to attendees of ESM meeting.

Investigate potential opportunities for collaborations or develop relationships with other organisations on behalf of your research team. ESM provides ample opportunity to meet with attendees with similar interests.

Present your work to an audience. Attendees who present at ESM’s meeting receive excellent exposure for their work and their lab.


All the fees for the 2019 congress:

For members
Early bird rate up to 30 April
Students: 31
0 Euros
Academic: 490 Euros
Industry: 650 Euros
Late rates including onsite registrations
Students: 310 Euros
Academic: 600 Euros
Industry: 740 Euros

For non membres
Early bird rate up to 30 March
Students: 35
0 Euros
Academic: 540 Euros
Industry: 800 Euros
Late rates including onsite registrations
Students: 350 Euros
Academic: 650 Euros
Industry: 890 Euros

Abstracts can be submitted once your congress registration is complete; you will be able to submit your abstract as part of the congress registration process.

Delegates must be registered for the congress prior to submitting an abstracts however those submitting abstracts can avail of a full refund should their abstract not be selected for presentation and the delegate no longer wish to attend the congress.

Please refer to the ‘abstract submission guidelines’ should you wish to submit an abstract.

Payment by credit and debit card is preferred; our payment services are handled by Stripe. 

Payments by bank transfer must be received within 2 weeks of your invoice date.

We will refund as follows:

  1. for cancellations received by May 30st: 50% refund

  2. for cancellations received after this date: NO REFUND

Refund / cancellation requests must be sent in writing to office@esmycobacteriology.eu. Where possible refunds will be processed within 3 weeks of receipt; however based on timing and congress workload, refunds may not be processed until after the congress.

Invoices are available through your profile on the SFTCG website. PLEASE NOTE that no separate invoices will be created / sent by the congress office.

All financial questions and queries can be directed to office@esmycobacteriology.eu


Amadeode Saboya, 16
46010 Valencia
+34 963 62 59 00

- Very central location, 10 minutes walk from the old center, 20 minutes from the City of arts and sciences
- 500m from metro station Aragon 
- Direct line from airport (25 minutes)
- Direct line from North Station (metro Xativa–5 minutes)
- 1 change from Joaquin Sorolla station (15 minutes)
- Estimated taxi fare from airport 20 Euros

Venue & how to get there

Guide for sponsors and exhibitors

Thank you for your valued support of our meeting! 

If you are not yet signed up as a sponsor of the meeting, please have a look at our sponsor and exhibitor pack. To discuss the best sponsor package, or for questions about sponsorship or exhibiting at the congress, please contact the ESM office

Once you are confirmed as a sponsor you will receive a contract and an invoice.  As a current sponsor or exhibitor of our congress, you are entitled to a number of free registrations to the congress as well as reduced fees for additional members of your team, please see your contract for confirmation of amount of free registrations, and your invoice for the discount code to use for the free and discounted registrations. PLEASE NOTE that the discounts are available on member rate registrations ONLY. 

Exhibitor Pack

An exhibitor pack with full details on the venue and shipping, as well as any other important information you will need to prepare for your attendance at the Valencia congress will be available here closer to the time of the congress. 

Sponsors & exhibitors

There are many hotels in the area and we are working on negotiating rates.  You are however welcome to look into booking sites and apartments as you will also be able to find special offerts:

-Hotel Puerta de la mar (65 Euros)–12 minutes walk

-Hotel Dimar (80 Euros) –12 minutes walk 

-Eurostars Rey Don Jaime Hotel (86 Euros) –19 minutes walk

-Blanq Carmen Hotel (88 Euros) –24 mintueswalk

-Hotel Vincci Palace (100 Euros) - 15 minutes walk

- a lot of airBnBand cheap hotels a little further