General Information

EUROSPINE Booth and Member's Lounge

All members are invited to retreat and meet colleagues and friends in the EUROSPINE Members' Lounge, located at the EUROSPINE booth. Just show your name badge with the member seal on it and step in (Foyer Level 3).

OOT (Open Operating Theatre) can also be found at the EUROSPINE booth.

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday, 11 October: 08:00-17:30
  • Thursday, 12 October: 08:00-17:00
  • Friday, 13 October: 08:00-16:00



A smaller EUROSPINE Society presence can be found in the Forum Exhibition Hall (booth number F11).

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday, 11 October: 08:00-18:30
  • Thursday, 12 October: 08:00-17:00
  • Friday, 13 October: 08:00-14:00


The Spine Times

Get your free copy of the congress' daily newspaper, providing up-to-date information about hot topics and the latest trends, giving an insight into EUROSPINE, the Spine Society of Europe, and enriching the overall congress life as well as providing ps for activities in Dublin.

The latest issue of "The Spine Times" can also be found directly in the EUROSPINE App.



Important from A-Z


ATM/cash machine

There is no ATM onsite at the CCD. The closest one is a 5-minute walk away from the conference centre: AIB Bank Exterior Wall, Clarion Quay, North Wall Quay, North Wall, Dublin 1 (behind Spencer hotel).

Catering onsite

Coffee, tea and snacks will be served in both exhibition halls (Forum & Liffey) between 10:00-10:30 as well as 15:20-15:50.

Between 12:00-14:00, EUROSPINE Lunch Symposia and Industry Lunch Workshops take place, where food and drinks will be offered to the participants. At hours outside the official breaks, coffee, refreshments and small snacks can be purchased on a cash basis at three cash bars which are located at Forum, Liffey and Foyer Level 4. The latter offers cold snacks only. Cash catering areas are indicated as "CC" on the venue floor plans.

Please note that food and drinks are not allowed in the Plenary Hall.


Two cloakrooms (East and West Cloakroom) are available at the entrance level on both sides of the registration area. The cloakrooms are free of charge.

Currency & bank hours

The official Irish currency is Euro (€).

Banks are usually open from 10:00-12:30. They reopen at about 13:30 and generally close sometime between 15:00 and 17:00 Monday through Friday.

E-poster area

E-poster stations are located on Level 2. They are accessible on the main congress days until the last session of the day ends.

You can also find e-posters directly in the EUROSPINE App.


The standard voltage in Ireland is 230 V, 50 Hz. Power sockets of type G are used.

European CME credits (ECMEC®s)

EUROSPINE 2017 has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 14 European CME credits (ECMEC®s) (5 for Wednesday and Friday, 4 for Thursday).

Scan the barcode on your name badge at the scanning stations in the registration area each half-day:

Morning between 08:00 and 11:00

Afternoon between 13:30 and 16:30

Your certificate will be available for download from 13 October 2017, after completion of an online survey.


The exhibition is located on Ground Level and Level 1 (Forum exhibition hall and Liffey exhibition hall).

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday, 11 October: 08:00-18:30
  • Thursday, 12 October: 08:00-17:00
  • Friday, 13 October: 08:00-14:00

First aid

The CCD has a medical suite which is located on the basement level, Level B2.

Future events

The future events table can be found at Foyer Level 3.


All visitors are advised to have valid international insurance before coming to Ireland. Citizens of the EU are insured with their EHIC (European Health Insurance Card).

Insurance & liability

The congress organisers will not assume any responsibility for accidents, losses or damages, as well as for delays or modifications in the programme, caused by unforeseen circumstances. No claims for indemnification from the organisers shall arise for contractors or participants in case of cancellation, for any reason, of the en re Congress.

Delegates are advised to arrange cancellation insurance for their congress costs (i.e. registration fee, travel or accommodation costs).

Internet & WiFi

Public places like airports, universities, libraries, restaurants and cafe?s may offer "free"-WiFi Hotspots.

Free WIFI is accessible throughout the CCD.

  • Network: EUROSPINE2017
  • Password: 2017dublin


Irish (or Gaelic) is the national and first official language in Ireland, English being the other official language. The congress is held in English only, simultaneous translations will not be provided.

Lead retrieval

Some exhibiting companies may use a lead retrieval system at their booth or throughout their workshop session. If so, they may ask to scan the barcode on your name badge. When scanning your badge, they will receive the following information from you (similar to exchanging business cards): first name, last name, academic title, complete postal and e-mail address. You may, at any time, refuse this scan if you do not wish your contact details to be passed on to the respective company.

Opening hours

Shops in Ireland are generally open from 09:30-19:00 Monday to Saturday. On Sundays they typically open from 12:00-18:00. Supermarkets usually keep longer hours. Many convenience stores are open 24 hours.


The Convention Centre Dublin's underground car park has 320 spaces. Parking rates are € 3.50 per hour or € 25 per day. Pre-booking is recommended and can be done online.

Over 2,000 spaces are located in car parks nearby, as well as considerable on street "pay and display" parking on North Wall Quay and adjoining roads.


Currently, the Irish law prohibits smoking fully in the general workplace, enclosed public places, restaurants, bars, education facilities, healthcare facilities and public transport. Smoking rooms are permitted in hotels. Smoking at the CCD is strictly prohibited.

Spine Village

The following societies are represented at the Spine Village:

  • AOSpine Europe
  • Cervical Spine Research Society – Europe
  • German Spine Society (DWG)
  • International Group for Advancement in Spinal Science (IGASS)
  • Russian Associa on of Spine Surgeons (RASS)
  • Sociètè Française de Chirurgie Rachidienne (SFCR)
  • Turkish Spine Society
  • United Kingdom Spine Societies Board

The Spine Village is located on Level 1, right outside the Liffey exhibition hall. So drop by and find out about their numerous activities!


Ireland has a standard Value Added Tax rate of 23%.


  • NRC Taxi: +353 1 677 2222
  • Trinity Taxi: +353 1 708 2222
  • Airport Taxi: +353 85 172 9599

Telephone & useful numbers

Ireland's international access code is +353 (00353).

Dial 112 in case of emergency to request the fire, ambulance, and police services or refer to the staff at the registration area.


Ireland's me zone is UTC/GMT (Greenwich Mean Time).