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CIA - Collegium Internationionale Allergologicum
32nd Symposium of the Collegium Internationale Allergologicum

The 32nd Symposium of the Collegium will be held in Palma, Mallorca, Spain. Founded in 124 BC Palma is a resort city and capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), in the western Mediterranean. The massive Santa María cathedral, a Gothic landmark begun in the 13th century, overlooks the Bay of Palma. The adjacent Almudaina is a Moorish-style Arab fortress converted to a royal residence. West of the city, hilltop Bellver Castle is a medieval fortress with a distinctive circular shape. 

The currency used in Spain is the Euro (EUR). There are ATMs widely available for cash withdrawal. Credit cards are also accepted at most hotels, restaurants and shops.

The standard electrical voltage in Spain is 220 Volts and 50 Hertz.

The official language of the 32nd Symposium is English.

Social Events
All Social Events are included in the registration fee for both delegates and accompanying persons.

Welcome Reception
Sunday, 30 September 2018, 20:00 – 23:00
The Welcome Reception will be held at the Melia Palma Marina Hotel with refreshments and an assortment of hors d’oeuvres.

Informal Dinner
Monday, 1 October 2018, 20:00 – 23:00
The Informal Dinner will take place at the Finca Son Termes restaurant.

Boat Ride
Tuesday, 2 October 2018
Following in the tradition of past Collegium meetings, a boat ride will take place on the third day of the meeting.

Gala Dinner
Thursday, 4 October 2018, 20:00 – 24:00
An elegant dinner will be held on the last evening of the Symposium at Moli de‘s Comte restaurant.

Time Zone
Palma, Mallorca is in the Western European Time Zone (UTC), which is one hour ahead of the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC).

Restaurants in Palma generally do not expect a tip on orders. If you feel that the service warranted an extra amount you are free to but the general assumption is that tipping is not a requirement.

Travel Arrangements and Airport Transfers

The Palma International Airport (PMI) is the closest airport to the hotel options and located around 8 km away from the city center. CIA will not provide airport transportation from the Mallorca Airport to the hotels but there are local options that will be available for you to choose from.

Using public transport, the easiest way to get from the airport to the hotels is taking the bus L1. Follow the ‘bus’ signs at the airport to the airport bus station (Aeroport – Arribades) and look for the bus line 1. It will take you around 30 minutes from the airport to the station ‘Passeig Maritim 33’, from where it is only a few minutes’ walk to the hotels along the prom. The bus departs on a regular basis, every 15 minutes. Further information on the local bus timetables can be found here: The bus ticket from the airport to the hotels costs around 5€.

You also have the opportunity to take a taxi from the airport to the hotels, which takes you around 20 minutes and should cost you around 20€ or you can hire a car directly at the airport.

• Hotel Gran Meliá Victoria (Avinguda de Joan Miró, 21, 07014 Palma, Mallorca)

• Hotel Meliá Palma Marina (formerly Meliá Palas Atenea (Paseo Ingeniero Gabriel Roca, 29, 07014 Palma, Mallorca)

• Hotel Inside Palma Bosque Hotel (Carrer Camilo José Cela, 5, 07014 Palma, Mallorca)

The 32nd Symposium of the Collegium will be held at the Meliá Palma Marina.

The average temperature in October is between 75°F/24°C and 62°F/17°C.

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