The congress venue
The Convention Centre Dublin (The CCD) opened in September 2010 and is Ireland’s only purpose-built international conference centre. This landmark building was designed by award-winning Irish architect Kevin Roche, and features a stunning glass fronted atrium running the full height of the building, giving visitors panoramic views of the River Liffey, Dublin city centre and the Wicklow mountains. Located in Dublin city centre, The CCD is at the heart of Dublin’s transport hub with excellent air, road, rail and sea connections.
The Convention Centre Dublin (CCD)
North Wall Quay
The request for European accreditation will be submitted to the UEMS/EACCME. The number of granted European CME Credits will be announced in due course.
In keeping with the majority EU members, Ireland has adopted the euro as its national currency.
ESC does not accept liability for individual medical, travel or personal insurance and participants are strongly advised to take out their own personal insurance policies in their country of origin.
The congress language is English. English is the spoken language through Ireland but with its own Irish flavour and lilt! Irish (or Gaelic) is the original native language of Ireland.
Dublin is a safe and welcoming city. The city is one of the friendliest in Europe and maintains a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere.
While the weather can be changeable – it’s rarely extreme. In summer (May to July), the averages for highest temperatures are between 17.7 and 20°C (64 and 68°F).
Dublin city itself is small, compact and is tailor-made for carefree exploring by foot. It also has an excellent transport system, which includes an urban rail system (DART), a stylish new tram network (LUAS) and an extensive city/countrywide national train and bus service. A universal public-transport access card called the ‘Leap Card’ is available allowing delegate’s access to all parts of the city by bus, DART or Luas. Taxis are plentiful and reasonably priced by international standards. A regular Airport bus (every 15 mins) can take delegates from the airport to the CCD, a journey of less than 30 minutes. The RDS has an hourly bus service to the airport, which takes 35 minutes. The majority of delegates will probably choose to stay in a hotel close to the conference centre. For those who wish to stay further afield the conference centre is well serviced by public transport (tram).
Getting Around Dublin City
Dublin is compact and easily walkable. Almost 10,000 taxis. Buses: Dublin Bus operates the city’s bus routes running from 06:00-23:30. Train: DART, Suburban and Intercity Trains. LUAS: State-of-the-art Light Rail Transit System.
Dublin is connected to all major population centres, including those in Northern Ireland, by a major road network and is no more than 3-4 hours’ drive from any point in the country.
Ireland’s rail system is modern and efficient, with regular train services arriving and departing Dublin daily. There are several railway stations located within a few minutes’ walk from the congress venue.
Dublin International Airport
The airport is only 12km from the city centre and is served by bus and taxi taking less than 20 minutes to get to the city centre. Dublin Airport Fast Facts:
- Means of Transportation: Bus (30 mins max), Taxi (15 mins).
- Average Cost Airport to City: Dublin Bus Airport Transfer – € 7.00 Single. Airport Taxi – €25.00.
- Location: Dublin Airport is located 12km north of Dublin city centre
- DPT: Dublin Port Tunnel cuts journey time from the airport to the city centre, to 12-15 minutes.
- Bus: Private/public bus services that operate from the airport: Aircoach, Airlink.
- Taxis: Taxis are readily available for hire outside the airport (a taxi journey into the city centre from the airport should cost approximately €25).
- Car Rental: Most international car rental companies also have representation in the airport terminal.
- Fast Check in: Check-in capacity of 165 desks.
Public Transportation to the Convention Centre Dublin (congress venue)
Distance to City centre: 0.1 km
Distance to Airport: 10 kms
Transfer to City Centre
- Bus: Typical bus journey from city centre to The CCD
- LUAS (Tram): Typical LUAS Journey Zone 1 – €1.80 (8 mins)
- Dublin City Bikes: 3 day ticket – €2.00
- Taxi: Typical taxi fare from city centre to The CCD – €8.00 (5 mins)
Transfer to Dublin Airport
- Bus: Dublin Bus Airport Transfer – €6.00 single (18 mins)
- Taxi: Typical taxi from airport to The CCD – €25.00 (15 mins)