39th European Workshop for Rheumatology Research

February 28 – March 2, 2019
Lyon, France

General Information
The 39th European Workshop for Rheumatology Research will take place at the International Congress Center in Lyon, France.

50 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69463 Lyon


By public transportation from the train stations
From the train station Part-Dieu, take bus line C1, bringing you in 15 minutes to the congress center. Get off at the stop: Cité international

From the train station Perrache, take metro line A to Cordeliers and then bus line C5 to the congress center, get off at the stop: Cité international

Check out all available connections on http://www.tcl.fr/en

From the airport
The easiest way to reach the city is by taking the Rhônexpress.
The tram service connects Lyon St Exupery Airport to Lyon Part-Dieu in less than 30 minutes.
All practical information can be found at: www.rhonexpress.fr
From Lyon Part-Dieu, take bus line C1, bringing you in 15 minutes to the congress center. Get off at the stop: Cité international

Workshop organiser
MCI Suisse SA has been selected by EWRR as the official workshop organiser to process registrations, hotel reservations, abstract management and sponsorship. All correspondence should be sent to:

EWRR 2019
c/o MCI Suisse SA
Rue du Pré-Bouvier, 1242 Satigny
Tel. +41 22 33 99 577
Fax +41 22 33 99 651

About Lyon
The Rhône region never leaves anyone indifferent – the contrasts of its landscapes and Beaujolais vineyards constantly surprise.
Located at the confluent of the Rhône and the Saône, Lyon is proud of its 2000 years of history.
Once Lugdunum, capital of the Gauls, now Lyon, an international metropolis, France's second city proposes an original trip back in time and through cultures.
UNESCO has recognised the exceptional nature of Lyon by listing its historical site as a World Heritage.
Gastronomy, culture, nature, sport...
Lyon and the Rhône region offer visitors a warm welcome, surprising and delighting them with their rich resources, festive atmosphere and carefully preserved quality of life.

Sight seeing
Visitors can take a unique journey through time and across cultures, by strolling down its narrow streets, crossing its “traboules“ (narrow secret passages), walking along its bustling docks, passing through its impressive squares, and seeing over 200 sites illuminated at night.
Outstanding museums, a dynamic cultural life, busy clubbing and drinking scenes, a thriving university and fantastic shopping lend the city a distinctly sophisticated air, while adventurous gourmets can indulge in their wildest gastronomic fantasies. Don’t leave the city without sampling some Lyonnais specialties in a “bouchon” – the quintessential Lyon experience.

The happiest of all visitors are the ones who journey here to sample the famous cuisine. France’s most renowned chef, Paul Bocuse hails from Lyon. His celebrated three-star Michelin restaurant is a top destination for gourmands. The legendary Lyonnais gastronomy can also be enjoyed all over Lyon at “bouchons” evocative little brasseries.

How to come to Lyon
Access to Lyon is quick and direct whether you are arriving from Paris, Marseille, Geneva, Barcelona, London, Milan, Frankfurt or any other major European city.
Whether you choose to come by air, rail or road, Lyon is well served by a network of public transportation that covers the entire city.
Also, while in the city, there are various types of transport such as buses, metro, taxis, rental cars and bicycles. If you opt to drive by car, there are many car parks in and around Lyon.

Getting around in the city
Buses, subway, taxis, bicycles, Cyclopolitain pedicabs or boats... But also cars and minivan rentals, with or without drivers! You can also find car parks, airport transfers, and coach companies. All formulas and contact details are here. Just choose your own! https://en.lyon-france.com/Plan-your-stay/Practical-Lyon/Transport-Transfers

Travel insurance
It is recommended that participants obtain adequate cover for travel, health and accident insurance before they depart from their countries. EWRR and MCI as organizers cannot accept responsibility for personal injuries, or loss of, or damage to, private property belonging to the workshop participants.

The entry formalities for France vary according to the country of origin. All visitors entering France must possess a valid passport.

Please check the current visa requirements on: https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en_US/web/france-visas/general-information