38th European Workshop for Rheumatology Research

February 22 – 24, 2018
Geneva, Switzerland

General Information

Venue and Information

The 38th European Workshop for Rheumatology Research will take place at the Crowne Plaza Geneva located near the airport, and only 15 minutes from the city centre on a convenient bus route.

Avenue Louis-Casaï 75-77
1216 Geneva

Audio/Visual Equipment

  →   Audio/Visual equipment information (pdf)

How to get there

From the airport:

Free shuttle bus | 06:00 – 24:00
The shuttle bus of the Crowne Plaza Geneva runs every 20 minutes between the airport and the hotel.
It stops in the airport parking, at the arrival terminal.

Public Transportation
Bus number 10 takes you to the Crowne Plaza Geneva in a few minutes.
Get off at the De-Joinville stop, right in front of the hotel.

From the airport train station:

Free shuttle bus
The free shuttle bus of the hotel leaves the airport train station every 20 minutes.

Public Transportation
Bus number 10 takes you to the Crowne Plaza Geneva in a few minutes.
Get off at the De-Joinville stop
Take advantage of our free card for the entire Geneva network.
More information on the TPG website

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 2018
c/o MCI Suisse SA
Rue du Pré-Bouvier, 1242 Satigny
Tel. +41 22 33 99 577
Fax +41 22 33 99 651

About Geneva

Geneva enjoys a worldwide reputation as a workshop city; it embodies the creativity of science and technology, a vigorous business sector, and has a special cultural appeal with unmistakable flair and charm. Geneva is an ideal destination with its central location in Europe, served by an excellent transport and communication infrastructure. Draped around the deep blue waters of Lac Léman, Geneva has grown wealthy and influential as the cultural and economic focus of French-speaking Switzerland. It is also an international city and home to many global institutions such as the World Health Organization, International Red Cross, United Nations office, International Labour Organization, International Telecommunication Union, World Meteorological Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization and the European Organization for Nuclear Research.

How to come to Geneva

Located in the centre of Europe, Geneva is easily accessible by air and train from all major European cities, and there are interesting low-budget connections from several of them. The international airport is located only 15 minutes from downtown. Public transportation from Geneva airport to downtown is offered free of charge (tickets available in the baggage claim area).

Getting around in Geneva

Geneva’s centre is small enough to walk around. For the suburbs you will need to take a tram or bus. Daily passes are provided free of charge to Geneva hotel guests, courtesy of the Geneva Tourist Board.

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 Switzerland vary according to the country of origin. All visitors entering Switzerland must possess a valid passport.

Please check the current visa requirements on: http://www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home.html