General Information

The International Neurotoxin Association’s third international conference—TOXINS 2017: Basic Science and Clinical Aspects of Botulinum and Other Neurotoxins—will be held 18-21 January 2017, in Madrid, Spain. The Meliá Castilla Hotel is the official conference venue and headquarters hotel where all meeting sessions will take place.

Conference Venue

The Meliá Castilla in the heart of Madrid, offers comfortable accommodations in a setting of classic décor. Its strategic location is just minutes from the Paseo de la Castellana, one of the city’s main avenues, 15 minutes from Barajas Airport and the IFEMA exhibition center, and near the major Chamartin train station and the Real Madrid soccer team’s Santiago Bernabeu stadium.

The hotel also features a large, modern convention center.

For more information, visit:

Other Accommodation in the Area

EXE Puerta Castilla Hotel
Pasea de la Castillana 191
Madrid, Spain

EXE Via Castellana Hotel
Pasea de la Castillana 220
Madrid, Spain

Hotel Senator Castellana 3
General Varela, 37
Madrid, Spain


Semi-casual business wear is recommended for the TOXINS 2017 conference. We suggest you dress comfortably and have a jacket or sweater available in case you find the meeting rooms too cold.

Average Temperatures in January

6-8 °C (43-46 °F)
Check current weather at BBC Weather

Internet Access at TOXINS 2017

Wireless internet access will be complimentary in the sleeping rooms and conference session rooms.

Letter of Invitation

The INA cannot intervene with either the US Embassy abroad or with the US State Department on behalf of any participant. However, if you need a personal letter of invitation to attend the meeting, contact Customer Service at A request for a letter must be sent in writing on official letterhead and include your name, hospital/institution, complete mailing address, telephone and fax numbers, and any other specific information required for your country. If you will be presenting a paper or giving a talk during the conference, please include the date/time, title of your talk, and the session in which it will be presented. If you are exhibiting or attending the conference, please indicate that in your request. Attendees from China should include their passport number, date of birth, and gender.

Passport Processing

US passport processing may take from four to six weeks. For information that may assist you in expediting the processing of your application, please follow the link below.

For information on documents needed for travel for EU nationals, please follow the link below.

Services for the Disabled

If special arrangements are required for an individual with a disability to attend this conference, contact at least 15 days prior to the conference.

Medical Equipment Requests

Attendees and guests who require special medical equipment during the course of the conference are encouraged to order such equipment in advance. Scooter and wheelchair rentals are available by contacting Sage Traveling:

Follow the link below:

Accessible Travel in Europe by Sage Traveling

By phone:
From the USA & Canada: 1-888-6645-7920

From the UK: +44 20 3540 6155

From all other Countries: 1-281-547-7744

E-mail: Jennifer at


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