4th International Meeting on Laminopathies 2023

Madrid, 9 - 12 May, 2023

  • Clinical aspects
  • Biomarkers
  • Mechanisms
  • Disease Models
  • Therapies
  • Patient Advocacy Organizations sessions

4th International Meeting on Laminopathies 2023

The meeting, to be celebrated in Madrid on May 09-12, 2023,
on a face-to-face format.

The 4th International Meeting on Laminopathies will bring together a wide range of experts in the field of these rare diseases caused by mutations in genes encoding proteins of the nuclear envelope. Laminopathies can affect single tissues (mainly striated muscle, adipose tissue and peripheral nerve) or multiple organs. Numerous mutations have been associated with laminopathies, but the mechanisms underlying disease initiation and progression remain poorly characterized. Accordingly, there is a lack of specific and effective treatments for laminopathies. The meeting will be open to researchers, physicians and patients from around the world with the main goal of synergistically exchange knowledge and ideas to better understand laminopathies and help develop new therapies. The meeting will include sessions focused on basic-molecular research, disease-modeling, as well as therapeutic and clinical aspects of laminopathies. Patients will be part of the meeting in a specific session co-organized with scientists. The number of participants (~200) and format of the event will promote the dialogue between all the main stakeholders involved in the study of laminopathies. In summary, the 4th International Meeting on Laminopathies will be a multidisciplinary scientific meeting focused on helping researchers and clinicians to find effective therapies and eventually the cure for laminopathies.



C/ Emilio Vargas, 3 y 5 28043, Madrid
Tel: (+34) 913 98 38 70

Located in Madrid's business district, half-way between the airport and the city centre, with direct access to the M-30 ring road, making it an extraordinary choice for any visit to Spain's capital city.

Organizing Committee

Ignacio Pérez de Castro
(ISCIII, Spain)
Vicente Andrés
(CNIC, Spain)
Gisèle Bonne
(Sorbonne Université - INSERM, France)
Giovanna Lattanzi
(CNR, Italy)
David Araújo-Vilar
(Univ. de Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Scientific Committee

  • Anne Bertrand
  • Antoine Muchir
  • Carsten Bönnemann
  • Chiara Lanzuolo
  • Corinne Vigouroux
  • David Araujo-Vilar
  • Elena Recio
  • Elisa Di Pasquale
  • Eric Schirmer
  • Georgia Sarquella-Brugada
  • Giovanna Lattanzi
  • Gisèle Bonne
  • Gustavo Dziewczapolski
  • Ignacio Pérez de Castro
  • Lorenzo Maggi
  • Magda Hamczyk
  • Rogier Veltrop
  • Roland Foisner
  • Silvia Bonanno
  • Susana Gonzalo-Hervás
  • Susana Quijano-Roy
  • Vicente Andres Garcia


1. Clinical aspects of laminopathies (natural history, care and treatments, registers, biobanking)
• Progeroid syndromes
• Lipodystrophies
• Peripheral nerve disorders
• Skeletal/Cardiac striated muscle laminopathies
2. Biomarkers
• With prognostic value and to measure response to treatments
3. Mechanisms underlying laminopathies
• Transcriptional regulation, metabolism, differentiation processes, nuclear envelope signalling
4. Disease Models
• 3D cell models, microfluidic devices, flies, mice, pigs…
5. Therapies
• Drug-based and advanced therapies
6. Patient Advocacy Organizations (PAO) sessions
• To be defined by patients

Special Features

Communication of unpublished results.
Favoring the participation of under-represented countries (fee waived*)
Scientific career:
helping early career researchers (1/3 of the talks; free registration**; best talk award) and PhD students (selection of talks from poster submissions; best talk and poster award; reduced registration fee***)

*Underrepresented countries: Armenia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Turkey.
**Free registration for early career researchers with talk selected for oral presentation
***50% discount on registration fees for PhD students (100% if presenting abstract).

Brainstorming mailbox

In the two brainstorming sessions included in meeting we want to bring together new ideas and old unsolved hypotheses related to clinical and mechanistic aspects of laminopathies. We will discuss them in an open and transversal way to get new exploratory avenues for the field. Do you have any suggestions? Please, feel free to include them in the text box below and click submit.

*Mandatory field

Confirmed Speakers

  • Colin Stewart and Hesham A. Sadek
    (key note speakers)
  • Vicente Andrés
  • David Araujo-Vilar
  • Anne Bertrand
  • Silvia Bonanno
  • Gisèle Bonne
  • Elisa di Pasquale
  • Gustavo Dziewczapolski
  • Roland Foisner
  • Susana Gonzalo
  • Dirk Grimm
  • Magda Hamczyk
  • Chiara Lanzuoloo
  • Giovanna Latanzi
  • Agnieszka Madej-Pilarczyk
  • Lorenzo Maggi
  • Antoine Muchir
  • Ignacio Pérez de Castro
  • Susana Quijano
  • Elena Recio
  • Georgia Sarquella-Brugada
  • Eric Schirmer
  • Rogier Veltrop
  • Corinne Vigouroux
  • Catherine Badens
  • Sammy Basso
  • Rebecca Brown
  • Abigail Buchwalter
  • Robert Carlier
  • Philippe Collas
  • Rafal Czapiewski
  • Leslie Gordon
  • Stephen Jenkins
  • Ohad Medalia
  • Elif Oral
  • Gwladys Revechon
  • Elisa Schena
  • Rocio Toro
  • Karim Wahbi
  • Qiuping Zhang
  • Sophie Zin-Justin


Abstract submission deadline
27 March 2023

On behalf of the Scientific Committee, thank you for submitting your work at the 4th International Meeting on Laminopathies in Madrid.

  • Once you have registered to participate in the conference, you can then submit your abstract via your online account (private area).
  • Abstracts must be received by the announced deadline: 27 March 2023, at Midnight CET. Abstracts received after the deadline will not be considered.
  • Abstracts must be submitted online via the website only. Abstracts that are sent via email will NOT be accepted.
  • Please contact us if you have not received confirmation that your abstract has been submitted to program@laminopathy2023.com.
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Registration type Early Registration
16/01/2023 – 12/03/2023
Regular Registration
Standard fee 200 € 350 € Register now
PhD student
Laboratory technician/assistants
Early Scientific career fee
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PhD student presenting abstract 50 € 100€ Register now
Reduced fee (underrepresented countries) 0 € 0 € Register now
Visitor / Patient 0 € 0 € Register now
Industry / Collaborator 350 € 350 € Register now

Registration fees include:

  • Opening Ceremony & the Welcome Reception.
  • Full access to all scientific sessions.
  • Full access to posters, partner/industry symposia and exhibition area.
  • Coffee & lunch during breaks, as indicated in the program.
  • Scientific Programme and abstracts e-book. (PDF)
  • Certificate of attendance

Deadlines: Please note that deadlines are at 23:59 CET on all the published dates. Full payment in Euros (€) must be received before the corresponding deadline to receive the relevant rate. Preferred payment method: Mastercard or Visa.

Tax: Prices include 21% Spanish VAT.

Confirmation of Registration
Immediately after having finalised and paid for your registration, an email acknowledgement and confirmation will be sent to the email address entered in the registered profile.

In the unlikely event that you do not receive your registration confirmation and receipt, please contact the Congress Registration Team via info@laminopathy2023.com .

Payment Deadlines and Conditions

Credit Card

Credit card payment (in EUR only) is the preferred method of payment. The following credit cards are accepted as part of the online registration process: VISA, MasterCard® . Please note that your credit card will directly be charged at the moment of transaction.

Bank Transfers

Any bank charges by local or intermediate bank must be borne by the remitter. Payment by bank transfer will not be accepted after 25 April 2023. After 25 April 2023, any outstanding amounts must be paid by credit card. Clearly indicate the name of the participant(s) and Congress registration number on the remittance slip/reference text.

If full payment is not received by the corresponding registration deadlines, the subsequent rate automatically applies. Please note that deadlines are at 23:59 CET on all published dates.
Note: if your registration is not paid you will not be granted access to the Congress Venue.

Refund/Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be emailed to info@laminopathy2023.com prior to the below deadlines. Refund of the registration fee will be as follows:

  • Cancellations received up to March 1st, 2023 – full refund with a 30€ deduction for administrative expenses.
  • From March 2nd, 2023 – no refund will be made for cancellations received on or after that date.

Important to note:

  • If you do not attend the meeting without notice of cancellation, no refund will be given.
  • Substitutions are permitted with an administrative fee (Euros 50,00€) and written authorization from the original registrant.
  • In case of cancellation at any stage, Bank transfer handling fee (30 EUR) will not be refunded – applicable to Bank Transfer payments only.

Registration Enquiries:
For enquiries about registration or abstract submission, please contact our professional congress organiser, One Congress Management:
Email: info@laminopathy2023.com Phone: +34 91 493 81 1


The Congress Organiser One Congress SL has reserved rooms at the conference venue. Kindly make your reservation when completing your congress registration on line.

ILUNION Atrium 4* 143€ 154€

Price per room per night stay. Breakfast and taxes included.

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Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability.

Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.

Additional protection: we may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.

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Publications & Awards


  • Best Oral Presentation Award (250€), sponsored by the journal Cells, for the best Oral Presentation selected from abstract submissions. Logo
  • Best Poster Award (250€), sponsored by the journal Future Rare Diseases. Logo

Awardees will be nominated by the moderators of the different sessions and the organizing committee.

The winner of the Best Oral Presentation Award sponsored by the journal Cells will be nominated from the short oral presentations selected from submitted abstracts and will be announced during the Congress.

The winner of the Best Poster Award sponsored by the journal Future Rare Diseases will be announced during the Congress.



All the Abstracts of the 4th International Meeting on Laminopathies will be published in a special issue of the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases (https://content.iospress.com/).



Future Rare Diseases offers free Open Access publication for oral and poster communications presented at the 4th International Meeting on Laminopathies. Use the code 'IML2023' to get FREE Open Access when you submit your manuscript to Future Rare Diseases.


About Madrid

Welcome to Madrid, a lively cosmopolitan and friendly city where everyone feels at home. A place for business and new trends, the capital of Spain offers a safe, comfortable setting where taking time out and doing business are equally enjoyable.

Its rich artistic and natural heritage, cutting-edge transport network, quality accommodation, fine cuisine and the passion locals show when enjoying their city’s day and night life make it one of the most attractive cities in the world.


Over 200 direct flights connect Madrid to more than 70 countries.

Madrid airport “Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas” receives all international flights arriving in Madrid. It is located just 12 kilometres northeast from the capital, allowing passengers to save time and money travelling to and from the airport.

There are different ways to get to the airport by public transport:
Metro: Madrid metro is the 2nd largest metro network in Europe  which is among the world`s top 10 metro networks. To get to the airport, line 8 (Nuevos Ministerios-Airport T4) connects the capital with Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport, taking less than 20 minutes to T4 and just 12 minutes to the other terminals. Please check prices here.

Airport Express Bus: 24-hour service from Atocha (between 6 am and 11.30 pm) and Cibeles, stopping at O’Donnell (intersection with Doctor Esquerdo), T1, T2 and T4.

Other lines: Lines 101, 200, Interurban Lines 822, 824, 827, 828. For more information click here
Shuttle Bus: Free service linking the four terminals. Running every 5 minutes from 6.30 am to 11.30 pm, every 20 minutes from 11.30 pm to 1.50 am and every 40 minutes from 1.50 am to 6.30 am.

Taxi: You must go to the official taxi ranks to pick up a taxi. No attention should be paid to unofficial taxi drivers offering their services from within the terminals. There is a flat rate of 30 € for services between the airport and the city centre (within the M 30 ring road).

Cercanías (local train): The suburban train network runs between Príncipe Pío station and Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport Terminal 4, on the new C-1 line. Trains depart every half hour and you can check ticket prices here. AVE ticket holders can travel from the train station to the airport free of charge.


Madrid is well known for its museums and cultural agenda.

The city counts with 88 museums and 87 art galleries, and has the largest art gallery in the world with 10000 works of art housed at the Prado Museum.
El Paseo del Arte, known in English as Art Walk, boasts art and beauty as you’ll see nowhere else in the world. Along a stretch of just over one kilometre, you’ll find the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía Museum, as well as a number of other institutions and buildings well worth visiting:

  1. Prado Museum – Paseo del Prado, s/n
  2. Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum – Paseo del Prado, 8
  3. Reina Sofia Museum – Calle Santa Isabel, 52
  4. National ArchaeologicalMuseum – Calle Serrano, 13
  5. Mapfre Foundation. Recoletos Exhibition Hall – Paseo Recoletos, 23
  6. Casa de América – Plaza de la Cibeles, 2
  7. CentroCentro Palacio de Cibeles – Plaza de Cibeles, 1
  8. Naval Museum – Paseo Prado, 5
  9. National Museum of Decorative Arts – Calle Montalbán, 12
  10. Royal Botanic Gardens – Plaza Murillo, 2
  11. CaixaForum Madrid – Paseo Prado, 36
  12. Royal Observatory of Madrid – Calle Alfonso XII, 3
  13. Teatro Circo Price – Ronda de Atocha, 35
  14. La Casa Encendida – Ronda de Valencia, 2
  15. Biblioteca Nacional – Paseo Recoletos, 20 – 22

Madrid, the second city with most green spaces in the world.


Casa de Campo, El Retiro Park and Madrid Río are Madrid’s best known green areas, but almost every neighbourhood in the city has its own park, square or community garden for visitors to step off the pavement or do outdoor sports.

Specially beautiful and less touristic are Capricho Park -one of the most gorgeus and unknown artistic historic walks in Madrid- and Campo del Moro Park, a fabulous English-style garden in Hapsbug Madrid with the Royal Palace in the background.

Further more, Madrid will surprise you with its intense, enveloping blue sky. With a dry climate and little rainfall, the city has hot summers and cold winters. No matter what time of the year you choose to come, you’re very likely to see with your own eyes the deep blue sky Velázquez loved to paint.

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Madrid has been able to adapt to the times without renouncing its traditions.

Although Madrid is, undoubtedly, an open city that welcomes all kinds of influences, culinary included, from neighbours and visitors, it has its own food too. Madrileño cooks, however, have drawn inspiration from those of Castile and La Mancha.

There are dishes that blend simple yet good-tasting stew pot cooking (cocido madrileño is a fine example) with Moorish flavours (almond soup) and dishes from the Christian tradition (Lenten recipes).
Cooks here excel in making soup, proof of which is the nutritious, and delicious, garlic soup. They use even the insides of fowls and tripe, which lovers of curious recipes will find delicious. Although Madrid is far away from the coast, it’s taken in fish caught in the Cantabrian Sea. A fine example is red bream Madrid-style, a dish that’s more than 600 years old.

Tapas: Going out for tapas is a fun way to hang out with friends. Just walk into a bar and order a pint of beer,patatas bravas (potato cubes in a spicy tomato sauce), cazuela de callos (tripe casserole) or chopitos(tiny fried cuttlefish); it’s a fantastic experience that’ll make you feel you’ve blended in.

In the past years, tapas bars have mushroomed across Madrid. However, the hottest tapas districts are Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Santa Ana, Madrid de los Austrias (Hapsburg Madrid) and La Latina,Chueca-Malasaña, and Conde Duque.

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There are 3 UNESCO heritage sites near the city.

Outside the Region of Madrid you can find the cities of Ávila, Segovia and Toledo. Within the Region, it is worth seeing:

El Escorial: Built at the end of the 16th century, the Escurial Monastery stands in an exceptionally beautiful site at the foothills of the Sierra de Guadarrama, north of Madrid. It was the retreat of a mystic king, Philip II, and became in the last years of ‘his reign the centre of the greatest political power of the time. Philip II founded the monastery in 1563 as a votive monument and pantheon to the Spanish monarchs from the Holy Roman Emperor Charles V onwards. Its design, which is complex yet also simple, was created by Juan Bautista de Toledo, Spanish pupil of Michelangelo during the works of the Vatican Basilica, and completed by Juan de Herrera after Toledo’s death. Discover here

Alcalá de Henares: The place where Miguel de Cervantes was born and the Complutense University, a key city in the history of the Spanish language. Know more

Aranjuez: Visit the Palace and the Gardens of the Royal Site and Town of Aranjuez, a town close to Madrid which has historically been linked to royalty. See more 

Medieval Madrid


Magerit, ‘land rich in water’. This is how the Arabs called this area on the central plain of the Iberian Peninsula, close to Sierra de Guadarrama, where King Phillip II of Spain later established the royal court. Later on, it grew into the big city that’s come down to us.

The first historical record of Madrid dates back to the year 865, when Emir Muhammad I commissioned the construction of a fortress in the village of Mayrit, on the banks of the river Manzanares. ‘Mayrit’ means ‘plenty of waterways’, which is why the city’s first recorded coat of arms read, ‘I was built on water / My walls are made of fire / This is my flag and my coat of arms’. Madrid belonged to the Islamic world until 1083, when Alfonso VI of Castile took over the city.

Few vestiges have remained from this era. On Calle Mayor, next to the Institute of Italian Culture, there used to stand the Grand Mosque and, most probably, as in every Muslim city, the souk. On the site of the former mosque rose the Church of Santa María, of which some remains can still be seen. Close by, on Cuesta de la Vega, there’re parts of the old town walls that enclosed the medina or citadel. It was inside these walls that the Christians found a statuette of Virgin Mary with a candle that had been burning for over four hundred years at the time they seized the area. Almudena, derived from the Arabic al-mudaynathat translates as ‘the little city’ or ‘citadel’, has been, since then, the name mostly used by Madrileños to refer to the Virgin.

In the Medieval district of Madrid you can go to the National Archaeological Museum, with a really interesting collection of decorative objects from the Visigoth Kingdom of Toledo to the Late Middle Ages. The rooms dedicated to Medieval and Renaissance art in the LázaroGaldiano Museum and the Prado Museum are well worth a visit too.

Hapsburg Madrid

Throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Madrid was the capital of a huge empire; however, the buildings and landmarks didn’t truly reflect the city’s standing. The churches and palaces were built in a simple style that had little in common with ostentatious courts elsewhere in Europe. Austerity was the second name of the Hapsburg dynasty – or Austrias, as they werecalled inSpanish. Secluded in the Alcázar Real Palace, the kings rarely appeared in public. Meanwhile, Madrid drew writers, artists, fortune hunters and members of the lesser nobility who hoped to prosper in the court.


From that period, narrow, winding streets, mansions of unornamented severity and convents hidden behind high walls can still be seen in Madrid de losAustrias (Hapsburg Madrid). Between Cuesta de la Vega and Plaza Mayor, the heart of the city, you’ll find the traces of the old capital. Not a grandiose capital, indeed. The simplicity of its buildings, the lack of an overall urban plan and the huge number of churches surprised foreign envoys and chroniclers. On the western border, where the Royal Palace stands, was the Alcázar. This huge building, from which the world was ruled, burned to the ground in 1737.

On a stroll through this district you’ll see buildings from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries that have no connection with the Hapsburgs but are of interest too, like the San Miguel and San Francisco el Grande basilicas or the Teatro Real opera house.


Bourbon Madrid

When Philip V, the first member of the House of Bourbon to rule as king of Spain, arrived in Madrid in 1701, the city was enclosed and criss-crossed by narrow lanes, filled with churches and austere palaces. From then on, the Bourbon kings would carry out comprehensive urban development plans aimed at adapting Madrid to the taste of European royal courts. They built fountains, gardens, triumphal arches, and the new Royal Palace, all of which helped change the appearance of the city dramatically.

Bourbon Madrid sprung up along the banks of the Fuente Castellana stream, where the present-day Paseo del Prado runs. In the seventeenth century, the aristocracy had chosen this area to build homes beyond the city’s boundaries. The Buen Retiro Palace, erected under Phillip IV, was the first step taken to turn the eastern part of Madrid into the most stylish side of the capital. However, it wasn’t until the eighteenth century that the Prado became the green boulevard lined with mansions that you can see today.

Also from Bourbon times are the Royal Basilica of San Francisco el Grande, with the third largest round floor plan in Christianity and an important collection of paintings; the Basilica of San Miguel, designed by Italian architect Santiago Bonavía and the burial place of composer Luigi Boccherini; the Church of San Marcos, with its characteristic design by Ventura Rodríguez; and the Convent of Las SalesasReales, commissioned by Queen Barbara de Braganza to François Carlier as the place where she would retire in 1748. Currently the seat of the Supreme Court, the convent accommodates the graves of both the Queen and her husband, Ferdinand VI. They’re the only Spanish monarchs, along with Queen María de las Mercedes of Orléans, whose funerary urns aren’t in the royal pantheon at El Escorial.

La Movida

In the early 1980s, the Malasaña district witnessed the birth of the movida madrileña, the underground movement that changed Madrid’s image for ever.
The story began on 9 February 1980 in the afternoon, when the auditorium of the Escuela de Caminos in Madrid hosted the tribute concert to Canito, drummer of Tos and Los Secretos, who’d been killed in a road accident on New Year’s Eve. Tos, Mermelada, Nacha Pop, Paraíso, Alaska y los Pegamoides, Trastos, Mario Tenia y los Solitarios and Los Rebeldes came on stage. Popgrama broadcast the concert on Spanish TV network TVE, and soon afterwards, all bands had signed contracts with different record labels. This was the origin of the movida, though the term didn’t emerge till later.

Today, you may still follow in the footsteps of the movida. It was the democratic transition that came after Franco’s dictatorship, and people were eager to try it all. The city saw an explosion of new artistic productions. Fascinated by Andy WarholDavid Bowie and the punk culture, youngsters believed that if you wanted to be a musician or shoot a film, all you had to do was get down to work. In Madrid, the statues in the Botanical Gardens were brought to life, as they do in Radio Futura’s song (‘La estatua del Jardín Botánico’), and everyone wanted ‘to die a little bit every day on Gran Vía’, just like in Tino Casal’s lyrics for the song ‘Que digan misa’.


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Documentation: it varies according to the country of origin. If you are a citizen of a EU country, Switzerland, Norway, Iceland or Lichtenstein, you will need a valid passport or ID card.
The maximum stay in Spain is 90 days. There are a number of countries whose citizens are required to have a valid current visa in order to enter Spain. You can consult them on this list.
Citizens of all other countries should consult the “Foreign Affairs” section of the Ministry of Internal Affairs website.

Which products can be brought into Spain?: there are no limits to what you can buy and take with you when you travel between countries in the European Union, provided what you buy is for your own personal use. In these cases you will not need to prove they will be subject to personal use in quantities below 800 cigarettes, 400 mini-cigars, 200 cigars, 1 kg of tobacco, 10 litres of liqueurs, 20 of fortified wine, 90 wine and 110 litres of beer. Furthermore, monetary amounts of over 9,999.99 euros must also be declared.

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Madrid is located in the center of the Peninsula Iberica. Temperatures during June and September are normally moderate with maximum daytime temperatures close to 29 °C ( 60.8-84.2 °F). The average minimum night temperatures range June and September. 15°C ( 41-59 °F).

The Spain Travel Health (SpTH) portal, both the website and the mobile applications (APPs), will no longer be operational. It will no longer be necessary to complete the health control form to travel to Spain nor to show the SpTH QR code at the airport of arrival.

All passengers arriving in Spain by air from the People's Republic of China may be subject to health control at the first point of entry. They do NOT have to present SpTH.

For health information, you can consult the website of the Ministry of Health-Travel and COVID-19.

The Spanish National Health Service has an extensive network of health centres and hospitals throughout the country. Health centres provide primary healthcare services.

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Dial 112 free of charge (valid throughout Spain). The emergency services can track the location of the call, and there is a tele-translation service in multiple languages.

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The currency in Spain is the euro.

Payment using recognised international credit cards is also commonly available in Spanish shops. They usually have signs indicating this option at the entrance to the establishment. When you make a payment you should show your passport or ID card.

With traveller's cheques: Traveller's cheques, accompanied by a passport, are also accepted in many hotels, restaurants and shops.

You can change currencies in bureaux de change and some banks. This service is also available in many hotels and travel agencies.

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For mobile phone numbers from outside the European Union, connecting to the Internet involves an extra charge on top of the normal rate, which depends on the operator.

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If you want to call another country from Spain, then dial 00 followed by the country code and the telephone number.

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