LAPSG is happy to host the 21st Meeting of the International Association of Pancreatology in Buenos Aires during September 28-30, 2017. This IAP meeting is held in South America for the second time since 1984 (IAP 1986 was held in Sao Paulo), and is the 1st IAP/LAPSG Join Meeting.

The last week of September is early spring time in Buenos Aires, and a great time for porteños. The flowering trees decorate the squares where adults, teens and kids enjoy the sun biking and running in the parks and riverside.

Buenos Aires has over 280 theatres, more than any other city in the world. Head along Av. Corrientes between Av. Callao and Av. 9 de Julio and you’re in BA’s very own Broadway.

The city’s most popular and historic theatre is the Colón, which is a world-class venue for opera, ballet and classical music. With over 800 bookstores and the huge International Festival of the Book, Buenos Aires has a thriving literary culture and has produced highly prestigious authors. Its literature is dominated by the giant figures of Jorge Luis Borges and Julio Cortazar, who gained international acclaim for their highly experimental, literary fiction in the 20th century.


Tango was born in the immigrant neighborhoods of Buenos Aires in the late-nineteenth century. It is responsible for much of the slang spoken by today’s porteños. The sensual tango is as much a way of life as it is a music and dance.

Pancreas 2017 is based on outstanding invited speakers during the main meeting (September 29-30) and a two interactive workshops (September 28). Pancreas 2017’s scientific program has a wide approach to all aspects related to pancreatology. Gastroenterology, surgery and endoscopy are central issues in the meeting; while nutrition, oncology, diabetes and molecular diagnostic are special subjects in mini-symposiums. The basic scientific research, with its high impact on translational medicine, will offer the state of the arts in the knowledge on pancreatology. All these aspects of the complex pancreas diseases will be compacted in three days of full immersion scientific activity and a pleasant social program.

On behalf of the Organizing Committee of the 21st IAP/LAPSG Join Meeting, the IAP and the LAPSG councils, it is our great pleasure to welcome you to Pancreas 2017 in Buenos Aires, where you will find excellent science in a unique city of South America.

Looking forward to seeing you in BA!

Prof. Maria I. Vaccaro, PhD, AGAF
President Pancreas 2017/LAPSG
Buenos Aires


Pancreatologists and those working in related areas that are interested in Latin America, are warmly invited to join the LAPSG. Members of the LAPSG will automatically become members of the International Association of Pancreatology (IAP), and will get a free online subscription to the journal Pancreatology. Also, LAPSG members have a discount in the registration fee for LAPSG meetings.



Local Steering Committee

President: Maria I. Vaccaro – University of Buenos Aires

Vice-President: Silvia C. Gutierrez – Posadas National Hospital


Marisa Canicoba – Posadas National Hospital

Cecilio Cerisoli – Diagnostic and Therapeutic Gastroenterology Center

Laura Marchi – Posadas National Hospital

Oscar Mazza – Italian Hospital

Carlos Ocampo – Argerich Hospital

Martin Palavecino – Italian Hospital

Alejandro Ropolo – University of Buenos Aires

Luis Sarotto – University of Buenos Aires Clinical Hospital

International Association of Pancreatology

President: Suresh Chari – Rochester

Pas-President: Tooru Shimosegawa – Sendai

President Elect:  Thomas Gress – Marburg

Secretary:  Pramod Garg – New Delhi

Treasurer: Santhi Vege – Rochester



Editor in Chief: Minoti Apte – Sydney


Latin American Pancreatic Study Group

President: María I. Vaccaro – Buenos Aires


Jose Eduardo Cunha – Sao Pablo

Mario Pelaez-Luna – Mexico DF

Silvia Gutierrez – Buenos Aires

Claudio Gonzalez – Buenos Aires


Scientific Committee

Daniel Grasso – University of Buenos Aires – CONICET

Zoltan Berger – Hospital Clínico – Universidad de Chile

Florencia McAllister – University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Houston)

Nora Slobodianik – University of Buenos Aires 

Raul Urrutia – Mayo Clinic (Rochester)

Augusto Villaverde – San Martín Hospital (La Plata)



  • 7:30 – 18:00 ⇒ Registration/Secretary

  • 8:00 – 12:30 ⇒ Clinical Science Workshop Acute Pancreatitis

  • 8:00 – 12:30 ⇒ Basic Science Workshops on Pancreatology

  • 12:30 – 14:00 ⇒ Poster Session

  • 14:00 – 14:30 ⇒ Keynote Conference. Presenter: María Inés Vaccaro (Buenos Aires). Suresh Chari (Rochester): “Autoinmune Pancreatitis: current concepts”

  • 18:35 – 19:10 ⇒ “Luis Colombato” State of the Art Lecture. Presenter: Silvia Gutiérrez (Buenos Aires). Cardlos Fernández del Castillo (Boston): “A changing landscape in Pancreatic Cancer Care”

  • 19:00 ⇒ Welcome Reception

  • 7:30 – 18:00 ⇒ Registration/Secretary

  • 8:00 – 9:30 ⇒ Symposium on Chronic Pancreatitis

  • 9:15 – 10:15 ⇒ Mini-Invasive Strategies

  • 9:30 – 10:30 ⇒ Oral Presentations

  • 10:30 – 12:30 ⇒ Symposium on IPMN

  • 12:30 – 14:00 ⇒ Poster Session

  • 14:00 – 14:30 ⇒ Keynote conference. Presenter: Jeremy Wilson (Sydney). Minoti Apte (Sydney): “Pancreatic Stellate Cells: What‘s New?”

  • 14:30 – 16:00 ⇒ Pancreatic Cancer Session I

  • 16:05 – 16:35 ⇒ Keynote Conference. Presenter: Suresh Chari (Rochester). Raghu Kalluri (Houston): “Exploiting the Biology of Exosomes for the Treatment of Pancreatic Cancer”

  • 16:35 – 18:30 ⇒ Pancreatic Cancer Session II

  • 16:35 – 18:30 ⇒ Workshop on Nutrition in Pancreas Diseases

  • 18:30 – 19:00 ⇒ Palade Prize Lecture

  • 19:30 ⇒ Gala Dinner

  • 8:00 – 16:00 ⇒ Registration/Secretary

  • 8:00 – 9:00 ⇒ Poster Session

  • 9:00 – 10:45 ⇒ Symposium on Neuroendocrine Pancreatic Tumors

  • 9:00 – 10:30 ⇒ Pancreatic Disease in Children

  • 11:00 – 11:30 ⇒ “Alejandro Oria” State of the Art Lecture. Presenter: Eduardo de Santibañez. Markus Büchler (Heidelberg): “Surgery of Advanced Pancreatic Cancer”

  • 11:30 – 13:30 ⇒ Traslational Pancreatology

  • 13:50 – 14:10 ⇒ Closing Ceremony (IAP and LAPSG executives)


            Deadline: May 31, 2017


Authors with accepted abstracts will pay Early Bird Registration fee.

Abstracts can be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese.


Submit your abstracts for Pancreas 2017, the LAPSG/IAP Meeting!

Abstracts will be accepted electronically. If you wish to have your abstract

published in Pancreatology, the official journal of the International Association of

Pancreatology, please indicate this on the submission form.

The abstracts postulated for Oral, Poster and Travel Awards presentation will be

examined by the Evaluation Committee. The abstracts postulated for Oral presentation

will be determined by the committee.

Author Instructions for Abstract Submission

  •        1. Abstracts are limited to 250 words for the body text.
  •        2. Tables and figures will not be accepted.
  •        3. Abstract body text must begin on a new line after affiliations. Any subheads

(i.e. Aim, Background, Methods, Results, Discussion, Conclusion) must be

bolded followed by a colon (i.e. Introduction:).

·         4. Do not include references.

Young investigator IAP travel awards

Travel awards will be offered to selected young scientists/physicians with accepted abstracts.

The application will be open in January 9, 2017 and the deadline is May 31, 2017.

For more information please contact sofia.wolkomirski@mci-group.com



Until 30th April 2017


Until 31st August 2017


Until 18th September 2017


LAPSG / EPC / IAP member

180 USD

260 USD 330 USD

330 USD

Non member

260 USD

340 USD 410 USD

410 USD

Young (35 years old and under)

90 USD

130 USD 170 USD

170 USD

Opening Cocktail Reception included

Gala Dinner not included: Usd 60.-

LAPSG / IAP membership annual fee: 20 usd.-  REGISTER NOW


NOTE: The above registration fees are stated in USD (United States Dollars) and include 21% of VAT. Charges in Credit Cards will be done in Argentinian Pesos, according to the Official Bank exchange rate of the day.


  • All cancellations are to be sent to Buenos Aires in writing (fax, letter, or email). For cancellations received before August 28 2017, deposits will be refunded less 20% of the paid fee for administrative costs. Refunds will be reimbursed 60 days after the end of the event.
  • No refunds for registrations received from August 29 2017 will be made.
  • Visa Invitation Letters are no refundable


  • Registration forms received without payment will not be confirmed until the payment is received.
  • For administrative reasons registration forms received after September 19, 2017 will not be processed.
  • After this date, participants will have to register on-site during the official registration opening hours.


Minoti Apte, PhD – University of New South Wales – Sydney, Australia.

Marcela Carballido – Hospital de Gastroenterología Dr. Carlos Bonorino Udaondo – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Gertrudis Baptista, LDN, RD, FADA, CNSC – Central University of Venezuela – Caracas, Venezuela.

Claudio Bassi, MD, FRCS, FACS – G.B. Rossi Hospital, University of Verona – Verona, Italy.

Mark Besselink – Academic Medical Center – Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Markus Büchler, MD – University of Heidelberg – Heidelberg, Germany.

Manoop S. Bhutani, MD – UT MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston, TX, USA

Antonio Carlos Campos, MD, PhD  – Federal University of Paraná – Curitiba, Brazil.

Eduardo Cafferata – Instituto Leloir –Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Suresh Chari, MD – Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN, USA.

María Teresa Dávila – Hospital Británico – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Marco Del Chiaro, MD, PhD, FACS  – Karolinska Institutet, Solna – Stockholm, Sweden.

Gianfranco Delle Fave – University La Sapienza / Sant’Andrea Hospital University – Rome, Italy.

Enrique Domínguez Muñoz, MD, PhD  – Hospital Clínico Universitario de Santiago de Compostela – A Coruña, Spain.

Massimo Falconi – Università Vita e Salute, Ospedale San Raffaele IRCCS – Milano, Italy.

Carlos Fernández del Castillo, MD – Massachusetts General Hospital – Boston, MA, USA.

Gustavo Frechtel – Hospital de Clinicas, Universidad de Buenos Aires – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Christopher Forsmark – University of Florida –  Gainsville, USA.

Cecilia Frecha, PhD – Hospital Italiano – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Luca Frulloni, MD, PhD – University of Verona – Verona, Italy.

Junji Furuse – Kyorin University School of Medicine – Tokyo, Japan

Pramod Garg  All India Institute of Medical Sciences – New Delhi, India.

Juan José Gagliardino, MD – CENEXA, Universidad de La Plata – La Plata, Argentina.

Fred Gorelick, MD – Yale School of Medicine, Yale University – New Heaven, CT, USA.

Guy Groblewski – University of Wisconsin – Madison, USA.

Anna Gukovskaya, PhD – University of California at Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Ilya Gukovsky, PhD – University of California at Los Angeles – Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Peter Hegyi – Institute for Traslational Medicine, University of Pécs – Pécs, Hungary.

Tatjana Jurcevic – Queen Mary University of London – London, UK.

Raghu Kalluri – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston,TX,USA.

Steven Leach, MD – Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center – New York, USA

Philippe Lévy, MD – Hôpital Beaujon, Faculté Denis Diderot – Clichy, France.

Roger Liddle, MD – Duke University Medical Center – Durham, NC, USA.

Laura Matarese, PhD – East Carolina University – Greenville, NC, USA.

Guillermo Mazzolini, MD, PhD – Hospital Universitario Austral – Pilar, Argentina.

Florencia McAllister, MD  – The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center – Houston,TX, USA.

Li Min, PhD – University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center – Oklahoma, USA.

Raul Mostoslavsky – MGH Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School – Boston, MA, USA.

John Neoptolemos – Royal Liverpool University Hospital – Liverpool, UK.

Juan O´Connor, MD – Instituto Alexander Fleming – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Francisco Javier Oliver – Hospital Italiano – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Stephen Pandol, MD – Cedars-Sinai Medical Center – Los Angeles, CA, USA.

Georgios Papachristou, MD, PhD – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center – Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

Federico Pereyra Bonnet – Hospital Italiano – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Omar Pivetta, MD – Universitad Austral – Pilar, Argentina.

Francisco Real – Universitat Pompeu Fabra – Barcelona, Spain.

Gonzalo Recondo – Hospital Universitario CEMIC – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Nageshwar Reddy, MD  Asian Institute of Gastroenterology – Hyderabad, India

Maximillian Reichert – Technical University of Munich – Munich, Germany.

Carlos Robles Medranda – Instituto Ecuatoriano de Enfermedades Digestivas – Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Grazyna Rydzewska – Central Clinical Hospital –Warshaw, Poland.

Ashok Saluja, PhD – University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN, USA.

Jill P. Smith, MD – Georgetown University – Washington DC, USA.

Robert Sutton (Hons) MB BS DPhil FRCS (Gen) – UCD Royal Liverpool University – Hospital, Liverpool, UK

Santhi Swaroop Vege, MD, AGAF, MACG, FACP – Mayo Clinic – Rochester, MN, USA.

Kyoichi Takaori – Kyoto University Hospital – Kyoto, Japan.

Yoshifumi Takeyama – Kinki University School of Medicine – Osaka, Japan.

Augusto Villaverde – Hospital San Martín – La Plata, Argentina.

Mariano Volpacchio, MD – Centro Diagnóstico Enrique Rossi – Buenos Aires, Argentina.

David Whitcomb, MD, PhD  – University of Pittsburgh/UPMC –Pittsburgh, PA, USA.

John Albert Windsor – The University of Auckland – New Zealand.

Hiroki Yamaue, MD, PhD – Wakayama Medical University – Wakayama, Japan.


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Situation, extention and limits
Situated in South America and, thus, in the Southern Hemisphere of the planet, Argentina has an extension of almost 3,8 millions of km², 2,8 belonging to the continent – with approximately 54% of plains (prairies and sabanas), a 23% of plateau and a 23% of mountains – being the rest Antarctic Area. Its 3,800 kilometres of lengh go from 22º to 55º of Southern Latitude. Argentina borders on Uruguay , Brazil , Paraguay , Bolivia and Chile with a frontier perimeter of 9,376 kilometers.

The main feature of the Argentinean Relief is the huge contrast offered by great oriental plains and the imposing Andes Range to the west where the highest mountain of the occidental hemisphere is located- the Aconcagua , 6,959 meters high.

In its length from Jujuy to Tierra del Fuego , the Andes Range shows a marvelous variety of landscapes. In the North, is a forest area linked to Bermejo , Salado and Pilcomayo Rivers .

Between Paraná and Uruguay Rivers , the Argentinean Mesopotamia (Entre Ríos, Corrientes and Misiones Provinces ) is made up of low hills, lagoons and estuaries. In some areas, immersed in the subtropical forest, there are breakings that favor spectacular phenomena such as Iguazú falls.

In the center of Argentina, the Pampa region is the most extensive and well known area

To the South, from the Andes to the sea, the sterile and stony patagonic plateau is situated being lashed by wind. The Atlantic litoral, with high cliffs, depicts wavy shapes such as Valdés Peninsula with spectacular settlements of marine animals.

Argentina has a great variety in climate: mild and humid in the Pampa plain, cold and humid in the west extreme of Patagonia , subtropical in the North of Mesopotamia and hot in the Northeast. From November to March, the average temperature is of 23° C and, from June to September is of 12° C.

The current population of Argentina is over 44 millions of inhabitants out of whom almost half of them live in Capital Federal and Buenos Aires Province.

95% of Argentinean people are white, mainly descendants of Italian and Spanish.

The official language of the republic of Argentina is Spanish.


Any doubts? Email us at registrationargentina@mci-group.com


Hotel Madero Buenos Aires – Five stars
Rosario Vera Peñaloza 360, Buenos Aires.

The Hotel Madero is situated in East Puerto Madero, home of the most modern architecture in the city of Buenos Aires, Argentina.

This exclusive area in Buenos Aires is the perfect location for business travelers as it is next to the city’s financial center and also provides easy access to the Aeroparque and Ezeiza airport. Guests of the hotel are right near to the city’s most popular tourist attractions, the historical center of the city, parks, Costanera Sur (the fascinating ecological reserve), and much more.

-Buffet Breakfast
-Health Club

Rate SGL/DBL standard room, per night: USD 170+VAT (The tax will be refunded to foreign tourists who hire hotel or other lodging with credit or debit cards issued abroad. To access the refund you must present the international passport at the hotel.)

Cancellation Policy
– Until August 1st, 2017, you can cancel without penalty.
– From August 2nd to August 15th, 2017, any cancellation will suffer a penalty equal to the value of 1 night accommodation.
– From August 16th, 2017 until the start date of the event, any cancellation will be equivalent to the value of two nights of accommodation (including NO SHOW reservations).

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Intercontinental Buenos Aires – Five stars
Moreno 809, Buenos Aires.

This luxurious hotel in Buenos Aires represents the classic style of this historic city. Enjoy your vacation in the comfortable suites, indoor pool and spa. Conveniently located near major cultural icons such as museums, theaters, typically Argentine cafes and famous neighborhoods like San Telmo and Florida Street, this hotel allows you to experience an authentic Argentine experience.

– Breakfast included
– Health Club
– Shuttle service to UCA included (According to availability)

SGL and/or DBL rate, standard category: USD 169 + VAT (The tax will be refunded to foreign tourists who hire hotel or other lodging with credit or debit cards issued abroad. To access the refund you must present the international passport at the hotel.)

Cancellation Policy
– Until August 1st, 2017, you can cancel without penalty.
– From August 2nd to August 15th, 2017, any cancellation will suffer a penalty equal to the value of 1 night accommodation.
– From August 16th, 2017 until the start date of the event, any cancellation will be equivalent to the value of two nights of accommodation (including NO SHOW reservations).

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CH Madero Urbano Suites – Four stars
Azopardo 770, Buenos Aires.

CH Madero Urbano Suites is a modern building, accessible and comfortable, located in front of Puerto Madero, with full service hotel service 4 stars. It has spacious and comfortable fully equipped suites with all the necessary comfort to enjoy short, medium and long stays. Its spacious suites have an excellent view to Puerto Madero and the river, Wi Fi, LED TV with cable, safe, air conditioning, large shower box, hairdryer, mini living room, kitchenette, mini bar, microwave, crockery and Daily maid service. The breakfast is varied and is served in the room.

Located in a strategic place in front of Puerto Madero, it is next to the Financial District and Historical Center, San Telmo and La Boca. It has a privileged access to the main restaurants of Puerto Madero within 5 minutes walking distance. The building has Internet Wi Fi in common areas, Swimming pool, Gym, Spa, Meeting rooms, Microcine, Parking with Valet Parking and Reception with Security 24 hours. The establishment combines the modern of the tower of last generation and the classic of the two houses where the amenities are. Due to its excellent location and the suites’ configuration, it is a very valuable proposition for business travelers as well as families and / or tourists who come to know Buenos Aires.

-Breakfast buffet
-Wi-Fi Internet
-Access to Spa, Pool and gym
-All rooms have kitchenette, microwave, electric kettle, stove and toaster.

SGL and/or DBL rate, standard category: USD 70 + VAT (The tax will be refunded to foreign tourists who hire hotel or other lodging with credit or debit cards issued abroad. To access the refund you must present the international passport at the hotel.)

Cancellation Policy
– Until August 1st, 2017, you can cancel without penalty.
– From August 2nd to August 15th, 2017, any cancellation will suffer a penalty equal to the value of 1 night accommodation.
– From August 16th, 2017 until the start date of the event, any cancellation will be equivalent to the value of two nights of accommodation (including NO SHOW reservations).


Esplendor Hotel Buenos Aires – Four stars
San Martín 780, Buenos Aires.

First opened in 1880, this emblematic building used to be one of the first hotels in the city and it has been declared a national historical monument. Today, Esplendor Buenos Aires combines a restored Neo-Renaissance facade with avant-garde interiors. Its strategic location, next to the prestigious Galerías Pacífico mall and meters away from Florida Street, make it the ideal place for those who want to discover this incredible city. Although in the heart of downtown Buenos Aires, it is possible to enjoy the serenity of its spacious rooms.

-Art gallery
-Free Wi Fi
-Buffet Breakfast
-Business Center
-Medical emergency service
-Room service

Rate SGL/DBL standard room, per night: USD 80+VAT (The tax will be refunded to foreign tourists who hire hotel or other lodging with credit or debit cards issued abroad. To access the refund you must present the international passport at the hotel.)

Cancellation Policy
– Until August 1st, 2017, you can cancel without penalty.
– From August 2nd to August 15th, 2017, any cancellation will suffer a penalty equal to the value of 1 night accommodation.
– From August 16th, 2017 until the start date of the event, any cancellation will be equivalent to the value of two nights of accommodation (including NO SHOW reservations).

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Dazzler San Telmo – Four stars
Piedras 303, Buenos Aires.

Dazzler San Telmo is located in the historic and picturesque San Telmo neighborhood, near legendary Plaza de Mayo and Puerto Madero. It has 70 spacious and bright Classic, Superior and Vip Duplex rooms, equipped with LCD TVs and comfortable workspace. In addition, it offers buffet breakfast (included), free Wi-Fi, business center, events hall for up to 30 people in auditorium layout and covered parking open 24/7.

– Room Service
– 24-hours Emergency Medical Service
– Free Wi-Fi
– Business Center
– Buffet Breakfast

Rate SGL/DBL standard room, per night: USD 67+VAT (The tax will be refunded to foreign tourists who hire hotel or other lodging with credit or debit cards issued abroad. To access the refund you must present the international passport at the hotel.)

Cancellation Policy
– Until August 1st, 2017, you can cancel without penalty.
– From August 2nd to August 15th, 2017, any cancellation will suffer a penalty equal to the value of 1 night accommodation.
– From August 16th, 2017 until the start date of the event, any cancellation will be equivalent to the value of two nights of accommodation (including NO SHOW reservations).


Iguazú Falls – 3 Days / 2 Nights 

Visit one of the world’s natural wonders, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, featuring  270  waterfalls  over  3km  of  tropical  jungle  that  join  the Argentine and Brazil borders. Do not miss the chance to walk along the paths, stairways, bridges and balconies through the jungle of Iguazú National  Park. Take some time out to watch the native wildlife (tapirs, monkeys and hundreds of plant species), and be as amazed by them as the Spanish explorer – Alvarez Nuñez Cabeza de Vaca – did in 1541.

FOR QUOTATION AND RESERVATION PLEASE CONTACT registrationargentina@mci-group.com

Ushuaia & El Calafate – 5 Days / 4 Nights

Travel to the end of the world!! Join us in this adventure and get to know the most southerly capital city in the world, Ushuaia. Be astonished by its landscape littered with dense forests, snow-capped mountains, lakes and millenary glaciers. Then visit the world-famous Los Glaciares National Park, situated near the town of El Calafate. These are two of Argentina’s tourist attractions that you simply cannot afford to miss.

FOR QUOTATION AND RESERVATION PLEASE CONTACT registrationargentina@mci-group.com

Mendoza – 4 Days / 3 Nights

Join us and get to know the “Edén de los Andes”, Mendoza city and its beautiful surrounding mountains. Contemplate the majesty of Aconcagua Mountain at almost 7000m high, making it the highest peak in America. Marvel at the ingenious irrigation system established by Captain Don Pedro del Castillo who founded the city in 1561. This system transports water from Mendoza River to fields of maize, beans and pumpkin, converting the place into the oasis that it is today.

FOR QUOTATION AND RESERVATION PLEASE CONTACT registrationargentina@mci-group.com

Salta & Jujuy – 4 Days / 3 Nights

Come and discover the charm of one of the best-preserved corners of colonial life in our country. Admire the magnificent natural scenery of the North, declared a UNESCO world heritage site, and wander through traditional villages where time seems to have stopped. Meet local artisans and their unique crafts such as tapestries and textiles; sheep, llama or alpaca wool ponchos; gold and silver.

The word Salta derives from the Aymara dialect “sagta”, which means beautiful, and in fact today it is known as Salta “La Linda” (the beautiful one). It is situated in a fertile valley that even today still bears the name of its founder “Valle Lerma”. San Bernardo Convent, San Francisco Church and the Cabildo with its stunning arches, stand out most amongst Salta’s architectural colonial heritage.

FOR QUOTATION AND RESERVATION PLEASE CONTACT registrationargentina@mci-group.com

About Buenos Aires

Buenos Aires is one of the biggest cities in the world; it is also one of the most important cultural city within South America as well as one of the political and economic hubs of the region. Buenos Aires features a special beauty from its combined history, customs, culture and people.

This mixture of modern and old styles and traditions is one of the city’s outstanding attractions. Every corner of Buenos Aires reveals features of the world’s most important cities; this makes Buenos Aires an especially attractive and unique city worth visiting.

With more than 3 million inhabitants, the city has experienced a dramatic growth in infrastructure in the recent years thus having an enhanced range of gastronomy, entertainment, hotel and tourism services.

The excellent level of professionals and the options the city offers make it one of the most important business meeting point within Latin America. Buenos Aires is experienced in any sort of events and audiences: multitudinous audiences, exclusive audiences, outdoors or indoors events, private or public events such as business, professional, cultural and sports events amongst others.

If you want to receive information about tickets and accommodation, please write us to registrationargentina@mci-group.com

Excursions in Buenos Aires and surroundings

City Tour – Duration: 3 hours 

At the first stop discover the history of May Square, the site of the most important historical events and their protagonists since its foundation: see its surroundings, the most emblematic buildings, and learn all about them. Then enjoy May Avenue and wonder in awe at the oldest residential neighborhood in Buenos Aires: San Telmo. Walk along its cobble-stoned streets and discover its antiques shops and picturesque buildings.

Live and feel the original Tango in the neighborhood of La Boca: walk along Caminito Street and enjoy the dancers and souvenir shops. See the mythical Boca Juniors soccer stadium.

Contemplate the modernization of the city whilst traveling along Madero Port and its exclusive docks, full of excellent restaurants and large offices. Pass through the Retiro neighborhood and move on to see Palermo and its most exclusive residential area before finally arriving at Recoleta. Once there, discover the final resting place of Eva Peron, “Evita” and wander through Recoleta Cemetery where she is to be found.

San Isidro & Tigre Delta Tour – Duration: 5.5 hours

At the start of the tour you will head to the city’s port to board a First Class motor launch which will take you to the Tigre Delta. During the one and a half hour trip you will be able to admire Buenos Aires from the Rio de la Plata (River Plate), its northern areas and the channels of the Delta, whilst enjoying refreshments on board.

After the motor launch trip, a minibus will pick you up and take you to visit Paseo Victorica, the most important neighborhood in Tigre and the Puerto de Frutos. You will soon find yourself in San Isidro where you will visit the town’s historical center and Cathedral on foot while having a snack, and then finally you will see the city’s northern areas and the Presidential Residence in Olivos, before returning to the City.

Farm & Countryside Tour – Duration: 9 hours

At the start of the tour the group will travel to San Antonio de Areco and be able to enjoy a close up view of our pampas on the way and at the same time receive a complete explanation from one of our specialized guides.

On arrival at San Antonio de Areco the group will take a tour of the village, which includes a walk around the historical heart of the city. Following that the group will make their way to the exclusive ‘El Ombu de Areco’ Estancia.

Once at the estancia the passengers can take rides on the horses or go for a ride in a sulky whilst enjoying a buffet with traditional cold cuts, cheeses and beverages. At lunchtime the group will enjoy a typical country style barbeque prepared using only the finest quality meats. Dessert is accompanied by a folklore show, which is followed by a demonstration of gaucho skills.

Colonia Tour – Duration: 10 hours

Visit the quaint town of Colonia in Uruguay on the opposite side of the Rio de la Plata with only a 60-minute boat ride from Buenos Aires. Take a visit to the historic center of Colonia which is like a walk back in time. Founded in 1680 by the Portuguese, this old colonial town is renowned for its cobbled, windy streets and colorful houses. Nowadays, it is a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. Due to its colonial origins, the city’s layout is different from the majority of Uruguayan cities. Its cobbled streets and houses alternate with small bars, restaurants, art and craft shops, museums and a large yacht harbour. It has some particularly lovely plazas and small flower-filled parks, and is a wonderful and romantic way to spend your day.




How do I register?

You may complete you registration by clicking on the “register” button on our registration section and following the instructions. Complete the required information and click on the “send” button. In case of doubts or difficulty, contact us via email at spetrillo.congresos@gmail.com or by phone to 54 11 4788-8818.

Who can register as a student?

The registration for students applies to all who are studying careers in Medicine, Nutrition, Biology, Biochemistry, and any related officially recognized fields. It is indispensable to send a proof of the bond with the educational institution via email at spetrillo.congresos@gmail.com

How can I register a group of people?

For groups registrations (10 or more people), contact us via email at spetrillo.congresos@gmail.com or by phone to 54 11 4788-8818.

Can I register on site?

Yes; however, we encourage you to register in advance. Otherwise, you will be charged the final cost of registration published on our website, and it will depend of the availability

How should I proceed to cancel and request the refund of my registration?

The cancellation of your registration may be requested until 30 days before the beginning of the event by sending the Form for reimbursement of the registration fee via e-mail at spetrillo.congresos@gmail.com. The participant will be entitled  to the refund of part of the value he paid, according to the current reimbursement table.






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