General Information


Palazzo dei Congressi Bologna
Piazza della Costituzione 4
40128 Bologna, Italy

Phone: +39 | Fax. +39 051 63.75.170


The official language of the Congress is English.


The average temperature in Bologna in March is mild, around 11 - 14°C. 


Participants are requested to check with the Consulate/Embassy of Italy or diplomatic mission in their home country or with their travel agency for visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required.

Letter of Invitation

Upon request, the Congress Secretariat will send personal invitation letters to participants. This invitation is prepared solely for the purpose of visa applications and is not a commitment on the part of the organizers to provide any financial support or confirmation of inclusion in the Scientific Program. Please email your request with full name, postal address and passport number to: Invitation letters can be provided electronically (PDF) or as a hard copy if requeired.  Hard copies will be mailed via regular post free of charge. In case of special delivery (courier) request, the participant will be responsible for all charges.

Agent for Italian Participants

Please note that Italian organisations wishing to sponsor the participation of Italian doctors should present their applications through our officially appointed agency, who will forward them to the Italian Health Ministry.

The agent's details are:
TWT srl
Mr. Gianni Frontani
Mrs. Anna Lupidi
Via Arrigo Davila 130
00179​ Rome

Tel:  +39 06 4424 9321
Fax: +39 06 9933 1533
Website:  ​

As Organisers of the 4th International Congress on Controversies in Rheumatology Autoimmunity​ ​​taking place in Bologna, Italy from 9-11 March 2017 we entrusted TWT srl, Rome, to collect the applications from the Italian Pharmaceutical Companies and file them with the Italian Ministry of Health agency AIFA, in compliance with the instructions given by the Legislative Order 219 of the 24th April 2006 – art. 124.  ​


Guest Attendance Policy

All event activities (including educational sessions, meal functions, exhibit hall, etc.) are exclusively reserved for registered attendees. Non-registered guests (including children, family members, colleagues, etc.) are not allowed in any of the event areas. Badges provided at registration are required for entrance into all functions and will be strictly enforced.

Liability & Insurance

The Congress Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants and accompanying persons. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Congress Organisers

Please do not hesitate to contact the Organis ers if you require any additional information or assistance. Kindly use the Contact Us form for this purpose.​

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