6th European GRIN Conference November 8, 9 and 10, 2024 in Barcelona

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Registration for the 2024 conference is open.

Please, register at the following site: www.grinconferences.org

We at GRIN Europe are very excited to invite you to our first 3 day European GRIN conference!
Join us on November 8, 9 and 10 in Barcelona to learn more about GRIN disorders and their complex symptoms and to meet with researchers, clinicians and other GRIN parents. 

This year, for the first time we plan to add an extra half day to our conference to allow for two new activities that we think are much needed and are important for improving the diagnosis as well as the understanding of and the treatment options for GRIN/GRIA disorders. We therefore aim to invite to Barcelona all the referring clinicians and researchers in Europe that are currently working on GRIN / GRIA disorders, with the goal to create a consortium of specialists that will advise us on how to create transversal projects to study these disorders and to give better care to all of those affected by GRIN-related disorders.

To this aim we plan a workshop for researchers and clinicians on Friday afternoon and after this workshop we will organize a Meet-and-Greet with the specialists and with the GRIN families to learn from each other in a relaxed atmosphere. During the Meet-and-Greet we also plan a poster session by which we intend to encourage young researchers to share their work in GRIN / GRIA disorders  with both their colleagues and with the families.

The Meet-and-Greet will also allow key representatives of the various national European patient organizations and family groups to share the particular needs of their community with the researchers and clinicians. 

On Saturday we plan a full day of talks that will range from basic and translational science to any new advances in treatment of GRIN / GRIA disorders and updates on ongoing clinical trials. 

Saturday night we will again host our famous Dinner with the Speakers where parents, researchers and clinicians can meet and mingle in an informal atmosphere while enjoying delicious Spanish and Catalonian specialties.

On Sunday we plan to dedicate half a day to the most puzzling symptoms of our children in order to advance the understanding of these symptoms and to gear towards research into the nature and treatment of these symptoms by GRIN / GRIA specialists from Europe and beyond. 

Our sponsors

As you can imagine, an event of this magnitude is costly. At GRIN Europe we have always aimed to limit the costs for parents to participate in our conference to a minimum. Also we want to make sure that we can offer online participation for free for parents that are unable to attend the conference in person. 

Consequently GRIN Europe relies fully on sponsors to finance her activities. Right now we are in the process of finding sponsors to help facilitate the organization of our conference. Further information on our sponsors will consequently follow shortly.

Should you know of interesting sponsorship opportunities for our conference, please contact us at board@grineurope.org.

If you want to support GRIN Europe and its activities yourself, please click on the following link to see how you can help.


Conference venue

The venue for our Fifth European GRIN Conference, the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital is located at:

Passeig Sant Joan de Déu 2
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain

We have once again chosen the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital as the venue for our conference. The Sant Joan de Déu Hospital is a renowned and highly specialized children’s hospital that is home to most of the European Reference Networks (ERN’s) for (rare) disorders. 

In close cooperation with the Barcelona GRIN Team, the doctors at the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital have been treating children with GRIN disorders for the last 9 years and have built up considerable expertise in this area. The hospital is consequently a center of excellence and an important hub for research into GRIN disorders. 

Since the very start of GRIN Europe, the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital has been a very loyal sponsor of the European GRIN Community and we are very honored and thankful that they have once again provided GRIN Europe with the venue for our Fifth European GRIN Conference and with all the online services needed for live streaming and recording for our conference.

Further information about the Sant Joan de Déu hospital can be obtained at their website:

Conference Program

More information will follow soon. 

Saturday night Dinner with the Speakers

On Saturday night we will be hosting our traditional Dinner with the Speakers in the restaurant of the ABBA Garden Hotel in Barcelona, next to the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital

ABBA Garden hotel

C/ Santa Rosa, 33
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat
Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 93 503 54 54
Email: garden@abbahoteles.com

Practical information for the attendants of the conference

More information will follow soon. 

Discounted hotel options

More information will follow soon. 

ABBA Garden hotel (next to the Sant Joan de Déu Hospital)

C/Santa Rosa. 93
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat
Barcelona Spain
Tel: +34 93 503 54 54

Hostal Lami

Carrer de Laurea Miro, 278
08950 Esplugues de Llobregat
Barcelona Spain
tel:+34 93 470 58 70

Tres Torres Hotel

C. de Calatrava, 32
08017 Barcelona
+34 93 417 73 00

Arenas Atiram Hotel

Carrer del Capita
Arenas, 20
08034 Barcelona
+34 93 280 03 03

Additional Hotel options

Please find below a list of hotels that are also (relatively) close to our conference venue, the Sant Joan de Déu Childrens Hospital. 

AC Hotel Victoria Suites by Marriott
Beltran i Ròzpide, 7-9, Les Corts, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

Upper Diagonal
Manuel Girona, 7-21, Sarrià-Sant Gervasi, 08034 Barcelona, Spain

Catalonia Rigoletto
Sabino de Arana, 22-24, Les Corts, 08028 Barcelona, Spain

NH Barcelona Stadium
Travessera de les Corts, 150-152, Les Corts, 08028 Barcelona, Spain 

Hotel Madanis Liceo
Francesc Layret, 2, 08903 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Spain

Sightseeing in Barcelona

Take advantage of your visit to beautiful Barcelona and arrange for some extra time to see the sights: 

Go shopping on The Ramblas, visit Gaudi’s Sagrada Famila and Park GÜell, visit Casa Mila and Casa Batlló, check out the art at the Museo Nacional d’Art de Catalunya, and stroll through the old medieval and Roman Centre of Barcelona, the Barri Gotic and the Cathedral. 

Barcelona also has a Hop on / Hop of Buss that will take you on a tour of the entire city and allows you to make stops on the way to further explore the city and its sights on your own.

Be aware that sights like the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló and Park GÜell, require prior reservation. So, make sure you buy your tickets in advance.

Here are some sites that may help you plan your visit:









Barcelona Metro Grid

Barcelona is easy accessible by metro. Information and a map of the metro grid can be found at: 


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