Venue: CosmoCaixa

The conference will take place at Barcelona’s famous science museum, CosmoCaixa. It is one of the most famous science museums in Europe as well as one of the largest museums in Barcelona. The museum was built between 1904-1909 by Josep Domènech i Estapà to serve as an asylum for the blind, which closed in 1979. The building was renovated, retaining the original facade, and an expansion took place bringing the building to four times its original size. An expansion of the building took place in 2004. CosmoCaixa has a large spiral walkway that takes visitors from the basement to the 5th floor. The centrepiece of the walkway is an Amazonian tree.


Address: Isaac Newton, 26, 08022 Barcelona

How to get: 

Bus lines: V13, V15, V17, V19, H2, H4, 196

Train: FGC - Line 7 - Av. Tibidabo

Sessions to be accredited as Continuing Education in Animal Handling 

*Assistant should sign an attendance form for each session and a Certificate of Attendance will be emailed after the conference

  • Mouse master class (9:00-13:00, June 6, 2019) *4 hours
  • SESSION 2A: New disease-relevant behavioral perspective in preclinical intellectual disability studies (9:30-11:30, June 7, 2019) *2 hours
  • SESSION 4: Investigating Down syndrome phenotypes and mechanisms through comprehensive mouse modeling (18:00-20:00, June 7, 2019) *2 hours

Child Care Arrangements

To facilitate participation by those with children and family care needs, childcare awards will be offered to Conference participants.

Inclusion of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities

The T21RS is mindful about of the importance of the inclusion of under-represented minorities. Participation of women and underrepresented minorities will be strongly encouraged on all published materials and other advertising associated with this meeting. Specific steps will be taken to achieve appropriate representation of women, minorities and persons with disabilities. Registrants will have the option to voluntarily identify their gender, race or if they have a disability. This information, when provided, will assist us in achieving appropriate representation of these groups during the process of selecting additional speakers. In addition, registration material for conference participants will include an option for any participant with disabilities to voluntarily identify any special needs.