Useful Information

The 12th Annual Meeting of the Lupus Academy will be held as a hybrid meeting with the in person meeting taking place in Barcelona, Spain from 8-10th September 2023. Pertinent logistical information can be found on this page.

Meeting Venue
Hotel Barceló Sants
Plaça dels Països Catalans, s/n
08014 Barcelona

We have secured bedrooms for meeting participants at an attractive group rate of 151.90 EUR per night. The price is built up as follows: 147 EUR including breakfast and 10% VAT and 4.90 EUR tourist tax per person per night. Double use of the room increases the cost with 20 EUR for breakfast plus 4.90 tourist tax for the extra person, so 176.80 EUR per night. Take note that the special group rates we have secured can ONLY be booked with the registration. These rates are not available online.
Cancellation is free of charge until 15th July 2023. After this date, if we are able to resell your bedroom, you will get the full costs refunded. This arrangement applies until 20th Augustus 2023 from which time no refunds are possible. Name changes are free of charge until 1st September 2023. After this a 15 EUR change fee applies.
If you need a bedroom and you have not booked one with your registration, kindly contact Nicole to add the nights required to your record at

Meeting Materials
The meeting materials will be distributed onsite. After the meeting, you will receive a notification when the plenary presentations and meeting report are available in our library.

Lupus Academy aims to provide global education at the lowest possible cost for participants.

Early Bird Late Registration
Attending in person Barcelona From 1 June 2023
Physicians € 195.00 € 235.00
Fellows / Residents * € 135.00 € 175.00
Other health professionals € 155.00 € 195.00
Industry € 250.00 € 290.00
Virtual participation ** € 35.00 € 50.00

In person registration fees include:
  • Full access to all sessions
  • Meeting food and beverage (coffee breaks, 2 lunches and a networking reception)
  • Meeting materials
  • Access to all virtual content after the event
* Please provide a letter from your institute confirming your position and send it to within 10 days of registering.
** The pre-meeting session as well as 3 plenary sessions are live streamed in which you can participate actively. Access to all recorded plenary sessions including Q&A after the event. Workshops are not available.

Restriction for delegates and companies based in the Russian Federation and Belarus
Lupus Academy has decided to adapt its policies in line with other European societies where we have restrictions in place for delegates and companies based in the Russian Federation and Belarus. Russian/Belarus delegates and companies are not allowed to attend our live events. In addition, we are granting free registrations to Ukrainian nationals to participate in the Lupus Academy 2023 meeting

Ground Transport
Hotel Barceló Sants is about 3.5 kms / 2 miles from Barcelona city center and 15 kms / 9 miles from the airport. Taxis charge around 25 EUR (luggage not included). The hotel is however located on top of the main train station in Barcelona. Therefore also a direct train from the airport is available as well as metro lines to the center making the hotel very easy to travel to and from.

Covid Information and Travel
For your travel to Barcelona and requirements for access from your country, please refer to this information website:
A valid Covid passport (proof of vaccinations) and a face mask is however most likely still applicable for, for example, pharmacies and so you are requested to ensure you have these with you while at the meeting at all times.

Spouses and other guests
According to Lupus Academy regulations, guests will not be able to attend any meeting related functions, including program sponsored meals or coffee breaks.

Dress code
Business casual.

Electrical sockets in Italy are one of the two European standard electrical socket types. If your appliance’s plug does not match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter.

Spain has the EURO as currency.

September is still very pleasant in Barcelona. Especially early in the month it will feel like summer to most people. Daytime high temperatures tend to be near 26-27 C (79-81 F) and late night and early morning low temperatures are normally around 18-20 C (65-68 F).

Download the Abstracts Book and Meeting Book 2023 here.