Venue of the event
Centro de Docencia y Capacitación Pediátrica “Dr. Carlos A. Gianantonio”
Address: Jerónimo Salguero 1244 - C1177AEX- Buenos Aires - Argentina
Pediatricians, pediatric endocrinologists, public health professionals, anthropologists, biologists, statisticians, all professionals interested in human growth either in individual or in population groups and students.
- To update and disseminate the latest research on human growth and clinical auxology
- To provide an adequate setting for interdisciplinary discussion
- To stimulate and motivate young scientists in the study of human growth and clinical auxology
Information about Buenos Aires
The congress is being held at Centro de Docencia y Capacitación en Pediatría "Dr. Carlos A. Gianantonio". The venue is located 10mins away (by bus or tube) of the heart of Buenos Aires and to all main hotel and city main attractions and restaurants.
The 10 Touristic Atractions : Buenos Aires Ciudad
1. Free attractions
Not only you will find a lot of places of architectural, historical and cultural interest to see while walking through Buenos Aires and green spaces for walking, but the city also offers activities such as guided tours and circuits that allow you to discover a Buenos Aires´ full secrets, emotions and stories, absolutely for free! Guided tours of neighborhoods and landmark buildings, Running BA, Urban Trekking and BARemo, among other options.
2. Gardel, Piazzolla & Tango
Sensual and nostalgic, “ tango” is part of Buenos Aires identity. For those who dare to dance, the city has milongas -places where people dance- spread over the different districts and also has numerous tango houses with live orchestras and dancers. Recognized as the “World capital of tango”, Buenos Aires had among its most renowned interpreters musicians Carlos Gardel and Astor Piazzolla.
3. Cuisine for every taste
The Porteña cuisine- Result of the contribution of Italian and Spanish immigrants- can be tasted in every corner of Buenos Aires and especially in the gastronomic centers of the city, in Palermo, Las Cañitas, Recoleta, San Telmo and Puerto Madero. Above all, visiting the city can be a good opportunity to taste the typical Argentine barbecue, made with the best quality beef. In addition, you can discover the different flavors of the world, offering a wide and interesting variety of restaurants to try the typical cuisine of other countries. You can also try the varied proposals of fairs and organic markets, as BA Market among others.
4. Sustainable city
Buenos Aires is lined with smart cities on the planet and seeks to improve the quality of life of those who live there and visit with innovations in urban design and promoting a healthier life, among other things. It has extensive landscaped parks, squares and green spaces so you can enjoy nature, sports, fresh air and relax outdoors. In addition, you can move around the city by bike via bicycle paths and join guided bicycle tours around the city.
Polo has always been a typical sport in Argentina, due to the necessary combination of horse and rider skilsl and the consequent requirement of the experience of the pampas man to practice this difficult and elegant sport.
The city of Pilar is considered "Capital of Polo" for the perfection of its fields of play; Coronel Suarez, Lobos and General Rodriguez are some of the prefferred Buenos Aires destinations by the polistas in their different levels: apprentices, amateurs and professionals.
Argentina is a real reserve of Polo talent. There is no other country that has achieved so many achievements and so many records. Since 1913, only 40 players had 10 handicap, the highest level. Currently there are 10, all Argentines. Another 16 players have handicap 9, all of them also Argentine. The Argentines managed to win with Polo, their first gold medal at the 1924 Olympic Games in Paris. For more information, please click here
6. More than 300 theatres
Its very wide range of shows makes Buenos Aires in the city with the most intense theatrical activity in Latin America and the fourth most theaters worldwide. Among its more than 300 theaters is the Colón, one of the most important opera houses in the world, symbol, since 1908, of opera, ballet and the performing arts.
Shopping trips are one of the favorite activities of visitors to the city. If you're looking to go shopping, Buenos Aires is not going to disappoint you. There are premier shopping malls and commercial circuits fashion and design, as the area of Palermo Soho, Santa Fe Avenue and Florida Street. And for those looking for opportunities with lower prices, outlets areas are an excellent choice along Cordoba Avenue or Aguirre street.
8. The Night
Buenos Aires does not sleep. In its intense nightlife, no shortage of restaurants, bars and discos to have fun and meet new people. Palermo, San Telmo and Puerto Madero are some of the neighborhoods that offer this type of activity.
Is there a reason to visit the Recoleta Cemetery? Not one but many! To start is one of the largest cemeteries in the world. Wide streets flanked by impressive statues and marble sarcophagi, the cemetery is a work of art, an outdoor museum. A curious fact: what is striking are the caskets exposed inside the vaults, which is nor usually seen in other countries, in addition to ghost stories, tragedies and romances.
10. Pope Francisco
The city is a unique and privileged place to connect with the life and work of Pope Francisco or "Papa de flores", as they call him in his native neighborhood. Buenos Aires offers a Papal Tour by the most significant places of his life, walking the neighborhoods of Flores, Monserrat and Balvanera. You can also visit the Metropolitan Cathedral, where he celebrated Mass for more than 20 years.
How to reach Centro Gianantonio
To stay in Buenos Aires, you should know:
Workday: Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm hours.
Lunch / Dinner: Lunch at 1pm and dinner at 9pm.
Banking Hours: 10am to 3pm
ATM: 24 hours.
Tourists Bank: Banco Ciudad: Av. Córdoba 675
You can purchase and sell dollars, euros and travelers checks. Opening hours: Monday from 10am to 6pm, Tuesday through Friday from 10am to 5pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11am to 6pm.
Shopping Centers: Monday to Sunday from 10am to 10pm
Supermarkets: Monday to Sunday from 9am to 10pm
Shops: Monday to Friday from 9am to 8pm and on Saturdays from 9am to 1pm.
Ministro Pistarini International Airport is located in Ezeiza, Buenos Aires, it is the main international airport in the country. It is modern, safe and provides information on-line departures and arrival flights information. It also offers24 hours services of taxis, “remises” (private taxis), transfers and buses.
Jorge Newbery Airport: located on the waterfront of the city, concentrates all domestic flights in Argentina and those from neighboring countries. It is modern, safe and provides on-line flights information.
Taxis: black car with yellow roof can be stopped at any time and place or by radio taxi companies. The fee is set by taximeter, part ingof a base rate (minimum fare) and then chips fall as travel time (every 200 meters- estimated).
Remises: private cars engaged in business to make a trip to a specific place, the fee is fixed and depends on the distance traveled. Uber is not legal in Argentina.
Car Rental: car rental companies, with a driving license(minimun two years old ) and credit card (limit available to cover the rent and guarantee).
Buses: Buenos Aires has a lot of lines of urban and intercity buses. The payment must be made with the SUBE card that must be purchased beforehand in a central subway station. (see subway info)
Sube (Underground): There are 6 subway lines that connect the main points of the city and combinations can be made between the lines at some stations.
Line A: From San Pedrito (Flores neighborhood) to Plaza de Mayo (Centro).
Line B: From Juan Manuel de Rosas (Villa Urquiza neighborhood) to Leandro N. Alem (Microcentro).
Line C: From Constitution to Retiro.
Line D: From the Congreso del Tucumán (Belgrano) to Catedral (Centro).
Line E: From Plaza de los Virreyes (Lugano) to Bolivar (Centro).
Line H: From Hospitales (Parque Patricios neighborhood) to Las heras (Recoleta)
SUBE cards are available throughout the city at post offices, many "kioskos" (corner shops selling confectionary and tobacco), and at Tourist Assistance Centers.
Cards cost $25 pesos. They can be charged with credit at all subte stations, at national lottery outlets, and at kioskos with automated terminals. SUBE cards can also be used to pay for trains and toll-roads within the city and province of Buenos Aires.
Suggested accommodation in the area
Bys Palermo: http://hotelbys.com.ar/
Byblos Palermo Soho: http://www.byblos-ba.com/
Palermo Soho Loft: http://www.palermosoholoft.com/
C´Chic Hotel Boutique: http://cchichotel.com/
Gorriti Up: http://www.gorritiup.com/
Soho Point Palermo: http://www.sohopoint.com.ar/