Cartilage injury and arthritis are persistent challenges for millions of patients worldwide. The need for scientific discovery and clinical treatments for cartilage repair and joint preservation is critical, and the 17th ICRS World Congress aims to address this issue. Co-chaired by Wael Kafienah and Aaron Krych, the Scientific Program Committee is planning a comprehensive program for the event, themed “Time for Action: Advancing the Science and Treatments for Cartilage and Joint Preservation.” The goal is to bring together scientists, clinical researchers, physicians, surgeons, and industry partners to collaborate on the prevention and treatment of cartilage disease globally. The congress will offer a platform for interactive discussion and debate, featuring plenary sessions, special break-out sessions, abstract presentations, morning workshops, poster sessions, industry exhibitions, and more.

As the official accommodation partner of the 17th ICRS World Congress, Viajes Munditravel SL is delighted to support this important event. We are committed to ensuring that all attendees have a comfortable and convenient stay during their time in Sitges. Our team has selected a range of hotels and apartments in the area, each offering high-quality accommodation and excellent amenities. We understand the importance of staying in a comfortable and convenient location, and we have negotiated preferential rates for congress participants. Our experienced team is on hand to assist with any queries or requests and to ensure a smooth and hassle-free booking process.

We are proud to be part of such a significant event, and we hope that the 17th ICRS World Congress will be a great success. The event offers a unique opportunity for experts in the field to share their knowledge and experience, network with peers, and collaborate on the latest research and developments in cartilage repair and joint preservation. We look forward to welcoming participants from around the world to Sitges and to providing them with an exceptional accommodation experience.

Optional tours

In addition to managing the accommodation for the event, we have also organized three exciting activities for attendees to experience the local culture. These activities include a guided tour of the historic town of Sitges, a visit to a local winery for a wine-tasting session, and a Barcelona panoramic city tour. We believe that these activities will provide attendees with a unique and memorable experience of the region, allowing them to immerse themselves in the local culture and cuisine.

To join any of the three activities offered by Viajes Munditravel SL, interested individuals can send an email to or book the activity when booking their accommodation.

Sitges Walking City Tour: This alluring tour offers participants the opportunity to immerse themselves in the Modernist era by exploring the fishermen’s neighborhood that is encircled by the remnants of the ancient ramparts, the Baroque church, and the Palau Maricel and Cau Ferrat museums – which together represent the synthesis of Modernism’s comprehensive artistic expression. Following the tour, attendees can engage in some leisurely shopping in Sitges to discover its various establishments. The Sitges Convention Bureau graciously extends this tour as a courtesy to all ICRS congress participants and their accompanying persons. To participate, simply display your badge.

Dates available:September 9th, 10th & 11th
Time:3:00PM – 5:00PM
Meeting Point: Hotel Meliá Sitges lobby
Price per unit:Free of charge

Barcelona Panoramic City Tour: This tour encompasses several iconic sites of Barcelona, including the picturesque “Ramblas” avenue, the Gothic Quarter with its Roman and Medieval architectural remnants, and the impressive Cathedral and its cloisters (the interior of which will be dependent on ongoing religious services). Participants will also have the opportunity to admire the exterior of the Town Hall and the Generalitat Palace, before proceeding to Cataluña Square and Passeig de Gràcia – one of the most elegant avenues in the city. The tour culminates with a visit to the renowned Gaudi’s Houses, such as Casa Batlló and Pedrera, which epitomize the city’s celebrated Modernist architectural style.

Dates available:September 10th & 11th
Time:9:30AM – 3:00PM
Meeting Point: Hotel Meliá Sitges lobby
Price: €75.00

Codorniu Wine Cellar: Experience the beauty and tradition of Penedès, one of Spain’s most significant wine regions. This tour offers a captivating exploration of the origins of cava and a visit to one of Catalonia’s most distinguished and well-known wineries. Codorníu has a long history dating back to the 16th century and is recognized for its family of winegrowers. As Spain’s oldest family-run business and one of the oldest in the world, Codorniu has over 450 years of history to share.

Dates available:September 11th & 12th
Time:9:30AM – 3:00PM
Meeting Point: Hotel Meliá Sitges lobby
Price: €85.00

Please note that, if a minimum number of participants is not reached, the tour might be cancelled with refund.