Venue

MEDYFINOL 2018 will be held at the campus of Universidad de los Andes, at the foothills of Cordillera de los Andes in Santiago.

The address of the campus is:

Mons. Álvaro del Portillo 12455, Las Condes, Santiago, Chile.

http://www.uandes.cl

Click here to download a pdf map of the campus.

The campus can be reached by public transportation using the ‘bip’ card. The following buses depart from Estación Los Domínicos (last stop of subway line 1): C-02, C-02c and C-09. Taxis are also available at that station.

The city of Santiago offers a wide variety of housing options. We strongly recommend booking in Hotel Director Vitacura. The Vitacura neighborhood, particularly along the streets Alonso de Córdoba and Nueva Costanera, features a wide variety of world class restaurants and shops. A bus service will be provided from this location to the university campus.

For room reservations you can contact directly with the hotel staff. Do not forget to mention you will be attending MEDYFINOL.

Hotel Director Vitacura
Av. Vitacura 3600
Vitacura, 8320000
Santiago, Chile

About Santiago

Santiago, also known as Santiago de Chile, is the capital and largest city of Chile as well as one of the largest cities in the Americas. It is the center of Chile’s largest and the most densely populated conurbation, the Santiago Metropolitan Region, whose total population is 7 million. The city is entirely located in the country’s central valley. Most of the city lies between 500 m (1,640 ft) and 650 m (2,133 ft) above mean sea level.

Founded in 1541 by the Spanish conquistador Pedro de Valdivia, Santiago has been the capital city of Chile since colonial times. The city has a downtown core of 19th-century neoclassical architecture and winding side-streets, dotted by art deco, neo-gothic, and other styles. Santiago’s cityscape is shaped by several stand-alone hills and the fast-flowing Mapocho River, lined by parks such as Parque Forestal. The Andes Mountains can be seen from most points in the city. These mountains contribute to a considerable smog problem, particularly during winter. The city outskirts are surrounded by vineyards and Santiago is within a few hours of both the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Santiago is the cultural, political and financial center of Chile and is home to the regional headquarters of many multinational corporations. The Chilean executive and judiciary are located in Santiago, but Congress meets mostly in nearby Valparaíso.

Climate

Santiago has a cool semi-arid climate with Mediterranean patterns: warm dry summers (November to March) with temperatures reaching up to 35 °C (95 °F) on the hottest days; winters (June to August) are cool and humid, with cool to cold mornings; typical daily maximum temperatures of 14 °C (57 °F), and low temperatures near 0 °C (32 °F).

For a typical December, we expect temperatures in the range between 11°C (52°F) and 28°C (83°F). Precipitation days in October are very rare.

Excursion

As in other MEDYFINOL events, we are organizing excursions for the attendants and their companions. This year we will visit Santa Rita vineyards (famous for its award-winning wines Medalla Real and Casa Real) in the Maipo valley. This winery features a hotel and a restaurant in beautiful colonial buildings. There is also an interesting Andean Museum that we plan to visit.