Success Stories

FETESS Catalonia Biannual Conference


For the fourth time in a row, Lloret de Mar has been chosen by FETESS Catalonia (Federation of Senior Health and Science Technicians) to host its biannual conference. Following the success of the 2013, 2015 and 2017 editions, the 2019 edition has been expanded into a national congress



Having been chosen to host the last three editions of the biannual Scientific Conference of the Professional Union of Senior Health Technicians of Catalonia (FETESS Catalonia), Lloret de Mar has this year hosted the event for the fourth time, on this occasion expanded into the first National Congress of the Spanish Society of Senior Health Technicians (SETSS).

These biannual conferences have become a firm fixture in Lloret de Mar’s events calendar. Following the success of the 2013, 2015 and 2017 editions, the 2019 edition has also been expanded into a national congress that aims to become a leading event within the specialised scientific community.

These conferences aim to develop cross-cutting knowledge of different pathologies and issues that concern senior health technicians (TSS). With this in mind, the organising committee puts together a programme of expert speakers who focus on the specialised areas of TSS in the hospital sector: clinical and biomedical laboratory work, image diagnosis and nuclear medicine, pathological anatomy and cytodiagnosis, radiotherapy and dosimetry, and dietetics. The conference also focuses on patients affected by various pathologies and their importance in the world today.

The national congress of senior health technicians took place at the Olympic Congress Centre. Over two days, more than 170 senior health technicians discussed issues related to the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and monitoring of haematological and oncological diseases.

Although Lloret de Mar has always specialised in corporate events, training days, courses and small-scale congresses of the associative sector are being held increasingly frequently in the destination, thanks to its proximity to Barcelona and to the quality, versatility and competitiveness of its meeting spaces and conference centres.




Mª Esther García

Technical Secretariat – FETESS Scientific Conference

All we can do is thank the LCB for welcoming us in 2013 with Elizabeth Keegan at the helm. She went out of her way for us year after year before passing the baton to Montse Belisario, who has been just as flexible and helpful in order to ensure that the event is always a success, while putting Lloret de Mar on the map as an ideal destination for this type of event.

“Traditionally Lloret de Mar has hosted corporate events, but in recent years we have also successfully consolidated various events in the associative sector, in particular the health sector, which offers us new business opportunities as a destination. We’re very pleased with the consolidation of the senior health technician conferences in Lloret and for the trust that FETESS Catalonia has shown in us by hosting its event four times in our town thanks to our facilities and the assistance offered through the Lloret Convention Bureau and its members,” says Montse Belisario, Director of the Lloret Convention Bureau.

Lloret de Mar has further boosted its specialisation in the associative sector by hosting other similar events in 2019, such as the 9th Congress of the Catalan Society of Cytopathology, which took place on 7 and 8 June, or some of events of the 31st Congress of the Spanish Society of Accident and Emergency Medicine (SEMES), held in Girona from 5 to 7 June.


Regarding FETESS, Lloret de Mar has organised the following events:

4 EDITIONS of the Scientific Conferences for Senior Health Technicians

1 EDITION of the SETSS National Congress

 2013 – 2015 – 2017 – 2019

2013- 8 and 9 June – 1st  Scientific Conference of Senior Health Technicians: Diagnosis, monitoring and treatment of breast cancer

2015- 6 and 7 June – 3rd Scientific Conference of Senior Health Technicians: Rare diseases. Diagnosis and treatment

2017- 27 and 28 May – 4th Scientific Conference of Senior Health Technicians: Prevention, monitoring, diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases

2019 – 17 to 19 May – 1st SETSS National Congress and 5th Scientific Conference of Senior Health Technicians: Prevention, Diagnosis, Treatment and Monitoring of haematological and oncological diseases. – 2019

The services provided by the LCB comprised offering assistance to the conference organisers at all times, organising the presence of institutional representatives for the inaugural ceremony of the conference, the provision of a conference delegate pack (including a folder, notepad, lanyard for accreditation, delegate bag and tourist information on the destination), and the organisation of an activity to make visitors familiar with the town.

LCB collaboration in the social programme:

2013 – Guided tour of Santa Clotilde Gardens

2015 – TB activity – iPad Quest to discover the historical centre and the cultural heritage of Lloret de Mar.

2017 – Daiquiri workshop to find out about the Indiano legacy of Lloret de Mar

2019 – Wine-tasting workshop and pairing of local tapas

The result


If an association commits to hosting four consecutive editions of its technical training conference in Lloret de Mar, that means it feels comfortable here and that we have competitive, specialised facilities ideally suited for its event. Moreover, in addition to the venue itself, the municipal support that customers receive in terms of advice, support and assistance makes them feel secure and fosters their trust in our destination. The Lloret Convention Bureau is on hand to provide you with anything you need before, during and after your event. This creates a very strong bond with organisers that leads them to host their events in the destination year after year.

Technical data


Event – FETESS Scientific Conference of Senior Health TechniciansSETSS National Congress

Organiser: FETESS Professional Union of Senior Health Technicians of Catalonia

Venue: Olympic Conference Centre – Auditorium and Hall (stands and CB)

Timing: two days of presentations, with social activity, dinner and closing lunch, post-delivery of diplomas.

Format: scientific papers

Participants: more than 150 national delegates in each edition – senior health technicians

Objective: Professional meeting of the sector of senior health technicians, in order to gain further training and deepen knowledge in the different fields of health and medicine.

Event programme: most recent edition, 2019

Similar programme to the previous editions of the Technical Conference


Friday 17 (pre-conference course)

16:00-16:15 Accreditations and collection of documentation

16:15-17:00 Opening presentation

17:00-17:45 Presentation

17:45-18:15 Coffee break

18:15-19:00 Presentation

19:00-20:00 Group dynamics

Saturday 18

09:00 – 09:30: Accreditations and collection of documentation

09:30 – 10:00: Opening Ceremony – Institutional speech by Mr Jaume Dulsat, Mayor of Lloret de Mar

10:00 – 11:00: Inaugural presentation

11: 00-11:30: Coffee break

11:30-12:30: Presentation

12:30-13:30: Presentation

13:30-14:00: Presentation of projects

14:00-16:00: Buffet lunch

16:00-17:00: Paper

17:00-17:30: Coffee break

17:30-18:30: Presentation

18:30-20:30: Presentation of projects

21:30: Dinner

Sunday 19

09:30-10:30: Presentation

10:30-11:30: Presentation

11:30 -12:00: Coffee Break

12:00-13:00: Social presentation

13:00-14:00: Round table presentation

14:00-14:15: Awards ceremony

14:15 -14:30: Closing ceremony