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The course will be held at Luso, a small thermal town located on the hillside of the famous Buçaco mountain forest, in Portugal´s central region, approximately 230 km north of Lisbon and 100 km south of Porto). Luso is close to several cultural attractions (please, visit the Location page of this website). Luso can be easily reached from Lisbon and Porto, as explained in the How to get there page on this website.


The course venue and accommodation are both at the Grande Hotel de Luso, a 4 star hotel. Most meals will also be served at this hotel. The address is Rua Dr. Cid de Oliveira, 85, 3050—248, Luso, Portugal (GPS: N 40° 23,086'   W 008° 22,704'; see location below or go to google maps directly).

Accommodation costs included in the standard registration fee are for a double occupancy room. The hotel may consider requests for a single room, subject to availability, and this will be charged at an additional 38 EUR per night, at the applicant's expense.

The Grande Hotel de Luso has 132 rooms, including several suites and communicating rooms.  The building was conceived by Cassiano Branco, one of the most important architects of the first half of the 20th century in Portugal. Although recently refurbished, it maintains the 1930s atmosphere that granted it the title of one the pearls of Portugal. Its congress facilities are excellent, as are its common spaces, including gardens and a bar with panoramic views over the olympic-size swimming pool, providing an excellent setting for socializing and networking. The hotel also offers multiple activities to its guests: besides the above-mentioned olympic-sized pool, the hotel has also a heated indoor swimming pool, a squash court and has direct access to the thermal baths (founded 1846). There is ample space for free parking. More information regarding the Grande Hotel de Luso can be found here.


  • Applications Opening
    15 Jan 2019
  • Meeting Bursaries
    Extended deadline: 27 May 2019
  • Abstracts for Short Talks (ST) & Flash Presentations (FP)
    Extended deadline: 27 May 2019
  • Notifications of Abstract Acceptance, Meeting Bursaries, ST & FP
    10 June 2019
  • Late Abstract Submission
    Late abstracts will still be considered for poster presentation, if submitted by 25 August 2019. Accepted late abstracts will appear as addendums to the book of abtracts
  • Applications Closing
    Applications will be considered until the start of the event (01 September 2019), subject to availability. The number of places available is limited to 100.

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