The XIV European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease

Country: Portugal

City: Porto

Abstr. due: 04.02.2019

Dates: 10.07.19 — 13.07.19

Area Of Sciences: Biology;

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Organizers: K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden


The XIV European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease invites participation from neuroglia researchers from all over the world to Porto (Portugal).
More than two decades after the first meeting being held in Heidelberg, the European Glial Meeting has become the largest and most important international scientific reunion in glia biology in health and disease in the world.
After the success of the 2017 meeting in Edinburgh, the conference comes for the first time to Porto, where it will be hosted by the growing local community of glial neuroscientists.

Porto the second-largest city in Portugal, famed for its wines, and named “European best destination in 2017” on the World Travel Awards, is a thriving and pulsating city blending historic heritage, with contemporary creations, an exciting artistic and cultural agenda, and vibrant nightlife.
The Glial meeting will be held in the Alfândega Congress center, a former customhouse located in the historical center of Porto along the bank of the Douro River facing the world famous Port wine cellars of Vila Nova de Gaia. This large historical building, renovated by the Pritzker-winning architect Eduardo Souto de Moura, has been considered one of the best meetings and Conference Centers in Europe, and provides excellent poster and lecture facilities to accommodate all of the meeting’s activities.

The Alfândega Congress center  is at  walking distance from hotels, cultural and historical buildings, restaurants, cafés, and bars where the meeting´s participants can continue scientific discussions while enjoying the warm South European summer evenings of this beautiful city.

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