About the Congress
Further Educational Opportunities at the Congress:
The program includes a PreCongress Course on the basics of OI, which will give an introduction of Osteogenesis Imperfecta for those who are interested. This event will take place on Thursday, October 6th.
Please indicate on the registration form if you plan to attend. There is no additional charge.
About the Organizers
This Congress is organized by APOI (Portugal) and Fundación AHUCE (Spain), under the Iberian partnership seal "UNbreakable Alliance“. This alliance is aimed to stimulate the cooperation amongst patient organizations, health care providers and professionals, industries and families whose common objective is to improve the quality of life of those living with OI.
The Congress will take place in the facilities of “Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa - Universidade de Lisboa”.
These are located in the main hospital of the city, Hospital de Santa Maria, just 5 kilometers away from the airport and the city center.
How to get there
Once you step out of the plane, you simply follow the arrows to “EXIT/LUGGAGE” until the luggage hall, which you have to cross to reach the exit into the ARRIVALS HALL. Right in front of this EXIT you will find the MEETING POINT, as well as all transport , taxi, bus, Aerobus, and car rental services.
The Aerobus is the best way to travel to and from the airport. This is a bus service with regularized departure schedules that provides connections between 40 Lisbon hotels and the main points of interest of the city.
Each Aerobus can accommodate 1 wheelchair passenger.
Take Line 3 to go DIRECTLY TO NOVOTEL, IBIS HOTEL, SANA MALHOA HOTEL (Bus stop – Av JoséMalhoa Sul) - every 30 minutes.
no Aerbus lines to SANA Matropolitan Hotel or Marriot Hotel.
Tickets*: One way: 3,50€, Return: 5,50€, Child (4-10): 2€
You can also buy tickets online with a discount: https://www.aerobus.pt/pt-PT/Pagina-Inicial.aspx
There are two taxi stops within the perimeter of the airport, one at the arrivals hall and the other at the departures hall.
There is an initial fare, that should be visible on the taxi meter. Outside the city limits, city fares are charged per kilometer .
Before taking a taxi, inquire about the fare*.
* An additional 20% is charged for services on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays and for nighttime services from 9pm to 6am.
Subway - METRO
Lisbon Airport has a new metro station with good connections to the city. The congress venue is also available by metro.
Special attention is needed for wheechair people because only a few subway stations are equipped with elevators (and some do not work properly) – WE RECOMMEND THAT PEOPLE USING WHEECHAIR DO NOT USE THE SUBWAY
Fare: 1,4€ - You must previously buy an electronic card (0.50€) which is sold at every automatic ticket booth in the stations.
Food and refreshments
Food and refreshments
Refreshments and coffee are included in the registration fee and will be available during breaks. Lunch on Friday will also be available and included in the registration fee for professionals and Members of OI Organizations (lunch is not included in the student fee).
Nevertheless, if you prefer additional or different food you can buy lunch and refreshments in several catering areas within the hospital facilities.
Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours - highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.
There are so many things to see and do in Lisbon that visitors have access to a wide array of different experiences.
As we walk through Lisbon - whose history spans back thousands of years – we find streets filled with heritage monuments, and characteristic neighbourhoods where the city first developed and can still be experienced at its most genuine level.
Visit Lisbon of the River Tagus, whose riverfront is dedicated to leisure activities and links the monumental zone of Belém with the modern area of the Parque das Nações.
Experience calmer moments in Lisbon in the city’s parks, gardens, belvederes, cafés and esplanades.
Or simply enjoy the pure pleasure of being in Lisbon, through its gastronomy, luxury hotels, spas and shopping centres.
learn more on http://www.visitlisboa.com
English is the official language of the Congress OI in 2016. Please note that no simultaneous translation will not be provided.
The official currency in Portugal is the Euro.
Banks are open from Monday to Friday, usually from 08:30 am to 3:00 pm, though some may stay open until later.
ATMs (cash machines) can be accessed 24 hours a day and are available at the facilities.
The organizers are not responsible for individual medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants and guests should arrange for their own coverage.
The voltage in Lisbon is 220 volts. Hotels may have a 110-volt or 120-volt outlet for shavers, but travelers are advised to bring a power converter and an adapter for two-prong, round-prong plugs with side grounding.
Smoking is strictly prohibited during all meetings and sessions and in exhibition halls at all times.
Additionally, both University and hospital uphold a non-smoking policy.
Time zone and weather
The organizers cannot be held responsible for any hindrance or disruption of congress proceedings arising from political, social or economic events or any other unforeseen incidents beyond their control. The organizers will accept no liability for any personal injuries sustained or for the loss or damage of property belonging to congress participants, either during or as a result of the congress, as well as during all tours and events. Registration of a participant entails the acceptance of these conditions.