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Important dates
  • Submission of abstracts open : 1 November 2018
  • Deadline for submission of abstracts : 20 January 2019 ( Tentative )
  • Acceptance letter to abstract authors : 10 March 2019 ( Tentative )
  • Early registration : 15 March 2019 ( Tentative )
  • Abstract authors registration deadline : 15 April 2019 ( Tentative)
CME Credits

An application will be made to the UEMS EACCME® for CME accreditation of this event.

Congress venue

The Hotel Vila Galé is the main venue of the Congress, where most of the sessions will take place and posters, stands, registration area, ... will be located. However, some sessions will take place in Hotel Dona Ines located just in front of the main venue.

Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra

Rua Abel Dias Urbano 20, P-3000-001 Coimbra, Portugal
GPS: N40o 12’ 51’’ - W8 o 26’08’'' - Telephone: (+351) 239 240 000 - E-mail:

Located right in the center of Coimbra’s historical quarter with a stunning view of the Mondego River, the Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra is geared to cater to both the business and the leisure travel segments. Vila Galé Coimbra has a total of 229 rooms. Of these, 143 rooms with balconies, 29 superior rooms and 18 junior suites. The Hotel’s decor was designed around the theme of dancing, with particular emphasis on the extensive public areas. Regarding the business segment, the Hotel not only provides a conference facility with a capacity of up to 600 people, but also offers a full range of event-hosting facilities and services. At Hotel Vila Galé Coimbra you can also unwind at our Satsanga Spa or in the outdoor pool. Surprise yourself with the great variety of dishes at the ‘Versátil’ and ‘Inevitável’ restaurants and enjoy wonderful late afternoons at the ‘Euphoria’ Bar.

All rooms are equipped with:

-  Air conditionin
- Telephone connected to the external network
- Restrooms with private telephone
- Hair dryer
- Electronic safety lock
- Cable TV and Satellite
-Internet Wireless Connection (Service with an additional cost)
-Mini bar
-24 hour Room Service
-Superior rooms include: robe and slippers, garage park offer depending on availability, and mini bar.

This hotel provides the following set of services in order to meet your needs:

-Swimming pool
- Outdoor spaces
- Internet Wi-Fi Access in public areas (free service)
- Garage (€7.50/day)
- Outdoor parking for two buses
- Laundry service
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Business center
- Library
- Convention center with meeting rooms
- Satsanga Spa: Open 09:00 to 21:00. Adults €11.
- Versátil Restaurant: buffet service for breakfast (07:00 to 10:30), lunch (12:30 to 14:30) and dinner (19:30 to 22:00).
- Inevitável Restaurant: à la carte service for lunch (12:30 to 14:30) and dinner (19:30 to 23:00).
- Euphoria Bar: Located near the hotel lobby and open from 10:00 to 00:00.


ESCI 2019 Congress | Technical Secretariat

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E-08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain
Tel. +34 938 823 878

ESCI Office

Contact persons: Marliese Greven and Debbie Barneveld Binkhuijsen
University Medical Centre, Utrecht, The Netherlands


All best endeavors will be made to present the programme as published. However, ESCI 2019 Congress and its agents reserve the right to alter or cancel, without prior notice, any arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly to the congress, for any cause beyond its reasonable  control. ESCI 2019 Congress and its agents are not liable for any loss or inconvenience caused as a result of such cancellation. Delegates are advised to take out their own travel insurance and to extend their policy to cover personal possessions as the congress does not cover individuals against cancellation of bookings or theft or damage to belongings.

Alexandre Tiedtke Quintanilha

Born in Lourenço Marques (Maputo) Mozambique.

Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics (1972) Witwatersrand University, Johannesburg.  Next two decades at U.C. Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as professor of cell physiology and biophysics and director of a Center for Environmental Studies.  Moved to Biomedical Faculty, University of Porto as professor of biophysics and science Dean. Was, until 2010, director of both the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology and the Institute of Biomedical Engineering and chaired committee to form consortium of the three major biomedical institutions in Porto (i3S).  A member of several international Academies, chaired committees at ESF, EC, OECD and other national and international research organizations. Chaired the Council of Associate Laboratories of the Ministry of Science and is President of the Ethics Committee for Clinical Research in Portugal. Has published extensively and has always been involved in science policy. Current interests in mental and public health, biological stress, risk perception and public understanding of science. Since 2015, Chair of the Parliamentary Commission on Education and Science.

November 2018