EUGMS Congress 2016 - Lisbon
Discovering new ways in the World of Geriatrics
The 12th Congress of the European Union Geriatric Medicine Society (EUGMS) is going to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 5 to 7 October 2016.
Portugal, with almost 900 years of history is the oldest nation-state in Europe and Lisbon, its capital is the city located further west in Europe and it is located on the north bank of the Tagus river estuary, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean.
Both river and sea proximity, offers to Lisbon a very special mild climate and a unique light. The seven hills city is also known for the excellent cuisine, for its ancient and picturesque corners that contrasts between modern and cosmopolitan area.
Lisbon in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries has become known by the Portuguese Discoveries, through its maritime port from where the caravels left and arrived to Africa, Asia, Oceania and South America, expanding Western influence by all continents and establishing an empire that lasted nearly 600 years.
The Congress theme: "Discovering new ways in the World of Geriatrics" has the goal to associate the pioneering spirit and the adventure of the Discoveries to the future paths of Geriatrics in the search for new knowledge that will enable to improve the older patients care.
It is with a great honor and pleasure that I would like to invite all of you to save the date 5-7 October 2016 and join us in Lisbon to participate in the 12th EUGMS Congress, we will work to develop an unforgettable scientific program with a unique environment, and exquisite opportunity to meet colleagues from all the European countries.
See you in Lisbon!
João Gorjão Clara, MD, PhD
President of Congress Committee of the 12th EUGMS Congress 2016
SEE YOU IN LISBON!
The 12th Congress of EUGMS will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 5 to 7 October 2016.
This edition of the Congress will be targeted at specialists and health care professionals sharing the same interest in geriatric medicine: mainly geriatricians, internists, general practitioners, neurologists and physicians from every medical discipline, therapists, nurses, gerontologists, researchers and scientists, pharmacists, nutritionists as well as at anyone caring for elderly patients, in order to understand the social, medical and clinical approach to geriatric diseases.
The Star Alliance member airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Official Airline Network for 12th EUGMS Congress.
Registered participants plus one accompanying person travelling to the event can qualify for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked. (read more)
Legend has it that Lisboa was founded by Ulysses. The name comes from “Olissipo”, which has its origins in the Phoenician words “Allis Ubbo”, meaning “enchanting port”.
Most likely it was founded by the Phoenicians and styled by the Moores which shows in the strong Arabic influences. It was, after all, ruled by the Moors for 450 years. In the 12th century the Christians re conquered the city but it was not until the mid 13th century that Lisboa became the country’s capital. (read more)
HOW TO REACH LISBOA
Lisboa is easy to get to. It is a short flight away from most European cities, and is just as easily accessible by road, railway or sea. (read more)