XIV European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease

Set aside the Douro River, Porto – Portugal's second city – is one of the most eclectic destinations in Europe. With its Medieval architecture, it's defining Dom Luis I Bridge (designed by the engineer and disciple of Gustave Eiffel, Teófilo Seyrig) and Art Nouveau cafes, there's something for everyone.

History buffs will fall for it charm – check out the Lello Bookshop with its amazing Neo-Gothic interiors, or head to the São Bento railway station to see the 20,000 tiles that decorate its walls. Foodies will be in their element – from the Mercado do Bolhão food market to the many port wine lodges (on the Gaia side of the river) – this city just keeps giving to those with a serious appetite for culinary finds.


The XIV European Glial Meeting will take place in the Alfândega Congress Centre which is located in the historic city centre. The Alfândega Congress Centre is a historical building full of charme (it has been built as a custom house in 1869) and is one of Europe's best meeting & conference centres (awarded in 2014, 2015 and 2017).

Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto
Rua nova da
Edifício da Alfândega
4050-430 Porto

Link to Google Maps




From the Alfândega Congress Centre it is only a few minutes walk to the world-famous bridge Ponte Dom Luís I and the historic city centre with its numerous shops, restaurants, museums and hotels.

Find out more about the beautiful city of Porto and the north of Portugal.   





Important Dates –
Road to Porto

| December 2017 |
Call for Symposia and Technical Workshops opens

| April 4, 2018 |
Deadline for Symposium and Workshop proposals

| November 15, 2018 |
Call for abstracts, early registration and stipend application open

| February 4, 2019 |
Deadline for abstract submission, early registration and stipend application

| May 2019 |
Final program available

| June 24, 2019 |
Deadline for online registration

| July 10–13, 2019 |
XIV European Meeting on Glial Cells in Health and Disease

Scientific Secretariat

   XIV European Glial Meeting
    Meino Alexandra Gibson
    Max Delbrück Center for
    Molecular Medicine (MDC)
    Robert-Rössle-Str. 10
    13092 Berlin, Germany


Meeting Secretariat

K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
K.I.T. Group GmbH Dresden
Christina Norkus/ Anja Zeun
Bautzner Str. 117–119
01099 Dresden, Germany

  +49 351 4842722