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The venue for the 38th EACTS Annual Meeting is the Lisbon Congress Centre.

Lisbon Congress Centre (CCL)
Praça das Industrias, 1
1300-307 Lisbon, Portugal

Phone: +351 218 921 400
Email: [email protected]

CCL- Lisbon Congress Centre is located next to the Tagus River, close to the historic and cultural heritage area of Belém, and just a few minutes from the city centre. Around the CCL you can find various means of transport such as the Tram, the Train, the Carris Buses and Taxis.

Please click here for details on getting to the CCL.

Tuesday 8 October 16:00-18:00
Wednesday 9 October 08:00-18:00
Thursday 10 October 07:00-18:00
Friday 11 October 07:45-17:30
Saturday 12 October 08:00-12:45


* Please note timings are subject to change. Further details on registration can be found HERE.

Wednesday 9 October 09:00-18:00 Techno College
Thursday 10 October 08:15-18:30
Friday 11 October 08:30-17:15
Saturday 12 October 08:00-12:45


* Please note timings are subject to change. Further details on the scientific programme can be found HERE.

A wide range of in-person and virtual sponsorship and promotional opportunities will be available soon.   Make sure that you don’t miss out! For further information, please contact  [email protected]

Please book your accommodation through our officially appointed supplier:

For your hotel reservation in Lisbon, BCO Congresos is appointed as Official Housing Bureau of the 38th EACTS Annual Meeting (2024). 

A number of hotel rooms at preferential rates in different price categories have been reserved in Lisbon and surrounding areas for EACTS 2024 delegates.

Booking link will be available soon.

For any further information please contact [email protected]

Due to limited room availability, it is advised that you make your reservation as early as possible in order to have the best choice of available hotels.


Alojamento Local (known as AL) is a an local tourist tax used to help finance the Lisbon tourist board and surrounding infrastructure projects. The city of Lisbon requires hotels, B&Bs, and anyone offering any kind of temporary accommodation to charge you this tax.

The tax rate at the time of writing is €2 per guest per night, and you only have to pay the first seven nights of stay. The tax is applied locally through every major Portuguese municipality and may apply if you travel elsewhere in the country.


There are a number of counterfeit websites or agencies – EACTS cannot guarantee any rooms/rates offered within these.  If you are in any doubt as to the authenticity of such sites or companies, please notify the EACTS Executive Secretariat immediately.

Local Information

Airport – Lisbon Airport (LIS)

The Lisbon Airport is 12km and approximately a 15-minute taxi away from the Lisbon Congress Center. There are coaches and buses that run regularly from the centre of Lisbon to the airport.

Banks & Exchange – Most banks in Lisbon are generally open Monday to Friday from 08:30 – 15:00 from Monday to Friday. Most are closed on Saturdays and Sunday. Most banks give you access to ATM/cash machine, deposit machine, and other necessities in their foyer via a debit/credit card.

Credit Cards – Visa and Mastercard are accepted in most places. Please note smaller places (especially restaurants) do not accept credit cards.

Currency – Euro €

Electricity – The power supply in Lisbon is 230 volts and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. All sockets follow European standards. Portugal uses 2-pin Schuko / Type F sockets and plugs, and are also compatible with the Europlug and the CEE 7/7 plug. To use American-type plugs, a 220-volt transformer should be used together with an adaptor plug.

Shopping Hours – Shops are usually open Monday – Friday from 9:00 – 18:30. Smaller shops often have a period of closure from 13:00 – 15:00 each day. Some shopping centres are open until 20:00 from Mon-Fri.

Shopping is available on Sundays and holidays at the large railway stations, at the airport and in the museum shops.

Taxis – For comprehensive information on Taxis in Lisbon please visit this site.

Weather – Daytime temperatures usually reach a comfortable 23°C (73°F) in Lisbon in October. Overnight temperatures are generally cooler with an average low of 15°C (59°F).

Visas – Visa invitation letters will be available to download when registration for the Annual Meeting is opened.

Check if you need a visa HERE.

Museums – Most of Lisbon’s museums open from Tuesday to Sunday, and are often closed once a week on a Monday. The daily opening times vary but are often open between 10:00 and 17:00. Some of the large museums offer art lovers one late evening per week and stay open until 20:00. All details at Lisbon’s attractions


At this year’s EACTS Annual Meeting, sustainability is a top priority for us and our providers. This year we are taking steps to minimize our carbon footprint and ensure this year’s Annual Meeting is “green”. We are proud to share details of our eco-friendly initiatives for the upcoming 38th EACTS Annual Meeting.

To minimise paper usage and reduce waste, we are one of the first organisations to digitalise our programmes and abstracts, with our Daily News editions remaining as the only printed items at the Meeting.

To keep waste to a minimum, sustainability is at the forefront of our catering partner’s operations, using reusable tableware, organically sourced food and recycling waste management plans.


Please book your accommodation through our officially appointed agency:

BCO Congresos

Plaza de Europa, 17-19, 08908 L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona
Telephone: +34 938 823 878
Email: [email protected]
Booking link will be available soon.

There are a number of counterfeit websites and agencies – EACTS cannot guarantee any rooms/rates offered within these.  If you are in any doubt as to the authenticity of such sites or companies, please notify the EACTS Executive Secretariat immediately.

Download the EACTS App!

Download the app and gain instant access to all the key congress information to help you build your own schedule for the 37th EACTS Annual Meeting. Available on both Android and Apple devices.

The 37th EACTS Annual Meeting app-page will be available later in 2023, with features including:

  • Programme: Quick and easy access to the full programme. Search by speaker, day, session topic or session type.
  • Live Content: Registered delegates only. Thursday 5th October – Saturday 7th October. View a selection of live content broadcast on the EACTS TV Channel and access the 37th Annual Meeting Video-on-Demand (VOD) Library.
  • Industry pages: Explore the list of exhibitors, sponsors and our satellite symposia programme.
  • My Profile: Sign in using your EACTS username and password and create your own profile – making it easier to access the live and VOD content, create your own personalised agenda, mark your favourite elements and take notes to email back to yourself at a later date.
  • More: View the floor plans, general information including opening hours, twitter feed and take advantage of our interactivity options.


If social distancing rules are in place in October, how will you ensure safe distances are applied?

We will of course, adhere to the advice provided by the Government. However, in any case, our team is planning the Annual Meeting with social distancing in mind. The health and safety of exhibitors and delegates is our primary concern, and the venue will be set up accordingly.

Is the wearing of face masks compulsory during the Annual Meeting?

Face masks are no longer required to be worn. If you would like to wear a face mask but do not have one, spare masks will be onsite to use (subject to availability).

How can I access the presentations?

Scientific presentations will be available to delegates registered to the 38th EACTS Annual Meeting or Video-on-Demand package via the EACTS app and EACTS online media library.

How long will presentations be available to view on demand in the EACTS media library?

For 1 month on the app, and thereafter 1 year on the online media library – accessible to registered delegates of the 38th EACTS Annual Meeting only.

When can I access EACTS TV and Video-on-Demand?

EACTS TV will be aired from 10:00am on Thursday 10 October (subject to change). The Video-on-Demand will be available within 24 hours of each live session.