The meeting will be held in Poznan: 26 – 29 March 2019.
Venue: Mercure Poznan Centrum hotel
There is a lot of detail, so please read to the end, and take action.
The combined format of Conference and Training School has proved universally popular over the last two years. We therefore plan a similar format with some workshops and talks shared whilst others will be aimed primarily at either Early Career or Senior Researchers / Clinicians. In addition to plenary talks, a substantial amount of time has been reserved for oral presentations by young and senior members of BEAT-PCD; these talks will be selected from the submitted abstracts (research data, BEAT-PCD project updates and proposals, STSMs). An outline of the programme is attached to help you plan your travels; more detailed preliminary programmes will be circulated in the near future. The Conference programme will be finalised upon the selection of the oral presentations. You are therefore invited to submit your abstract, register for the meeting and book your hotel room ASAP!
Registration and Abstract submission deadline: 15 January 2019
Please note we had to close registration early last year due to over-subscription, so please book early!
Presentations from project groups: if you have a BEAT-PCD project which has started or is in the planning stages, we would love you to give a short presentation. Please send a brief outline and nominate a presenter to Bruna Rubbo (B.Rubbo@soton.ac.uk)
Research Abstracts: Please see separate posting
Registration: Please register using the following link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beat-pcd-conference-training-school-2019-tickets-51750016693
Booking of hotel rooms and travel: Delegates are responsible for booking their own accommodation and arranging transport. We recommend that delegates stay at the conference hotel (Mercure Poznan Centrum) and a limited number of reduced price rooms have been reserved as follows:
o 100 single rooms with breakfast (330 PLN/night, approx 76 EUR)
o 20 double rooms with breakfast (390 PLN/night, approx 82 EUR).
Participants can book the rooms on their own with the hotel, sending an email to the following address: H3393-RE@accor.com OR H3393firstname.lastname@example.org use code name "BEAT-PCD Conference".
Poznan-Ławica International Airport is located only 7 kilometres from the city centre. It provides multiple continental connections with major airline hubs (Frankfurt am Main, Munich, Copenhagen, London or Warsaw). The airport is also situated right near the motorway to Berlin and Warsaw.
Further travel related information is available at the following site: www.beatpcd2019.poznan.travel
Conference Dinner: Will be on Wednesday 27 March. Most likely venue is Concordia restaurant, (http://concordiataste.pl/en), which is just over the street from the conference venue. Please book a ticket for the dinner when you register on Eventbrite (there is a separate tab) and indicate any dietary requirements.
Welcome Reception: Additionally on this occasion there will be a Welcome Reception on Tuesday 26 March at the Conference venue. There will be drinks and “nibbles”! - for catering purposes, again, please book a ticket on Eventbrite (separate tab) and indicate dietary requirements.
Reimbursement: According to COST rules reimbursement applies to Management Committee members, and invited speakers (Key note lectures and Workshop Facilitators). We can also contribute to travel and accommodation of approximately 50 young members. There will possibly be sufficient funding for a few additional senior clinicians and researchers. Please register early if you require reimbursement.
For questions about the programme or reimbursements please contact: Lynn Reeves (L.E.Reeves@soton.ac.uk)
We look forward to seeing you in Poznan!