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9th FEPTO Conference 2014

III SPPPG International Conference







21st–23rd MARCH 2014




LOC Chairman Welcome


It was with great excitement that we received the invitation to organize FEPTO Conference and Annual Meeting 2014.

It is an honour for us to be the hosts of this event that, over the years, has proved to be such an important moment of knowledge and encounter for all of us.
We look forward to share experiences and ideas with our European colleagues, and to share with you our beautiful city, its history, its light, its sounds, its colours and its flavours. Lisbon knows how to receive its visitors with its warm people and costumes. Here you will find the place where the river meets the sea toward the open and infinite ocean, like we hope you will find in this Conference, an open sea for all the different ideas and points of view.

We count on you, on the stage of Lisbon.


Luísa Branco Vicente, M.D. Ph.D., LOC Chairman







Conference Venue

The conference will take place in the Medicine Faculty of the Lisbon University:

Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa

Avenida Prof. Egas Moniz - Hospital de Santa Maria, 1600-190 Lisbon

























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Upon arrival, participants should collect badges together with conference bag and the certificate of attendance at the registration desk. Since only registered participants will be allowed to attend the scientific sessions and to enter the exhibition areas (with posters), you are kindly asked to wear your badge when entering to the conference venue.


Welcome Reception

Participants are invited to the Welcome Reception. A friendly and informal atmosphere with drinks and snacks served. Included on the registration fee for participants and accompanying persons.


Closing dinner

A closing dinner will take place on March 22. Information on registration and payment will be given soon.




In a time of great global changes, objectification of the subject and disconnection of its ties, arises the need / urgency of spaces of silence where the subject, unquiet, can listen to himself and re-signify and reinvent himself.

And what do the creators of works of art tell us about their spaces of silence, about their own internal restless, about their ability to die to be born again , about their possibilities to symbolize and communicate their ( our ) experiences? Through their creations, how do they transform themselves, transform ourselves and all the society.


Throughout this Conference, we want to think about:


The silence: The silence of nothingness, the imposing and the violence of the silence, the silence of the unspeakable, the silence of the ineffable, the silence of the whisper of the world that is waiting to unfold.

The restlessness: disorder, discomfort, affliction, anguish, helplessness, impossibility of stillness, crisis, decompensation and life looking for transmutation.

Death: cut, break, discontinuity, separation, loss, lack, oldness and transformation.

The Symbol: differentiation, presence of the absence, form, containment, attachment, figuration, immortality, incarnation, transfiguration, testimony, new and invention.

The Reparation: healing, redemption, transgression, harmony, integration, equilibrium and regeneration.


(The complete program is under construction.)




Under construction




Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and lies on the north bank of the Tagus Estuary, on the European Atlantic coast. It is blessed with natural beauty and steeped in fascinating history. The maritime Voyages of Discovery turned Lisbon into one of the world’s great ports and the centre of an empire that stretched from Brazil in the West to India in the East. On the banks of the river, great monuments testify to that history.


Lisbon was founded over 20 centuries ago, built on hills along the banks of the river Tagus, as it approaches the Atlantic ocean. Beyond the brightness characteristic of these latitudes, Lisbon has long benefits from plays on light and shadow. Encouraged throughout centuries of architecture, this is reflected in the often extremely narrow streets winding their way up and down the riverfront hills, establishing the borders of historical neighborhoods each with their respective traditions and styles.

On foot, by tram, boat or walking the banks of the Tagus, and even on the metro - an open underground museum of contemporary Portuguese art, any means serves to reveal the cultural diversity of Lisbon. Culturally, Lisbon has managed to maintain its character through this play on light and shadow. The recognition of a past replete with maritime history, opened to the World by the Voyages of Discovery, born witness to in its museums, monuments and traditions. And the present is marked by an equal openness to the 21st century world with contemporary museums, prominent cultural events and all the styles of a cosmopolitan city.


Lisbon offers a wide variety of options to the visitor, including beaches, countryside, mountains and areas of historical interest only a few kilometers away from the city centre.,frameless.htm

















Due to the influence of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon has a pleasant climate throughout the year. The agreeable temperatures in the spring months are an open invitation for a walk by the river, or to spend an afternoon in one of the many street cafés to be found all over the city.

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Currency and Banking

The unit of currency is the Euro (€). Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants. Travelers’ cheques and currency can be changed at exchange bureaus or at hotel receptions. Automatic changing and cash dispensing machines linked to international networks are also widely available.



Voltage: 220/380 volts at a frequency of 50 Hertz. All sockets follow European standards. To use American-type plugs, a 220-volt transformer should be used together with an adapter plug.


Emergency Phone Numbers

For Police and Ambulance emergency dial 112.


Health Requirements

With the exception of vaccination certificates for persons coming from areas where yellow fever is endemic, at the present there are no special health requirements.



Portuguese is Latin in origin and the third most widely spoken European language in the world. It is the mother tongue of about 200 million people. Portuguese is the official language in several countries: Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe in Africa, Brazil in South America and East Timor in Southeast Asia.


Portuguese Population

10.5 million


Sales Tax

Sales tax (VAT) is included in prices quoted. For non E.U. residents, tax free shopping schemes are available in many shops, which give substantial savings to visitors.



The Portuguese law, in accordance with Regulations in force in the majority of European Countries and the USA, does not allow smoking in any public transportation or in any closed public areas. (Some restaurants, bars and discotheques can designate 30 percent of their space for smokers if they are larger than 100 square meters). Non-compliance with this ban can lead to prosecution and a fine of up to 1.000,00 Euros.



Tipping is optional, but adding 10% to the amount is regular practice in taxis, restaurants and bars.


Getting to Lisbon

Lisbon 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.


By Air: Lisbon International Airport, 7 km from the city centre, has daily flights to and from the major cities in Europe and the world. Lisbon Airport has two terminals: Terminal 1 is for international and domestic flights and Terminal 2 for low cost flights only. For further information please visit the official website of Lisbon International Airport:


By Road: Arriving in Lisbon by road is a pleasant experience, as the visitor can enjoy the beautiful countryside along the way. The city has good road accesses and the most frequently used routes are: the A1 motorway. the 25th April Bridge and Vasco da Gama Bridge.


By Rail: Scores of national and international trains arrive in Lisbon every day. In addition to Santa Apolónia terminal station, the city has the Gare do Oriente, adjacent to the Parque das Nações. Both stations have direct bus or underground connections to the city centre. High-speed Alfa trains depart for Oporto every day until 20h55. The Sud-Expresso to Paris departs daily at 18h00, while the Lusitania train to Madrid departs at 22h00 every day.


Getting to the city from the airport

By bus: The Aerobus (Bus nr 91) is the best way to travel from and to the airport. With regular daily departures, this service provides the connection between airport and the main spots of the city. There are 3 lines available depending on the area of the city you want to go. Service begins at 07h00 and ends at 23h00 and buses pass every 20 or 30 minutes, depending on the line.

Tickets can be purchased onboard (€3,50) and in Tourism Office counter and at the airport arrivals (public area). The ticket is valid for 24 hours on Aerobus and on Carris public transports. This ticket gives you also 25% discount on the Yellow Bus sightseeing tours on open-top buses, historical tramcars, Sintra and Fátima Tour. Valid for tickets purchased aboard the vehicles or at our point of sale at Praça do Comércio.

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By Taxi: There are two taxi stands within the perimeter of the airport, one at arrivals and the other at departures. A taxi ride from the airport to a hotel in the city is around 13€. Before taking a taxi, inquire about the fare. You can get more info and purchase a Taxi Voucher at the Tourism Information Counter in the airport's Arrivals Hall. The price of the voucher depends on the distance of the trip or length of time, as well as on the type of service required: normal or personalized (in the former, the driver is trained to speak foreign languages and acts as tourist guide).

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By Subway: One of the quickest ways to travel in Lisbon is by subway operating from 06:00 a.m. – 01:00 a.m. It covers almost the whole city and next to most hotels you will find a metro station. Fare per trip: 1,25€ It is necessary to previously buy an electronic card (0.50€) which is sold automatically in any ticket booth.

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Other information

Working Hours

Buses: Every day 6.30 a.m. - 12 p.m./10 a.m

Banks: Mon-Fri. 8.30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Shopping Centres: Every day 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Shops: Mon -Fri. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p.m. Sat. 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Embassies: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Post Offices: Mon. - Fri. 8.30 a.m. - 6.30 p.m.

Pharmacies: Mon. - Fri. 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 7 p. m. also: 24 hour (night) service

Meal times: Lunch: 12 a.m. - 2 p.m. Dinner: 8 p.m. - 10 p.m

Underground: Every day 6.30 a.m. - 1 a.m.


Time Zones

(GMT/UTC GMT/UTC +1 in Summer)

Austrália Canberra +10h

Brazil Brasília -3h

France Paris +1h

Germany Berlin +1h

Holland Amsterdam +1h

taly Rome +1h

Japan Tokyo +9h

Norway Oslo +1h

South Africa Cape Town +2h

Spain Madrid +1h

Sweden Stockholm +1h

UK London =

USA Chicago -6h USA Los Angeles -8h USA New York -5h USA Washington -5h





Optional Tours


Sintra and Estoril Coast

Departure from hotel by bus to Sintra. This village was described by Lord Byron as "Glorious Eden and is classified by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Visit of the National Palace, distinguished by its conical twin kitchen chimneys. Time free in the village’s centre and to taste the famous “Travesseiros” - a typical pastry. On to the Roca Cape, the westernmost point of Continental Europe. Stop for you to enjoy the fantastic landscape and take some photos. The tour will continue to the small historical centre of Cascais, an old fishing village. Stop and time free. Return to the hotel, passing by Estoril, with its gardens and Casino.


Monumental Lisbon

We depart from hotel for the historical quarter of Belém where you will find some of the most remarkable monuments from the 15th and 16th centuries. Brief stop at the Belém Tower - world heritage by UNESCO (Torre de Belém) and at the Monument to the Discoveries (Monumento das Descobertas), that celebrates the Portuguese who took part in the Discoveries. Possibility to visit the church of the Hieronymites Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos). Classified by UNESCO as World Heritage, this monument is a masterpiece of the “Manueline” style. The tour will continue along the river towards the old quarter of Alfama, with its typical streets. Walk up until St Jorge Castle where you will have one of the most beautiful views over the city. Return by bus to the hotel. (Suggested to wear comfortable shoes).


Fado in Chiado

Live Fado! It isn’t Folk, it isn’t Blues, it isn’t Soul – it’s world music from Lisbon, unique in the Universe. Voices that sing Fado to the sound of the portuguese guitar. “Fado in Chiado” meets tradition in Lisbon's historical center. Come and listen and feel today, the voice of the Portuguese soul.



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