11,12 and 13

May 2016

FMUP, Porto

Faculty of Medicine

How to get to FMUP

Faculty of Medicine, University of Porto

Rua Doutor Plácido da Costa
4200-450 PORTO
41º10'43.27'' N / 08º35'58.48'' O


The “Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport” is located 11km (7 miles) North from Porto centre and it has frequent flights (regular and low cost airlines) to the main cities in Europe, as well as South and North America.

Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport


Official Airlines - Save up to 20% on travel with the Star AllianceTM Network

The Star Alliance Members Airlines are pleased to be appointed as the Oficial Network for the 5th EFCAP Congress.

Discounts are offered on most published business and economy class fares, excluding website/internet fares, senior and youth fares, group fares and Round the World fares.

Registered participants traveling to the event can quality for a discount of up to 20%, depending on fare and class of travel booked.



There are three daily international connections to Paris via Madrid and several fast trains to Lisbon. Porto is served by the “Porto – Campanhã” and “Porto - São Bento” train stations. From here to the Venue you must take a taxi, a bus or Metro. 

CP - Comboios de Portugal



STCP itinerarium 



Surface Subway (Metro) line is a fast connection between the airport, the city centre and the main hotels in Porto, with regular services every 20 minutes. 

Line E (Violet) connects Airport Station to Estádio do Dragão Station, and, therefore, to all metro's network (and to the Porto city centre). 

Line D (Yellow) - Pólo Universitário Station or IPO Station (Yellow line) are the nearest station to the Congress Venue (300 m). You can buy the “Andante” (occasional title) in a shop located at the airport’s arrivals zone. 


You can also buy the “Andante Tour”, an unlimited and intermodal title valid for 1 or 3 days. For more information, please visit: www.metrodoporto.pt. 

Metro of Porto



There are taxi ranks at the airport, train stations and at various locations in the city centre. A taxi from the airport to the city centre costs approximately 30 €.

Taxi Call Centre in Porto: (+351)225073900



You can also come by car, down the EN12, VCI / IC23 or A3. Just follow the signs to Hospital de São João.

Usefull Information

Conference Language:
The conference language will be English.

Visa Requirements for Portugal. All visitors are required to have a valid ID or passport, and for some countries, a visa is required. Attendees who require an entry visa must allow sufficient time for the application procedure. Attendees should contact the nearest embassy or consulate to determine the appropriate timing of their visa applications. In any case and for any further information, please contact the Portuguese Embassy in your country. 

No Photography or Filming

Out of respect for speakers' copyright, it is forbidden to take pictures and/or to film during any session without previous permission. 


Mobile Phones Off

In consideration for all conference participants, mobile phones are to be turned off in all session rooms.  



 Wireless LAN will be available for registered participants free of charge at the Venue. A password will be transmitted to the participants.  


Wear your Name Badge

 Kindly wear your name badge during all the conference days.

More about Porto

The city of Porto (Romans gave it the name "Portus" meaning "port") has turned one of the most popular European destinations over the last years. It has also been awarded Best European Destination 2012, 2013 and 2014. There are now direct flights from New York, Rio De Janeiro and numerous connections to and from the rest of Europe, including and increasing number of low-cost airlines. The city center is one of the best-preserved historic areas in Portugal and it has been classified as a World Heritage site by UNESCO since 1996. Porto has a temperate maritime climate, with a mild summer and temperatures from 15ºC to 25ºC, occasionally reaching 25ºC between July and September.

Porto Tourism / Go Oporto / Whatch a video from Porto

"Casa da Música" / House of Music
Casa da Música (in english: House of Music) is a major concert hall space in Porto, which houses the cultural institution of the same name with its three orchestras Orquestra Nacional do Porto, Orquestra Barroca and Remix Ensemble. An icon in the city, this irregular-shaped building was designed by world-renowned architect Rem Koolhaas exclusively for musical performances. From outside some have described the building as looking like a meteorite landed in the middle of the city. On the top floor is one of the most sophisticated restaurants in the city, where the EFCAP conference dinner will take place in the evening of Thursday, May 12.