14th annual meeting of the DFSG, 8-10 September 2017


Dates: 8-10 September 2017

Friday, 8 September 2017
Welcome 14.00
Scientific sessions until the evening.
Welcome reception at the venue.

Saturday, 9 September 2017
Scientific Sessions from the morning to the evening
Conference dinner

Sunday, 10 September 2017

Scientific Sessions from the morning to the afternoon.


Venue: Sheraton Hotel, Porto, Portugal.

Website: http://www.sheratonporto.com


Accommodation:

Sheraton Hotel: Rooms sold out.

Crowne Plaza (next door to venue): 130 EUR incl VAT (6%) / Single room

 

For double rooms, please contact dfsg@dfsg.org

Please book your accommodation when registering for the conference.


Travel to Porto

Flight

Many airlines have direct flights to Porto.

Directions by car

From East
Coming from Spain, take the IP4 from Bragança. This will meet the A3. Take the A3 in the direction of Porto/Boavista. Take the Boavista/Foz Exit and go up Boavista Avenue. The hotel is about 500 meters ahead on the Left.

From North
Take the A3 in the direction of Porto/Boavista. Take the Boavista/Foz Exit and go up Av. Boavista. The hotel is about 500 meters ahead on the left.

From South
Take Highway A1 and after crossing Ponte Arrabida, take the second Exit, called Bessa Leite. After getting off the highway, go up Boavista Avenue. The hotel is about 500 meters ahead on the left.

Porto Metro

Fee: 1.45 EUR; Fee is one way, per person which takes approx. 20 min from the airport. Take the Porto Metro to the Francos station. Once you get out of the metro station the hotel is located straight ahead (approximately 750 metres).

Taxi from airport

Fee: 30 EUR travel time 12 minutes

Bus from airport

Fee: From 1.85 EUR travel time 30 minutes. Boa Vista bus station

Railway

Campanha Railway Station

 

More details at:

http://www.sheratonporto.com/en/maplocationaccessibility


Conference language: English, no simultaneous translation will be provided.


Abstracts: Abstract submission deadline for DFSG will open in January 2017. Deadline for submission is April 1st. Submitters will receive notification of accept or reject by email 16th May 2017.


Registration: Opens external link in new windowRegister here.


Social events:


Welcome reception
The welcome reception takes place on Friday 8th September 19.00-20.00 in the
exhibition area. Join your colleagues for snacks and wine/soft drinks. Included in the registration fee. Please note that the reception is not a dinner.


Podartis Diabetes Run
Start the day by running or walking a route of 5 km. We meet in the entrance of Sheraton Hotel 9th September at 7.00. Map and water is provided. The run is sponsored by Podartis


Conference dinner
The Conference dinner takes place at Palácio da Bolsa, Porto Saturday 9th September 19.30 - 01.00. We look forward to seeing you for a great evening with a 3 course dinner, music and the announcement of prize winners. The conference dinner is included in the registration fee for participants. Exhibitors may purchase a ticket by contacting the registration desk.


5 Busses will leave with a 5 min interval from Sheraton Hotel to Palácio da Bolsa from 19.00-19.25. Signs will inform you when the busses will return to Sheraton Hotel.

If you choose other means of transportation to/from the conference dinner, the costs are not covered by the conference. 

Closing words and farewell
We close the conference with a snack and drink in the lobby of Sheraton Hotel on Sunday 10th September, 16.10. The event is open to all participants.


 

Main subjects during conference:

  •  Epidemiology
  •  Basic and clinical science
  •  Diagnostics
  •  Classification
  •  Foot clinics
  •  Biomechanics, Osteoarthropathy
  •  Orthopaedic surgery
  •  Infection
  •  Revascularisation
  •  Uraemia
  •  Wound healing/outcome