Welcome Message

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the Organizing Committee, we cordially invite you to come to Portugal and participate in the 13th Congress of the European Society of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology – ESPO2016 – that will be held in Lisbon, June 18-21, 2016. The theme of the Congress will be “Current Status and Future Trends in Pediatric ORL”.

Keeping in line with the successful tradition of previous ESPO Congresses, the Scientific Committee has carefully designed a thorough and challenging scientific program. ESPO2016 will be a unique opportunity for you to share and enhance your knowledge and skills, through contact with world experts in the field. Interactive panels, invited lectures, workshops and free papers and posters sessions will focus, as a whole, on topics ranging from basic science with a strong translational impact to clinical studies with an evidence-based background.

Portugal is a small but geographically diverse country, with a long, picturesque coastline and a strong cultural heritage. Today Lisbon is a city that mixes tradition and modernity like few others with a very hospitable ambiance and a moderate climate. In fact, recent surveys have elected Lisbon as one of the top touristic destinations in Europe. Lisbon’s international airport, only a ten minute drive from the city center, is served by daily direct flights from major cities both in Europe and overseas.

The CCB – Centro Cultural de Belém Congress Center – located in the monument district and facing the river Tagus, offers an excellent setting for a successful event. Riverside restaurants are just a short walk from the Congress venue. Additionally, and of no lesser importance, the ample choice of hotels and gastronomic options in the city will help to make the Congress in Lisbon a memorable experience for the participants.

Five centuries ago the Portuguese navigators contributed to the expansion of the known world adding, Novos Mundos ao Mundo, New Worlds to the World. Our past has shaped our universal, humanistic spirit that continues to inspire us in this mission.

Come to Lisbon and share with us this unique opportunity!

See you in Lisbon, June 2016, for the ESPO Congress!