Meetings and courses of interest

The organizers of SPAOM2019 are delighted to invite you to the 3rd edition of the Spanish and Portuguese Advanced Optical Microscopy Meeting, which will be hosted for the 1st time in Portugal, in the beautiful city of Coimbra on November 6-8, 2019.
SPAOM 2019 is an international meeting, continuously growing and now happening every year, powered by the Iberian Bioimaging community (REMOA in Spain and PPBI in Portugal), aiming to approach any aspect of Imaging and Optical Microscopy developments and applications in Life Science research.
Deadline for poster submission: 15 October 2019  |  Deadline for registration: 30 October 2019  |  More information here

European Developmental Biology Congress, Alicante, Spain, 23-26 October 2019

This congress has the support of the main European Societies (including SPBD!) and aims to stimulate excellence and exchange in Developmental Biology and to promote this area of research in the European context.

NEW deadline for abstract submission: 30 June 2019  |  Deadline for early registration: 31 July 2019  |  More information about financial support for SPBD members here 

11th International Meeting of the Portuguese Society for Stem Cells and Cell Therapies (SPCE-TC), Lisbon, Portugal, 10-12 October 2019

This meeting highlights outstanding speakers who will share with you their latest discoveries in the emerging moving field of stem cells and cell therapies. Thus, for 3 days, you will have the opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and be inspired by top-level keynote lectures to further improve the field of stem cell research.

Deadline for abstract submission: 13 June 2019  |  Deadline for early registration: 31 July 2019  |  More information here

Champalimaud Research Symposium 2019 "Tissue environment in health and disease", Lisbon, Portugal, 8-10 October 2019.

The Symposium will address how intrinsic and extrinsic environments impact on tissue homeostasis and will take the form of a scientific meeting, with 17 invited speakers, several talks selected from abstracts and poster sessions. The topic will be highlighted from different angles and include discussion on the homeostatic mechanisms that underlie inflammation, injury, aging and oncogenic transformation in different tissues of our body. Invited speakers will therefore cover aspects from immunology, cell signaling, genetics and tissue regeneration in different model organisms.

Deadline for early registration: 14 June 2019 | SPBD members have a discounted fee! | Deadline for abstract submission: 26 July 2019  More information here.

10th International Course on Developmental Biology, Paris, France, 16 September - 16 October (full course) or 7-17 October (seminar course), 2019.

Institut Curie and Sorbonne Université (SU) organize their 10th International Developmental Biology course.

The programme is proposed in two versions:
- a 4.5 week-long course including 3 weeks of practicals and 10 days of lectures (limited to 18 students, September 16 - October 16).
- a 10 day-long version including only the lectures (limited to 35, October 7-17)
Students will present scientific articles related to the topics discussed.
Students and lecturers will have the opportunity to meet during an informal coffee break/lunch every day.

Deadline for registration: 15 July 2019.  No registration fee. More information here.


Funding opportunities for meetings:

PLoS Early Career Travel Award Program

The Company of Biologists Scientific Meeting Grants Travel Grant Program