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The 18th Vaccine Congress will take place 8-11 September 2024, at the Altis Grand Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal.

Altis Grand Hotelopens in new tab/window Rua Castilho 11 1269-072 Lisbon Portugal

The Altis Grand Hotel is a landmark 5 star hotel in the business district of Lisbon. It is within walking distance of the Avenida Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) and Lisbon’s picturesque districts.


Airport: Lisbon Portela Airport, also known as Lisbon Airport (LIS).

Getting to the city centre from LIS [bold]: The most convenient method to get to the city centre is by hiring a Lisbon airport taxi. The taxi ride will cost around €20 and it will take approximately 20 minutes to reach your destination. An alternative cheaper option is the bus, tickets for the bus cost €4 and the trip to the city centre of Lisbon takes around 45 minutes. Another less expensive, but indirect option is the metro. Metro tickets cost only €1.45 and the journey lasts 35 minutes.

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Lisbon Voted the World’s Leading City Destination (World Travel Awards 2018), Lisbon, the capital and largest city of Portugal, is a historical city, where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15oC. It is mainland Europe's westernmost capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Lisbon lies in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. The westernmost portions of its metro area form the westernmost point of Continental Europe, which is known as Cabo da Roca, located in the Sintra Mountains. For further information on sightseeing, activities, cuisine and culture, please visit the official tourist website visit Lisboaopens in new tab/window.

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Altis Grand Hotel


Accommodation has been reserved for delegates at specially negotiated rate at the symposium hotel, the Altis Grand.

Altis Grand Hotelopens in new tab/window Rua Castilho 11 1269-072 Lisbon Portugal

Check in: 4:00 pm Check out: 12:00 pm

Rooms are available from €225.00 for single occupancy including breakfast per room per night. A city tax of €2 per person per night is payable at the hotel.

This rate is subject to availability.

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Accessibility Policy

Please access our Accessibility Policy and guidelines here.

How to contact us to discuss any accessibility requirements

Please contact us at  [email protected]opens in new tab/window to discuss any requirements or questions.  The conference organizer will contact you directly to discuss further.

Please let us have the details of any specific requirements by 22nd March 2024.

Accessibility of venue

Is there disabled parking? Yes

Is the venue wheelchair accessible? Yes, all entrances are wheelchair accessible.

Are there accessible elevators close to the conference rooms? Yes

Are there accessible restrooms near the conference rooms (same floor/near accessible lifts?) The accessible restrooms are on the -1 floor. The access to the Europa meeting room has a few steps to go down, therefore, disabled people must take the lift (alternative lift/spa lift) in the room to the 4th floor, and take the main lifts to the -1 floor. Cateringon request we can arrange for early access to the catering space/assistance with the collection of catering please contact us at [email protected]opens in new tab/window Please contact us at [email protected]opens in new tab/window if you would like to have an orientation tour of the venue.

Conference hotel

If you require an accessible bedroom or have any queries, please contact the hotel directly: [email protected]opens in new tab/window

Conference dinner venue

Is the venue wheelchair accessible? Yes

Are there accessible restrooms near the dinner space (same floor/near accessible lifts?) Yes Please contact us at [email protected]opens in new tab/window if you would like to discuss the arrangements for the conference dinner.

How to reach the venue and hotel

Altis Grand Hotel, Lisbon: in new tab/window Lisbon Tourism Office: in new tab/window and for any further information please email: [email protected]opens in new tab/window

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The companies are calling/emailing conference attendees, using email addresses which appear very similar to official Elsevier email addresses, and claiming to be the “official” housing bureau and/or authorized by Elsevier to book hotel/travel accommodations for the conference. This is entirely false and should anyone contact you, please do not provide them with any of your details, but refer this to Elsevier. If you are in any doubt about an email regarding the conference, please check this with a member of the organising team via: [email protected]opens in new tab/window