The ESGCT Spring school will take place in Athens, Greece organised in collaboration with the Hellenic Society of Gene Therapy and Regenerative Medicine.
The new dates for the postponed Spring School are 17 - 19 March 2021.
In collaboration with the Hellenic Society of Gene Therapy
and Regenerative Medicine
The ESGCT Spring School is a 3-day meeting of presentations and workshops focused on academic students as the primary attendees. Students will have free registration to the meeting that includes all meals, and will only have to pay for their travel and accommodation but this year we will not accept returning students to give everyone a chance to join.
We invite leading experts in the field of gene and cell therapy to share their knowledge and give participating students the opportunity to spend time with them during the social events.
The spring school programme will remain as close to the intended 2020 programme as possible depending on speaker availability have a look at the programme we had planned for 2020.
This year the Spring school will be organised in a retreat format at the Amarilla Hotel near Athens.
13 Agiou Nikolaou st.
T. +30 210 8990391
We are holding 130 beds for students in 50 double and 10 triple rooms at the hotel. We strongly recommend you all stay at the hotel as the day is very long and includes dinner activities which are a compulsory part of the Spring school programme. If you are coming by yourself please contact us and/or the hotel so that we can match you with another student who is alone.
Your hotel reservation has to be made directly with the hotel by 9 March following the steps below:
1. Enter website https://amarilia.reserve-online.net/
2. Click Booking Code on top of the page
3. Enter the booking code ESGCT2020
4. Proceed with instructions needed (dates, room type, number of guests etc)
5. After completing the reservation procedure, guests will receive an email with the confirmation of their booking.
Double/Twin: 100 Euro
Triple: 115 Euro
The celebrated area of Vouliagmeni, a popular beach resort and escape from the city, is also renowned for its many beautiful parks and pedestrian zones. These factors made it the natural choice for hosting the Triathlon event during the Athens 2004 Olympic games. The nearby marina hosts many of the boats that are seen cruising along the Athens coast, while visitors and residents are offered unlimited opportunities to enjoy nautical sports and sea-related activities.
Taxis are available 24 hours a day at the designated area located at Exit 3 of Arrivals level.
The taxi journey from the airport to the hotel takes 20 to 30 minutes and costs approximately 25-30 € with Day Tariff No 1 (05:01am - 23:59) and approximately 37 € with Night Tariff No. 2 (00:00 - 05:00 am) depending on the traffic.
By arranged taxi:
Rates for pre-arranged taxis:
Athens airport to Hotel with tariff 1 (05:00 am - 00:00) is approximately 30 €.
Athens airport to Hotel with tariff 2 (00:00 - 05:00 am) is approximately 45 €.
Each taxi is for maximum 4 adults and 4 regular pieces of luggage.
In this case, please send the hotel your full flight details (flight no, departure airport and arrival time) as well as your cell phone number.
The taxi driver will be waiting for you in the airports' arrivals area holding a sign with your name on it.
By Express bus:
Bus number X96 departs from the Airport at the Arrivals Level, between Exits 4 and 5. The ticket costs approximately 6 € per person.
The closest bus station to the hotel is Pigadakia (7-10 min walking distance).
As students participating in the Spring School are expected to take part in the full programme, all catering and social evenings are included in the registration.
We are offering subsidised rooms at the Amarilia Hotel which you need to book and pay for with the hotel once you have registered for Spring School. Please note rooms need to be booked and paid for by 9 March.
Places for the Spring School are capped at 150, and these places are sought after and we sell out very quickly priority will be given to those students who have never attended the Spring School before.
Should you want to book and we are sold out, please send us an email to be placed on the waiting list.
Should you not be able to attend once you have booked your place, please let us know asap so that we can offer your place to someone else on the waiting list.
Please read your confirmation email and pre-Spring School emailer (which will be sent closer to the date) carefully for more details.
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