5th SPRING SCHOOL

72 days

5 hours

30 mins

Registrations will go live in February 2020

   
Athens, Greece 6 - 8 April 2020

The ESGCT Spring School is a 3-day meeting of presentations and workshops focused on 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.  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 be available on this website by the middle of February.

This year the Spring school will be organised in a retreat format at the Amarilla Hotel near Athens, we also hold rooms in the hotel which you will be able to book whilst registering to the Spring School

Amarilia Hotel
13 Agiou Nikolaou st.
16671 Vouliagmeni
Athens, Greece
T. +30 210 8990391

As an Athens coast hotel the Amarilia is located in Vouliagmeni, the most exclusive and green suburb of the Athenian Riviera. This stretch of coastline, with the Aegean Sea on one side, connects the port of Piraeus with Sounio. It is also referred as the Apollon coast, named after a small Temple of Apollo, which was discovered close to our hotel.

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.

How to get there:

By taxi:
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).

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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. 

The Spring School is only accessible to fully paid society student members who have not attended the Spring School previously. 

We are offering subsidised rooms at the Amarilia Hotel which you can book and pay for as part of the registration process. Please note rooms need to be booked and paid for by 10 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. 

 

Athens Spring School registration information