Beware of scammers:
If you are contacted by someone with the name Omar or Expo Service Wuppertal or with an DocuSign document delete the mail and do not send your credit card details under any circumstances. This companies or person does not work with K.I.T. or the ESB, we fear that they are scammers and try to get your credit card information!

The increase of visitor numbers to Porto is growing much quicker than the slow increase in the actual number of beds. This means that the best hotels and rental rooms sell out fast, leaving budget and last-minute visitors forced to look further away from the historic centre. We strongly recommend that you book your accommodation as early as possible. Taking into account the current situation with Covid-19, please try to arrange a free cancellation option.

We would recommend looking for an accommodation within the districts of Ribeira, Vitória, Sé, Baixa or St. Ildefonso because this area is very close to all of the main sights of the city and the congress venue.

Hotel reservation via HRS

In cooperation with the provider HRS – Hotel Reservation Service LTD – the meeting secretariat offers hotel rooms at favourable rates in Porto for conference delegates. Participants requiring accommodation in line with their stay in Porto can choose between different hotel categories.
Accommodation can be booked directly through the following HRS online reservation platform. When you have used the following link, please enter your arrival and departure dates and proceed with „Search for hotel“. 

Furthermore we recommend the following hotels:

Hotel CarrisPorto Ribeirahas

The Hotel CarrisPorto Ribeirahas is located in the heart of Porto, in a Historical building. The hotel offers modern and elegant designed rooms, partly with a view over the Douro River with large windows and balconies. You can see the factsheet with contact details here.

NEYA Hotels Porto

Located in the privileged location of Porto’s ribeirinha area, NEYA Porto Hotel embraces the Douro river edge. The hotel was a previously historical convent called the Madre Deus de Monchique convent. The building was refurbished while respecting the abbey’s original architecture and preserving historical artifacts. You can see the factsheet with contact details here.

The hotel provides a direct booking link:

Current information

The access link to the virtual conference platform was sent to all registered participants on Thursday, 2 September 2021. Please also check your spam folder.

If you have already activated your account with your personal access link, you can enter the platform here:

Guidelines ESB
Guidelines NANOSTEM
Guidelines SIBB
Guidelines TRS
All presenters of ESB 2021 are welcome to use the following image as background for the video in their presentation.

ESB 2021 Abstract Book

ESB 2021 Abstract Book for Download (PDF 70 MB)

Important Dates

Deadline Early Bird Registration
Virtual conference
24 August 2021

Late Registration
Virtual conference
from 25 August 2021

ESB 2021
5–9 September 2021
as fully virtual conferencel

Biomechanics part:
9 September 2021

Conference Status with respect to the Coronavirus pandemic

Taking into consideration the health and safety of all presenters, exhibitors and attendees, and the importance of assuring the quality of the Conference Program, the Organising Committee has taken the difficult decision to move ESB2021 to a fully virtual format, from September 5-9, 2021.

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