The Portuguese Society for Immunology has the great pleasure to announce the Symposium “New frontiers in Biological Therapy” scheduled to take place at Instituto de Medicina Molecular, Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon, 26th November 2011.
The aim of this symposium is to allow students, clinicians and scientists, including all members of the SPI, to learn about the most recent advances in monoclonal antibody therapy.
We are privileged to welcome well-reputed immunologists with extensive experience in the direct development of these therapies and their subsequent translation to clinical practice.

Paulo Fontoura
Head of Translational Medicine CNS
Roche Pharmaceuticals
Basel, Switzerland

Alasdair Coles
Senior Lecturer in Immunology
Consultant Neurologist University of Cambridge
Cambridge, UK

Lucienne Chatenoud
Faculté Paris Descartes
Hôpital Necker Enfants Malades
Paris, France

Herman Waldmann
Sir William Dunn School of Pathology
University of Oxford
Oxford, UK

Gertjan Wolbink
Rheumatologist at Jan van Breemen Institute
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Anna Simon
Infectious Disease Specialist
Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre
Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Each session will be jointly chaired by a member of the SPI and by a member of a Portuguese Medical Society to promote clinic-scientific discussion.
Portuguese Society of Internal Medicine
Rui Victorino
Nucleus for the Studies of Autoimmune Diseases (NEDAI)
Nuno Riso
Portuguese Society of Rheumatology
João Eurico da Fonseca
Portuguese Society of Immunology
Miguel P. Soares
Maria Francisca Moraes-Fontes
Luis Graça
Jocelyne Demengeot
António Coutinho

Organizing committee
Maria Francisca Moraes-Fontes
Luís Graça
Natacha Gonçalves-Sousa

Contacts: Natacha Gonçalves Sousa
telephone: +351 21 799 95 49

Getting to IMM


R. Soeiro Pereira Gomes, Parcela 2
1600-198 Lisboa Portugal
GPS coordinates: 38.74552982849331; -9.16010856628418
Prices per night valid from 25th to 28th November 2011
Single room – € 71.00
Double room – € 76.00
Suite – € 121.00
Note: These prices are per room per night and include breakfast. IVA taxes are also included.
Important: Don’t forget to mention you are a participant of the event at the Instituto de Medicina Molecular (IMM), to guarantee these special prices.

For reservations please contact the reservations coordinator:
Patrícia Pires (