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Venue for the scientific programme

Bernardin Resort and Conference Center is located half-way between Portoroz, the major tourist resort on the Slovenian Adriatic coast and Piran, a medieval town with a rich history. It is composed of the 5-star Grand Hotel Bernardin with the conference center on its top three floors high above the sea, the 4-star Histrion Hotel and the 3-star Vile Park Hotel.

From Bernardin, you can walk to either Portoroz or Piran (15 min) or drive to other towns or beaches on the Istrian Peninsula. Trieste (Italy) is just 30 km to the North, Porec (Croatia) is 45 km to the South. Secovlje salt pans are only about 10 km away; there is a small museum and a part of the area is a nature reserve. If you can spend some more time, you can visit the amphitheatre of Pula (Croatia, 90 km) or Venice (Italy, 150 km). Organized tours can lead you to the inland where the majestic Postojna Cave and the Lipica stud farm are located, as well as to the nearby countryside.


Conference registration and accommodation is centrally handled by Congress Agency Albatros Bled.

When you have been notified that your application is accepted, please pay your registration fee and make your hotel booking. To complete your booking please visit Albatros Agency; details will be included in your outcome notification email. Event participants will stay at the Hotel Histrion, which is a 5 min walk from the event venue.

The deadline for accommodation reservation is August 31, 2018 after that date rooms will be available on request basis. The Organizing Secretariat reserved a number of hotel rooms and agreed for a special room price for all Symposium participants.


  • Applications Opening
    1 April 2018
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    30 June 2018
  • Abstract Deadline for YTF Grants
    30 June 2018
  • Abstract Deadline
    10 August 2018
  • Applications closing
    25 August 2018

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