Venue & Travel

IDA 2021 will take place in the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP), which is located in Porto, Portugal.

IDA 2021 will not take place in Porto, Portugal, but will be an online event due to the coronavirus pandemic.

FMUP was selected due to its convenience for participants. After arriving at the city, the participant can reach FMUP in different ways either walking or using public transportations (bus or subway). If the participant chooses to use public transportation, the city is well covered by bus lines, which depending on the participant’s location, can take 1 or 2 lines to arrive at FMUP. If the participant chooses to take the subway, the yellow line ends in Hospital São João.

Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto (FMUP)
Alameda Prof. Hernâni Monteiro
4200-319 Porto, Portugal



Porto, and in particular the location of FMUP, has a wide variety of hotels. Most of them are within walking distance of the conference venue. Based on past experience, we recommend the following hotels:

Eurostars Oporto (4 Star Hotel)
Rua do Mestre Guilherme Camarinha, 212
Paranhos, 4200-537 Porto, Portugal

Typical Price: 117€ for a Double Standard Room 

Axis Porto Business & Spa Hotel (4 Star Hotel)
Rua Maria Feliciana, 180
4465-280 São Mamede de Infesta, Portugal

Typical Price: 118€ for a Double Standard Room

Hotel ibis Porto São João (2 Star Hotel)
Rua Dr. Plácido Costa
4200-450 Porto, Portugal

Typical Price: 66€ for a Double Room

Travel Information

Porto is served by a modern airport, Francisco Sá Carneiro, which is located in the heart of the industrial north of the country, 11km from the city of Porto, making it a privileged access point. When arriving in Portugal through another city, like Lisbon or Faro, a connection flight to Porto will take around 30 min. 

The train (3 hours from Lisbon in “Alfa Pendular” or 6 hours from Faro) and rent a car (3 hours from Lisbon using “A1” highway or 6 hours from Faro using “A2” and then “A1” highways) are also valid options.