3rd International Research Conference on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin and 6th Alpha-1 Global Patient Congress (Lisbon, Portugal / 5-8 April, 2017)

Published on October 21st, 2016

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A Big Thank You to the Alpha-1 Global Event Sponsors!

AlphaNet   •   CSL Behring   •   Grifols   •   Kamada   •   Shire  

International Research Conference (5-6 April, 2017)

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Prior to the Patient Congress, the 3rd International Research Conference on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin will take place on Wednesday and Thursday, 5-6 April. This is a meeting for invited researchers and discussants, yet open to any observers interested in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin research. On Wednesday, the program will run from 14:00hrs to 17:00hrs and on Thursday from 9:00hrs to 17:00hrs. The Research Conference will end with a reception and dinner for Research Conference participants and Patient Congress participants.

Global Patient Congress (6-8 April, 2017)

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The 6th Alpha-1 Global Patient Congress will start on Thursday evening, 6 April, with a welcome reception and networking dinner where Alpha-1 patients, physicians and researchers can interact. On Friday, the program will run from 9:00hrs to 17:00hrs and on Saturday from 9:00hrs to 12:00hrs. The Patient Congress will conclude with lunch to allow attendees to take a flight home on Saturday afternoon.




Event Hotel

intercontinental-exterior-lisbonInterContinental Hotel ● Rua Castilho 149 ● Lisbon, 1099-034 ● Portugal ● +351-21-3818700

Located next to the beautiful Eduardo VII Park and in close proximity to the picturesque center of Lisbon, the InterContinental Hotel serves as the event hotel for the biennial Research Conference on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin and the Global Patient Congress. A 20-minute ride from Lisbon Airport, the hotel provides convenient access for all attendees using air travel..

Research Conference Program

Prior to the Patient Congress, the 3rd International Research Conference on Alpha-1 Antitrypsin will take place on 5-6 April. This is a meeting for invited researchers and discussants, yet open to any observers interested in Alpha-1 Antitrypsin research. A Conference Program will be made available before the end of this year. View the preliminary Scientific Program HERE.

Patient Congress Program
A provisional Congress agenda will be made available before the end of this year and serve as a follow-up to the 2015 Congress. During this Patient Congress you will:

  • Hear updates on progress made within the Global Alpha-1 community since 2015 Congress
  • Exchange ideas and experiences with – old and new – Alpha-1 community leaders from around the world
  • Interact with Alpha-1 physicians and researchers during the welcome reception and dinner on Thursday, 6 April
  • Review strategies and tools for advocacy by region
  • Help develop a 2017-2019 all to action for the Global Alpha-1 community
  • View the preliminary Patient Congress Program HERE
Travel Information

Air Travel
Please use Lisbon Airport (LIS) as your air travel destination. From the airport to the hotel you can take a taxi. The cost for a one-way trip is between 12-15 euros.

International Travel with Oxygen
If you are traveling by air using oxygen, please familiarise yourself with the regulations of the airlines you are flying with. Some guidelines vary per airline, so be prepared! Please visit: AeroMedic.com for general travel information for oxygen users in the US who fly overseas.

Alpha-1 Travel Consultant
If you need travel assistance (from anywhere in the world), please contact:

Mary Trog
Executive Travel (an Uniglobe LLC Affiliate)
Tel: +1 615 792 7552 or +1 866-800-5258 (toll free w/in the USA)
Fax: +1 615 792 7557


Travel Reminder: please don’t put daily medication in your suitcase, but keep it in your hand luggage at all times, in case your luggage gets lost.

General Event Information

Official Language
The official language of the Patient Congress is English. Translation options will be explored.

Oxygen Therapy
For any Alphas with decreased lung capacity, please indicate on your registration form if you have specific oxygen needs, so we can make the appropriate arrangements for you.

All Congress attendees are asked to refrain from wearing perfumes or colognes as these can trigger serious breathing difficulties for some Alphas.

Congress organisers cannot accept liability for personal injuries or for loss or damage to property belonging to Congress participants during or as a result of the event. Please confirm your own insurance coverage.


Fitness Center
Use of the new hotel’s fitness center is complimentary for our guests.

Event Registration

Event registration is now open.  Registration fees are charged in US Dollars.







Hotel Registration

Hotel Reservations can be made directly to the hotel in euros.

  • Single Occupancy Room: 155 euros
  • Double Occupancy Room: 175 euros

This room rate will be available from Tuesday, 4 April through Sunday, 9 April, 2017.

For this special Event Rate, please use the following link: InterContinental Hotel, Lisbon


Press & Media

Press/Media information is now available on the Press Page.

Thank You to our Patient Congress Sponsors

A big thank you to the Alpha-1 Global event sponsors!

AlphaNet   •   CSL Behring   •   Grifols   •   Kamada   •   Shire  

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