Dear colleagues and Friends,

It is with great disappointment that we postpone again the ISAC meeting. The scientific committee of the ISAC meeting feels that we will not have sanitary conditions to do the Meeting in June-July of this year. We still have a lot of COVID cases in the world and the vaccination will not be finished by then. Also, people are not confident to travel these days and there are a lot of restrictions to travel between continents.

We will not move to a virtual meeting since we also feel that this kind of meetings do not promote the interaction between people and completely alter the feeling and environment of the ISAC. If the pandemic situation changes, we will consider doing the meeting later this year, if not we will maintain the same dates next year.

Warm Regards and Keep safe!

Emilia Monteiro and Silvia Conde


27 July 2020

Dear colleagues and friends,

It is with great disappointment that we need to postpone again the ISAC2020. We had several drawbacks due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to the expected next wave in the winter, as some sponsors and speakers have cancelled. We are confident that next summer everything will be normalized and that in general people will be more comfortable travelling than nowadays.

The ISAC2020, now ISAC2021, will be held in the same location from 28th of June to the 1st of July of 2021 at the same location – CEDOC, NOVA Medical School/Faculdade de Ciências Médicas in Lisbon, Portugal.

We will maintain exactly the same Meeting Program/Schedule and we will soon contact all the speakers to confirm their availability for these dates.

Warm Regards and Keep safe!

Emilia Monteiro and Silvia Conde


Dear Colleagues,

The times of uncertainty and the difficulty of planning that the pandemic COVID-19 (coronavirus disease) is originating led the organising committee to take the thoughtful but difficult decision to postpone ISAC XXI 2020 to November 3-6, 2020.
New deadlines for abstract submission and registration, as well as speakers and program confirmation, will be released soon. We will be in touch directly with those that have already submitted their abstracts.
We thank you and the entire ISAC community for understanding the extreme difficulty of this decision and we hope you can readjust your agenda to the new date.
Hoping to welcome you to Lisbon in a charming and pleasant fall.
Emília C. Monteiro
Silvia Conde

ISAC 2020 XXI – Lisbon, Portugal

It is our great pleasure and honor to invite you to join the 21th ISAC Meeting that will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from the 29th of June to 2nd of July of 2020.

This will be the 21th ISAC Meeting, the 2nd that will be in Portugal, 25 years after the Meeting organized by Professor Alexandre Ribeiro at Instituto Gulbenkian in Oeiras. Since ISAC was first established almost 70 years ago, there have been many advances in the field of arterial O2, CO2 and pH sensing, but also in the non-canonical roles of the carotid body as its role as metabolic sensor. Therefore, the 21th ISAC Meeting promises to offer exciting insights into the most recent research findings in all aspects of arterial chemoreception as well as in its relation with pathology.

Lisbon is the coastal capital city of Portugal, being one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. Is the second-oldest capital in Europe’s with World Heritage monuments and singular museum treasures but also with a striking modernism from international design and contemporary art. Lisbon has a vivid, young and experimental spirit and offers a rich and varied history in glorious year-round climate and that has attracted a lot of foreign people.

The ISAC Meeting will take place at the NOVA Medical School in Lisbon, located in the city center, between the two most iconic avenues, and easily accessible by public transport. The meeting will commence with the Opening Ceremony on the morning of Monday, 29th of June and will end on Thursday, 2nd July with the Closing Ceremony followed by the Farewell Reception. We look forward to welcoming you to Lisbon where you will have the opportunity to enjoy an exciting scientific conference in a rich cultural and historical setting.

Emilia Monteiro
Silvia Conde

NOVA Medical School | Faculdade de Ciências Médicas
CEDOC – Chronic Diseases Research Center |
Edifício CEDOC – II
Rua Câmara Pestana nº 6, 6A e 6B – 1150-082 Lisboa
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