Invitation to the Glioma Invasion Forum in NIB's Marine Biology Station in Piran

22 Feb
Invitation to the Glioma Invasion Forum in NIB's Marine Biology Station in Piran

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National Institute of Biology (NIB) cordially invites you to attend the traditional Glioma Invasion Forum in NIB's Marine Biology Station in a charming town of Piran at Slovene Adriatic coast, from from 23rd to 25th April 2017.

As we all know, glioblastoma is the most malignant primary brain tumor with poor patients’ survival despite innovative strategies in surgery, irradiation and chemotherapy.  Since last GLIOMA meeting, held in 2013 near Bergen in Norway, organized by the team of Prof. Rolf Bjerkvig, there are news in the field, as will be reported and discussed under several topics of GIF 2017. We would like to share the latest findings and our experiences with the single goal of faster translation to the clinics, as we can witness it at present.

The GIF 2017 offers the opportunity in particular to younger investigators and clinicians to get updated with the state of the art research and preclinical trials. Also, traditional aim of GIF, the PhD students exchange among different laboratories, will be encouraged, also giving the opportunity to briefly present their data in the poster session.


Please follow this link - REGISTRATION FORM.

Venue and accomodation

The Forum will take place at NIB's Marine Biology Station in Piran (MBP), Slovenia, one of the most beautiful costal resorts at the Adriatic coast. It offers many possibilities for active recreation, sightseeing and cultural events.

The organizers have booked a sufficient number of rooms in:
  • Hotel Histrion
  • Hotel Vile Park
  • Comfortable dorms for students at the venue at MBP.
When you decide to make a booking please use this code: GIF2017

Logistic information

There are no direct flights to Piran.  We suggest you fly to one of the airports below.
  • Trieste Airport (80km from Piran)
  • Pula Airport (95 km from Piran)
  • Rijeka Airport (125 km from Piran)
  • Ljubljana Airport (140 km from Piran)
  • Treviso Airport (185  km from Piran)
  • Venice Airport( 205 km from Piran)
For more information visit our GIF2017 site.

Participation Fee

The fee in the amount of 150€  (VAT included) for Principal investigator and 70€ (VAT included) for Student includes course materials, coffee, refreshments and dinner. Unless explicitly specified in the event description the fee does not include accommodation, lunch and transport to the venue. These costs are covered directly by the participant. Deadline for payment is the 10th of April 2017.

Payment is to be made by bank transfer to:

Account name: National Institute of Biology, Večna pot 111, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

IBAN:                 SI56 0110 0603 0344 630

SWIFT:               BSLJSI2X

VAT number:    SI83534784

Bank name:      Bank of Slovenia, Slovenska 35, 1505 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Include note:    GIF 2017 and the name and surname of the participant

Invoice will be handed to you on-site.

For more information visit our GIF2017 site.

Local Organizing Committee

Contact Address

National Institute of Biology
Večna pot 111
1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Phone: +386 (0) 59 232 701
Fax: +386 (0) 59 232 715
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