2022 - Ljubljana - Slovenia

2022 - Ljubljana - Slovenia

Thirtieth meeting, 28 June - 1 July, 2022

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Thirtieth meeting, 28 June - 1 July 2022

The PAGE 2022 meeting will be held at the Cankarjev Dom cultural and congress centre, Ljubljana, Slovenia.

 

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PAGE 2022 registration remains open, but abstract submission is now closed.

 

Conference location and dates

After a two-year hiatus owing to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, PAGE will resume face-to-face at the same venue as the cancelled 2020 meeting - Ljubljana, Slovenia - from 28 June to 1 July 2022!

The PAGE meeting takes place in an informal atmosphere with vivid scientific discussion. PAGE 2022 will be held at the Cankarjev Dom. The meeting starts with a welcome reception on Tuesday evening 28 June. The scientific programme will start on Wednesday morning 29 June and will end at noon on Friday 1 July. Participants are encouraged to attend all conference days and present their work in the form of an oral presentation or poster.

Preliminary programme items:

  • Special session on modelling of therapeutic antibodies
    This session will be devoted to the latest developments in the area of modelling therapeutic antibodies and other large molecules. Keynote speaker Dr Iain Gardner (Certara, Sheffield, UK) will provide an overview of the challenges and opportunities for the use of PBPK models for large molecules in the drug development process with a lecture titled "Pre-clinical and clinical applications of PBPK models for monoclonal antibodies and other large molecule modalities." Furthermore, this year we have opened up a special oral abstract category with the title 'Immunogenicity and Anti-Drug Antibodies', where we welcome submission of all abstracts relating to modelling of immunogenicity of therapeutic antibodies. Further presenters for this session will be selected by the organising committee from the submitted abstracts.
  • The Lewis Sheiner Student Session
    The annual Lewis Sheiner Student Session was inaugurated, both to honour the memory of Lewis Sheiner and to highlight his lifetime passion for student education. Students who wish to be considered for this session should submit an extended abstract.
    • The abstract must be structured with the following subheadings: Objectives / Methods / Results / Conclusion / References.
    • There must be at least 6,000 but not more than 7,000 characters (including spaces) in the abstract text (excluding Title / Authors/ Affiliation and References).
    • The submitted work must have been performed either as part of an MSc or PhD programme and/or will ultimately form part of a PhD thesis.
    • Each year a rotating committee of three members, representative of the PAGE community, will judge who should receive the honour of presenting in the Lewis Sheiner Student Session.
    • If selected, the student will automatically receive a 300€ travel grant. A permanent list of students, with links to their presentation, will be maintained on the web site.
  • The Stuart Beal Methodology Session
    As a tribute to Stuart Beal, there is a Stuart Beal Methodology Session. The organising committee will choose presenters from the submitted abstracts.

The abstract submission deadline is the same for all submitted abstracts (Lewis Sheiner Student Session, orals, and posters) and there will be no option for late submissions. In practice, this means that any new abstract entered into the system after 8:00 (AM) CET on Saturday morning 9 April 2022, corresponding approximately to the time at which the last global time zones reach midnight on the submission deadline of 8 April 2022, will be manually removed by the system administrator. The PAGE organising committee cares about the quality of all abstracts, and sufficient time is required for judging them.

Satellite meetings and virtual events

A number of satellite meetings, courses and virtual events will take place concurrently with PAGE this year. See here for details.

If you are interested in organising a satellite meeting, please contact the local organising agency AFEA SA at Pagemeeting2022@afea.gr. Please note that PAGE itself is not involved in organising satellite workshops or booking venues, etc, and satellite meetings cannot be booked through the PAGE website.

Accommodation

AFEA Travel & Congress Services SA, the official PCO (Professional Congress Organizer), has secured a variety of hotels for the PAGE meeting, which range from luxurious to more standard accommodations at preferential rates. An overview of the hotel accommodation options with booking possibility can be found here. As June is a high season in Ljubljana, and rooms will be booked on a first-come first serve basis, we kindly advise all the delegates to proceed with their bookings well in advance.

PAGE Student Sponsorship

A PAGE Student Sponsorship to support travel and accommodation expenses is expected to be available to a number of students unable to obtain any other financial support. This will be judged on a case-by-case basis by a selection committee. Please see here to download a form with criteria and details on how to apply. Applications need to be submitted by 8 April 2022, so make sure you receive confirmation of receipt when sending your application.

Registration

Registration for PAGE 2022 is now open.

Please keep our database up to date by editing your existing profile if required!

  • If you've forgotten your password, a reminder can be requested automatically from the website by e-mail.
  • If you've forgotten your password and changed your e-mail address then please contact the PAGE admin team (admin@page-meeting.org).
  • Updates of personal details in the website are confirmed automatically by email. Note that if you do not receive a confirmation, you should check that your e-mail address is correctly entered in the designated field.

Registration fees and payment

Registration fees for 2022 are as follows:

  • Industry participants: €675 / £565
  • Academic participants: €450 / £380
  • Student participants
    • With poster: €75 / £65
    • Without poster: €135 / £115
  • Although PAGE policy is that registration fees are non-refundable even for reasons of force majeure, to encourage participants to join PAGE this year and contribute to a lively face-to-face interaction, participants who had previously registered for the 2020 meeting will be offered a discount equivalent to 45% of the fee they paid in 2020. This discount can be transferred to another participant and is applicable only to the upcoming 2022 meeting.
  • Fees include coffee, tea and lunch on all days, the welcome reception on 28 June and the social event on 30 June.
  • Accompanying persons may attend the welcome reception and the social event for a fee.
  • Participant places are limited and allocated on a first come, first serve basis.
  • Registration fees must be paid at the PAGE website within 14 days of registration. Failure to meet this deadline will automatically place your registration on the waiting list.
  • Students wishing to qualify for the student registration fee will need to upload, at the time of registration, a scanned copy of a signed letter of support from their supervisor indicating that they will be full time students in an MSc or PhD programme at the time of the PAGE meeting, and a scan of their current student card. If this information (and an abstract if applicable) is not available at the time of the abstract deadline (8 April 2022), non-reduced fees will be charged.

Cancellation policy

No refunds will be given once the registration fee has been paid, not even in the extremely unlikely event that the meeting is cancelled due to force majeure. Substitution of delegates will be accepted at any time.

Software demonstrations and exhibitor spaces

Software companies, Academic Software Application Developers and Contract Research Organisations are welcome to present their products and services during PAGE. The cost for one commercial table is 1.950 €, including dedicated high speed wifi connection. Software that is both non-commercial and open-source can be demonstrated without charge. Those interested in this option, please contact admin@page-meeting.org for further information and booking.

About Ljubljana

If Vienna and Prague got married and had a baby, then this would certainly be LJUBLJANA (... but, with its Mediterranean flair, we might assume that an Italian lover was hiding in the bedroom at a certain point ...)

Ljubljana, the capital of Slovenia, lies between Vienna and Venice, not far away from the Adriatic Sea. Its city region has always lain at the intersection of important transport routes leading from northern Europe to the Adriatic Sea and from western to eastern Europe and further on to the Balkans and the Near East. Road and rail connections have traditionally had good. Not far from the city is Ljubljana Jože Pucnik Airport, the country's main airport.

Ljubljana (pop. 293,000) is one of the smallest European capitals. It’s never crowded – but also never boring. 50,000 university students give it its youthful appeal, and as an economic and cultural hub of Slovenia, it has a lot to offer to locals and visitors alike.

  • An exciting mix of different cultural traditions
  • One of Europe's top new culinary destinations
  • A city with a green soul
  • The perfect conference and congress city
  • Unforgettable events and venues

Slovenia (and Ljubljana) was in 2014 proclaimed Lonely Planet‘s Best Place in Europe and one of Europe‘s most idyllic places to live by Forbes in 2008.

Ljubljana is already one of Europe’s greenest and most livable cities, boasting a friendly café culture by day, and vibrant nightlife after the sun sets. Slovenia, which is as picture-perfect as Switzerland but much easier on the wallet.

Ljubljana is the European Green Capital 2016

Since Ljubljana is a very green city, with the main park touching the city centre, and Slovenians are in general very fond of nature, the outdoor space and recreation, a lot of possibilities for recharging batteries are available.

Both Slovenia and Ljubljana are regarded as very safe destinations with the crime index positioned at 29,60 and safety index at 70,40.

There are numerous sources that confirm this fact, such as travel guides, articles in international media and social platforms (travellers’ reviews, forums, blogs...).

Access to Ljubljana

By air

Ljubljana Jože Pucnik Airport is located 26 kilometres to Ljubljana (20 minutes by road).

Flight information

T: +386 (0)4 20 61 981
W: Aerodrom Ljubljana

Transfers to/from the airport

  • Shuttle transfers: GoOpti, Nomago, MNJ Shuttle, Markun Shuttle, ZUP prevozi.
  • Taxi: Taxi services are available in front of the airport building.
  • Rent-a-car: consult the list of rent-a-car service providers at the airport.

Regular bus route

regular bus route connects the Ljubljana Jože Pucnik Airport and the Ljubljana Central Bus Station (bus stop no. 28)

  • The distances to the other airports:
  • Airport Graz, Austria: 187 km
  • Airport Klagenfurt, Austria: 85 km
  • Airport Zagreb, Croatia: 140 km
  • Airport Trieste, Italy: 130 km
  • Airport Venice, Italy: 230 km

By car

Ljubljana is located at the crossroads of Slovenia's most important road routes. Motorway access from any of the neighbouring countries is very easy.

Road tax vignettes

Road tax vignettes must be purchased for the use of Slovenian motorways, including the Ljubljana bypass. The roads where the vignette is required are marked by special vignette signs. Vignettes can be purchased at petrol stations located in the border areas of Slovenia's neighbouring countries, at petrol stations, post offices and most newspaper kiosks in Slovenia, and at branch offices of the Automobile Association of Slovenia (AMZS) and other automobile clubs.

By train

The Ljubljana Railway Station is Slovenia's main railway station. It connects Ljubljana to Trieste, Frankfurt, Munich, Zurich, Prague, Vienna, Graz, Budapest, Zagreb, and Belgrade. Railway is also a convenient means of transport within Slovenia, given that distances within the country are mainly short and travel costs low.

Information on train schedules: 

  • Slovenian Railways call centre T: 1999 (indicative call price; €0.75; the price depends on the phone network you are calling from)
  • Answering service (information on train timetables from Ljubljana) T: +386 90 93 9801
  • E: potnik.info@slo-zeleznice.si
  • W: Slovenske železnice

By bus

The Ljubljana Bus Station has regular services to all Slovenia's neighbouring countries and the most popular tourist destinations within the country. Bus tickets can be purchased at the counter of the Ljubljana Bus Station or online from the Ljubljana Bus Station website.

European cities served by direct bus routes from Ljubljana: Trieste, Venice (Mestre, Marco Polo Airport), Florence, Milan, Klagenfurt, Vienna, Munich, Dortmund, Paris, Budapest, Zagreb, Sarajevo, Belgrade, Niš, Sofia.

In addition to bus tickets for the above-mentioned tourist destinations, Ljubljana Bus Station website offers the possibility to purchase tickets for some of the major Slovenian tourist attractions.

T: +386 (0)1 234 46 00
Bookings for bus tickets from Ljubljana: 
T: 1991 (the number is available only for calls placed from within Slovenian phone networks).
E: narocanje@ap-ljubljana.si
W: Avtobusna postaja Ljubljana

Public transport in Ljubljana
City buses

Those wishing to travel on Ljubljana city buses, operated by the Ljubljanski potniški promet (LPP) public utility company, should purchase the Urbana public transport card.

The bus fare is paid via the Urbana stored-value card (card price €2.00 + bus fare). One bus fare equals €1.20. Changing buses within 90 minutes from purchase is free-of-charge.

Ljubljana Tourist Card: Free-of-charge LPP bus fares during the entire period of the card’s validity (24, 48 or 72 hours).

BicikeLJ bicycle-sharing system

The BicikeLJ public bicycle system is available across the wider Ljubljana city centre. Bicycles can be hired practically for free.

Ljubljana Bike

In the summer and early autumn months (1 April-31 October), bicycles can be hired in the Ljubljana Bike project, led by Ljubljana Tourism.

Taxis in Ljubljana
In the centre of Ljubljana you can easily find a vacant taxi. Charges range between €0.80 and €1.50 for the starting fee and from €0.70 to €1.70 per kilometre. A taxi ride from Ljubljana Jože Pucnik Airport to Ljubljana costs from €20.00 to €45.00. Charges are lower when taxis are ordered by phone. In any case, it is advisable to enquire about the fare before the ride.

Time
Slovenia: UTC +1 CET (Central European Time)

Weather
The climate of Slovenia is influenced by the Alps and the Mediterranean, except for its north-eastern part which is mostly continental. Ljubljana typically has cool and humid winters, while summers are warm and sunny thanks to Mediterranean air currents. The average temperature for July is around 20° C and around 0° C in January. See the Slovenian National Meteorological Service website for forecasts and more information.

Foreign exchange, banking facilities
The Slovenian currency is the Euro (€). Most stores accept international credit and payment cards. There is also a wide network of ATMs where you can withdraw cash.

WiFree Ljubljana – city Wi-Fi network

WiFree Ljubljana offers 60 minutes of free Internet access in the direct city centre. The network can be accessed following a registration at http://www.wifreeljubljana.si

Ljubljana Card: Free-of-charge 24-hour Internet access.

The access to www.visitljubljana.com and other municipal websites is unrestricted.

Internet: www.wifreeljubljana.si

Telephone
Country code: +386: Slovenia
Regional code: 01: Ljubljana

Electricity
220V

Shopping in Ljubljana

The majority of shops in the city centre of Ljubljana are open between Monday and Friday from 8.00am to 7.00pm, Saturday from 8.00am to 1.00pm. The shopping centres at the city’s outskirts are open between Monday and Saturday from 8.00am to 9.00pm, Sunday from 8.00am to 3.00pm.

Emergency numbers
113 Police
112 Emergency telephone number: fire and rescue, ambulance
1987 Traffic information – AMZS Road Assistance

Tourist information

Ljubljana Tourist Information Centre (TIC)
Adamic-Lundrovo nabrežje 2
Phone: +386 1 306 1215
E-mail: tic@visitljubljana.si

Open:

  • October-31 May: every day from 8.00am to 7.00pm
  • June-30 September: every day from 8.00am to 9.00pm

Slovenian Tourist Information Centre (STIC)
Krekov trg 10
Phone: +386 1 306 4575, 306 4576
E-mail: stic@visitljubljana.si

Open:

  • October-31 May: between Monday and Friday from 8.00am to 7.00pm: Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 9.00am to 5.00pm
  • June-30 September: every day from 8.00am to 9.00pm

www.visitljubljana.com

Tours and trips

A wide range of experiences, both in Ljubljana and around Slovenia, are available. There is a search filter and all the programmes can be booked online.

https://www.visitljubljana.com/en/visitors/plan-your-visit/tours-and-trips/

Visa requirements and letters of invitation

Slovenia is a member of the European Union and entered the Schengen agreement in 2007; EU citizens do not require a visa to enter Slovenia, a passport or ID card is sufficient. Non-EU citizens are kindly advised to check entry requirements at the website of the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. If a visa is necessary, it is recommended to begin the application procedure at least two months before the travel date. CD Congress Centre Ljubljana can handle the procedure of guarantee letters, requiring a one-week time frame and costing EUR 12 per document. Additional information on requesting a letter of guarantee for the visa process can be found in the document that you can download using this link.

CD Congress Centre Ljubljana can handle the procedure of guarantee letters, requiring a one-week time frame and costing EUR 12 per document.

CONFERENCE SECRETARIAT

AFEA S.A. Booking Secretariat 
Professional Congress Organizer 
39-41 Lykavittou Street 
10672 Athens, Greece 
Tel: +30 2103668853 (direct line) 
Fax: +30 2103643511 
Email: admin@page-meeting.org

For matters related to payment of registration fees and abstracts:
admin@page-meeting.org

 

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