Welcome to the ECDO2014 Euroconference!We are pleased to announce that the 22nd Conference of the European Cell Death Organization, titled Death and Rejuvenation, will be held in Hersonissos, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, on October 1-4, 2014. The conference will be hosted at the convention center of the Creta Maris Beach Resort, located near Heraklion, on the northern coast of the island of Crete.
We would like to welcome you to Hersonissos, a picturesque resort about 25 kilometers east of Heraklion, the largest city on Crete. The Municipality of Hersonissos extends from the north coastline of central Crete to the imposing mountain chains of Lasithi. Hersonissos is known as one of the most well-organized tourist destination in Crete. It is also known for its high quality hotels, conference infrastructures and the natural beauty of its coasts. Its other side, which is less acknowledged, includes the pristine mainland, where many historical monuments and landscapes of exceptional beauty await to be discovered. At the modern settlement of Hersonissos is the site of the ancient town of Chersonesos, an important seaport from Classical Greece through Byzantine times that served the city of Lyttos. The contemporaneous pleasure port is built over the remains of the Roman port. Some traces of those remains, most of them submerged, are still visible in some places. On the seaside street there is a pyramidal Roman fountain with mosaics of fishing scenes. The vicinity of Hersonissos is noted for its prehistoric archaeological finds. Hersonisos boasts a number of sandy beaches all along the coast, while a number of lovely small coves can be found both to the west as well as to the east.
We anticipate welcoming 300 to 400 international participants, renowned researches, young investigators in training, clinical doctors and representatives from several charities. The ECDO Conference on Cell Death has a long tradition and is established as scientifically excellent and intense meeting. The focus of the conference, the special attention to poster presentations and short oral communications, the common lunches and social programs create an atmosphere of stimulating discussions and contacts. Therefore, the ECDO conference is considered as one of the best meetings in the field of cell death research.
We hope to welcome you in Hersonissos, Heraklion, at the 22nd ECDO Conference on Cell Death!
Chair of the 22nd ECDO Conference on Cell Death
President of ECDO
President-elect of ECDO