On behalf of the Local Organizing Committee and of the President of ENEA, we would like to invite you to participate in the next ENEA Congress that will take place in Porto, from the 29th november to the 2nd of December, 2020.
ENEA is the leading society in Europe for the study of neuroendocrinology, from basic to clinical aspects, especially in the field of pituitary disorders. The ENEA meeting will be a great opportunity for networking for translation scientists.
The city of Porto is known as the ‘Invicta City’, meaning “never defeated”. The name of our country, Portugal, also originated from this city’s name; in c. 200 BC, Porto was designated ‘Portus Cale’, later becoming the capital of the County of Portugal, or Portucale County, which then became Portugal.
Porto is also a city which is known worldwide for its wines, bridges, ancient and contemporary architecture, and historical centre, which is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, as well as for its football club – FC Porto.
The nickname of the inhabitants of Porto is ‘tripeiros’. This name originates from the story of the Porto inhabitants who donated all their meat to the sailors who were setting off on a voyage of discovery to Africa and India, and kept only the tripe (‘tripa’ in Portuguese) for themselves to eat.
This rich cultural background is a fitting setting to receive the 19th Congress of the European NeuroEndocrine Association and to enable the sharing of knowledge and the development of fruitful discussions. I hope that all the participants will enjoy the wonderful city of Porto and our hospitality, as well as a great scientific programme.
Davide Carvalho, MD, PhD
President of the Local Organizing Committee
Thierry Brue, MD, PhD
President of European Neuroendocrine Association