HCist - International Conference on Health and Social Care Information Systems and Technologies


The conference will be held at Meliá Braga Hotel & SPA, in the city of Braga, the capital of the Minho province in Northern Portugal.

Braga was recently elected european best destination for 2021. It is an ancient city which thrived from the Roman empire (for that, it is also known as the Portuguese Rome).
This was also the city of the Archbishops, as holders of both temporal and spiritual power, from the time Portugal was founded. Up to today, the Holy Week is the highlight of the tourist flow. Therefore, there is an impressive number of churches and shrines spread by the entire city and its surrounding territory.
From these, the Cathedral, the Church of Bom Jesus and the Sanctuary of Sameiro are the most remarkable.

The Meliá Braga Hotel & SPA is a modern and sophisticated 5-star Hotel serving the city of Braga and the entire region of Minho (Northern Portugal). In a prime location, the Meliá Braga Hotel & Spa is located just 5 minutes from the City centre, shopping malls and the Iberian Nanotechnology Centre. It is also close to the Bom Jesus Sanctuary, the University of Minho and the Peneda-Gerês National Park.

Travel - How to get to the conference

By Air:

The Airport Francisco Sá Carneiro (Porto) is about 55 Km from the Hotel and its journey on the A3 and A41 takes about 35 minutes.
Follow the A41 / IC24 from Av. Do Aeroporto, Av. Mário Brito and R. Conselheiro Luís Magalhães / N13
Continue onto A41/IC24. Head on A3 towards Av. Dr. Francisco Salgado Zenha in Braga.
Continue onto Av. Dr. Francisco Salgado Zenha. Follow the Av. Frei Bartolomeu dos Mártires and Av. João Paulo II towards Av. Gen. Carrilho da Silva Pinto until you reach the Hotel Meliá Braga.

By Train:

From Porto, you can use the Porto Campanha train station to Braga station. Train departures are regular. Urban Train - 1h06 min. Alfa Pendular - 39 min.

By Bus (from Porto Airport):

There are several operators (Get Bus, Flix Bus, ALSA) that service a direct route between Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO) and Braga. The journey takes less than an hour, and costs aprox. 6-9 EUR.
From Porto city center, you can get a direct bus to Braga from the Bus Terminal at Campo 24 de Agosto (Terminal Rodoviário do Campo 24 de Agosto). Also, there are several operators that service this route, which takes also aprox. 1 hour at 6-10 EUR.


Special rate for conference participants

Conference registred participants may enjoy a special rate for a limited number of rooms.
Early registration and room reservation are strongly recommended.
Please contact the hotel directly and mention the conference to benefit from these special prices.

Some "postcards" from the hotel:

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    Authors of selected papers will be invited to extend their papers for publication in international journals and in edited books.

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