ESCMID has been following the current events regarding the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant in Portugal.
The Summer School is still planned to take place between 4-11 September 2021 in Carcavelos, as it is hoped that the situation will improve by this time.
In the meantime, we would advise that participants do not book travel tickets until early August 2021, when the public health situation in Portugal is clearer.


19th ESCMID Summer School

4 - 11 September 2021, Carcavelos, Portugal

A one-week course dedicated to postgraduate and continuing medical education. The programme covers a broad range of topics in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases and will interest young MDs at the end of their specialty training as well as biologists, pharmacists, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows working in the infection field.

Registration Fees
Fee until July 31st 2021Fee from August 1st 2021
ESCMID member€ 800€ 900
Non-member€ 1100€ 1200

The fee covers the course, educational material, seven nights (check-in 4 September, check-out 11 September) in a single room*, breakfasts, lunches, coffee breaks and social events.

Rates are available without accommodation for local participants (€100 discount).

*Single rooms are offered in 2021 for no additional upcharge due to COVID-19 precautions. If two participants wish to share a room, this can be arranged in advance with the event secretariat.


The deadline for registration (if not sold out earlier) is 13 August 2021 at 23:59 CEST

COVID-19 Compliance


The ESCMID Summer School  will be run in accordance with the local Portuguese regulations at the time of the event.

It will be necessary for each participant to present, on arrival, either proof of full vaccination or documented proof of immunity (Corona-Pass).

If this is not available, a negative PCR test result not less than 72 hours old should be produced upon arrival.

Unvaccinated individuals will be subject to periodic testing during the Summer School.

PCR tests will be available on Friday, September 10 for those that require one for return travel.

Cancellation policy


In the unfortunate event that the onsite Summer School cannot go ahead, participants will receive a full refund of any paid registration fees.

A full refund of registration fees will also be offered in the event that national travel restrictions prevent a participant from travelling to Portugal at the time of the Summer School.

Attendance Grants

ESCMID members can apply for an attendance grant, covering the registration fee (including accomodation). Travel is not included.

Grant applications can be submitted until 15 July 2021
Grant recipients will be notified by 22 July 2021.

Apply for an attendance grant here. 


If you wish to secure your place in the Summer School before the grant announcement, please proceed with a regular registration and payment - If your grant application is then subsequently successful, your paid registration fees will be refunded.

Case Study Preparation

Participants are requested to submit an abstract of a case or their research work as part of registration. All participants will present their cases or research projects during the course. The case/research project should come from the professional experience of the participant, be of practical relevance and have some educational value.

The abstract template for upload during registration can be found here.

Detailed guidance on on the presentation itself can be found in the Guidance Document.

CME Accreditation

The organisers will apply for CME accreditation of this event EACCME.
In order to claim points, each participant must fill in the signing sheet before each session.

Hybrid delivery

Avenues are being explored to allow ‘distance learning’ by remote participants. – Updates on this will be made in due course.

About Carcavelos


Carcavelos is located on the Estoril coast approximately 12 kilometres from Lisbon.

With the São Julião da Barra Fort dominating at one end, Carcavelos Beach is the largest expanse of sand on the Estoril coast and regularly hosts beach volleyball and football competitions.

Given its proximity to Lisbon and easy means of access, Carcavelos Beach is highly popular during the summer while in winter it is mostly given over to the surfing and bodyboarding communities, brought in by the excellent conditions here.

Next to the Beach, there is a wide choice of renowned restaurants in addition to bars and terraces just perfect for some quality time in the sun.

Course Venue and Participant Accommodation

Course Venue and Participant Accommodation

Riviera Hotel
R. Bartolomeu Dias
2775-551 Carcavelos, Portugal

Travelling to Carcavelos

Carcavelos is very close to Lisbon, only 25 minutes by car/taxi and approximately 45 minutes by train.

The closest international airport is Lisbon Potela Airport.


William Caddy

ESCMID Executive Office
P.O. Box 214
4010 Basel, Switzerland
Phone +41 61 508 01 54
Email william.caddy[at]