opening ceremony and welcome reception
In Memory of Professor Emerita P. Helena Mäkelä
Sunday, March 11
18:40 in the Plenary Hall
Registered participants are invited to attend the Opening Ceremony of ISPPD-8, which will be conducted in the memory of Helena Mäkelä, a pioneer in the development of pneumococcal vaccines one of ISPPD’s co-founders.
Part 1: Opening remarks and tribute to Professor Helena Mäkela by Ron Dagan, Chair of ISPPD Board, Rosanna Lagos, Symposium Chair and Hanna Nohynek, ISPPD Board Member
Part 2: Overview of ISPPD-8’s Scientific Program from Rosanna Lagos, Symposium Chair
Part 3: A celebration of Latin America! The Itaipú Choir will perform a suite of worldwide popular Latin American songs, followed by a special presentation of music from Chliean band Bordemar and images of the Deep South.
The Welcome Reception will take place following the Opening Ceremony in the Exhibition Area (included in registration fee).
A light buffet will be offered.
Sputum Cup soccer match
Wednesday, March 14
16:15-18:15 at the Rafain Palace
Join us for a fun and friendly game of soccer amongst ISPPD-8 participants.
This event is open to all participants and is included in your initial registration fee.
There will be 2 teams – Latin America vs. Rest of the World
- 10+1 players on each team plus an unlimited number of substitutions
- The match will run for 60 minutes (25 minutes per half, plus a 10 minute break)
- There is a minimum of 3 players from both genders on the field at the same time
- Normal soccer rules apply
- Remember to bring footwear suitable for playing soccer!
Participants who are not staying at the Rafain Palace may bring their sport clothing with them. There will be an unmanned cloak room to keep belongings during the day and a changing room accessible prior to the game.
To register please click here
* This event is open to all participants and included in your initial registration fee.
Fiesta Latinoamericana - Banquet Dinner
Wednesday, March 14
20:30 at the Rafain Churrascaria
Av. das Cataratas, 1749
Foz do Iguaçu
Come join us for an evening of dancing, traditional Brazilian flavor and fun.
Tickets: $65 USD
To book your ticket to the Banquet Dinner please click here
Complimentary Shuttles will be provided from the official ISPPD hotels to the Rafain Churrascaria.
Please click here for the transportation timetable