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ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting

During the Conference

Conference venue

ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting's events will occur in three locations close to each other: the Institute of Biosciences (IB-USP), the Center for International Difusion (CDI-USP) - both located inside the USP central campus -, and the Butantan Institute, adjacent to the University campus.

* The conference opening, on Sunday - July 16, 2017 - will happen in the Butantan Institute.

* The parallel sessions of the conference, from Monday to Friday - July 17 to 21, 2017 - will be held in the Institute of Biosciences of USP.  

* The two plenary sessions, the general assembly of ISHPSSB and the posters session will take place in the Auditorium of the International Broadcasting Center ("Centro de Difusão Internacional", CDI, in Portuguese) of USP.

Butantan Institute
1500 Vital Brasil Avenue
Butantã - São Paulo - SP

The Butantan Institute is the place where the opening of ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting will happen. Founded in 1901, the Butantan Institute is the main Brazilian producer of immunobiological products developed for public health purposes. Butantan Institute's facilities are located in a big green area adjacent to the University of São Paulo main campus.


The entrance to the Institute is on 1500 Vital Brasil Avenue, close to the  Butantã Subway Station - Line 4 - Yellow. See the map of access here.


On Sunday, July 16, at the recreational area of the Institute (helipad), the Conference's Secretariat will provisionally work, starting from 1:00 p.m.

Participants and visitors will receive the conference package, with a personal badge, a hard copy of the program, a notepad, pen, bag and mug.

The badge should be used at all times, during the conference, for security and operational reasons.

Visitors and participants who have ordered itens of the conference shop will be able to retrieve them at the registration's place. 


During the afternoon, cultural activities will happen, including guided tours to the museums inside Butantan Institute, exhibitions and musical presentations.

At 5:00 p.m. the Meeting's opening ceremony will take place, with the ISHPSSB President and Organizer Comission's welcome.

From 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there will be the welcome cocktail and the projection of historical documentaries about science in Brazil and at the Butantan Institute.

Institute of Biosciences, IB-USP

277 Matão Street
Universitary City - São Paulo - SP

The Institute of Biosciences (IB-USP) is the place where the most part of ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting's events will take place. IB is situated on the main campus of the University of São Paulo, in São Paulo city. Placed in the most pleasant location of the entire campus, the buildings and facilities of the Institute of Biosciences are situated in the middle of a forest reserve.  

The simultaneous sections of the conference will occur in four buildings of the Institute, according to the numbers on the map below: 

2: Restaurant - Coffee breaks and lunchs
3/4/5: Ernest Marcus Building - General Auditorium of Zoology (AG-Zoo)
6: Paulo Sawaya Building / Didactic Center - Auditoriums 1 and 2, Laboratory of multimidia,
and Baby room
8/9: André Dreyfus Building - General Auditorium of Botany (AG-Bot)
10: Félix Rawittscher Building / "Minas" - Auditoriums 1, 2 and 3,  
and Secretariat of the Meeting


As you you can see at the map above, these buildings are located very close to each other (average distance among these buildings is about 80 meters).

All classrooms and auditories are equiped with computers with speakers, internet access and projectors. The rooms also have access to wireless internet conectivity, to be accessed with a password provided for the participants during the Meeting.

The photos below show examples of different spaces that will be used for the parallel sessions (classrooms, auditoriums and laboratories) 

CD-A1: Auditorium 1 - Didactic Center (Building 6 on the map above)

Lab Multimidia

CD-A3: Lab Multimidia (without laptops) - Didactic Center (Building 6 on the map above)


MINAS2: Auditorium 2 - "Minas" (Building 10 on the map above)
AG-BOT: General Auditorium of Botany (Building 8/9 on the map above)
AG-ZOO: General Auditorium of Zoology (Building 3/4/5 on the map above)

There will be a Baby Room (CD-Room3), with armchair, dresser with changing table and criddle for the participants who are accompanied by babies. The Meeting's registration form will have a topic where you can signal your option for using this room.

   bebe-room  bebe-room  bebe-room

The Conference's Secretariat will be working at the Undergraduate Laboratory ("LabLic", "Laboratório de Licenciatura", in Portuguese), the first room after the entrance on "Minas" (10 - Félix Kurt Rawitscher Building), from Monday to Friday.

The conference shop, where you will be able to acquire souvenirs of the conference (mugs, T-shirts, desk or wall calendars, etc.) will work together with the Secretariat.

The secretariat will also sell lunch tikets to be used in the conference's restaurants. Using this tickets, you will be able to save much time when taking your meal.

Accessibility in IB-USP

The Institute of Biosciences presents a basic accessibility infrastructure to wheelchair users. The movimentation of wheelchairs among the four buildings where the Conference's parallel sessions will occur may be made following the Accessibility Route of the IB-USP, as shown in the illustration below:

Illustration of the Accessibility Route of IB-USP

Acess-1       Acess-2    
In the Didactic Center, where the most part of the parallel sessions will occur, there is an elevator and there are bathrooms adapted for wheelchair users on its two floors. Some auditoriums have special tables for wheelchair users.

Acess-3    Acess-4

International Broadcasting Center 

("Centro de Difusão Internacional", CDI, 

in Portuguese)

(No number) Professor Lúcio Martins Rodrigues Avenue
Universitary City - São Paulo - SP

The plenary conferences and the ISHPSSB General Assembly will be held at the Auditorium of the International Broadcasting Center ("Centro de Difusão Internacional", CDI, in Portuguese) of USP.


The CDI is located in the University campus, at a distance of 1.2 km of IB-USP (15 minutes on foot). There will be a transportation in special buses for all participants, at the moments of the plenary sessions and the ISHPSSB General Assembly.

The CDI presents absolute accessibility conditions for wheelchair users.

ISHPSSB & ABFHiB 2017 Meeting   
International Society for the History, Philosophy and Social Studies of Biology (ISHPSSB)   
Associação Brasileira de Filosofia e História da Biologia (ABFHiB)   
São Paulo, Brazil, 16 to 21 July, 2017   

São Paulo, Brazil
16 to 21 July, 2017

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