Tentative program

Date Hour
8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
May 3rd, 2020 Sunday Registration Exhibition opening Welcome party
May 4th 2020
Registration Opening ceremony Plenary sessions Lunch Conference sessions Sponsors party
May 5th 2020
Conference sessions Lunch Conference sessions
and poster sessions
Conference dinner
May 6th 2020
Social programme



The negotiation will be held in English language.

The best doctoral or postdoctoral lecture will be rewarded.


Scientific Program

Plenary Sessions

Every day a world-renowned personality will present a keynote address on some aspect of the Conference theme. On Monday 4th of May at 10.00 will be included in the Opening Ceremony. On the following days there will be a conference session which will open the day at 9.00.

Poster Sessions

Scientific results will also be presented in the poster exhibition of the Conference. The posters will be exhibited Tuesday 5th of May at 16.00 to 18.00. The creators of the posters will be present to show their posters and to answer questions.

The authors must send their poster abstracts to the Conference organizer by January 10th, 2020. The accepted abstracts will be printed in the Conference Proceedings. 


Social Program

Registration will be available from 1st september 2019.
The social program (option 1 and 2)  is optional and will be paid separately - to be announced soon.

Option 1

Spis Castle and Levoca Tour
UNESCO Medieval Town Tour and a visit to UNESCO Spis castle


We will start our trip at the biggest castle ruins complex of central Europe, Spis Castle, built during the 12th century. It was an important political, economic and cultural centre of the Hungarian Kingdom. Several movies were filmed here, such as Dragonheart and The Last Legion.

We stop for lunch at the historical town of Levoca with the chance to try some traditional dishes from Slovakia. On the way to Levoca, you will have a chance to spot Spisska Kapitula, the administrative centre of the church since the 12th century. Levoca is a medieval town built between the 15th and 17th centuries. It is the biggest religious pilgrimage centre of Slovakia. In Levoca visitors can see a wellpreserved town wall, a Gothic church with the highest wooden altar in the world carved by the most famous medieval carving masters, master Pavol of Levoca, among other Renaissance buildings. In the city centre, there is a special medieval object from the 16th century, the ‘ shame cage’ . It used to be a place of punishment for people who disobeyed the law. Among all the beautiful buildings, the city centre has well-preserved merchant’s medieval houses.

Levoca, Kapitula and Spis Castle are listed as part of UNESCO World Heritage.

spis castle

Tour Schedule

  • 9:00 - pick up clients at the hotel
  • 10:30 - 12:30 - Visit Spis Castle
  • 13:00 – 14:00 - lunch at Levoca historical town
  • 14:00 - 15:30 - Visit St. Jame’s Basilica with the highest gothic altar in the world, medieval houses and city centre of Levoca
  • 15:30 - 17:00 - Return to the hotel

What is included

  • Transport
  • Snacks and a drink
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees to Spis Castle and St. Jame’s Basilica
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide

Option 2

Hiking from Hotel Patria to the „Skok waterfall“ and back

trip info

This is an easy, clearly waymarked hike. Walking through the peaceful valley of Mlynická dolina, you will have an opportunity to admire the majestic Skok Waterfall, as well as multiple impressive views.


high tatras hiking

Start at the Hotel Patria (1,346 m above sea level) and follow the tarmac road to the ski jumps. From there, follow the yellow waymarked hiking trail. It will take you all the way to the tranquil valley of Mlynická dolina and the Skok Waterfall.

To Skok

skok waterfall

From Mlynická dolina, walk up the stony path. The higher you go, the narrower it will become. Hairpin bends will help you at the steeper parts. Peeking through the majestic spruces, you will be able to see the waterfall. And if your hearing is really good, you will be able to hear it too.

Continue on the yellow trail and you will enter the dwarf-pine zone. Notice the large rock formation called Kazateľnica (pulpit). After a short while, you will stand right at the bottom of the waterfall. Its 25-metre drop is spectacular. It is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the region, and it falls from a ledge that is 1,789 m above sea level.


Retrun back to the Hotel Patria following the same route. 




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