Registration and housing



Rates shown in U.S. dollars

  Early bird rate Advance rate Onsite rate
  Through June 8  Through July 6      After July 6
Regular attendee $449 $495 $515
Student attendee*      $249 $295 $315
Patient/Guest attendee** $50

 *Students are undergraduate and graduate students, post-graduate fellows, medical students, optometry students and residents.
**Patient/Guest attendee (for patient advocates) – please contact ARVO Customer Service to request a registration form at: Payment can be made on site at the onsite registration desk, located inside near the Auditorium entrance.

Online Registration closes at 11:59pm on July 11, 2018. After this date, registration will need to take place onsite at the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown. 

Registration includes:

  • 2.5 days of programming
  • Coffee breaks, two lunches, one opening reception
  • Champalimaud facility tour option (sign-up onsite, space may be limited)
  • Electronic conference materials

If you have questions regarding dietary requirements and/or special accommodations, please contact Mia Williams at: ARVO requires notification at least three weeks before the conference to ensure that arrangements can be made ahead of your arrival.

Cancellations and refund policy:

The deadline for refund requests is Friday, July 6, 2018. Registration fees will be refunded for the amount paid, less a $40 administrative fee ($20 for students). No refunds will be given for cancellations received in the ARVO office after July 6, 2018. All cancellations must be sent in writing to ARVO: 1801 Rockville Pike, Suite 400, Rockville, MD 20852, or by emailing

Letters of invitation:

To request an invitation letter, please email Include your full name and address to which the letter should be sent.

Photography release:

By attending the Ocular Oncogenesis and Oncology Conference, attendees agree to allow their names, likenesses and images either in audio, photographic or video format recorded onsite to be used by the Champalimaud Foundation, ARVO and the ARVO Foundation for Eye Research for education and promotional purposes. 

Questions regarding registration can be directed to: or 240.221.2900.


Bookings and payments of these rooms are the responsibility of the attendee. We suggest booking your hotel early, as hotel availability may decrease closer to the meeting. Please note, the following hotels are subject to availabilty. To best access the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown from the below hotels, we suggest uber, taxi, or train. Attendees are not required to stay at the following hotels. 

Hotel Vila Galé Collection Palácio dos Arcos *****
Largo Conde das Alcáçovas
2770-031 Paço de Arcos, Portugal

Next to the seafront, in the heart of Paço de Arcos - the palace is said to have given its name to the villa - this charming hotel is 15 minutes from the historical centers of Lisbon and Cascais. A two-minute walk will find the railway station of the line connecting the two cities.

Hotel Vila Galé Ópera ****
Travessa Conde da Ponte
1330-141 Lisboa, Portugal

Set in the monumental area of Belém with a view over the Tagus. Right in front of the Tagus River, you will find the hotel Vila Galé Ópera, located near the Lisbon Congress Center and the leisure area of Docas. In just a few minutes, you will reach the monumental area of Belém and the historic center of the Portuguese capital.

 Altis Prime **** 
Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 4
1250-191 Lisboa, Portugal

The Altis Grand Hotel is a landmark 5 star hotel with a prime location in central Lisbon, within walking distance of the Avenida Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) and Lisbon’s picturesque districts. This hotel’s timeline is linked to the contemporary history of the country, which regularly hosts media events. It is acknowledged by many for the quality of its services. Given its location in Lisbon, the Altis Grand Hotel will forever be associated with the contemporary political history of the country, which is normally a platform for major media events.

Located 17 minutes away from Champalimaud Centre, Altis Grand Hotel’s Groups Department will be very pleased to help you arrange a transfer service to/from Hotel/ Champalimaud Centre.

Special thanks to the event sponsor

Delcath Systems