ENCALS meeting 2019 Tours, France

15 May 2019

The ENCALS meeting 2019 in Tours will be held in May from Wednesday the 15th until Friday the 17th. Prof. Philippe Corcia of the University Francois Rabelais of Tours is the local organizer. 


The venue for the ENCALS meeting 2019 in Tours will be the Vinci International Congress Centre. This impressive building is close both to the station and to the City Hall, where the conference dinner will be held.


Programme ENCALS meeting 2019 Tours


Registration is now closed. On-site registration is not possible.

Abstract submission

A total of 200 abstracts is submitted. All abstracts have been reviewed by the ENCALS Programme Committee and notifications of acceptance as oral or poster presentation are e-mailed.

Poster award for PhD students

All posters with a PhD student as first and presenting author will be reviewed by members of the award committee for the PhD poster award. Therefore, all PhD students presenting a poster are requested to attend the PhD poster award session on the last day of the conference.


In collaboration with the Tourist Office of Tours, a webpage has been made available to book your accommodation.

For more information or questions, please contact:

Tourist Office of Tours
+33 2 47 70 37 46

Book your accommodation here

Travel to Tours

Tours is easily accessible from Charles de Gaulle airport (Paris-CDG) via a direct connection provided by TGV (High speed train) that takes only 1 hour and 40 minutes (Get your train ticket here)

Other airports, such as Paris Orly (ORY), do not have a direct train connection to Tours. However, it is possible to take a TGV from the Massy TGV station (which takes 15 minutes from Orly by cab) or from the Montparnasse station. To get to the Montparnasse station in Paris you can take the ORLYVAL to the Denfert-Rochereau station (17 minutes) and continue using the tube (line 6 to Montparnasse station, 5 stops away).

You also have the possibility to take a direct flight from Porto (3 weekly round-trips) and London Stansted (4 weekly round-trips) to the Tours Val de Loire Airport.

Map of TGV network

Satellite and side meetings

  • Harnessing Technology To Improve The Delivery Of Care And Clinical Trials In MND Satellite Workshop
    on Wednesday 15th 09:00-12:00 AM.
    Mandatory registration
  • Edaravone in ALS: Additional Perspectives Satellite meeting
    hosted by Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma on Wednesday 15th 18:30-20:00
  • Is it time to split the view of ALS as a single disease?
    hosted by FILSLAN on Thursday 16th 2019 07:00-09:00 AM
  • The Health Care Practitioners forum for nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists and other health care practitioners in ALS/ MND
    on Thursday 16th 09:00-17:00.
    Mandatory registration
  • Riluzole and ALS: from the theory to the real world
    Satellite Symposium hosted by EFFIK Italfarmaco on Thursday 16th 12:30-13:15