XXII International Symposium on Morphological Sciences

12-16th February, 2012 - Sao Paulo - Brazil

12-16th February, 2012 - Sao Paulo - Brazil

Symposium Venue

  Rebouças Convention Center

Reception Desk:

Av. Dr. Enéas Carvalho Aguiar, 23 Cerqueira César.

Zip Code 05403-912 - São Paulo/SP - Brazil 

Parking Lot:

Av. Rebouças, 600 - Cerqueira César 

Zip Code 05402-000 - São Paulo/SP - Brazil 

Phone: +55(11) 3898-7850 / Fax : +55 (11) 3898-7878

E-mail : reboucas@hcnet.usp.br


Official Language

The official language of the Symposium is English. Translation to portuguese may be available at the main sessions.  

Activities Timetable





February 13-15, 2012 

 08:00 - 18:00

 Opening Ceremony and

 Welcome Reception

February 12, 2012 

 19:30 - 23:00

 Scientific Activities

  February 13-15, 2012

 February 16, 2012

08:00 - 19:30

 09:30 - 17:00


 February 13-16, 2012

February 14, 2012

10:30 and 16:30

10:10 and 16:30

Poster Exhibition

Poster Presentation Session 

February 13-15, 2012

February 14, 2012  

09:00 - 19:30

15:30 - 18:30 

Gala Dinner

February 15, 2012

21:30 - 00:30


Access to Scientific Activities

Participants should pass obligatory registration and get a badge of the Symposium by producing of which they will be able to attend all scientific sessions of the congress and exhibition.

Certificate of Attendance

A certificate of attendance will be given to all registered participants.


The  XXII ISMS will  award  the best presented papers.

Final Programme and Abstracts

The printed version of the Scientific Program and book of Congress proceedings and Abstracts will be available to all registered participants during the days of the Conference. 

Commercial Exhibition

An Exhibition featuring  Books, Equipments and Products will be held during the XXII ISMS.  Companies interested in participating should contact  the Exhibition Organizing Committee.

E-mail: ismsxxii@gmail.com

Tel.: +55 (11) 9702-3409  Fax: +55 (11) 3813-8587.

Useful Information

1- Time Zone: São Paulo is 3 hours behind of Greenwich Mean Time

(UTC/GMT -3) and observe daylight savings time until February 19th.


2- Currency: The unit of Brazilian currency is the Real (R$) and its subunit (1/100) is called centavo. There are coins and banknotes available:

Coins: 1 centavo (R$ 0,01), 5 centavos (R$ 0,05), 10 centavos (R$ 0,10),

           25 centavos (R$ 0,25), 50 centavos (R$ 0,50) and1 real (R$ 1,00)


Banknotes: 1 real (R$ 1,00), 2 reais (R$ 2,00), 5 reais (R$ 5,00),

                   10 reais (R$ 10,00), 20 reais (R$ 20,00), 50 reais (R$ 50,00)

                   100 reais (R$ 100,00)


3- Currency Exchange: Foreign banknotes can be exchanged at most banks, exchange houses and some hotels. Traveler´s checks can also be exchanged at most banks, but may be difficult to change in smaller towns. Travelers are advised to bring Traveler´s checks in US Dollars or Euro.


4- Banking Hours: From 10:00 to 16:00 - Monday through Friday.


5- Credit Cards: MasterCard and Visa are accepted at most places, but American Express and Diners Club may only be accepted at major hotels, shops and restaurants in the larger cities. Check with your credit card company for details on merchant acceptance and other services which may be available.


6- Business Hours: Public offices and stores generally open from 09:00 to 18:00 on weekdays. The shopping centers open from 10:00 to 22:00 from Monday through Sunday. 


7- Telephone: To make international calls, you must dial:

00+ telephone company code + country code + area code + phone number

telephone company code: 21 Embratel / 15 Telefônica / 41 Tim

    Convenience stores, hotels and airports sell domestic and international calling cards.


8- Climate: During the Symposium, it is going to be summer and the weather will be warm. São Paulo is considered to have a subtropical climate and the average daytime temperature in February is 22.5 degrees Celsius (72.5 degrees Fahrenheit).

Highest Registered Temperature in February: 35oC ( 95oF)

Lowest Registered Temperature in February: 11oC (51.8oF)


9- Electricity: The standard electricity supply is 110 volts AC. However, outlets for 110 and 220 volts are available at hotels. In relation to power plugs and sockets, there is a new law which changed them for a new three-pin model, despite the fact you can still find the old models. 


10- Visa: Citizens of countries that do not demand visas from Brazilian nationals usually do not need visas to enter Brazil (most European and South American countries fall in this category). Some countries are exempted only from tourist visa. Citizens from other countries should have a visa to visit Brazil either on tourism or on business. Please, check at the website of the Brazilian Embasy the updated list of requirements for each country (click here). If you are exempted, please be sure that your passport is valid for at least 6 more months after the date you will leave Brazil. All exemptions are valid for a stay up to 90 days, except for Venezuelan passport holder.

          Please, if you need a Visa Invitation Letter, please send an e-mail to isms@mci-group.com.   


11- Guarulhos International Airport:


    Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) - Governador André Franco Montoro International Airport, formerly called Cumbica Airport after the district where it is located, is the main airport serving São Paulo, Brazil. It is located in the adjoining municipality of Guarulhos in the Greater São Paulo. Since November 28th, 2001 the airport is named after André Franco Montoro, former Governor of São Paulo. In 2010, the airport was ranked 1st in terms of transported passengers, aircraft operations and cargo handled in Brazil. For detailed information on the airport facilities and transportation, please refer to its website (click here).
12- Useful Websites:
          - São Paulo City
          - São Paulo Metrô (subway)

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