Social Events

Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 24, 17:30 - 19:00

The Opening Reception will take place during the Opening of Exhibits and Poster Session 1.

Date: Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Time: 17:30 - 19:00
Place: PCC - Prague Congress Center, Second Floor

All registered attendees are able to attend this event.

Join us for a welcome drink, lively conversations and inspiring discussions!

Vanguard Reception
Thursday, May 25, 19:00 - 20:00

This event is open to all attendees age 42 and younger and is a chance to network and meet your colleagues. There is no charge and no ticket is necessary.

The goal of the Vanguard committee is to engage younger physicians, surgeons and scientists who have an interest in liver transplantation and to encourage their involvement in ILTS. The purpose is to develop scientific and educational initiatives to prepare the next generation for leadership roles in ILTS.

Please indicate on the registration form if you wish to participate.

Date: Thursday, May 25, 2017
Time: 19:00 - 20:00
Place: PCC - Prague Congress Center, Zoom Restaurant, First Floor

Closing Reception
Friday, May 26, 2017, 20:00 - 23:00

The Closing Reception is a ticketed off-site event with separate registration fee.
Transportation is included with the purchase of each ticket.

The Closing Reception will be held at the:
Convent of St Agnes of Bohemia

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Location: Google Maps

Doors open: 20:00

Take the opportunity to meet in these unique surroundings and enjoy music, dancing and Czech specialities after a long day of Congress!


One of the oldest and most important Gothic buildings in Prague, the Na Františku monastery, is named after its founder, the Přemyslid princess St. Agnes (ca 1211–1282), canonized in 1989. She founded her monastery with the help of the royal family at the beginning of the 1230s and entered it soon after to become its abbess.

The Na Františku monastery was the first double convent of Poor Clares and Friars Minor in the trans-Alpine region, but it was also meant as the Přemyslid family necropolis. It was the site of a royal coronation, witness to royal funerals and the final resting place of Agnes of Bohemia. Because of its importance, it was declared a national cultural monument in 1970.

The St. Agnes Convent is a complex of two buildings, the convent of the Order of Poor Ladies and the monastery of Franciscans.
The first one is the oldest brick building preserved in Prague. The early-Gothic St. Francis Church belongs to the convent. It has a Gothic window, which is the oldest one in the Central Europe.
The dome of the church collapsed in the past, so it was covered with a new roof.
The hall was restored and there are concerts held there nowadays.

There is a church of an unknown dedication, built for the nuns of the convent, and also the St. Salvator Church. The latter one was built between 1270 and 1280 and it was the first example of the French Gothic style in the country.
The entrance of the church has a triumphal arch, decorated with statues of kings´ and queens´ heads.
A royal burial place was there originally. King Wenceslas I. was buried there in 1253 and also St. Agnes has her tomb there, but it was never found.