Visa information

Selected foreign participants must contact in advance the Brazilian Embassy, Consulate, or the appropriate Office of Tourism, in their home country to determine their individual visa requirements. If you need a personal letter of invitation to attend de event, please send your request to

As a general rule, conference attendees from countries for which a visa is required to enter Brazil should apply for a Temporary Visa in some Brazilian Consulates this is called Academic/Cultural/Scientific Visa. However, you must check the exact type of visa you have to apply for with the specific Brazilian Embassy or Consulate in your region/country.
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Foreign participants should disembark at Guarulhos International Airport (GRU) and then board domestic flights to RAO – Doutor Leite Lopes Airport, in Ribeirão Preto / SP.


The School will be held during Spring time. Temperature may reach up 30 ºC.


Brazilian currency is named “Real” (R$).

About CRID

CRID’s general objective is to perform integrative and translational research to identify, validate and target known and novel biological pathways involved in the induction and resolution of inflammation. As a result, we expect the development of innovative therapeutic strategies and drugs that effectively target inflammatory diseases. The Center also dedicates intense efforts to disseminate knowledge by sharing greater public awareness, promoting education on immunology and inflammation, and generating enthusiasm for science. more

Ribeirão Preto Medical School - USP


“Providing excellence in higher education, providing training of health professionals with a high level of qualification and potential of leadership, based on ethical, moral, scientific and humanistic principles; training qualified researchers in its graduate programs and produce high-quality innovative research with international insertion, exploring the boundaries of knowledge, but also attentive to the society needs; continuing interaction with the public sector and with the society in order … more

University of São Paulo - USP

USP, as the major institution of higher learning and research in Brazil, is responsible for educating a large part of Brazilian Masters and Ph.D’s. On our site, you can find information about our structure, ways of entrance and services offered to the foreign community.

The São Paulo Research Foundation - FAPESP

FAPESP is a public foundation, funded by the taxpayer in the State of São Paulo, with the mission to support research projects in higher education and research institutions, in all fields of knowledge. São Paulo has a population of forty million and generates 32% of Brazil’s GNP. The constitution of the State establishes that 1% of all state taxes belong to the foundation and the government transfers these funds monthly. The stability of the funding and the autonomy of the foundation allow for an efficient management of … more

The city of Ribeirão Preto

The city was originated around 1856 as an agricultural region. Coffee was a primary source of income until 1929, when it lost value compared with the industrial sector. In the second half of the 20th century, investment in areas such as health, biotechnology, bioenergy and information technology led to the city being declared a Technological Center in 2010. These activities have caused the city to have the 30th biggest gross national (GNP) in Brazil. The city is also an important cultural center… more


Located in a green area on the outskirts of Ribeirão Preto, JP Convention Resort offers gym and sauna facilities, swimming pools, soccer fields, volleyball and tennis courts. It offers room service and free Wi-Fi. The air-conditioned accommodation has a classic décor and a balcony with garden views. All come with cable TV, a minibar and a bathroom. The hotel’s restaurant is luxurious in a setting with piano music. You can also enjoy a buffet breakfast, or have a drink in the bar of this 4-star hotel.