Fiocruz Brasilia

Promoting health and social development, generating and disseminating scientific and technological knowledge, and promoting active citizenship – these are the concepts that guide the work of the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz). The Foundation, which falls under the Ministry of Health of Brazil, is the most prominent institution in health science and technology in Latin America.

The Foundation has sites in 10 Brazilian states and also has an office in Maputo, the capital of Mozambique. In addition to the institutes based in Rio de Janeiro, Fiocruz has 16 scientific and technical units, focused on teaching, research, innovation, technical assistance, technological development and extension in the health field.

Fiocruz Brasília, based in the Federal Capital, represents the Foundation in relation to Brazil’s Executive and Legislative branches. In addition, it is involved in teaching, research, communication and in promoting public health more broadly. Fiocruz Brasilia aims to contribute to the consolidation of the Sistema Único de Saúde (SUS) – the Brazilian health system – through the formation of strategic boards, through the development and diffusion of innovative technologies, and through supporting national and international’cooperation that responds to the needs of the health system at federal and regional levels.

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Getting to Brasília

International Airport Juscelino Kubitschek

Brasilia Airport (International Airport Juscelino Kubitschek) is the third largest in Brazil and the largest domestic hub in the country. This airport will be the main access point for Symposium participants. Participants travelling to Brazil from other countries may initially fly into Sao Paulo or Rio de Janeiro, and then fly on to Brasilia from there.

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For transportation from the airport to hotels and Fiocruz Brasilia, QESymposium participants can use the taxi or Uber services available at the airport. These services can be considered fast, safe and comfortable in Brasilia.

VISA applications

Complete information on how to apply for a VISA to visit Brazil can be found on the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Brazil:

If you need a VISA to enter Brazil, the Symposium organizers will provide a letter of invitation once you have registered for the Symposium. You will need to provide your passport number and country of issue.


We have arranged special rates for Symposium participants at the HBPlus and Mercure hotels in Brasilia.


To book on the HPLUS hotels:

Access the HPLUS website and enter the PROMOCODE ‘QESYMPOSIUM1’ or ‘QESYMPOSIUM2’ in the reservation form. Available for bookings made until September 24, 2019.


To book on the Mercure hotels:

Reservations must be made by email. The email subject must mention ‘QESymposium’ to access the special rates. Available for bookings made until September 27, 2019.


E-mails for Mercure hotels reservations:

Mercure Brasilia Líder – [email protected]

Grand Mercure Brasília Eixo Monumental  [email protected]


About Brasília

Brasilia is amazing. And it was intended that way. Since its inauguration on April 21, 1960, the city has been amazing the world with its unique beauty.

Conceived by Juscelino Kubitschek, Brasilia is a masterpiece of modern architecture. Its conception results from the work and genius of the urbanista Lucio Costa and the architect Oscar Niemeyer.

In addition to that, the city is full of artworks by artists such as Athos Bulcão, Burle Marx, Alfredo Ceschiatti, Marianne Peretti and Bruno Giorgi, which turn it into a unique place.

Brasilia is so surprising that it was the first modern and youngest city to be declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987, when only 27 years old.

The city is also full of natural riches, with many waterfalls, caves and lagoons, the perfect environments for ecological walks and outdoor sports.

During your visit take the chance to get to know, discover and be enchanted with Brasilia. You will realize that the Capital of Brazil will amaze you as well (Brasilia Government, 2017)

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Social event

The Symposium Dinner, to be held on 10 October, will be a special moment of socializing and networking, and also an opportunity to enjoy the best of Brazilian cuisine. Detailed information about how to participate in this special event will be available shortly.