Climate and Clothing
It is autumn in Stockholm in September and the temperatures can vary from 5 to 15 °C. Please note there may be occasional showers.
Weather information and forecasts:
- smhi.se (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute) – Weather forecasts in Swedish only
- yr.no (Norwegian Radio cooperation with Norwegian Meteorological Institute) – Weather forecasts available in English.
The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish krona (SEK), divided into 100 öre. Approximately: Euro 1=SEK 10.5, USD 1=SEK 10, GBP 1=SEK 12. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Stockholm. Please note: There are many cashless shops in Sweden and we recommend you to bring a credit card that is open for transactions made abroad.
Regional buses are cash free, but accept Visa and Master Card with pin code. Local buses and Metro in Stockholm are cash free, and you have to buy a ticket in advance. (See Travel page on the this site)
Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit ask your bank, or visit a web based currency converter, for example oanda.com, x-rates.com, or your choice of bank or converter service.
Business hours & shopping
Shops are open between 10.00 and 18.00 hrs on weekdays and from 10.00 to 15.00 on Saturdays. Shops in the city center have extended opening hours, some even on Sundays between 12.00 and 16.00 hrs. Some major shops might be able to accept EUR, but in that case only bills, no coins. Exchange is returned in SEK.
Sweden has a non-smoking policy, i.e. smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, taxis, buses and trains. All hotel rooms are by default non-smoking.
The language of the conference is English.
Sweden is in the Central European Time zone.
In Sweden the electrical voltage used is 220/230V.
The organisers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.
The organisers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.
Insurance and Vaccinations
The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organisers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are needed when visiting Sweden.
Passport and Visas
Delegates are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to Sweden.
31 Aug, 2020: Deadline for symposia proposals
Dec, 2020: Registration and abstract submission opens
1 April, 2021: Deadline for abstract submissions
1 June, 2021: Last date for early-bird registration
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