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SSAI 2013

General Information

UEMS-EACCME accreditation

SSAI 2013 has been granted 20 European CME credits (ECMEC) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME).

The congress venue

The congress venue Logomo is situated within a walking distance from the city centre and from the congress hotels. Street address is Köydenpunojankatu 14. Please see the exact location in the congress map. Kindly note that parking in Logomo area is subject to a charge every day around the clock.

Turku - the congress city

Turku, in the Southwest corner of Finland, is the oldest city and the first capital of the country. Today it is the capital of its region, the Southwest Finland. Turku is often said to be the only West European town in Finland as all medieval European towns have four things in common: a river for transport, a cathedral for religious power, a castle that represents the secular power and last but not least - a market place for acts of commerce. Turku has them all! Please visit the Turku tourist office Turku Touring website for more information, or see the film TURKU FINLAND URBAN LEGENDS SINCE 1229.

Travelling

Turku has an international airport and it is within easy reach by air via Helsinki, Stockholm, Copenhagen, or via Riga. If you fly to Helsinki, from Helsinki-Vantaa airport there is a shuttle bus to Turku (2.5 hours, departures every hour). From Stockholm you may choose to travel to Turku on a ferry through one of the most beautiful archipelagos in the world. Daily connections between Stockholm and Turku are operated by Silja Line and Viking Line. For more information about Turku and travel connections, please visit the website of Turku Touring.

 

SASSave on your ticket with the Official Airline

SAS is proud to be the Official Airline for the 32nd SSAI Congress and welcomes you to Turku. SAS has an increased flight capacity for the most popular SSAI 2013 arrival and departure dates, for flights between Stockholm–Turku and Copenhagen–Turku.

We offer you 10% conference and event discount on our published fares*. Simply log in with the designated event code FI1301 at SAS Conference and Event booking engine  and book your flight on SAS, Blue1 and Widerøe.
*except 2% on our lowest Economy faresBook your flight here


When flying with SAS, you will naturally earn EuroBonus points on your journey, or with one of the Star Alliance airlines frequent flyer programs.

For more information visit www.flysas.com/delegates

Welcome on board!

Carbon Offset your air travel to the Event
SAS offers all participants to voluntarily offset their CO2 emmission. www.flysas.com/emissioncalculator

Other transport links

Taxi

Tel. +358 2 10041
Taxis are generally easy to get. There are several taxi stands in the city centre, one on the market square. For a taxi ride from Turku Airport to the city centre you may expect a fare between 25-35 euros. After 20.00 there is a small additional charge.

Weather in Turku

Please visit the Finnish Meteorological Institute's website for updated news on weather in Finland. You can also get a 5-day forecast of the local weather in Turku.

Languages

Turku is a bilingual city, official languages being Finnish and Swedish. Furthermore, you may expect that most people (particularly younger people) have at least basic knowledge of English.

Currency

The Finnish currency unit is the Euro. You can exchange foreign currency and traveller's cheques either in banks or in Forex currency exchange company (address: Eerikinkatu 13, by the Market Place). Banks are open from 10.00 to 16.30 on weekdays and closed on Saturdays and Sundays. There are numerous cash machines (ATMs) open around the clock and accepting all major credit cards. Major credit cards, in particular Visa, Eurocard and Mastercard are widely accepted almost everywhere (in hotels, restaurants, shops, taxis, cafeterias, bars, etc.).

Voltage

The electric current in Finland is 230V, 50Hz. Plugs are two-pin continental size.

Insurance

Please note that the congress participants are not covered by any insurance (travel, medical, accident or liability) taken by the Congress Organizers. The Congress Organizers cannot accept liability for any loss or damage suffered by any participant or accompanying person or other person during travel to and from the congress or during the congress. Participants are advised to consider purchasing their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.

Cancellation

In the event that the conference is cancelled by the Conference Organizers, or cannot take place for any reason outside the control of the Conference Organizers, the registration fee shall be refunded in full. The liability of the Conference Organizer shall be limited to that refund.

 

Abstract submission deadline 17 April 2013 - Early registration date 12 June 2013