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General Info

Important dates
Abstract submission starts: 1 March 2013
Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2013
Notification of acceptance: 31 May 2013
Online registration opens: 1 March 2013
Early registration deadline: 14 June 2013

Congress venue
Radisson Blu Marina Palace Hotel, located right on the banks of the River Aurajoki, in the heart of the city.
Street address: Linnankatu 32.

Congress map (new!)
All the congress venues are marked on the congress map.

Turku - the congress city
Turku, in the Southwest corner of Finland, is the oldest city in Finland and the first capital of the country. Today it is the capital of its region, the Southwest Finland. Please visit the Turku tourist office Turku Touring website for more information and for things to do and see if you are extending your stay. For participants travelling with families we recommend for example a visit to Flowpark, or Moominworld in the nearby holiday town Naantali.

Travelling to Turku
Turku is easy to reach by air via Helsinki (Finnair), via Stockholm or Copenhagen (SAS), or via Riga (airBaltic).
The Turku airport is only 8 km from the city centre. There is a regular bus connection (bus no. 1) from the airport to city centre about every 30 minutes (closest bus stop just across the street from the congress hotel).

If you fly to Helsinki, from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport, there is a shuttle bus to Turku (2.5 hours, departures every hour).

If you are travelling through 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.

Museum discounts
The City of Turku offers the participants of the EPA & SSPD meeting a museum visit in Turku at a discount of 25%. At the congress venue you will receive a code that is valid in the following museums:

Turku Castle
Wäinö Aaltonen Museum of Art
Luostarinmäki Handicrafts Museum
Pharmacy Museum and the Qwensel House
Turku Biological Museum
Kylämäki Village of Living History

Please check the opening hours at www.turunmuseokeskus.fi

You will get the discount by presenting the code at the ticket office when purchasing the ticket. The code is valid on 20-25 August 2013.

Weather in Turku
Please visit the Finnish Meteorological Institute's website for updated news on weather in Finland.
See also the local weather (Turku) and get a 5-day forecast

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 conference or during the conference. Participants are advised to consider purchasing their own travel insurance and to extend their personal policy to cover personal possessions.