WELCOME TO THE 25th INTERNATIONAL PAPILLOMAVIRUS CONFERENCE MAY 8-14 2009, MALMÖ, SWEDEN

General information
 

Admission
You must have registered and wear the conference name badge to be allowed admission to the conference & exhibition area. The same rules apply for everyone.

     

Arrival
The trip from Copenhagen Airport to Malmö Central Station takes approximately 20 minutes and the single fare is 98 SEK (about 10 Euro or 12 USD (March 2009)), if you buy it at the airport. Train tickets can be purchased either at vending machines or at the Danish Railways DSB booth. Both of these are conveniently located in the arrival hall and just a few meters away from the escalator to the platform. Tickets cost extra if bought on the train.

From Malmö Central station you can take either bus or taxi to MalmöMässan, the conference venue. See map.

You can use the train ticket to go by city bus 2 or 3 if you go directly to MalmöMässan, the conference venue.

You do not need to take the first taxi in the line, see below on Taxi.

25th IPV has negotiated reduced price with Taxi Skåne. Fixed price from Copenhagen Airport to Venue/Malmö is 685 SEK. Cite “Lund University”-price (Travel time is 40 minutes).
Taxis are found outside the Arrival hall.
You can pre-order taxi, fax +46 40 330 340, tel +46 40 330 309. State flight no, ETA and the name that shall be shown on the taxi driver sign in the Arrival hall.
Taxi Skåne accepts VISA, MasterCard/Eurocard, American Express, Diners.

 

Badges
Each participant will receive a name badge upon registration. For security reasons all participants are requested to wear their badge during all the Congress activities and social events. The cost of replacing a lost or mislaid badge is 100 SEK.

 

Banks and Post Offices
Banks are open between 10.00 and 15.00 weekdays.
Some banks in central Malmö are open 09.00-17.00, some also on Saturday

 

Bus transport
Shuttle bus will be provided in the mornings and 15 minutes after the last scheduled program. It is also possible to go by public city buses. Your name badge is valid as a public transportation pass - just show it to the bus driver: A sentence on the badge says “Skånetrafiken. Bus transport in Malmö City (250)”. City bus lines 2 and 3 go to MalmöMässan from most of the hotels. See map.

 

Certificate of participation
Certificate of participation will be issued on request to those who are registered. Available at the registration desk on departure.

 

Climate
The average daily temperature in May is 14° C, warmer during the day and a
little cooler during nights. Information about the weather forecast can be found on www.cnn.com Weather forecast,
Search for Malmo Sweden

 

Conference venue
The 25th International Papillomavirus Conference and Educational Workshop will be held at Malmö Exhibition & Convention Center. Address to the venue entrance is Stora Varvsgatan 15. All activities are on the ground floor except for the break-out rooms (on the 1st floor).

 

Country
For information about Sweden see www.sweden.se or www.visit-sweden.com

 

Currency
The official currency in Sweden is Swedish Krona (SEK). Currency rate on www.forex.se

 

Disclaimer & insurance
The Organising Committee and Destination Öresund accept no liability for any injuries/losses incurred by participants and/or accompaying persons, nor loss or damage to any luggage and/or personal belongings. Participants are advised to take their own personal insurance.

 

Electricity
The electrical current in Sweden is 220V/50 Hz. Round, european style two-pin plugs are used. Appliances designed to operate in 110/120 V need a voltage converter and a plug adapter.

 

Guided tours
An interesting choice of guided tours has been prepared for all conference participants and accompanying persons. For more information, click here.

 

Language
The official language of the congress is English.

 

Official social events
Opening ceremony and Welcome reception
– Malmö Opera, Sunday May 10 at 18.00
Conference party
– Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, Wednesday May 13, departure by bus at 18.00 from shuttle bus stops. See Social program.

 

On-site registration
On-site registration opens May 8 at 07.30. On-site registration does not guarantee the availability of the conference bag with content.

 

Passport & visa
Participants are advised to make their own arrangements with respect to entering Sweden.

 

Press
Accredited journalists are welcome to cover the 25th IPV Conference. Please return the special registration form that can be obtained by contacting the press manager hans-goran.boklund@skane.se , together with a copy of your press ID. You will also be requested to show your press identification upon registration.

 

Shopping
On weekdays, shops usually are open between 9.00 am and 6.00 pm, on Saturdays between 9.00 am and 1.00 pm. Some department stores stay open until 8.00 pm daily.

 

Taxi
The price setting of taxi fares is free in Malmö and we strongly advise you to use these companies:

Taxi Skåne, phone: +46 (0)40 330 330
Taxi 97, phone: +46 (0)40 97 97 97
Taxi Kurir, phone: +46 (0)40 70 000

You don't need to take the first taxi in the rank in Malmö!

 

Time zone
The time zone in Malmö is GMT + 1 hour. Daylight Saving Time is used during the summer (end of March - end of October).

 

Travelling to Malmö

Malmö is situated only 20 minutes by train from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark.

The airport is connected to Malmö by the Öresund Bridge and trains run around the clock between Malmö Central Station and the airport.

Copenhagen Airport is served by more than 60 carriers, operating services to and from 125 cities world-wide.

 

Country & City

Sweden is located in the northern part of Europe with an area of about 450,000 sq.km, ranging 1.574 km from north to south and with a majestic coastline of no less than 2.700 km reaching from the Finnish border in the northeast to the Norwegian in the southeast.

The area is roughly the size of California or Spain and twice that of the United Kingdom and the third largest in Western Europe. Although Sweden is the largest country among the Nordic countries, there is only about nine million inhabitants so there is plenty of space for everyone! In the far south is Skåne, Sweden’s richest farming region, with endless plains, gently rolling hills, long sandy beaches, soughing groves and blazing meadows.

     


Malmö - in the middle of northern Europe

  Unlike most other European nations, Sweden has plenty of priceless luxuries to offer, such as clean air, fresh water and vast areas of virgin wilderness – open and accessible to all.

Sweden is a modern, well functioning, friendly and secure society, where travelling and managing professional affairs is swift, safe and efficient.

The population is virtually bilingual as most Swedes also speak English, and many also speak a third language.
     
Malmö – Lund: a mixture of cultures and education
Malmö is the hub of the Skåne region and Sweden’s third largest city and the commercial centre of southern Sweden. Approximately 270.000 people live in Malmö at the centre of the new Øresund Region with around 3.5 million inhabitants.

The Danish capital Copenhagen is less than half an hour away and connected by a mighty bridge which opened in 2000.  Malmö is situated only 20 minutes by train from Copenhagen Airport in Denmark. The airport is connected to Malmö by the Øresund Bridge and trains run around the clock between Malmö Central Station and the airport. Yet you are close to beautiful beaches and areas of unspoiled nature in which you can enjoy all the benefits of open-air life.

Right next to Malmö there is the ancient university city of Lund. When the university was founded in 1666 there had already been a rich tradition of knowledge in Lund. As long ago as the year 1085, a Cathedral School for the education of priests was started.

Lund University is the largest university in Scandinavia
Today, Lund University is the largest centre for research and higher education in Scandinavia with seven faculties, science centres and special university colleges. More than 34,000 students are enrolled at the University, of which 3,200 are graduate students.

At the undergraduate level 60 different programmes of education and about 850 courses are offered. About 6.000 people are employed by the University. Malmö is a mixture of many different parts. More than one in four residents in the city are of foreign origin and speak some 100 languages and belong to 164 different nationalities.

You will find an old historical centre with a commercial mix of old and new. Malmö was given municipal privileges in 1352. In those days, Malmö was a part of Denmark and the inhabitants were fisherman and farmers.

The region of Skåne (Scania), to which Malmö belongs, did not become a part of Sweden until 1658. The modern development of the city dates from the late 18th century, when a proper harbour was constructed in Malmö. Since then the city has been growing constantly.

Malmö University is Sweden’s latest venture in the field of higher education.

Outdoor restaurants surrounding Lilla Torg in the centre of Malmö

 

The city offers a variety of old buildings and places. At Stortorget (the Main Square) you will find Malmö Town Hall, the 16th century home of a former Danish mayor.

The equestrian statue, also at Stortorget, is of king Karl X Gustav, who made Malmö a part of Sweden. The majestic church of St Peter dates back to the 14th century and the days of the Hanseatic League.

Lilla Torg (the Little Square) boasts many beautifully restored houses as well as a vibrant night-life.

 

Region Skåne

Area
11 027 km2 (of which 10.983 km2 land area). 102 inhabitants per km2

 

Population
Region Skåne has more than 1 million inhabitants.

 
Largest cities in Skåne: 
Malmö (270.000 inhabitants)
Helsingborg (120.000 inhabitants)
Lund (100.000 inhabitants)
Kristianstad (75.000 inhabitants)

 

City of Malmö
Malmö is the third largest city in Sweden with 270.000 inhabitants. The history of Malmö goes back almost a thousand years. Before 1658 Malmö was a Danish city. Now Malmö is a part of a dynamic region with Copenhagen and Malmö as the largest cities. A new bridge connects Malmö city and Copenhagen airport and city centre, with highway and railway. Read and see more about Malmö on www.malmo.se

More information about Skåne: www.positionskane.com