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

Last-minute-information

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 in Malmö.

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.

Bus transport (skånetrafiken)
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. Free bus transport in Malmö City (250)”. City bus lines 2 and 3
go to MalmöMässan from most of the hotels. See map.

Due to the traffic situation shuttle bus times may vary.

On-site registration

Delegates who have not registered and paid via our website may register on site.
On-site registration is made using our on-line conference management system,
accessed using a laptop computer at the Information desk

Only payment by card is accepted, VISA and Mastercard/Eurocard, not American Express.

Please be aware that there is limited availability of certain conference materials,
such as Conference Bag and Abstract Book. These are included in the registration
fee for participants who have pre-registered via our website, but we can not
guarantee these materials to all late-coming participants registering on-site.

Registration
The registration desk is located at the venue entrance.
 
The registration opens Friday May 8th at 07.30 and the program starts at 08.30.
Bring your Confirmation and Receipt to the registration desk.

Speaker Ready room
A Speaker Ready Room on 1st floor will be available for you to check your presentation. We kindly request that you hand in your presentation on a CD-rom or on a USB memory stick a minimum of 4 (four) hours prior to your presentation.
Opening hours:

  Friday:   07.30-17.00
  Saturday:   08.00-18.00
  Sunday:   08.00-17.00
  Monday:   08.00-18.00
  Tuesday:   08.00-18.00
  Wednesday:   08.00-17.00
  Thursday:   08.00-12.00

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

New Influenza A (H1/N1)
The 25th International Papillomavirus Conference recommends following the general advice issued by the WHO.

For delegates of the 25th IPV, the organisers have also issued the following specific recommendation:

If you feel unwell, have high fever, cough or sore throat after arriving in Sweden
or when attending the 25th International Papillomavirus Conference?

  • Stay at your hotel room. Keep away from crowds and public transports.
     

  • Call one of the doctors of the 25th IPV Conference for advice:

    Telephone 1: 0709367071 / +46 709367071

    Telephone 2: 0768397936 / +46 768397936

    Telephone 3: 0768882639 / +46 768882639

  • If at the venue, contact the information desk and/or call one of the 25th IPV doctors for advice.

The advice from www.who.int is as follows:

WHO is not recommending travel restrictions related to the outbreak of the
influenza A(H1N1) virus. Today, international travel moves rapidly, with large numbers
of individuals visiting various parts of the world. Limiting travel and imposing travel restrictions would have very little effect on stopping the virus from spreading,
but would be highly disruptive to the global community.

Influenza A(H1N1) has already been confirmed in many parts of the world.
The focus now is on minimizing the impact of the virus through the rapid identification
of cases and providing patients with appropriate medical care, rather than on stopping its spread internationally. Furthermore, although identifying the signs and symptoms of influenza in travellers can be an effective monitoring technique, it is not effective in reducing the spread of influenza as the virus can be transmitted from person to person before the onset of symptoms. Scientific research based on mathematical modelling indicates that restricting travel will be of limited or no benefit in stopping the spread of disease. Historical records of previous influenza pandemics, as well as experience with SARS, have validated this point.

Travellers can protect themselves and others by following simple recommendations related to travel aimed at preventing the spread of infection. Individuals who are ill should delay travel plans and returning travellers who fall ill should seek appropriate medical care. These recommendations are prudent measures which can limit the
spread of many communicable diseases and not only influenza A(H1N1).

How can I protect myself and prevent illness?

Practise general preventive measures for influenza to prevent infection:

  • avoid close contact with people who appear unwell and have fever and cough;
  • wash your hands with soap and water thoroughly and often;
  • practise good health habits including adequate sleep, eating nutritious food,
    and keeping physically active.
What should I do if I think I have the illness?

If you feel unwell, have high fever, cough or sore throat:

  • Stay at home and keep away from work, school or crowds.
  • Rest and take plenty of fluids.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with disposable tissues when coughing and
    sneezing, and dispose of the used tissues properly.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water often and thoroughly, especially after coughing or sneezing.
  • Inform family and friends about your illness and try to avoid contact with other people.
What should I do if I need medical attention?
  • Contact your doctor or healthcare provider before travelling to a health facility, and report your symptoms. Explain why you think you have influenza A(H1N1)
    (if you have recently travelled to a country where there is an outbreak in humans). Follow the advice given to you.
  • If it is not possible to contact your healthcare provider in advance, communicate your suspicion of infection as soon as you arrive at the facility.
  • Cover your nose and mouth during travel.