Please find below an overview of general information about the congress and the city of Stockholm. The chapters can be expanded by clicking on the title.
Banking serviceclick to expand
The official currency in Sweden is the Krona (SEK). Foreign currencies can be exchanged to Kronor at banks, which are usually open from Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 hours. Cash dispensers are located inside the congress center and at the airport and railway stations.
Climateclick to expand
The average temperature is around 17 degrees. The nights never get completely dark in June; the Sweden’s sun brightens the night and lengthens your days.
CME Accreditationclick to expand
CME accreditation is a permanent feature at the EHA annual congresses and physicians attending the 18th Congress are eligible to receive one EHA-CME Credit Point for every hour of the accredited scientific and educational program they attend. There has been a rise both in the number of countries where CME is mandatory and of events being accredited. It is vital that hematologists keep their skills and knowledge up to date through participation in CME activities. Equally, more hematologists require greater mobility within Europe and EHA-CME Credit Points can enable them to achieve this. The EHA-CME system facilitates identification and registration of CME activities, which have been submitted to a peer-review accreditation process and respond to pre-established quality standards.
How to claim your EHA-CME Points
The online EHA-CME system streamlines the accreditation procedure and makes it easier to claim your CME points. At the EHA booth the EHA-CME staff will be pleased to assist you with opening a CME account and/or guide you through the system in order to claim your EHA-CME Credit Points. Full details on how to collect your EHA-CME Credit Points will be included in the final program. Further information on the EHA-CME system is available at cme.ehaweb.org.
Electricity supplyclick to expand
Electricity in Sweden is supplied at 220V - 50Hz AC.
Exhibitionclick to expand
An exhibition of pharmaceutical products and technical equipment will be organized during the congress. Companies that are interested participating in the exhibition can contact the congress secretariat by e-mail for further information: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Lunchclick to expand
Lunch is provided during the scientific and educational program of the congress and lunch tickets will be available in the registration package. The tickets are valid on Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15. On Sunday, June 16, a farewell lunch buffet will be organized for participants, tickets for this event are not necessary.
Program changesclick to expand
Public transportclick to expand
Stockholm offers an extensive travel network using metro, tram and bus. Your EHA badge allows free use of public transport in the city. The badge is valid from Wednesday June 12 to Sunday June 16, 2013. Please note: You cannot use your badge on the Arlanda Express train between Stockholm’s Central Station and Arlanda Airport.
Arlanda Express Discount
Book your Arlanda Express ticket now and get a 45% EHA discount on one-way and return tickets! The Arlanda Express is an express train that brings you within 20 minutes from Stockholm Airport to the city center (and back).
EHA discount code: EHA2013
Valid dates: June 11-19, 2013
Registration hoursclick to expand
On-site registration will start on Wednesday afternoon. The registration area in Stockholmsmässan will be open during the following hours:
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Stockholm's official visitors guideclick to expand
Make sure you do not miss a thing in Stockholm. Visitstockholm.com guides you to a top selection of the city’s highlights and hidden treasures: From world-renowned museums to national parks, award-winning restaurants, cozy cafes, events, activities and shopping. Get inspired and plan your trip at www.visitstockholm.com.
Taxisclick to expand
Taxi fares in Sweden are not regulated, which means that prices can vary significantly between companies. The price indicated on the taximeter is in Swedish kronor. We highly recommend that you use the services of Taxi Stockholm, Taxi 020 or Taxi Kurir.
Tourism and shopping in Stockholmclick to expand
Most shops in Stockholm are open from 10:00 - 18:00 on weekdays and Saturdays, and most of Stockholm’s big stores are also open on Sundays.
Travel and visaclick to expand
To assist you in obtaining a visa or travel fund, a letter of invitation will be available on this website. The process of visa requests might take considerable time at consulates and embassies. EHA advises you to download the letter of invitation at your earliest convenience. This letter is not a commitment on the part of EHA to provide any financial support.
Embargo Policyclick to expand
Organizations, such as news outlets, companies and media, issuing press releases are required to abide by the embargo and confidentiality policies governing the 18th Congress of EHA.
All selected abstracts for the 18th Congress will be available online from May 21, 2013.
The information contained in the abstracts is embargoed until the abstracts are available online. Coverage of information that goes beyond that is embargoed according to the following criteria:
For oral presentations; the embargo time is the start time of the session in which the presentation is being made, or the beginning of the Press Briefing (June 14, 8:30 local time), whichever comes first.
For poster presentations; the embargo lifts when the poster session containing the poster opens for viewing or at the beginning of the Press Briefing (June 14, 8:30 local time) whichever comes first.
For publication-only abstracts: the embargo lifts when the abstract is first made publicly available on May 21, 2013. These abstracts are not presented at the Annual Congress.
This Embargo Policy covers all abstracts accepted as part of the 18th Congress, regardless of the source from which the information is obtained from.