General Information

Official Language
The language of the symposium is English.

Climate and Clothing
photo The climate in the middle of September is quite pleasant in Sweden. Still, there may be occasional showers, so do not forget to bring an umbrella or raincoat. Weather information and forecasts: www.smhi.se (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute)

Passport and Visas
The conference participants are advised to contact the nearest embassy, consulate or travel agency for information about the passport and visa requirements from their country for entry to Sweden.

Local Currency
The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish Krona (SEK), divided into 100 öre. In the present financial turbulence there are rapid variations in the currency exchange rate. In late February 2009 we had the following rates EUR 1 = SEK 11.4, USD 1 = SEK8.9, GBP 1 = SEK 12.7. Major credit cards are accepted. There are several currency exchange offices and cash dispensers at Stockholm Arlanda International Airport and in Uppsala.
Exchange rates may vary. To see current exchange rates, please visit FX Converter.

Electricity
In Sweden the electrical voltage used is 220/230V.

Force Majeure
The organisers are not liable for any claims for damages and/or losses if the entire conference has to be cancelled due to a force majeure incident.

Disclaimer
The organisers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the conference participants or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the symposium. Delegates are responsible for their own safety and belongings.

Insurance and Vaccinations
The registration fee does not cover insurance for the delegates. The organisers recommend that delegates take out insurance in their home country to cover pre-journey cancellation for personal reasons and necessary insurance to cover accidents, medical expenses and loss of personal belongings during the visit. No vaccinations are needed when visiting Sweden.

Views from Uppsala
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