General Information


Pre-booked hotel: Best Western Hotel Svava 
Located in the city centre, across the street from the Central station and 5 minutes walk to the the shuttle bus service.

Code for booking: SCAN2016  98734

Phone: +46 18 13 00 30 

All rates are stated per room per night, incl. VAT and breakfast. All hotels are non-smoking. 

Single room:  SEK 1350 incl VAT and breakfast, SEK 750 on Sunday night

Official Language

The language of the symposium is English.

Climate and Clothing

It is autumn in Uppsala in September and the temperatures can vary from 5 to 15 °C. Please note there may be occasional showers. The organisers suggest that you bring t.ex. a jacket or pullover and an umbrella or raincoat.

Weather information and forecasts: (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute)

Passport and Visas

Delegates 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. Major credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. 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 or


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.


The organisers are not liable for damages and/or losses of any kind which may be incurred by the symposium delegates 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.