General information

Travel

Visa

If you need a visa to enter Sweden, we strongly advise you to apply well in advance in your home country. You can obtain the latest visa information from the nearest Swedish Embassy or Consulate, or from your travel agency.

Getting to the conference venue

The conference takes place at the Waterfront Congress Center in the heart of Stockholm.

By plane

From Arlanda airport:
The Arlanda Express train takes you to the Stockholm central train station in 20 minutes, with direct access to the conference venue. A discounted price is available for all IFPA delegates. Link to Arlanda Express

The airport bus (Flygbus) takes you to Cityterminalen in 40 minutes, right next to the conference venue.
A taxi ride takes 40 minutes. We recommend requesting a fixed price of approx. 550 SEK to the city center, with one of the following taxi firms: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, Top Cap or Taxi 020.

From Bromma airport:
The airport bus (Flygbus) takes you to Cityterminalen in 20 minutes, right next to the conference venue.
A taxi ride takes 20 minutes, we recommend one of the following taxi firms: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, Top Cap or Taxi 020.

From Skavsta airport:
The airport bus (Flygbus) takes you to Cityterminalen in 80 minutes, right next to the conference venue.
A taxi ride takes 70 minutes, we recommend one of the following taxi firms: Taxi Stockholm, Taxi Kurir, Top Cap or Taxi 020.

By train

The Arlanda Express train takes you from Arlanda Airport to the city center. The platform is easily accessible, underneath the arrival terminals. Departure: every 15 minutes (for most of the day).
Travel time: 20 minutes.

Commuter trains (operated by the public transport company in Stockholm, SL) to Stockholm depart twice an hour from Arlanda Central Station in Sky City.
Travel time: 43 minutes.

By bus

Flygbussarna Airport Coaches departs every 10-15 minutes between Arlanda Airport and the City Terminal (located next to the Central Station).
Travel time: 35-45 minutes (from/to Arlanda). 
Buses also run to Liljeholmen via Karolinska, Fridhemsplan and Södermalm (50 min). To Bromma airport via Kista and Sundbyberg. (54 min).

Conference information

Name badges

The participant name badge will be provided at the registration desk. Delegate category will be indicated on the name badge of all delegates by color codes on the badge. All participants are requested to wear the badge throughout the conference. Only badge holders will be admitted to the sessions

Language

The official conference language is English. Simultaneous interpretation will not be offered.

Twitter

Make sure to #WPPAC18 in your tweets!

App

Install the conference interactive mobile App ”IFPA 2018” on your smartphone and portable devices to access all the Conference information. You will also be able to ask questions to the speakers through the app and vote at select sessions.

Abstracts

All conference abstracts are available on the conference App. They are also published in ActaDV.

Posters

The abstract posters will be displayed on the balcony located on level 5 of the conference venue.

CME credits

The European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) has granted the 5th World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference 15 European CME credits.
To claim your credit points you need to ensure to scan your delegate badge upon entry and exit to the scientific program. The certificate will be issued to you after the conference upon request.

Certificate of Attendance

We will present all conference delegates with a Certificate of Attendance at the end of the conference.

Exhibition

You will find the conference exhibitors in room M1 on level 4 as well as on level 5 (foyer and balcony).
To ensure that the 5th World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference complies with national and regional regulations and guidelines for the Pharmaceutical Industry, access to the
commercial exhibition area and to any industry-sponsored satellite symposia dealing with development, research or suchlike pertaining to prescription medication will be restricted to healthcare professionals only.
Exhibitors/booth staff that have purchased an exhibition badge are exempt from this rule, but please note that access to the satellite symposia will be for registered delegates only.

Refreshments

Morning and afternoon coffee will be served in the exhibition area (M1) and on level 5. Lunches are not included in the registration fee. There are several restaurants in the vicinity of the conference venue.

Invitation letter

We can provide you with an official invitation letter to facilitate your visa application and/or for authorization to attend the conference. To request your invitation letter, simply fill out a form upon registration.
Please note that an invitation letter does not constitute a commitment on the part of the conference to provide any financial support.

Lost and Found

Contact the registration desk in case of personal belongings being lost or found. Belongings not picked up during the conference will be handed over to Waterfront Congress Centre

Evaluation

After the conference you will receive an evaluation form by e-mail. Your opinion is very important for us and we appreciate that you take your time to fill it out.

Data Privacy

IFPA will only use our personal data to communicate with you or to facilitate your participation in the conference. IFPA will not share personal data with outside parties or groups without written permission.

Press

Fully accredited members of the press are welcome to participate in the conference free of charge. You can find more information on the registration page.

Smoking

The entire conference is strictly non-smoking. This is in line with Sweden’s national law, which prohibits smoking in public buildings and public transport.

Insurance Disclaimer/Liability

The Conference Bureau or the Conference Secretariat cannot accept liability for injuries or losses of whatever nature incurred by participants and/or accompanying persons, nor for loss of or damage to their luggage and/or personal belongings. Please check the validity of your own travel insurance. All reasonable endeavors will be made to hold the 5th World Psoriasis & Psoriatic Arthritis Conference 2018 and to present its program as scheduled under circumstances which assure the comfort and safety of all participants and accompanying persons. However, neither IFPA nor its committees, representatives or agents shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the Conference or of any of the arrangements, programs or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person’s presence in Sweden in connection with this Conference. Participants and accompanying persons are advised to purchase their own insurance against any such occurrences.
 

Contact

General questions
Do you want to know more about the organization behind the conference, the conference´s history or how patients can get involved? Please contact the conference organizer IFPA

info@ifpa-pso.com

Conference´s content
Do you want to comment on the scientific program, the program committees or the conference´s official speakers? Please contact Barbra Bohannan, Secretary of the Scientific Executive Committee.

Barbra.bohannan@gmail.com

Practical information
Do you have a practical question? A problem with registration, hotel booking, social events, abstract handling, exhibition management, etc?
Please contact the conference bureau, Meetagain.
ifpaworldconference@meetagain.se
phone +46 8 664 58 00.

The International Federation of Psoriasis Associations is a non-profit organization representing over 125 million people living with psoriasis or psoriatic arthritis worldwide.

IFPA Secretariat
Gustavslundsvägen 143
167 51 Bromma, SWEDEN