The language of the conference is English.
Sweden is in the Central European Time zone: www.timeanddate.com/time/zone/sweden/stockholm
Climate and Clothing
It is autumn in Uppsala in October and the temperatures can vary from below 0°C (freezing point) to 10°C. Please note there may be occasional showers.
Weather information and forecasts: www.smhi.se/
The Swedish monetary unit is the Swedish krona (SEK). Major credit cards like Visa and Master Card are accepted almost everywhere, also in small businesses. Some does even prefer card payment to cash. Local and regional buses are cash free, but accept Visa and Master Card with pin code. There are many cash-free shops in Sweden, and we recommend you to bring a credit card that is open for transactions made abroad.
Business hours & shopping
Shops are open between 10.00 and 18.00 hrs on weekdays and from 10.00 to 15.00 on Saturdays. Shops in the city center have extended opening hours, some even on Sundays between 12.00 and 16.00 hrs. Some major shops might be able to accept EUR, but in that case only bills, no coins. Exchange is returned in SEK.
Sweden has a non-smoking policy, i.e. smoking is prohibited in public buildings, public transport, taxis, buses and trains. All hotel rooms are by default non-smoking.
In Sweden the electrical voltage used is 220/230V.
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 conference delegates or by any other individuals accompanying them, both during the official activities as well as going to/from the conference. 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.
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.
The entry ban is ended, meaning that no corona specific entry restrictions are in effect from 1 April 2022. Negative test or vaccine certificates are not required to enter Sweden. The Swedish Police website can give you further information: https://polisen.se/en/
Academic Conferences - the conference administration office
Phone: +46 18 671533 or +46 18 671003
Preliminary dates 2022
June 15, 2022 Abstract submission deadline
August 30, 2022 Abstract notification message
Sept 15, 2022 Early bird registration deadline
National Genomics Infrastructure (NGI)