General Information

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General Information

Meeting Venue
Swedish Exhibition & Congress Centre
https://en.svenskamassan.se/

Accessibility
Gothenburg is located on the West coast of Sweden approximately 460kms away from Stockholm. The international airport Landvetter (GOT) is located 25 kilometres south-east of the city centre and you can travel from various destinations in Europe and the world. You can also easily get a train or bus from Stockholm which run frequent routes.

To and from the airport
It's easy to get to and from the airport with the shuttle bus service Flygbussarna - the journey time is between 25 and 30 minutes. Buses leave outside the terminal building and the final stop is the central station Nils Ericssonterminalen. You can buy your bus ticket online ahead of time, or from a ticket machine or the bus driver. Note that you cannot pay the driver in cash. Click here for the Flygbyssarna time table and ticket information. Alternatively, take the cheaper, but less frequent line, the Swebus Express.

Taxis are located directly outside the arrivals hall. You will pay around 300 SEK for a one-way journey to the Central Station. Uber is also available in Gothenburg.

Language
The official language of the Meeting is English.

Climate
There’s something very special about summertime in Sweden which, roughly speaking, runs from late May–early September. Temperatures are warm, but not uncomfortably so, and the days seem never-ending. However as its Sweden its best to come prepared for any weather - Swedes will be quick to remind you that det finns inget dåligt väder, bara dåliga kläder (there is no bad weather, only bad clothes). Gothenburg can be windy so a coat rather than umbrella is recommended.

Currency
Swedish Krona

About the ICS
ICS is a charity and multidisciplinary membership society for medical professionals concerned with treating incontinence. ICS aims to provide a forum for scientific discoveries and educational opportunities, as well as giving members the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the world. ICS strives to improve the quality of life for people affected by urinary, bowel and pelvic floor disorders by advancing basic and clinical science through education, research, and advocacy; via our committees, education courses, the annual meeting, and much more.

Clothing
During the entire International Continence Society Meeting, attire will be casual and informal. Some evening events will have a dress code so check tickets for details.

Visas
Citizens of certain countries and territories need a visa to visit Sweden. Please contact your local embassy in good time before the meeting or click here

Letter of Invitation
Participants requiring a formal letter of invitation to enable them to make their arrangements to participate in the Meeting should send an e-mail to ics@kenes.com Please make sure to e-mail your passport number and your full address. Please note that the invitation letter cannot be regarded as a commitment regarding scheduling or financial support from the Meeting Secretariat.

Conference Travel Awards
The ICS Conference Travel Awards are designed to help meet the ICS charitable objectives by assisting members from three key groups who are likely to lack resources to travel and attend the annual meetings.
*Members from less economically developed countries
*Members from allied health and non-medical professions
*Members in training

The ICS normally offers up to 10 Conference Travel Awards. In order to apply and to find out more information please visit the ICS website by clicking here.

Abstract Awards
The ICS Scientific Committee honours the highest scoring abstracts every year. There are three prizes awards, based directly on the abstract content. To learn more about the abstract awards available click here.

CME Accreditation
An application will be made for meeting accreditation. More information will be available soon.

Liability and Insurance
The International Continence Society Meeting Secretariat and Organisers cannot accept liability for personal accidents or loss of or damage to private property of participants. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Personal Insurance
We recommend that all ICS Annual Meeting participants take out personal travel and health insurance for the trip.

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