Information About Stockholm

The International Congress will be headquartered at:
Stockholmsmässan (Stockholm Convention Centre)
SE-125 80 Stockholm
Visitor’s address: Mässvägen 1, Älvsjö

The exchange rate for US Dollars as of March 14, 2014 is: $1 USD = 6.39 SEK.

Italian Pharmaceutical Companies
The International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society has appointed Nuova Viaggi Pandani S.R.L., to collect, on our behalf, all applications from Italian pharmaceutical companies and to file them with the appropriate Italian Health Ministry officials.

For Italian Pharmaceutical Companies who need to obtain AIFA approval, please contact:

Nuova Viaggi Pandani Srl
Via Conservatorio, 30 - 20122 Milano – Italy
Tel. +39 02 669 3007
Fax +39 02 667 16063

Passports and Visas
Advance travel planning and early visa application are important, since visa applications are subject to a great degree of scrutiny than in the past. Sweden is a member of the European Union and the Schengen Agreement, therefore, citizens of other EU countries or countries that are party to the Schengen Agreement do not require a visa to enter. It is strongly suggested that all attendees contact their local embassy to determine the travel documents they will need to visit Sweden. For more information please see the Visa Requirements from the Swedish Migration Board.

Personal Insurance
It is recommended that all attendees take out a personal travel and health insurance policy for their trip to the 18th International Congress in Stockholm, Sweden.

Social Media
Attendees are encouraged to make use of the Society's social media channels to stay in touch and share information during the International Congress. MDS's social media groups include Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

The temperature in Stockholm in June can be around 61 - 70 degrees Fahrenheit (16 - 21 degrees Celsius).

Gratuity and Tipping
Tipping in bars or restaurants is not expected, but is welcomed in instances where you feel the service was more than satisfactory. Porters and taxi drivers also appreciate tips, but tipping is not obligatory.

Travel and Transportation in Stockholm
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Sweden operates on 230V/50Hz (European plug). A voltage converter and a plug adaptor is required for US appliances.