General Information

Venue

Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel
Holbergsgate 30
N-0166 Oslo, Norway
Tel:  +47 23 29 30 00
Fax: +47 23 29 30 01
Website: www.radissonsas.com

The Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Oslo near the Royal Palace, with spectacular views overlooking the city and the fjord. Major attractions such as Aker Brygge, City Hall, the Karl Johans Gate and the Vigeland Sculpture Park are within walking distance of the hotel.

Language

The official language of the Conference is English.

Registration & Accommodation

All participants must submit a completed registration form.
Hotel accommodation at special conference rates will be offered to participants. Detailed information, as well as access to the registration and accommodation form, is available on this website.

Climate

Summer temperatures average around 20°C in June and July, though it can get as high as 30°C. Oslo is a long way from the northern edge of Norway, where the summer sun does not set at all, but summer nights in the capital don't ever get truly dark.

Time Zone

The time zone in Oslo is Central European Time (CET) (GMT +1 hour), and six hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time (EST).

Banking and Exchange

The unit of currency is the Norwegian Krone, which is abbreviated NOK. Currency exchange banks are located at major international airports and rail and shipping terminals, usually outside customs areas in the arrival hall. All Norwegian banks and major post offices exchange foreign currency. Major credit cards, including American Express, Diners Club, Visa and MasterCard, are honored throughout Norway at hotels, stores and restaurants. Taxis in Norway accept all major credit cards. Bank hours are: Monday-Wednesday and Friday from 08:15-15:30 (15:00 in summer), Thursday 08:15-18:00.

Opening Hours of Shops

You will find everything in Oslo. Shopping malls, department stores, small boutiques, charming antique shops, handicraft etc. Generally open from Monday to Friday from 10:00–17:00 and on Saturday until 15:00. Late evening shopping is on Thursday until 19:00. Major shopping centers have opening hours during Monday to Friday from 10:00–20:00 hours and Saturday from 10:00–18:00.
Most shops are open daily from 09:00 until 18:00 except on National Holidays.

Visa Requirements

Participants are requested to check with the Norwegian consulate in their home country or with their travel agency for visa requirements. It is the responsibility of the participant to obtain a visa if required. A valid passport is required for entry into Norway. A visa is required for citizens of a number of countries.

Official Letter of Invitation

Official letters of invitation designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries will be sent on request. It must be understood that such letters do not represent a commitment on the part of the Organizing Committee or Conference to provide any financial assistance. Click here to download your letter.

CME Accreditation

The EASL Monothematic Conference on Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis is accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) to provide the following CME activity for medical specialists. The EACCME is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net

The EASL Monothematic Conference: Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis is designated for a maximum of 9 hours of European external CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spend in the educational activity.

EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, contact the AMA. EACCME credits are recognized by the American Medical Association towards the Physician's Recognition Award (PRA). To convert EACCME credit to AMA PRA category 1 credit, contact the AMA.

Vice versa, all CME activities approved by the American Medical Association (AMA) are recognised by the EACCME. The American Medical Association is an 'Accredited Provider' of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) - USA.

Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Airport Information

The international airport in Oslo, Oslo Airport Gardermoen, is located approximately 50 km north of the city. Airport Express trains run every 10 minutes to Oslo Central Station. SAS Express bus departs every 20 minutes to Radisson SAS Scandinavia Hotel. Airport taxis have a fixed price to central Oslo (lower than normal fare).
Further information: http://www.oslotaxi.no
Oslo Airport Sandefjord, Torp is located 110 km southwest of Oslo. The low fare airline Ryanair has made this airport a new gateway to Oslo. The Torp Express bus service corresponds with Ryanair's flights.

Transportation in the City

The public transportation system in Oslo is well organized. Trafikanten at Jernbanetorget (Oslo Central Station) gives information about public transportation in and around Oslo.
The Oslo Pass can be purchased for one or more days and provides access to transportation on local trains and all the public transportation in the Oslo Metropolitan area as well as free or reduced entrance fees to different attractions in Oslo.

By metro

Oslo's metro system is known as the Tunnelbane or just T-bane. To find a T-bane station, just look for the blue and white logo with a "T" within a circle. There are six lines, but the network is easy to understand. All lines merge together to a single tunnel through the city center, from Majorstuen through Jernbanetorget (Oslo Sentralstasjon) to Tøyen, and then spread out into the suburbs. A loop line runs in a circle from northern Oslo to the center and back. The loop line is called "Ringen" (the ring) in Norwegian.

By bus or tram

Trams and buses complement the subway network, and use the same tickets. They cover most of the city, and run from approximately 05:00 -24:00. Some lines run as late as 01:00. All tram lines run at least every 10 minutes during the day, and every 20 minutes at night and early morning (every 30 minutes on weekend mornings). The main lines cover parts of the city with no subway, and are an efficient way of getting around. The main, central tram terminals are at Stortorget, Brugata and Jernbanetorget. Bus lines cover the rest of the city, as well as several ring lines. Nearly all central bus lines converge at Jernbanetorget. On Friday and Saturday nights, buses cover parts of the city with varying frequency.

By train

Local trains cover parts of the city, and run out to the neighboring municipalities and towns. The same tickets are valid for travel inside Oslo municipality (until the stations Lørenskog, Rosenholm, Lysaker and Movatn).

Liability and Insurance

The Organizer is not able to take any responsibility whatsoever for injury or damage involving persons and property during the Conference. Participants are advised to take out their own personal travel and health insurance for their trip.

Note: All information correct at time of publishing.