49th EMWA Conference 2019 - latest information for delegates

Dear EMWA members, 

With just over a week to go to the conference we have 236 registrations and 10 full workshops. This is the highest attendance at an EMWA autumn conference in recent years!

Apart from all the workshops, side events, social events and so on, don’t forget the non-EPDP sessions that are open for all delegates to attend. In particular, the Taylor and Francis Sponsored Seminar on Current Issues in Medical Publishing at 12:30 on Friday 8th November in Ballroom A+B promises to be of interest to many delegates.

Here is information that will be helpful to you as you finalise your plans for Malmö. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us before the event or on site and we will be happy to assist you.

**Please view the conference website (https://malmo.emwa.org/) for the full programme and much more information including live updates during the event. Information on how to download a conference app is here. **

Workshops

Please note that most EPDP workshops have pre-workshop assignments. You must complete the pre-workshop assignment if you wish to receive credit for the workshop towards an EMWA Professional Development Programme (EPDP) certificate. Even if you are not collecting credits, you are encouraged to do the assignment in order to obtain maximum benefit from the workshop. If you have not done so already go to the conference website and download the pre-workshop assignments for the workshops that you have registered for. Some assignments need to be returned to the workshop leader by a specific deadline. If you register too late to meet this, please submit your assignment as soon as you can. Assignments must be submitted before the actual workshop takes place to gain credit.

Each workshop also has a post-workshop assignment. You will be given details of this at the workshop. Again, you must submit the post-workshop assignment to the workshop leader by the due date to gain credit.

Conference Hotel Location

Scandic Triangeln Hotel, Malmö
Triangeln 2
211 43 Malmö
Sweden

Tel: +46 60 693 47 00

Travelling to the conference hotel

Please note that the most convenient way to get to Malmö is to fly to Copenhagen in Denmark and enjoy an easy transfer over the Øresund Bridge.

To get to the hotel from Copenhagen international airport:

By train: on arrival into Copenhagen airport depart the baggage reclaim and customs. You will find the ticket machines on the right-hand side of the arrivals hall.

Single ticket: €14 (approximately)

Trains direct to Malmö depart every 20 minutes on average and the journey will take around 25 minutes.

The closest train station to the conference hotel is Malmö Triangeln station. The hotel is approximately a 2-minute walk from the station. Depart the station and walk in the direction of Sankt Johannesplan, the hotel will then be directly in front of you.

By taxi: a taxi from Copenhagen airport to the hotel takes around 25 minutes and costs approximately €40.

Car Parking

The hotel has an on-site carpark. This cannot be booked in advance. Prices are 25 SEK per hour or 200 SEK per 24 hours.

Conference Hotel services include:
• Check-in time is from 15:00 and check-out time is 12:00 noon
• Free Wi-fi is available for all hotel guests in the bedrooms and public areas
• Free Wi-fi will be available in all conference areas for all delegates

Conference Registration

Registration starts at 11:30 on Thursday 7 November. Delegate badges and packs will be available for collection from this time, and again from 07:45 daily.

Thursday 7 November
Lunch will be served at the hotel between 12:00 and 13:30.
Workshops begin at 13:30.
The Opening Event begins at 17:30, followed by a networking reception at 19:00.

Friday 8 November
The Registration and Help Desk in the foyer opens daily at 07:45.

Workshops begin at 08:45 and 13:30. Please check your at a glance guide or the conference website and on-site signage for session locations.

The conference finishes with lunch (12:00–13:30) in the Foyer on Saturday 9 November

Social Programme

Social activities on Friday 8 November will meet at the hotel foyer from 19:15 – for further information on the activity you have selected please see https://malmo.emwa.org or the registration desk.

Currency: The currency for Malmö is SEK

Weather: The weather forecast for Malmö during your stay is linked here.

Mobile Phones: We expect that mobile phones will be on silent or turned off in all workshops and other sessions.

Electric Current: Electricity in Malmö is the European standard 220 Volt with the two round prongs and recessed sockets. Delegates should ensure they bring the correct adaptors if required.

EMWA Team – +44(0)1625 664534

e-mail – info@emwa.org

Have a safe and pleasant trip, and please contact us if you have any other queries.

We look forward to seeing you in Sweden and hope you enjoy the EMWA Conference and your stay in Malmö.

Kind Regards,

Claire Whittingham
Event Manager - European Medical Writers Association