37th Scandinavian Congress of Rheumatology
Scandic Marina Congress CenterHelsinki, FINLAND Visit the Venue to read more
It is a great pleasure for the Finnish Society for Rheumatology, on behalf of the Scandinavian Society for Rheumatology, to welcome you to the 37th Scandinavian Congress of Rheumatology, to be held on 5-8 September, 2018 in Helsinki, Finland
The Scandinavian Congress of Rheumatology is an important meeting for clinicians and scientists in the field of rheumatology to exchange knowledge, experience, and ideas and to promote collaboration and networking. It is an opportunity for both young and established clinicians as well as scientists to meet across the Scandinavian borders. Besides being an important educational meeting for clinicians, we will collaborate with patient representatives of the Nordic Rheuma Council and with the Nordic health professionals.
The Congress is organized by the Scandinavian Society for Rheumatology and the Finnish Society for Rheumatology. The Scandinavian scientific committee is responsible for the scientific program in close collaboration with the local Finnish scientific committee, with input from both senior and junior clinicians and scientists. We are aiming to build a program that has its focus on clinical topics that are relevant for rheumatologists, with a special emphasis on Scandinavian collaborative programs within outcome and registry research and other areas where Scandinavian rheumatology can make important international contributions. We hope the program will attract both young and established rheumatologists both from Scandinavia and other countries.
On behalf of the local organizing committee of the SCR 2018 I wish you warmly welcome to the 37th Scandinavian Congress of Rheumatology in 2018. We are looking forward to seeing you in Helsinki.
Aikaterini Chatzidionysiou, Sweden
Kari Eklund, Finland, President of the Congress
Björn Guðbjörnsson, Iceland
Gerður Gröndal, Iceland
Agnete Gulati, Norway
Glenn Haugeberg, Norway
Pia Isomäki, Finland
Søren Jacobsen, Denmark
Oili Kaipiainen-Seppänen, Finland
Markku Kauppi, Finland
Tue Wenzel Kragstrup, Denmark
Eeva Moilanen, Finland
Dan Nordström, Finland
Tom Pettersson, Finland
Laura Pirilä, Finland
Kari Puolakka, Finland
Vappu Rantalaiho, Finland
Group registrations not allowed
Accompanying persons not allowed
We don’t accept Online Abstracts
Please make your hotel reservation via the online registration form in order to benefit from the special congress rates. All accommodation prices are per room per night and include breakfast as well as VAT.
To guarantee your hotel reservation, a deposit of one night’s room rate is to be paid in advance together with the registration fee. The deposit will be forwarded to the hotel and it will be deducted from your final hotel bill when checking out.
Please note that any changes to the length of your stay are to be made in writing by June 15, 2018 to Tavicon Congress Bureau.
If you are two people sharing a double room, please, remember to indicate on the registration form the name of the person you are sharing a room with. Only one person will make the reservation and pay the deposit.
Scandic Grand Marina
Scandic Grand Marina is a comfortable and idyllic hotel right by the seaside located right across the street from the congress venue.
Single room 159 EUR/night
Double room 179 EUR/night
The hotel deposit is non-refundable if the cancellation is made after 15 June 2018. Possible cancellations or changes to reservations should be made in writing by e-mail to Tavicon Congress Bureau at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If a cancellation or a change to the hotel reservation is received by 15 June 2018, the hotel deposit will be refunded with the exception of a handling fee of EUR 30. No refunds of the hotel reservation can be made for cancellations or changes received after 15 June 2018. Please note that no-show does not constitute cancellation.
In a case of no-show, there will be no refund of the registration fee or the hotel deposit.
ll abstracts must be submitted electronically. Please click here to submit an abstract.
Acknowledgment of your submission will be sent via e-mail. If you do not receive an e-mail confirmation, your abstract has not been submitted. Please check the email address that you entered into the online system.
Online Submission Procedures
Read and follow the submission procedures, which will be available at each step of the online process.
Abstracts should be 2245 characters or less for the text of your abstract submission (abstract body, and all spaces will be counted).Titles, authors, affiliations, and references will not count in the 2245 character limit.
Titles should be brief, clearly indicating the nature of the presentation. When entering the abstract title online, only the first letter with capitals (do not use all caps), and do not put a period at the end of the title. Example: This is a properly formatted abstract title
The web submission system will automatically produce your abstract in Word format ready for publication in the supplement to the Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology. You may copy and paste your abstract, without formatting into the space provided at the website.
Organize content as follows: Objectives, Methods, Results, Conclusion
Up to three references are permitted. List all authors when six or less; when seven or more, list only the first six and add et al. Journal titles are abbreviated in accordance with the style in Index Medicus.
Tables and Graphics
One table and one graph/image can be included.
Graph/image quality: Min. 300 dpi. Allowed file type: gif, jpg, Tiff, and PowerPoint. Complex images are not recommended as they may be difficult for the reader to discern.
Use standard abbreviations. Place special or unusual abbreviations in parentheses after the first time the full word appears. Do not abbreviate compounds in the title of the abstract. Use numerals to indicate numbers, except when beginning sentences.
Draft mode will be available until the deadline date so authors may edit abstracts until then. If you change your mind about your abstract after you submit it, you may either edit the abstract by putting it in draft mode or you may withdraw the original abstract and submit a new one.
If you edit an abstract in Draft mode, you must resubmit it when you are finished or it will not be reviewed. Abstracts left in draft mode are not submitted.
After the Program is finalized, the abstracts will be available on the Conference website www.scr2018.fi in a fully searchable format.
Contact No.: +358 3 233 0400
Contact No.: +358 3 233 0400