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Specialty: , General Surgery
Dates: From Aug, 25, 2013 to Aug, 29, 2013
Location: Helsinki, FINLAND
Type: Congress
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<h1 style="color:#9b8407;font-size:18px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;">Welcome to Helsinki</h1><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;">On behalf of the International Society of Surgery and the Finnish Surgical Society we warmly welcome you to the International Surgical Week ISW 2013 to be held in Helsinki, Finland on August 25-29, 2013. The theme of the congress is “Connecting surgeons”. Finland has a long history of building bridges between East and West, North and South, developed and developing countries, rich and poor, and in todayʼs world of political, economic, ethnic, territorial and environmental conflicts, it is particularly important to maintain and expand the international network of surgeons from all over the world.</p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;">The scientific program follows traditional lines with strong representation of digestive, trauma, endocrine, breast, endoscopic, esophageal, pediatric and military surgery as well as sessions in surgical metabolism and nutrition, burns, women in surgery and regional surgical programs. In addition, specialty societies under the umbrella of the Finnish Surgical Society will have programs in orthopedics and traumatology, urology, vascular, cardiothoracic, plastic and hand surgery. The congress offers interesting sessions with up-to-date information delivered by world leaders in their field to surgeons from all specialties as well as cross-specialty sessions in areas of joint interests. Pre- and post-congress practical courses will be organized by the integrated societies.</p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;">The social program includes the opening ceremony on Sunday evening, Helsinki night on Monday starting with a reception in the City hall followed by lively parties and good food in the city center, society dinners on Tuesday evening and a chance to relax and have some free time on Wednesday evening.</p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;">August in Helsinki is one of the best times of the year, warm and long days, beautiful evenings (no mosquitoes) and lively cultural activities going on into to the pleasant nights. A wide range of hotels, in all prize categories. Functional and user-friendly public transport (free pass for the congress week to all registered participants). Live music, from classical to jazz, clubs and discos, superb restaurants and cozy cafeterias, church inside a rock, theatre and opera, ballet, book shops and shopping centers. Something for everyoneʼs wallet (we use Euros) and taste.</p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;">We could list many favorable things associated with Finland, our advanced welfare state with free health care and education, our innovative technology and design from Nokia to Marimekko, famous architectural achievements (Alvar Aalto), wonderful nature with more than 100.000 lakes, sauna, Santa Claus, Sibelius – but why donʼt you come and see for yourself. Getting to Helsinki is easy, direct flight from most Asian capitals, New York and Chicago, and most European major cities. Reaching Helsinki from Scandinavia, the Baltic states, and Russia is also possible by ferry, or even by a few hoursʼ train trip from St. Petersburg.</p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;">And once you are in Helsinki, why not visit our close neighbors, St. Petersburg, Tallinn or Stockholm, or cross the Polar circle and go up to Lapland, see the wonderful and exotic nature, maybe combine that with a visit to Norway and see the fjords and the midnight sun.</p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;">Get ready for an experience of a lifetime, come to Helsinki, come to Finland, welcome!</p><table border="0" style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;" width="80%"><tbody><tr><td valign="top" width="50%"><strong>Göran Åkerström<br /></strong>ISW 2013 Congress President&nbsp;<br />ISS/SIC</td><td valign="top" width="50%"><strong>Ari Leppäniemi<br /></strong>President<br />Local Organizing Committee ISW 2013</td></tr></tbody></table>
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<div style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;background-color:#2a1191;"><strong>BSI Travel Award 2013</strong></div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;background-color:#2a1191;">Breast Surgery International Travel Award of EURO 1,000.00 each will be awarded to a maximum of eight young (less than 40 years of age) Breast Surgery International (BSI) member surgeons from developing countries who have an abstract accepted for oral or poster presentation in the BSI program, in order to help them participate in the ISW 2013 in Helsinki and present their work. The BSI travel award is meant to provide partial financial assistance, and it will be the recipient's own responsibility to organize the remaining funds for participation in the Congress.</div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;background-color:#2a1191;"></div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;background-color:#2a1191;"><strong>The travel awardees will be given:</strong></div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;background-color:#2a1191;"></div><ol style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;background-color:#2a1191;"><li value="1">Certificate of BSI travel award</li><li value="2">An award of EURO 1,000.00 as subsidy towards registration, travelling and accommodation costs in Helsinki to attend the Congress</li><li value="3">Free attendance to BSI postgraduate course and workshop and BSI dinner</li></ol><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;background-color:#2a1191;"></div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;background-color:#2a1191;">The certificate and award will be given during the BSI dinner on Tuesday, August 27, 2013.</div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;background-color:#2a1191;"></div><div style="margin-top:0px;margin-bottom:0px;font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;font-size:13px;line-height:normal;background-color:#2a1191;">Eligible BSI members are requested to apply with their CV and letter of recommendation from the chairman of their department or from a senior BSI colleague by June 1st, 2013 at the latest. The application may be sent as e-mail or letter to the secretary BSI at the address below. Applicants will be notified of outcome by June 15th, 2013.</div>
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<p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">For exhibition space bookings, please refer to the Exhibition and Sponsorship Information booklet. The PDFs open in a new window.</span></strong></p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><a href="" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Exhibition and Sponsorship Information (PDF)</span></a></p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><a href="" target="_blank">Invitation to ISW 2013 Exhibition in English (PDF)</a></span></p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><a href="" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Invitation to ISW 2013 Exhibition in Finnish (PDF)</span></a></p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><a href="" target="_blank">Floor plan (PDF)</a></p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><a href="" target="_blank">Exhibition schedule (PDF)</a></p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The exhibition and sponsorship booking form will be available on this website on 5 November 2012.</span></strong></p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Congress and Exhibition Secretariat</span></strong><br /><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">CONGREX / Blue &amp; White Conferences Oy&nbsp;</span><br /><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">P.O.Box 81&nbsp;</span><br />00371 Helsinki&nbsp;<br /><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Finland</span></p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><strong>Street address:</strong>&nbsp;Höyläämötie 3A, 2nd floor, 00380 Helsinki, Finland</span></p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Email:&nbsp;<a href=""></a></span></p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Tel: +358 9 560 7500&nbsp;</span><br /><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">Fax: +358 9 560 750 20</span></p><p style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><strong><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">The Congress and Exhibition Secretariat is handling:</span></strong></p><ul style="font-family:Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;line-height:normal;"><li><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">exhibition and sponsorship bookings</span></li><li><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">congress, exhibition and sponsorships payments</span></li><li><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">registrations of delegates and exhibition staff</span></li><li><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">hotel bookings of delegates and exhibition staff</span></li><li><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US">assistance of delegates, exhibitors and sponsors</span></li></ul>
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