In Denmark a voluntary network has been implemented for public access defibrillation. In Copenhagen an AED is therefore never far from hand, find the nearest one on the Hjertestarter(restart a heart)-map https://www.hjertestarter.dk/Kort or by downloading the app ‘Hjertestart’ from www.hjertestarter.dk/Hjertestart. Find more information in english here: https://www.hjertestarter.dk/Service-Pages/InEnglish
The most common credit card in Copenhagen is VISA, but you should have no problem finding ATMs/cash machines that accept Mastercard and American Express as well. Bring your PIN code.
The currency in Denmark is Danish Kroner (DKK). One krone is divided into 100 Øre. Coins are circulated in the following denominations: 50 Øre (copper) 1 Krone, 2 Kroner, 5 Kroner (silver, each with a hole in the centre) 10 and 20 Kroner (both brass).
€10 converts to approximately 75 Danish Kroner
$10 converts to approximately 55 Danish Kroner
£10 converts to approximately 85 Danish Kroner
Customs and VAT
Danish prices include 25 percent Value Added Tax (VAT). It is refundable to persons who are non-EU residents and who are travelling to a non-EU destination. Tax free shopping is possible in many major shops and department stores in Copenhagen.
Denmark, like most other European countries, has 220-volt AC, 50Hz current and uses two-pin continental plugs. If you visit from the UK and Ireland, you will need an adaptor for electric appliances, whereas North Americans need a transformer in order to use their 110/125V appliances.
If you need to contact the authorities of your home country, here is a list of foreign embassies and consulates in Copenhagen: www.thecopenhagenbook.dk
In case of an emergency while you are in Copenhagen, always dial 112. It is a free call which will connect you to the police, fire brigade or emergency medical services. For medical advice or referal to an emergency department call the four digit number 1813 and get connected to a health care professional. If you have a foreign telephone remember to add +45 before, +45 1813
In Copenhagen, the mother tongue is Danish, which is closely related to both Swedish and Norwegian. In general most Danes speak English very well, and some even German and French.
The official language of the Congress is English. All abstract submissions and presentations should be in English.
Letter of invitation
A letter of invitation to assist with visa applications will only be available to fully registered and paid delegates.
Liability & Insurance
The registration fees do not include the insurance of participants against personal accidents, sickness, and cancellations by any party, theft, loss or damage to personal possessions. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance to cover travel, accommodation, cancellation and personal effects.
In 2014 Copenhagen was awarded as European Green Capital by the EU. This derives on a large part to the many eco-friendly means of transportation Copenhagen has to offer, first and foremost are bikes, but for those who can’t bike to work, Copenhagen is served by an integrated transportation network: a driverless, punctual Metro (with one of the best airport connections in the world), regional trains, and buses.
Copenhagen is generally one of the world’s most peaceful cities, where you can walk around safely at all hours. Yet one should take some usual precautions: Around Copenhagen Central Station you should pay extra attention to pickpockets. The area around City Hall Square and the beginning of Strøget (the pedestrian street) is very busy, and also an area to be aware of thieves. Strøget, City Hall Square and Gothersgade can be crowded areas by night.
Denmark is a country where the public health is very much in focus, in relation to this there is a smoking ban in all public indoor areas along with most other western European countries. Therefore smoking is also not allowed anywhere inside the congress venue.
In Copenhagen, tipping is not a tradition. If you receive an extraordinary good service, you are welcome to reward it with a tip, but it is not expected.
Some participants may require visa in order to enter Denmark. Please contact the Danish Immigration Service for more information.
Read more here: www.nyidanmark.dk
The climate in Copenhagen follows the four seasons of the northern hemisphere, but temperatures can vary considerably during the year.
May is normally mild with an average temperature of 15-20 degrees Celsius. Find the current wheater forecast at: http://www.dmi.dk/en/vejr/til-lands/byvejr/