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11 May 2015

Welcome to WCSF2015

We look forward to welcoming all congress participants to a comprehensive scientific and social program and to a beautiful Copenhagen dressed up in spring colors.

This letter contains important information on the final scientific and social program as well as general information.


Printed program

Find your printed program in your congress bag.


The compilation of abstracts is published on the congress website.

You can also soon download the abstracts on the congress app.


Use the app to keep track of the scientific and social program and be notified about program updates and events during the congress. Find the congress app in App Store and Google Play (search for WCSF2015). The app is continuously under development, and changes will occur right up until the beginning of the congress.

Meet the Experts

On Saturday 23 May at 10:30 – 12:00 there will be a session where you will have the opportunity of meeting nine experts for more informal discussions and questions. The nine experts are: Per Hölmich (Denmark), Magni Mohr (Faroe Islands), Maria Kavussanu (UK), Aaron Coutts (Australia), Natalia Stambulova (Sweden), Kari Fasting (Norway), Tim Meyer (Germany), Brian Dawson (Australia) and Carlo Castagna (Italy).

The place of the meetings will be notified via the congress app.

Speakers’ Preview Room

The speakers’ preview room is located in Room 6 in the DGI-Byen’s Congress Center.

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday, 20 May 2015  12:00 - 15:45
  • Thursday, 21 May 2015  08:30 - 15:45
  • Friday, 22 May 2015  08:30 - 17:15
  • Saturday, 23 May 2015  08:30 - 10:30

Guidelines for oral presentation

Oral sessions will take place in Session Rooms 1-5 on the ground floor and on second floor.

Your presentation must be uploaded in the speakers preview room at least 3 hours before the start of your session. Speakers are requested to present themselves to the chair in the lecture room 10 minutes prior to the beginning of their session.

Please respect the time limits. Each free paper presentation is scheduled to last for 13 minutes, which means approx. 10 minutes for the presentation leaving 3 minutes for Q & A. Each invited presentation is scheduled to last for no more than 28 minutes including questions. The session chair is responsible for the time table and will interrupt if a presentation extends beyond the allocated time. There will be a technician available in or near to the auditorium.

Guidelines for poster exhibition and presentation

Posters will be placed in the Poster Hall on first floor and in the Lounge on second floor.

The poster exhibition will take place from Thursday 21 May 9:00 until Friday 22 May 18:15 and will be divided in two parts. There are two dedicated Poster Sessions on Thursday and two on Friday.

You have been assigned a poster board number, date and time. You are expected to be at your assigned space on the day that your poster presentation is scheduled. Senior Researchers will act as Poster Chairs during the poster sessions. They will make a poster round and chair short discussions with the poster presenters.

Posters should be mounted before 09:00 on the day of your presentation and MUST BE taken down on the same day. The remaining posters will be destroyed afterwards.


Welcome reception at Copenhagen City Hall (20 May 2015, 18:30 – 19:30)

The City of Copenhagen welcomes the WCSF2015 participants. Enjoy the beautiful surroundings at Copenhagen City Hall while greeting and networking with your colleagues from around the world, and tasting the renowned City Hall pancakes. Spouses are welcome.

Important: Only delegates with ticket will be allowed entrance to the City Hall. Find your ticket in your personal envelope.

Boat tour to Copenhagen’s best sights and attractions (20 May 2015, 20:00 – 21:00)

Enjoy a guided tour around the harbor and through the idyllic canals and hear about Copenhagen's beautiful churches, castles, old listed houses, new buildings and other sights of interest. Spouses are welcome.

Price: 10 €. Find your ticket in the congress bag or buy one at the Congress registration desk before 20 May at 17:00.

Football tournament (21 May 2015, 18:00 – 20:00)

Join for a social tournament and a competitive tournament, and enjoy the football game together with your colleagues. Become introduced in the warm up to the Danish Football Association’s initiative “Football Fitness”: Effective, social and fun football exercise.

Sign up via the website or at the Congress registration desk before 20 May at 17:00.  

Younger researchers get-together: Local Danish beer (21 May 2015 at 21:30)

The younger researchers are invited for an introduction to “Local Danish beer” and the scene of microbrewery in Denmark. Prepare to taste a selected number of local beers.

Sign up via the website or at the Congress registration desk before 20 May at 17:00.

Price: 15 EUR / 120 Danish Kronor. Please pay cash upon arrival at the congress registration desk before 21 May at 17:00.

Congress dinner with a taste of Danish cuisine (22 May 2015, 19:30 – 24:00)

Join your colleagues from around the world in a festive and informal evening, and enjoy delicious foods with a selection of Danish inspired dishes. The congress dinner takes place at the top floor of the congress venue. The evening will include a 3 course dinner, coffee and entertainment. Beverages can be purchased from the bar. Spouses are welcome. Final deadline for registration is Thursday 14 May.

Please, find your ticket in your personal envelope if you already registered. Limited extra tickets are for sale before 21 May at 12:00.

Price: 45 €. The price is excl. beverages.


Venue DGI-Byen

CPH Conference Tietgensgade 65, 1704 Copenhagen V, Denmark
(Entrance from Kvægtorvsgade)
Tel. +45 70237823 (Congress registration desk)

Registration desk

The Registration desk is located in the Foyer, ground floor in the DGI-Byen CPH Conference.

Opening hours:

  • Wednesday, 20 May 2015  09:00 – 17:30
  • Thursday, 21 May 2015  08:00 – 17:00
  • Friday, 22 May 2015  08:30 - 18:15
  • Saturday, 23 May 2015  08:30 – 13:00


Copenhagen is at the cross-roads between Continental Europe and Scandinavia and the Baltic area. The sea and waterfront dominate the city that has kept an old-world charm. The city’s old streets and architecture blends in with modern design symbolising its rapid growth. The newly inaugurated Royal Opera offers a magnificent contemporary perspective of Denmark. The modest size of the city is a great advantage for visitors. The best sights are within the city centre which has a bustling pedestrian shopping area called Strøget. Most roads have a bike lane, and compared with other European cities there is little traffic. Visitors may enjoy a leisurely stroll in a relaxed and safe en¬vironment – or a bicycle ride.

Tourist information

Name badges

Entrance to the congress area and to the various social events will be limited to badge holders only. If the badge is lost, please contact the registration desk. A fee of DKK 50 will be charged for each new badge.

Certificate of attendance

Certificate of attendance is included in your personal envelope.

Insurance You are requested to arrange your own health and travel insurance. The con¬gress organizer is not responsible for any injuries or damages occurring during the congress.


Denmark has a maritime climate, which means that the weather is temperate, no extreme heat or cold. In May the weather is usually dry and pleasant with daytime temperatures around 12 – 20 C. However, rain may occur, so it is advisable to bring a light raincoat or umbrella.

The weather in Denmark: www.dmi.dk


Electricity in Denmark is 220-volt AC. Plugs are European standard with two round pins.

Currency & credit cards

The currency in Denmark is the DKK (Danish kroner). Major credit cards are ac¬cepted in hotels, taxis, restaurants and shops.


Service charges are always included.


Copenhagen has an extensive and very reliable network of public transportati¬on including buses, trains and metro.

Airport – City/Venue: The Metro line between the airport and Kongens Nytorv / Nørreport runs every 3 minutes and takes about 10 minutes.

Trains run every 10 minutes between the airport and the Copenhagen Central Railway Station, which is close by the congress venue.

A Taxi fare between the airport and the city centre is approximately between € 28 and € 35.

Information about buses, trains and metro: www.rejseplanen.dk