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NSCMID2021 | 3-6 September 2021 | Turku, Finland

COVID-19 Update

COVID-19 Update

Information regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and NSCMID 2021

Due to the global COVID-19 situation, the NSCMID 2021 organising committee has decided to organise the 37th Annual meeting of NSCMID as a hybrid congress, and thereby welcomes our attendees to participate the congress either onsite or online.

We will continue to follow the COVID-19 situation and the instructions of international and national authorities. If there are any developments in the next few months that would potentially affect our NSCMID 2021 hybrid meeting arrangements, we will update information on this website.

Updated, 26 August 2021:

To maximize the safety of our onsite congress attendees, all scientific sessions will take place in the spacious Logomo Hall. The Logomo Foyer, Street and Gallery facilities are available for lunch and coffee breaks, posters and the industrial exhibition. A safety distance of 2 meters is followed during the meeting whenever possible, and catering takes place only at designated sites.

Hand sanitizers are available throughout the venue, and cleaning of the premises is intensified. The staff will be wearing masks for the duration of the congress, and we kindly ask you to do the same. Your congress bag includes a personal hand disinfectant bottle and disposable surgical masks.  We strongly recommend you to wear a face mask, to follow the safety distances instructed and to conduct good coughing/hand hygiene practices while at the congress facilities.

Please do not enter the congress facilities if feeling unwell. If you suspect having caught the coronavirus infection please call the coronavirus helpline of the City of Turku, tel. +358 2 266 2714 (weekdays) or joint emergency services of the Turku region, tel. +358 2 313 8800 (weekend) to get advise or an appointment for free of charge COVID-19 testing.  More information: What to do if you suspect having caught the coronavirus infection |

In addition to the public health care system, corona tests are available via several private laboratories. They also provide corona certificates if needed for travel. The most centrally located testing station is close to the bus station and test times can be booked online Coronavirus testing – Terveystalo. Members of the organizing committee are happy to assist with appointments if necessary.

The organizing committee of NSCMID 2021 has filed in a Health Protection Plan for the event as required by the authorities. The plan can be found from the NSCMID 2021 registration and information desk for review.

All persons who have received a full series of Covid-19 vaccinations (with at least two weeks from the most recent vaccine dose) can arrive in Finland without any quarantine or Covid-19 testing. Further instructions for passengers arriving in Finland can be found via these links:
Instructions for passengers arriving in Finland

Updated, 13 August 2021:

We are delighted to confirm that the arrangements for the NSCMID 2021 hybrid congress are proceeding as planned.

To maximize the safety of our onsite congress attendees, we have reserved larger facilities for our use at the congress venue Logomo. All scientific sessions will take place in a big auditorium, and large spaces are available for lunch and coffee breaks, posters and the commercial exhibition. Working closely with the local health authorities in organizing our congress, we are confident that the NSCMID 2021 congress will be a safe, fruitful and enjoyable experience for all participants. We wish you a very warm welcome to Turku!

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Updated, 6 August 2021:

NSCMID 2021 is committed to following all COVID-19 instructions given by the Finnish authorities to ensure a safe and enjoyable congress experience at the congress venue. Detailed information on the measures will be updated here shortly.

Updated, 1 July 2021:

Persons who have received the full series of coronavirus vaccines, and at least two weeks have passed from the last vaccination, are allowed to enter Finland without testing or quarantine. Read more here.