General information

Congress Venue
Wanha Satama
address: Pikku Satamakatu 3–5, FI-00160 Helsinki

12-14 June 2024

The official language of the Congress is English.

Congress App and Name Badge
Upon arrival you will receive your name badge. Please always wear the  badge during the Congress and in all official Congress events.
The programme and abstracts are available on the congress app.

Arrival in Helsinki
Helsinki-Vantaa Airport (IATA code: HEL)

Helsinki-Vantaa Airport is located approximately 20 km outside of the Helsinki city center.  You can travel either by train, bus or taxi, and it will take appr. 30 minutes to get there.

Trains I and P are an easy and quick way to reach the city center from the airport.  The ride takes approximately 30 minutes. Please buy your ticket from the ticket machine in the terminal or at the train platform before entering the train, or alternatively you can use the HSL app. It is not possible to buy tickets on the trains. Please check the HSL Journey Planner for detailed route instructions:

Taxi stands at the airport are located just outside of the exits of the arrival areas of both terminals. All taxis accept both credit and debit cards and cash. They also have an electronic-printer receipt system. Most of the taxi drivers speak English and they are usually familiar with the location of the meeting hotels as also Wanha Satama.

Helsinki Harbors
There are three passenger harbors in Helsinki, closest being Viking Terminal only 250 meters’ walking distance from the meeting venue. All harbors have excellent connections to central Helsinki and taxis are available in front of the terminals. For public transportation, please check the HSL Journey Planner for the best routes:

Social Programs
Pre-registration is required to all social programs.

Event tickets
Entry to social programs is by pre-registration only and for every event you will need to show a valid event ticket.

Certificate of attendance
Certificates of attendance and poster presentation will be provided by e-mail after the congress.

Filming, audio recording and photography
The private nature of the meeting allows presentation of the most recent, often unpublished results thus, the discussions should inspire new research directions and ideas. To maintain confidentiality of the data and topics, filming, audio recording or photographing is strictly prohibited at the posters or during the talks.

Liability & Insurance
The Congress Organizers cannot accept any liability for personal accidents or loss of/damage to private property of participants of Scaplas 2024.

Dress Code
Dress code is informal for all occasions.

Congress Secretariat
CongCreator CC
tel. +358 500 604686