June 13-16, 2012
Welcome to the ELS 2012 Congress Mobile Service!
Please find below important details to help you plan your journey and congress participation.
A warm welcome to Helsinki!
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ELS 2012 Congress venue:
Marina Congress Centre
Address: Katajanokanlaituri 6
Transport options are following:By bus
You can get to and from Helsinki Airport using the Finnair City buses, operated by Pohjolan Liikenne. The buses depart from the airport and Helsinki city centre every 20 minutes. One way ticket price is 6,20 euros.
View the schedule
Alight at Helsinki railway station and take tram no 4 from outside Stockman’s department store. Alight at the 4th stop outside the Scandic Grand Marina hotel.By car or taxi
From Helsinki Vantaa Airport take highway 45 towards Helsinki city centre. Follow signs marked Centrum. From Pohjoisranta street, follow signs to Katajanokka. You will cross a small bridge and see the hotel on your right-hand side. A taxi drive from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport costs approximately 40 euros and takes about 30 minutes.
From Helsinki train station walk across to Stockmann’s department store (Aleksanterinkatu 52) and take tram no 4. Alight at the 4th stop and the Scandic Grand Marina hotel is one block down on the right hand side. Unless you have a valid transport ticket, the tram trip alone costs 2.20 euros (tickets can be purchased from the driver).By taxi
The taxi trip's duration and price are approximately 10 minutes and 10 euros, respectively.
Taxis are easy to hail in the city centre except during the busiest periods. Taxi stands are conveniently located throughout the centre.
tel. +358 (0)100 0700 (1,15€/call +0,08€/10 seconds + local call charge)
Airport Taxi Yellow Line
tel. +358 (0)600 555 555 (1,25 €/call+local call charge) From airport to city centre with special price.
tel. +358 (0)100 7300 (0,984€/call+0,082€ /10 seconds +local call charge)
Tickets for public transports can be bought inside the vehicle from the driver or using a ticket machine with HSL (Helsingin Seudun Liikenne) logos on it. An accompanying person will find a public transport ticket in the congress bag. A guide can be found at HSL.fi
The printable full programme can be found on the congress website
The full programme is also included in the ELS2012 Programme that you will receive upon arrival at the congress venue.
|19:00-20:30||Get-together party||Exhibition area|
|17:00-20:00||Commercial exhibition||2nd floor|
|8:00-17:30||Commercial exhibition||2nd floor|
|9:00-10:15||Opening ceremony||Fennia 2|
|10:30-10:50||Poster tour 1 & 2||Nordia|
|Laryngeal imaging - Tools for diagnostics||Fennia 1|
|11:00-13:00||Human Papilloma Virus - back to basics||Fennia 2|
|Research forum: Treatment of advanced larynx cancer||Baltica|
|13:30-13:50||Poster tour 3 & 4||Nordia|
|Future laryngology - What to expect?||Fennia 1|
|14:00-15:30||HPV in the larynx - Get ready for an update||Fennia 2|
|Inducible laryngeal obstruction||Nordia|
|Research forum: Epidemiology and endoscopic treatment of laryngeal cancer||Baltica|
|15:45-16:05||Poster tour 5 & 6||Nordia|
|Professional voice - More important than ever||Fennia 1|
|16:15-17:45||Phonosurgery 1: Glottal gap||Fennia 2|
|Research forum: Non-epithelial laryngel tumours and postlaryngectomy voice||Baltica|
|18:00-19:30||Helsinki City Reception|
|8:00-17:30||Commercial exhibition||2nd floor|
|8:00-10:30||Neurolaryngology - Laryngeal denervation and pacing||Nordia|
|8:30-10:30||Examination of swallowing - The choice of test battery||Fennia 1|
|Pediatric laryngology - Children are different||Fennia 2|
|Neurolaryngology - Laryngeal denervation and pacing||Nordia|
|11:00-13:00||Laryngopharyngeal reflux revisited and Report of ELS Scientific Committees||Fennia 1|
|The best treatment options for early laryngeal carcinoma||Fennia 2|
|Neurolaryngology - Sequel of paralysis||Nordia|
|13:30-13:50||Poster tour 7 & 8||Nordia|
|Phonosurgery 2: Altering voice||Fennia 1|
|14:00-16:00||Surgery of oropharyngeal dysphagia||Fennia 2|
|Neurolaryngology - New frontiers||Nordia|
|16:30-17:30||ELS General Assembly||Fennia 2|
|19:00||Summer night dinner in archipelago
|23:30||Return by boat|
|8:30-13:00||Commercial exhibition||2nd floor|
|Chronic laryngitis and precancerous lesions - A dilemma for the clinician||Fennia 1|
|9:00-10:00||Do we share common protocols? Education and treatment in laryngology||Fennia 2|
|Research forum: Voice under magnification||Nordia|
|10:15-11:30||New aspects in evaluation of vocal performance||Fennia 1|
|Laryngeal surgery: Restoring laryngeal function||Fennia 2|
|Research forum: Managing laryngeal paralysis||Nordia|
|11:30-12:30||UEP General Assembly||Nordia|
|12:00-13:00||Surveillance of laryngeal cancer - Consensus report||Fennia 1|
|Laryngeal hyperreactivity - Is there such an entity||Fennia 2|
|13:00-13:30||Closing of the ELS 2012 Congress||Fennia 2|
Please find below a pdf document with useful websites for visiting Helsinki and suggestions of places to visit:
Useful web pages for a tourist visiting Helsinki.pdf