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City sightseeing and daytours
During the conference days some optional sightseeing tours are availible for those who prefer to use the time to see the surroundings of Reykjavik.
All sightseeing information and registrations are via Icelandic Travel -->click here
Special STC 2010 tours are availible in connection with the conference see -->here
Bio Peter L. Elkin
Dr. Peter L. Elkin is a Professor of Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. He is the Center Director of Biomedical Informatics and the Vice-President of Mount Sinai hospital for Biomedical and Translational Informatics. He received his Batchelor of Science from
Bio William Ed Hammond
Link to Icelandic Government's Information & Services --> here
Link to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs --> here
Iceland is an island located in the North Atlantic Ocean between mainland Europe and Greenland with a total area of 103,000 km² (39,756 sq.miles). Iceland's population is around 313.000 of which the vast majority or around 2/3 lives in the capital, Reykjavik, and surrounding areas.
Situated on the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, Iceland is volcanically and geologically active on a large scale. 30 post-glacial volcanoes have erupted in the past two centuries, and natural hot water supplies much of the population with cheap, pollution-free heating. The interior of the country contains stunning contrasts. The country is largely an arctic desert, punctuated with mountains, glaciers, volcanoes and waterfalls.
Iceland has a pure, pollution-free environment. It is a modern European economy with strong economic foundations in fisheries, natural renewable energy sources and human capital. Industry is operated almost exclusively with clean hydroelectric and geothermal power.
The weather in Iceland is very mild. The average summer temperature in Reykjavik is 11.8°C/ 53°F in July, with average highs of 24.3°C/76°F.
Icelandic is the national language and is believed to have changed very little from the original tongue spoken by the Norse settlers. It is one of the Nordic languages, which are a sub-group of the Germanic languages. Iceland is alone in upholding a Norse tradition, i.e. the custom of using patronymics rather than surnames; and Icelander´s Christian name is followed by his or her father´s name and the suffix -son or -dóttir, e.g. Guðrún Pétursdóttir (Guðrún, daughter of Pétur). Members of a family can therefore have many different "surnames", which sometimes causes confusion to foreigners.
Thanks to the Gulf Stream, Iceland has a mild temperate ocean climate, cool in the summer and surprisingly mild in the winter. During the mid-summer, temperatures generally average between 12° and 15° C (50°-54° F) The average temperature in January, the coldest month, is warmer than in New York or Vienna. Iceland is among the most pollution free countries. During the summer months June and July Icelanders do enjoy almost 24- hour daylight.
Office hours are generally 09:00-17:00 and 08:00-16:00 during June, July and August.
Iceland is on Greenwich Mean Time [GMT]
City sightseeing and daytours
The following tours are availible in connection with the conference
Registration is via Icelandic Travel --> click here
The Icelandic monetary unitis the "króna." Cash can be obtained against most common cards in all ATM banks, which are to be found in most of the bigger hotels in Reykjavík
Tax and Tipping
Taxes and services are always included in all prices for restaurants, hotels, taxis etc. Tipping is not customary in Iceland
Duty free shopping / Tax Free shopping
Duty-free goods may be purchased both upon arrival and departure at Keflavík International Airport. A refund of local Value-Added Tax (VAT) is available to all visitors in Iceland. The refund will result in a reduction of up to 15% of the retail price, provided departure from Iceland is within 3 months after the date of purchase.
The main voltage is 220volts, 50Hz. Appliance sockets are usually plugs with round pins.
There is a medical centre or a hospital in all major cities and towns in Iceland. The emergency phone number (24 hours) in Iceland is 112.
Aim and Scope
The conference will explore the challenges facing electronic exchange of health information cross borders within as well as between countries.A particular focus will be on the interoperability of systems including global standards for patient safety, traceability and accurate data synchro-nisation. Furthermore, topics concerning the technological, inter-disciplinary, financial, legal and cultural challenges in cross-border communication will be addressed.
Special STC 2010 tours
The LOC has arranged the following special sightsseing tours for participants of the STC 2010 conference:
A: Special trip around Iceland in 6 days, June 5 - June 10.
B: Blue Lagoon bath and dinner June 4.
C: Volcano tours June 5
D: Golden Circle June 5
E: River Rafting June 5
All information and registrations are via Icelandic Travel --> click here
There are also other optional tours available --> click here
Special STC 2010 trip around Iceland in 6 days
Use the opportunity to take a vacation in Iceland after the conference. The LOC has arranged a special trip around Iceland in 6 days with visits to the hospital in and to a health care center in Egilsstadir.
A special trip for
A special trip for
June 5th Reykjavík – Borgarfjördur –
Morning departure from Reykjavík to Borgarfjörður through the Hvalfjörður Tunnel. We cross the Holtavörðuheiði plateau to Skagafjörður, known for the breeding of the Icelandic horse that has its fifth gait – the tölt. In Skagafjörður we stop at Glaumbær, an old turf farm museum. Majestic mountains and narrow passes lead to Akureyri town,
June 6th Akureyri – Hospital visit – relax in the hot tub- sightseeing
We visit the hospital in Akureyri and use the morning for educational visits.
In the afternoon we take a sightseeing tour in town and end at the local swimmingpool that is nice and warm.
Overnight stay at in Akureyri
June 7th Akureyri –
Today we drive eastwards to
Stop for an experience at Myvatns Nature Baths, Iceland´s newenst geothermal spa.
June 8th Visit to Eastfjords healthcare center Egilsstaðir - Höfn
Visti to the Eastfjords helthcare center in the morning and a short sightseeing tour.
From Egilsstadir we take the shortest way along the east part of the country to Höfn. Dinner and Overnight at Höfn.
June 9th Höfn – Jökulsárlón Glacial Lagoon – Skaftafell – Vík
From Höfn we drive south of Vatnajökull glacier, Europe's largest glacier, larger than all the rest of
June 10th Vík – Skógar –Ölfus– Reykjavík
First stop on this day is Reynishverfi from where we can experience the force of the Atlantic Ocean, see the columnar basalt and stacks arising from the sea, and on a clear day we also see the Dyrhólaey arch from the beach. Then we continue our travel through the farmlands of the south coast, which is sandwiched between mountains, glaciers and the sea. We stop at the mighty Skógarfoss waterfall, and then Seljalandsfoss waterfall.
Short stop in the town of
Prices for this program with half board
Min Number of Paying Pax
Price per person Double EUR
Price per person Single EUR
· 6 nights at hotels in the countryside including breakfast
· 6 x dinners in the countryside, 3 courses with cofee/tea
Not included in the price:
· Other activities or museums than mentioned in “Included in price” section
The Icelandic climate is warmer than the name suggests, thanks to the
Banks are open from to . As general rule offices are open from to , in some cases during the summer these hours are from to . Shops are open from to on weekdays. Kringlan and Smáralind shopping malls as well as souvenir and some bookshops in the city centre are open on weekends.
They are accepted by most shops, restaurants and organisations and are widely used. The major credit cards in
A refund of the local Value Added Tax is available to visitors to
Please note that individual travel insurance is not included in the tour prices. It is therefore important that clients arrange for their own travel insurance before visiting
The EFMI STC 2010 was a great success with 175 participants from all over the world. We thank everyone that helped to make this possible. The presentations will be available soon at the EFMI website
Enjoy the pictures from the event -> here
May 31 - Changes to the Conference Programme
Please note that last minute changes in the programme are available at the website here
May 30 - Flybus to Reykjavik
The best way to get from Keflavik airport is to take the Flybus to Reykjavik. Timetable and prices are available at http://www.re.is/flybus
May 28 - Final Conference Programme
The final programme for the conference is now available here efmi_reykjavik_june2-4.pdf [Adobe Acrobat PDF - 346.52 KB]
May 24 - Eruption news and extended offer on hotel bookings
Latest news in Iceland are that Eyjafjallajökull is not erupting at the moment and seems to be quiet. We are also glad to announce that the conference hotel, Radisson Blue Hotel Saga, has extended their offer for conference guests to May 30 if you book with the registration form for the conference wich you can find here
May 9 - Eyjafjallajokull
For those who want to see live pictures of the eruption in Eyjafjallajokull you can click here
The volcano is over 100 km. away from Reykjavik and has no affect there. For more information please see here
May 3 - Last day of hotel bookings
Today is the last day of special offer at the conference hotel and guesthouse. To get the offer please use the registration form here
April 26 - New and exciting tours to the site of the volcano:
Now we have exciting tours to see the site of the volcano eruption. For further information please visit here.
We would point out that the offer that the conference hotel and guesthouse has for participants in the STC 2010 conference expires on
May 3. More information about the offers are available here.
March 3, 2010:
No one should leave in Hvítá. Not to mention going glacial river swimming in Iceland. Look at optional sightseeing tours --> here
February 9, 2010:
We advise to book early-flights to get cheaper airline fares. There are two major airlines that fly to Iceland and it is easy to book
fligths on the internet, www.icelandair.com or www.icelandexpress.com. You can also book flights and connection flights through
February 2, 2010:
Registrations to the conference are now open. We accept all major credit cards but if preferred bank transfer is also availible.
You can register --> here
January 27, 2010:
Experience the nature and culture of Iceland while getting an insight into the informatics of health care systems,
with site visits. There will be a special arranged trip around Iceland in 6 days in connection with the conference.
Wonderful opportunity to see Iceland in a roundtrip with a varied program and a private guide and a private bus.
More infomation about the trip and how to register is--> here.
Prices for this program with half board is 770 EUR pr. person in double room and 945 EUR pr. person in a single room.
There are also other optional and shorter tours availible for those who want to take short daytrips from Reykjavik, more information
and how to register are --> here.
January 18, 2010:
The submission of papers has now been closed. The SPC committee will now review and set up the final agenda. Thanks to all
of you that sent contributions to the conference.
The deadline for submission of papers has been extended to 15. January 2010.
Please contact us if you need any further information
Scientific Program Committee (SPC)
Local organizing committee (LOC)