Social Events

1. Opening Ceremony

Date: Sunday 21 May
Time: 16:00 – 18:00
Room: Stockholmsmässan - Victoria Hall

16:00 – 16:30 Welcome by dignitaries

16:30 – 16:40 Entertainment

16:40 – 17:40 Introduction to the theme of the conference Future Medicines for One World

Medicines for One World through global collaboration and harmonization
Dan Hartman, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Seattle, USA

Systems Biology – from symptomatic relief to disease modification and cure
Hiroaki Kitano, Systems Biology Institute, Tokyo, Japan:

Open Innovation – strengthening research, enhancing transparency & attaining public support
Pierre Meulien, Innovative Medicines Initiative, Brussels, Belgium

17:40 – 18:00 Entertainment

2. Welcome Reception

Date: Sunday 21 May
Time: 18:00 – 19:00
Room: Stockholmsmässan – Exhibition hall

The organizers of PSWC invites all participants and accompanying persons for a warm and festive welcome reception at the exhibition hall immediately after the opening ceremony. 

3. Reception at the City Hall of Stockholm

Date: Monday 22 May  
Time: 19:00 – 20:00

City Hall of Stockholm

Hantverkargatan 1

11152 Stockholm

Reception at the City Hall of Stockholm on Monday 22 May at 19.00 

The Stockholm City Hall is one of Sweden’s most famous buildings, and one of the capital's most visited tourist attractions. It is famous for its grand ceremonial halls and unique art pieces and is the venue of the Nobel Prize banquet held on 10th of December each year

This reception is not automatically included in the registration fee, the registration will be on a first come first serve basis with a maximum number of 1200 participants.

4. Congress Dinner 

Date: Tuesday 23 May  
Time: 19:30 – 22.30


Djurgårdsslätten 49-51,



Skansen is the world's first open-air museum, founded in 1891. Here you can stroll through five centuries of Swedish history, from north to south, with a real sense of the past all around in the historical buildings and dwellings, peopled by characters in period dress

Tickets can be purchased via the online Congress Registration Form.