Practical information

Event information


Information for people with dementia

Meeting room for people with dementia

A meeting room has been reserved for the sole use of people with dementia and their guests. Coffee breaks will also be served in this room.

Reserved areas

Seats in the front row(s) of all meeting rooms will be marked as “Reserved” for the use of people with dementia. Our staff members will be happy to direct you to those dedicated areas.
During the lunch breaks, a number of places and tables will be reserved for the sole use of people with dementia. Those areas will be marked as “Reserved”. Our hostesses/hosts will be pleased to accompany you to those areas.

Accreditation and certificates

This conference is not CME (Continuing Medical Education) accredited.
Certificates for participation will be available at the registration desk, or may be requested by Email for the online attendees.


The language of the conference is English.

Information about translation will be announced at a later stage.

Virtual Programme

All plenary sessions will be broadcast live from Helsinki and available on our virtual conference platform.
Parallel sessions will not all be included in the virtual programme. The full details will be provided at a later stage.
The virtual programme will also include all poster presentations and exclusive pre-recorded oral presentations.
In all sessions, you will be asked to use your mobile devise to participate to the Q&A, this will allow participants online and on-site to have equal opportunities to ask questions. For on-site participants this will be available via the conference APP.

Join the online #33AEC conversation

Follow our social media channels and join the online conversation on Twitter using official event hashtag #33AEC. Engage with the Alzheimer Europe online community in the following ways:

  • Share your key takeaways of the 33AEC sessions with the Alzheimer Europe community, using #33AEC
  • Search for #33AEC and engage with other members
  • Share your Alzheimer Europe activities (all year round!), using @AlzheimerEurope
  • Facebook: follow our actions, join conversations, share your activities, or communicate with our team on the official page
  • LinkedIn: follow the Alzheimer Europe company page on LinkedIn.

Practical tips for speakers

  • Find in the downloadable files below the "Practical information for all presenters and chairpersons".
  • If you are unfamiliar with recording your presentations, you can find a quick guide below as a downloadable file on how to use Zoom to record and save your video.
  • We also provide some tips by a professional presenter on how to prepare for a recording and presentation:
  • If you wish to include an official Alzheimer Europe Virtual Conference Background, please use a background image provided below.


Destination information



The local currency in Finland is Euro (EUR). All major credit cards are widely accepted in Finland.
For an ATM machine, look for the sign “OTTOThis link opens in a new browser tab.”. These 24-hour cashpoint machines are widely available and accept the following international ATM and credit cards: Visa, Visa Electron, EuroCard, MasterCard, Maestro, Cirrus and EC.
Banks are usually open on weekdays 10am–4:30pm.
In addition to banks, there are several foreign currency exchange points available around the city centre. See for example: 
    Forex: Stockmann Department Store or Central Railway Station
    Tavex: Fabianinkatu 12 or Asematunneli.

Climate and weather

Helsinki’s climate combines characteristics of both a maritime and a continental climate. The proximity of the Arctic Ocean and the North Atlantic creates cold weather, while the Gulf Stream brings in warmer air.
The evenings grow cool towards the end of September, and the days grow noticeably shorter as winter approaches. The crisp air is spiced with the colours of the splendid autumn foliage.
The winter begins in either November or December depending on the year.

Average temperatures in Helsinki: 
Entire year: +5.9°C
Warmest month: July +17,8°C
Coldest month: February -4,7°C
For the latest weather forecast by the Finnish Meteorological Institute, see website


Voltage: 220–240 Volts. Electrical sockets (outlets) in Finland are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: ”Type C” Europlug and ”Type E/F” Schuko.

Time zone

The time zone in Helsinki is Eastern European Time (EET), 2 hours ahead of Greenwich Mean Time (GMT+2).

Emergency number

General Emergency number for police, ambulance and fire department is 112.

Pharmacy and medical care

There are a number of pharmacies around the city. Look for the sign “Apteekki”, which means pharmacy in Finnish. Yliopiston Apteekki at Mannerheimintie 96 is open 24/7.
Emergency duty:

  • Haartman Hospital, Haartmaninkatu 4, +358 (0)9 3106 3231. Open 24h.

Medical care:

  • Terveystalo Kamppi, Jaakonkatu 3, +358 (0)30 6000. Open 24h.
  • Mehiläinen Töölö, Pohjoinen Hesperiankatu 17 C, +358 (0)10 414 00.

Helsinki tourist information

Useful information can be found on the Helsinki Tourism Website 


Alzheimer Europe and Muistiliitto gratefully acknowledges the support of all conference sponsors. The 33rd Alzheimer Europe Conference has been deemed compliant by EthicalMedTech's Conference Vetting System.