International Psoriasis Council

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

Advancing Knowledge. Improving Care.

2023 IPC THINK TANK | FAROE ISLANDS

HOTEL HAFNIA
ÁARVEGUR 8
FO -100, TÓRSHAVN
FAROE ISLANDS

Why the Faroe Islands?

2023 marks the 60th anniversary of a seminal paper in the history of psoriasis research. In 1963, Danish physician Gunnar Lomholt went to the Faroe Islands, visited numerous households, examined the family members for psoriasis, and concluded that there was a strong inherited component to the disease. This marked the beginning of psoriasis epidemiology and genetics. Join us to celebrate this historic milestone through state-of-the-art lectures on developments in psoriasis and how science has had a significant impact.

Explore the Faroe Islands

Take advantage of the opportunity to explore the breathtaking Faroe Islands before and after the event with our exciting excursion packages, brought to you by GreenGate, an experienced travel agency in the Faroe Islands. Excursions are exclusive to the IPC group. Learn more and book hereWatch this video to see what the Faroe Islands have to offer!

Board of Directors Schedule

Wednesday, September 6

Arrival and Dinner on Your Own
 Restaurants in Tórshavn

Optional Excursion

14:00 to 19:00

Vágar Highlight 
Drive to the island of Vágar and explore the charming villages of Bø and Gásadalur. Take in the stunning waterfall in Gásadalur before embarking on a scenic hike to Trælanípan. The trail runs alongside the lake and over the ocean, lasting approximately 2-2.5 hours.

Thursday, September 7

9:00 to 12:45

Board Meeting and Lunch

13:00 to 17:00 WEST/ 8:00 to 12:00 EDT

Strategic Planning Session 

19:00 to 21:00 

Board Dinner

Friday, September 8

9:00 to 17:00

17:00 to 18:30 

Reception

Dinner on your own

Saturday, September 9

9:00 to 16:00

Meeting with Board Members, Councilors, and Fellows
Board Members, Councilors, and Fellows will meet to share updates on IPC’s 2023 initiatives and discuss IPC’s future strategic plan

 

17:30 to 22:00

Dinner and Special Event
Join us for an evening of Faroese history and gastronomy at a soon-to-be-revealed location. With included transportation, this dining experience is not to be missed. Stay tuned for further details about the location. Guests are invited to attend the event.

Sunday, September 10

Departures

Optional Excursion

9:30 to 17:30

 Streymoy Highlight
Drive to Vestmanna for a 1.5-hour boat tour to see the Vestmanna cliffs. Then head to Saksun for lunch at a local farmer’s house, return to Tórshavn via the mountains, and stop at the island’s oldest cultural center, Kirkjubøur. Visit the 13th-century St. Magnus Cathedral, the still-functioning 11th-century church, and the 900-year-old “Roykstovan,” continuously occupied by one family for 17 generations.

Travel Information

Lodging
IPC will cover accommodations for a maximum of four nights (Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday). These nights will be charged to the IPC account. If you select lodging for Saturday, you are expected to participate in the entire Saturday program.

If you plan to stay beyond the specified dates or arrive earlier, you will pay the standard rate of $175 per night, which includes breakfast. Upon check-in, a credit card will be required to cover additional nights and incidentals during your stay.

Air Travel
IPC Board Members should utilize Adelman Travel to book flights, and all fees will be billed directly to the IPC account.  IPC will cover the cost of an economy class ticket for flights that are less than or equal to 5 hours in duration and a business class ticket for flights that exceed 5 hours. International flights must be reserved at least 90 days in advance (by June 1, 2023). IPC will arrange flights with the lowest possible cost via a travel agent. Any flights that exceed $5,000 require approval from the IPC CEO and may also require approval from the IPC Treasurer. When selecting flights, preferred itineraries or airlines can be chosen up to 10% above the cheapest alternative. However, the traveler will pay any amount over this 10% margin.

Please contact Michele at Michele.Borsa@psoriasiscouncil.org to book your flights by June 1, 2023.

Ground Transportation
Taxis will be available at the airport; however, it is advised to pre-book for timely pickup. There is a fixed price of $35 for a one-way between the Vágar Airport and Tórshavn, which should take approximately 45 minutes. You can pre-arrange your taxi here. Please note this hotel does not provide a shuttle service.

IPC will reimburse your ground transportation for travel to and from the airport to the hotel and traveling between the hotel and other activities as necessary, up to $250. Covered expenses include taxi, bus fare, or parking. Please note this hotel does not provide a shuttle service.

Meals
IPC will provide lunch and breaks during the meeting. Breakfast is included in the room rate. We will host a reception on Friday evening, and on Saturday night, we will host an dinner and special event.  For other meals, there are several restaurants in Tórshavn to explore.

Saturday Dinner and Special Event
Guests are welcome for the Saturday evening dinner and special event. Please provide the guest’s name on the registration form.

Reimbursement
Reimbursement forms will be sent after the meeting. Individuals will submit an invoice and copies of all receipts to request reimbursement. ACH, check, or wire transfer payments will be made for international payments.

CANCELLATIONS
If your travel plans change and you cannot attend the meeting, please notify us by June 14, 2023. If you do not inform IPC by this date, you may be charged for any unused hotel room charges it may incur. To cancel or make any changes to your room reservations, please contact Michele.Borsa@psoriasiscouncil.org.

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