In English

The Swedish Society of Medicine is the scientific organisation of the Swedish medical profession. Our aim is to promote research, education and development in the healthcare sector. We contribute with more than SEK 25 million to medical research every year. We were founded in 1808 and is one of the oldest medical organisations in Europe.

the Society’s highest decision-making body is the Governing Assembly, which consists of representatives of sections, all local medical societies

  • the Society’s activities are overseen by a Board consisting of seventeen members appointed by the Assembly

  • the Board is headed by a Chairman, assisted by a Deputy Chairman, and Secretary.

  • the administrative side of the Society's acitivities is run by a secretariat.

  • the Swedish Society of Medicine has approx. 12 000 members. The members are divided into 68 scientific sections. The sections make suggestions to the board regarding the submission of its views in the context of consultation processes, are responsible for the scientific programmes of the General meeting and arranges own scientific meetings

Membership is open to those who

  • have graduated in medicine in a Nordic country

  • have graduated in medicine elsewhere and are licensed to practise in Sweden

  • hold a doctorate at a medical faculty in Sweden

  • study at a faculty of medicine (student members)

Members of the Swedish Society of Medicine

  • can apply for grants from the Society’s research funds

  • can attend the Society’s scientific programme

  • can attend Berzelius Symposia at reduced cost

  • can participate in the General Meeting for doctors at a reduced price


  • The General Meeting of the Swedish Society of Medicine fulfils the dual function of providing doctors with CPD and informing about current medical research. This is done through symposia, seminars and lectures.

  • Global Health is a priority for the Swedish Society of Medicine.

  • Berzelius Symposia are international scientific meetings which highlight medical research in important medical topics.

  • "Tuesday meetings" are held at the Society during term time. Scientific and current medical issues which range over the entire field of medicine are discussed. 


Unique premises for meetings and conferences
The premises at Klara Östra Kyrkogata 10 in Stockholm were built for the Swedish Society of Medicine and have served as a meeting place for doctors and members since 1906. Nowadays, the assembly rooms inside the building are not only used by representatives of the healthcare sector. Organisations, authorities, companies and individuals with no connections with medicine can also hire the premises for conferences and receptions.

Assembly rooms
The Lecture Hall (200 pers), the Reading Room, the Library, and the Board Room (15 pers) are situated on the first floor. The third floor contains the Club Room (40 pers), Trafvenfelt (15 pers), Salongen (10 pers), and Grottan (6 pers).

Restaurant and reception rooms
e-mail bokning@restaurang-lakaresallskapet.se

The Jugend Restaurant is situated on the second floor and consists of the Dining Room (120 pers),
the Small Dining Room (30 pers), and the Acrélska Dining room (15 pers).
All rooms can be equipped for conferences/meetings. All rooms can be reached by elevator.

Opening hours

8.00 am - 5 pm
Fridays at 8.00 am-3.00 pm

8.00 am  - 4 pm 
Fridays at 8.00 am-3.00 pm

Visiting address
Klara Östra Kyrkogata 10
P O Box 738, SE-101 35 Stockholm

Phone + 46 8 440 88 60 
Fax + 46 8 440 88 99

Internet www.sls.se