SACC-Seattle, July 17th: A unique opportunity to hear a world renowned breast cancer MD!

SACC-Seattle  welcome you to listen to a world recognized expert in his field of medicine, Bruce Porter MD.

This exclusive event begins at

6:30PM Tuesday July 17th at the Swedish Club as part of the SACC-Seattle speaker series.

Bruce will share review the tremendous advances in this field of medicine over the last two decades.  Breast cancer is a topic that impacts us all, either directly or indirectly and with Bruce’s passion and knowledge it promises to be an evening to remember. Physicians from around the world travel to Seattle to learn from Bruce and attend his seminars.  Bruce has also travelled to many countries around the world to present his techniques and findings.

We encourage you to bring your spouse and friends for this presentation.

Please RSVP today as the event has limited set of seats and we wish to accommodate all. Please RSVP  to

The presentation will begin at 7pm to be followed by a Q&A sessions. The evening is expected to end by 8:15pm.

Swedish Club is opening the bar specifically for this event (no host).

Address: Swedish Club, 1920 Dexter Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98109 (206) 283-1090

Cost: $5 for SACC –Seattle members and $10 for non-members (cash or check)

Bruce A. Porter, M.D., FACR is a co-founder and medical director of First Hill Diagnostic Imaging in Seattle, Washington. Established in 1984, FHDI was the first facility in the Pacific Northwest to provide Magnetic Resonance Imaging services. In 2007, First Hill Diagnostic Imaging became a joint venture with Swedish Medical Center.

Dr. Porter received a B.S. in Medicine from University of North Dakota, School of Medicine. He then went on to complete his medical degree at University of California-Davis. Dr. Porter’s residency training includes Nuclear Medicine atStanford University and Diagnostic Radiology at UC Davis. In 1981, Dr. Porter also completed a Fellowship in abdominal imaging, angiography, and interventional radiology at the University of Lund, Sweden.

Dr. Porter has a long-standing specialty interest in imaging, diagnosis and staging of a variety of cancers.  For the past 20 years his primary focus has been on developing techniques for advanced imaging of breast cancer particularly with MR imaging. Bruce has published numerous scientific papers and is the author of multiple book chapters, scientific exhibits, as well as presenting more than 400 lectures at national and international scientific meetings.

Dr. Porter lives on a boat in Seattle with his wife and first mate, Sharon Vaughn. He has three grown boys, all of whom speak Swedish fluently.

Sincerely, SACC-Seattle in cooperation with the Swedish Consulate

Welcome to the Swedish American Chambers of Commerce Seattle’s Annual Meeting on April 9th, 2012

We are delighted to announce that this year’s annual meeting will take place at the brand new facilities of SwedishHospital in Issaquah.

The Issaquah Swedish Hospital campus has since its opening in July 2011 received remarkable attention both nationally and internationally for its innovative infrastructure that combines the latest technology with an environmentally friendly design.

The evening will begin at 6 pm with some light refreshments and a social mingle followed by opening remarks and tour of the Hospital by Swedish’s Chief Executive of Suburban Hospitals, Mr Marcel Loh.

We will start off the annual meeting with a presentation by the interim board of directors and by the end of the evening a new board of directors will be elected. This meeting is open for all but only current members of SACC-Seattle are eligible to vote and to be voted in to the board of directors. Opportunities for membership will be available on site.


Date:..........Monday, April 9th

Time:.........6 pm - 9 pm

Address:.....Swedish Hospital Issaquah Campus

..................751 N.E. Blakely Dr. Issaquah, WA 98029

..................(Driving directions)

Cost:...........Free for SACC-Seattle Members, $15 for non SACC-Seattle Members

R.S.V.P:......Please RSVP by April 5th by emailing



6:00 pm - 6:30 pm ~ Registration and Networking 

6:30 pm - 6:50 pm ~ Speaker, Marcel Loh, Swedish Chief Executive of Suburban Hospital 

6:50 pm – 7:30 pm ~ Tour of the Facility

7:30 pm ~ Annual Meeting Begins

Presentation of 2012 objectives

2012 Program              

Election of Board of Directors


Call for Executive Board of Directors!

We are looking for a few enthusiastic and motivated people to join our board of directors.

If you or someone you know are interested, please contact Petra Hilleberg:



with a short description of yourself and what you hope to achieve as a board

member of SACC Seattle.





Lars Jonsson                             Lena Powers                           Petra Hilleberg

Honorary Consul                        SACC Seattle                          SACC Seattle

Breakfast Meeting February 28th

Welcome to a breakfast meeting at the Swedish Consulate!

Some of you may have received a letter from your Swedish financial institutes stating:

“Under US regulations, certain financial services may only be provided to clients residents in the US if the service provider maintains a US license for the financial service concerned.”

Living and working in the US is inspiring as well as challenging. We all want to obey the law but it is sometimes hard to understand what applies to us and where to look for help. The new US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) coming into effect July 1, 2013 will change the way Swedish financial institutes are sharing and are able to provide services to Swedish citizens living and working in the US.

On February 28th, from 8.30 am to 10am, Getswedish in collaboration with the The Swedish Consulate and Swedish American Chamber of Commerce Seattle has invited Madeleine Thunström, a Swedish tax lawyer from SEB to participate via video conference to help us explain how this will effect entrepreneurs or individuals with Swedish or dual citizenship currently living in the US. The setting will be informal and a light breakfast will be served.
This meeting will focus on the subject from an individual perspective. Ms Thunström will not give individual guidance but rather discuss the general rules for the following areas:

  • Dual citizenship
  • Preparation for moving from US to Sweden from a Swedish perspective.
  • Inheritance
  • Properties and other assets in Sweden and the responsibility of the individual.

The cost for this meeting is $10 for SACC members and $15 for non members. Space is limited, so please RSVP to and send in a check to the Swedish Consulate 5350 Carillon Point, Kirkland, WA98033 by February 24.