27 April - 1 May, 2020
Melbourne, Australia

Registration

 

 REGISTRATION FEES SPINEWEEK 2020
 Rates are in EUR and expire at 23.59 hrs CET time. Prior to 15/02/2020* As of 16 February As of 27 April
 Society Member € 650,00 € 700,00 € 800,00
 Non Member € 800,00 € 850,00 € 950,00
 Student / Trainee / Nurse € 450,00 € 450,00 € 500,00
 Visitor Exhibition (access to exhibition only) € 350,00 € 350,00 € 450,00
       
 Welcome reception - participant € 0,00 € 0,00 € 0,00
 Welcome reception - partner € 25,00 € 25,00 € 30,00
       
 Dinners      
 SOSORT Dinner - 28 April at the Zoo € 95,00 € 100,00 € 105,00
 SSA Dinner - 28 April at Cargo Hall € 95,00 € 100,00 € 105,00
 ASSI & APSS Dinner - 28 April at Aerial € 95,00 € 100,00 € 105,00
 All Societies Dinner - 29 April at Metropolis € 95,00 € 100,00 € 105,00
 ISSLS Dinner - 30 April at Carousel € 95,00 € 100,00 € 105,00
 ISSLS Outing - 30 April € 95,00 € 100,00 € 105,00
       

Spinal Phenotypes textbook

All royalties will be donated to ISSLS to assist in new educational/research initiatives.

Original cost: € 150,00

€ 110,00 € 110,00 € 110,00
Donation
Donate € 10,00, € 20,00 or € 30,00 to the Victorian Bushfire Appeal
Add this to your registration and SpineWeek will transfer this after the Meeting.
     

* Due to the situation in China, participants from mainland China can obtain the Early Bird Registration Rates until the start of SpineWeek 2020. In order to obtain this registration link, you must send an email to astrid@medicongress.com with a copy of your passport.

The registration fees include:

 

Confirmation
Immediately after submitting and paying your online registration form, an automatic confirmation is sent by email. If you do not receive this automatic confirmation, your registration has not been made successfully.
 

Payment
All payments are to be made in EURO, net of all bank charges and commissions for the receiver.
Payment is to be made by credit card: Only VISA, MasterCard and American Express are accepted


VISA Invitation Letter
Registered participants can request an invitation letter during the registration process. Letters will only be sent when full payment is received.
 

Accreditation
UEMS accreditation has been requested. 


Liability and Insurance
In registering for SpineWeek 2020, participants agree that neither SpineWeek nor the Organizing Secretariat assume any liability whatsoever. Participants should therefore organize their own health, travel and personal insurances.


Cancellation policy
Cancellations received no later than February 27, 2020, entitle registered persons to a full refund less € 100,00 (€ 50,00 for Student/Trainee/Nurses) administration costs.
No refunds can be made for cancellations received after this date.

 

Force Majeure
The Organizers and co-Organizers of the Meeting shall not be held responsible for any delay or failure in performance of its obligations hereunder to the extent such delay or failure is caused by fire, flood, strike, civil, governmental or military authority, acts of God, acts of terrorism, acts of war, epidemics, the un-availability of the venue or other similar causes beyond its reasonable control and without fault or negligence. For one or more of such reasons, the organizers and any co-organizers of the Meeting may postpone, reschedule or cancel the event without liability on the part of organizers and co-organizers of the Meeting. In the event the meeting cannot be held or is postponed pursuant to this section, the organizers and co-organizers of the Meetingshall not be liable to attendee for any direct, consequential or incidental damages, costs, or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, accommodations costs, or financial losses.


Group Bookings
< 20 Participants – Individual Registrations
Register through the online submission form. You can add participants at the end of the registration process. 
 

>/= 20 Participants – Group Registration
An Excel template is available here.
The filled-out form must be sent to astrid@medicongress.com with the credit card authorization form.

The registration fees applicable are those valid on the day of payment for the exact number of participants.
The full amount for the group registration must be transferred immediately in order to secure this booking and to guarantee the registration rate.

All data requested must be supplied by March 13, 2020 at the latest.


Changes
You will receive a personal link in your final confirmation email. With this link it will be possible to make changes into names, dinner choice, etc. You can even add attendees with this link in case you prefer to make group bookings. Changes can be made until March 30.


Our terms and conditions
These terms and conditions apply to all payments/registrations made to Medicongress Services. By using the online payment facility on this website you implicitly accept these general terms and conditions.


By entering your credit card information:
You state that you are an authorized user of the credit card and that the associated information entered is accurate. You authorize Medicongress Services to charge the booked amount to your credit card.


Declined/ Refused payments:
We cannot accept liability if the payment is refused or declined by the credit/ debit card supplier (due to the customer quoting incorrect card details or other reasons).


Children
Please note that no entrance for children is allowed at the congress. 
 

Dress Code during the Meeting 
Business Casual (leisure outfits are not allowed)

 

Visa Information Australia
Participants, attendees and speakers that will not be working, performing or otherwise be paid to contribute at the Conference may be eligible for the following visa options:

 

Attendees, speakers and exhibitors that will be working, or otherwise be paid to contribute at the Conference may be eligible for the following visa options:

Please note that a the letter of support from an Australian organisation is a legislative requirement for the Temporary Activity (subclass 408)(Invited Participant) visa.

Find the general information for visa applicants here

 

General Health & Safety

What are the general health recommendations during the show as a result of the novel coronavirus?
The following guidelines are set out by the WHO and the Australian Government:

Hand sanitiser stands will be located on the SpineWeek show floor.

 

What are the first signs of infection of coronavirus?
Symptoms may include fever, cough, sore throat, nausea/vomiting, and difficulty breathing. Difficulty breathing is a sign of possible pneumonia and requires immediate medical attention.   It can take up to 14 days for symptoms to show after a person has been infected.

 

What if I have concerns about recent development of symptoms onsite?
Our central point of contact will be at the Organisers office, which is staffed at all times during show hours. This will be highlighted through the event app and through email prior to the event.

 

What happens if detection occurs?
Once detection has occurred event security in consultation with SpineWeek will notify venue security and MCEC Operations Manager who will escort the individual to the first aid room for isolation.  The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) will be called to discuss further actions on 1300 651 160.

In the case of a potential symptomatic individual, Emergency 000 would be notified first before proceeding to a hospital or centre for disease control. Click here, for a full list of medical facilities nearby. This will also be available at the organisers office or the venue.