|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|
|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|
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with a copy of your passport.
The registration fees include:
Access to the scientific sessions
Access to the industrial exhibition
Welcome Reception on Monday, 27 April
Daily lunches and coffee breaks as mentioned in the final program
Congress bag with the final program
Online access to the abstracts during the congress
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
< 20 Participants – Individual Registrations
Register through the online submission form. You can add participants at the end of the registration process.
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.
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).
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:
Visitor (subclass 600)(Business stream) visa. For more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/visitor-600
Electronic Travel Authority – ETA (subclass 601). For eligible passport holders and more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/electronic-travel-authority-601#tab-content-1
eVisitor (subclass 651)(Business Stream) visa. For eligible passport holders and more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/evisitor-651
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:
Temporary Activity (subclass 408)(Invited Participant) visa. (where there is an inviting Australian organisation). For more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-activity-408/invited-for-other-social-and-cultural-activity
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.
Temporary Work (subclass 400)(Short Stay Specialist) visa. (where there is no inviting Australian organisation). For more information see: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-work-400
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:
Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water;
When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue – throw the tissue away immediately and wash hands;
Avoid close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough;
If you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing seek medical care early and share previous travel history with your health care provider;
The consumption of raw or undercooked animal products should be avoided. Raw meat, milk or animal organs should be handled with care, to avoid cross-contamination with uncooked foods, as per good food safety practices
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.