REGISTRATION | ESACT 2017

REGISTRATION

Meeting Registration is now open! Please click here to register!

The meeting will be held at the Swiss Tech Convention Center – www.tstcc.ch

PROCEDURES

All participants must be registered.
For Registration and Hotel Reservation, all participants must submit a complete on-line registration form.
The ESACT 2017 Meeting requires the full data for each individual participant, including updated postal address and e-mail address. Incomplete registrations cannot be processed. Confirmation of the registration will be sent only when the corresponding payment is received.
While registering on-line, it is possible to create a user-account, enabling you to come back to your data to update them.

For further information regarding the registration, kindly contact:

ESACT 2017
c/o MCI Suisse SA
Phone:  +41 (0)22 33 99 729
Fax:      +41 (0)22 33 99 631
E-mail: esact2017reghot@mci-group.com
Web: www.mci-group.com

 

REGISTRATION FEES*
ESACT 2017 Registration Fees
Save on the registration fees by registering before 15 March 2017!!


Registration categories

Until 1
5 March 2017    
 
From 16 March 2017     
Non-Member CHF 990 CHF 1500
ESACT Member CHF 750 CHF 1100
Student* CHF 400 CHF 450
Accompanying person**   CHF400 CHF 400 

Fees payable in Swiss Franc (CHF) only, VAT included.
* For Students (under 35, born after 01.01.1978), a letter of confirmation from the Head Unit must be sent upon registration.
** Accompanying person can only participate in the social programme activities

Early registrations will be accepted until 15 March 2017, midnight CET. The reduced fees will only apply when early registration is accompanied by payment and received before said deadline (15 March 2017). If your payment is not received before the deadline, the late registration fee will be automatically charged.

DELEGATES’S REGISTRATION FEE INCLUDES:

  • Full access to the meeting, including Workshops, Scientific Sessions and Exhibition
  • Lunches during the meeting, from Sunday to Wednesday
  • All social programme activities

PAYMENT

Full payment should be received before the relevant deadline. To facilitate processing, participants should clearly indicate in all remittances their name, address and the purpose for which the payment is made. Either of the following means can be used for payment:

  1. Credit Card
    American Express, EuroCard/MasterCard and Visa cards will be accepted.
    Please fill in your card number and expiration date on the registration form as indicated.
  2. Bank transfer
    Payable in CHF to ESACT 2017 c/o MCI
    Name of Bank: UBS SA
    Name of Account: MCI Suisse S.A.
    UBS S.A. – CP 2600 – CH
    1211 Geneva 2 – Switzerland
    Account n°: 240-369393.00U
    Swift: UBSWCHZH80A
    IBAN: CH94 0024 0240 3693 9300 U

Please indicate “ESACT 2017 – free of charge for the receiver account”.
Copy of bank transfer should be sent together with registration form.

GROUP REGISTRATION

For group registration, a minimum of 9 participants is required. Please fill in the ESACT 2017 – Group Registration Request Form and send it back to MCI at esact2017reghot@mci-group.com. It is highly advised to collect Meeting documents as early pick-up. Kindly contact the Organising Secretariat, MCI.

CONFIRMATION

Confirmation will be sent only when the corresponding payment is received. Participants should bring their letter of confirmation to the registration desk at the Convention Center when collecting their documents.

REGISTRATION AT THE VENUE

The Registration desk at the SwissTech Convention Center will open on Sunday 14 May 2017 and will stay open throughout the Meeting (according to opening hours indicated in the programme). The Registration Desk is located inside the main entrance of the Convention Center. Kindly note that by registering on-site, you are not guaranteed to get the Meeting documents, and that availability of hotel accommodation at that time may be limited. Please arrive early if you wish to register on-site.

BURSARIES FOR REGISTRATION, ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL EXPENSES

ESACT strives to promote animal cell culture technology research and related academic studies and is determined to encourage and facilitate the participation of students and postdoctoral researchers in the 2017 ESACT Meeting. In this context, ESACT is offering student bursaries that cover registration fees, accommodation in hotels to be assigned by the organizer and assistance with travel expenses.

Conditions for award of a bursary:

  • The applicant must be a presenting first author of an abstract accepted as an oral or poster presentation
  • The applicant must be a PhD student (proof of affiliation will be required) or a non-industrial postdoctoral researcher in the first three years of research following completion of the PhD degree (copy of PhD diploma/certificate will be required)
  • The work presented in the abstract will be judged by the Scientific Committee and must be of high quality.
  • In case the number of applicants fulfilling the basic criteria exceeds the available funds, the Scientific Committee reserves the right to rank according to scientific quality and relevance of the work to animal cell technology
  • There are no geographical, age or other restrictions beyond what is described above

Interested applicants must submit their abstract via the online submission system and send a bursary request to esact2017@mci-group.com together with their CV and proof of their status.

Deadline for bursary applications is December 15th, 2016. Applicants will be notified on grant award by end of February 2017.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION

MCI has reserved a large number of hotel rooms in various hotels in different price categories. Kindly make your reservation while you are registering on-line. Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. Individual participants are asked to book their hotel on-line. More information is available under the section “Accommodation”.

REGISTRATION MODIFICATION & CANCELLATION

Cancellation conditions

All cancellations must be sent to MCI Suisse SA in writing (fax, letter, or email). For cancellations received until Wednesday 5 April 2017 deposits will be refunded less CHF 100 for administrative costs. After this date, no refund will be possible.

Modification conditions

A handling fee of CHF 50 per registration will be charged for every registration modification received after Wednesday 5 April 2017. For a badge name change, written permission from the original participant will be required, along with full contact details of the substitution.

If a badge is lost or forgotten, an administrative fee of CHF 100 will be charged for the reprint of the badge after identity verification (passport, driving license or other recognized identification document).

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