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The Event = 15th International Symposium on Variants in the Genome | Dates To be advised 2023 (probably end of May) | venue to be advised (Europe)

 

REFUND POLICY


CONFERENCE CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY


The organisers understand that circumstances can change. At any point prior to the conference you are welcome to contact us in writing to nominate a substitute delegate at no extra charge.

A full refund less a AUD$50 administration fee will be issued for cancellations received on or before 15th March 2023.

Registration cancellations received between 16th March and 25th April 2023 will receive a 50% refund on the registration fees.

No refunds will be issued on or after 26th April 2023.

Non-payment does not constitute cancellation.

 

CONFERENCE CANCELLATION BY THE ORGANISERS DUE TO FORCE MAJEURE

The organisers shall not be liable for any loss caused by the cancellation or postponement (change of dates) of The Event where such cancellation is due to Force Majeure. The term "Force Majeure" means any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the organisers including but not limited to war, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), terrorism, aircraft hijacking, military operation, riot, civil war, rebellion, civil commotion or unrest, any natural disasters including but not limited to volcano eruptions, earthquakes and weather events, acts or regulations of government, outbreaks of disease including but not limited to COVID-19, SARS and MERS, refusal to grant visas, explosions, transport delays, transport difficulties and the insolvency of airline carriers  If the event does not attract enough in-person attendees to make it viable it shall also be considered as Force Majeure.

In the event of Force Majeure the organisers shall monitor the situation and may may cancel or postpone The Event or alter The Event to a 100% virtual event. In the case of alteration to a 100% virtual Event, registration of in-person attendees shall be changed to a virtual registration and the difference in fees between the in-person registration fee and the virtual registration fee shall be refunded. If the attendee is unable to attend as a virtual attendee substitution of the attendee with another nominated person is permitted provided it is done no later than one week prior to The Event; there shall be no refund except the difference between the in-person and the virtual registration fee. The organisers will use all reasonable efforts to conduct The Event despite the intervention or occurrence of any such cause of Force Majeure provided it is safe and possible to do so. 

 

ACCOMMODATION CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

The organisers understand that circumstances can change. At any point prior to the conference you are welcome to contact us in writing to nominate a substitute delegate to stay in the booked accommodation room at no extra charge.

A full refund less a AUD$30 service fee will be issued for cancellations of rooms received on or before 15th March 2023. This is in addition to the Conference Registration cancellation fee.

No refunds will be issued on or after 16th March 2023.

Non-payment does not constitute cancellation.

If your room has not been fully paid by 15th March 2023 it will be cancelled. We have block booked accommodation and the hotels will charge us for any rooms we hold after this date even if we do not use them. We therefore are very strict on this rule.