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Registration Fees
(in AUD$)

Exchange rates as of June 27
1
 AUD = 
0.63 EUR
1 AUD = 0.74 USD

Fees

Early Registration

From December 18, 2018
to February 15, 2019

From February 16, 2019,
and onsite

Participants AUD$950 AUD$1.075 AUD$1.250
Affiliated glaucoma society members* AUD$825 AUD$1.000 AUD$1.250
Students** AUD$250 AUD$275 AUD$325
Allied healthcare professionals*** AUD$500 AUD$550 AUD$650
Research scientists**** AUD$500 AUD$550 AUD$650
Wetlabs AUD$95 AUD$95 AUD$95
Workshops AUD$40 AUD$40 AUD$40
Welcome Reception Included in congress fee Included in congress fee Included in congress fee
Congress Dinner AUD$110 AUD$110 AUD$110
WGC-2019 5K Run AUD$25 AUD$25 AUD$25
Half Day Private Winery Tour of Yarra Valley from Melbourne AUD$60 AUD$60 AUD$60

Registration Deadlines

Early registration: Until December 17, 2018 11:59 pm, GMT+1

Late registration: Until February 15, 2019 11:59 pm, GMT+1

Australian VAT (GST) is applicable on all congress registration fees (10%). Please click here for all WGC-2019 registration and hotel reservation terms & conditions.

*Reduced Fee Glaucoma Society Member

WGA offers a reduction on registration fees for members of national/regional affiliated glaucoma societies. If you are a member of one of the societies, you are able to apply for the reduced fee during the online registration. Please be informed that all applications will be checked with the corresponding Glaucoma Societies.

**Students Fee: Students, Physicians & Scientists in Training

To be able to register for the Student Fee (Students, Physicians & Scientists in training), individuals must present proof of fulltime enrolment at a recognized university/institute at both the time of registration and during the congress. During the registration process, the applicant must upload a letter signed by the head of the relevant university/institute department and stamped with the university’s/institute’s official stamp. The file to upload can be a pdf or image file (max file size: 200 KB).

***Nurses, Orthoptists and Opticians from AUS & NZ

To be able to register for the Allied Healthcare Professionals Fee (Nurses, Orthoptists and Opticians from Australia or New Zealand) individuals must present proof of employment as Nurse, Orthoptist and Optician at the time of registration. The proof of employment is required during the registration process, as we request the applicant to upload a letter signed by the employer on official letterhead. The file to upload can be a pdf or image file (max file size: 200 KB).

****Research Scientists from AUS & NZ

To be able to register for the Research Scientists Fee (Research Scientists from Australia or New Zealand) individuals must present proof of employment as Research Scientist at the time of registration. The proof of employment is required during the registration process, as we request the applicant to upload a letter signed by the employer on official letterhead. The file to upload can be a pdf or image file (max file size: 200 KB).

Participant Fee includes:

  • Admission to all scientific and poster sessions
  • Exhibition
  • Congress Bag
  • Abstract eBook
  • Presidential Symposium
  • Welcome Reception
  • After congress access to the online WGA Educational Portal, which will provide you with the recorded 8th WGC-2019 highlights
  • Daily coffee breaks from Wednesday March 27, 2019 – Saturday March 30, 2019

Payment

All costs referred to, are in Australian Dollars (AUD). All payments must be made in Australian Dollars AUD); no other currency will be accepted. Full payment is due for the registration fees. Registrations are only confirmed once the required payment has been received.

The online registration platform is a secured site. The only method of payment is by credit card, VISA, MasterCard and AMEX are the only credit cards accepted. Please enter all relevant information on the registration form. Upon completion of the online registration process, you will receive a paid invoice (receipt) by email.

Cancellation of Congress Registration

In the event of cancellation, written notification must be sent by email to wgc@mci-group.com. The following refund conditions apply:

  • In case of cancellation before or on November 15, 2018, the registration fee will be refunded with a deduction of 30% as penalty charge.
  • In case of cancellation from November 16, 2018 to February 15, 2019, the registration fee will be refunded with a deduction of 70% as penalty charge.
  • After February 15, 2019, the registration fee will not be refunded for cancellations or no-shows.

Name Changes

For name changes an administrative fee of $80,00 will be charged. For each name change you must notify the Congress Organizer by e-mail to wgc@mci-group.com before February 15, 2019. Name change participants agree to take over all booked program items of the originally registered participant.

Visa Information / Invitation Letter

It is our policy not to provide invitation letters, as they are not required for visa applications. The Australian Department of Multicultural and Indigenous Affairs (DIMIA) has advised that in relation to conferences or other events:

  • Registration does not guarantee a visa grant to an applicant.
  • Where the Event Organiser has provided the relevant DIMIA international offices with participant lists (which they will), it will not be necessary for the DIMIA decision-makers to request a “letter of invitation” from such individuals.
  • Visa applicants should read information on visitor visa processing and requirements on the DIMIA website: homeaffairs.gov.au.

Should your visa application be declined, you can send a request for a full refund of the registration fees to Congress Organizer by e-mail (wgc@mci-group.com) before February 15, 2019. A scanned copy of the visa decline letter should be attached to your request. For requests received as from February 16, 2019 the cancellation policy for general congress registrations will apply.

Press Registration

Below you can find criteria for free passes for journalists and other press.

Who is eligible?
Working members of the media, including print, broadcast and online media. Each organization is limited to one media representative:

  • Print publications – news, business, trade
  • Journals
  • News wire services
  • Broadcast
  • Online media
  • Newsletters
  • Journalism students and academics
  • Freelancers

Account representatives, sales executives, and publishers do not meet the criteria for media registration. Individuals writing for personal web pages and blogs will not be granted media privileges. Qualified media outlets must be represented by editorial staff, not advertising or marketing staff.

Proof of eligibility
Media representatives must send their contact details, a copy of their press card, a letter of assignment and examples of recent articles published to wgc@mci-group.com. Press badges are available only to working press who can show evidence that their attendance may result in coverage of the World Glaucoma Congress in print, broadcast or online media. Press passes are subject to registrants meeting the above criteria. Please note that it might take a few weeks to reach a decision.

Registration Opening Hours

Date

Hours

Wednesday, March 27

7.00 am – 6.30 pm

Thursday, March 28

7.00 am – 6.30 pm

Friday, March 29

7.00 am – 6.30 pm

Saturday, March 30

7.00 am – 2.00 pm

App

All information regarding WGC-2019 will also be published on our WGC-2019 app. Information about the app will follow soon!

Contact us for more information

In case of any questions regarding your registration for WGC-2019, please feel free to contact us at the address below:

World Glaucoma Congress 2019
c/o MCI Amsterdam
Schipluidenlaan 4
1062 HE Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Office opening hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

T: +31 20 575 4220
E: wgc@mci-group.com

Contact

Please contact our Professional Congress Organizer MCI for all your WGC-2019 questions

MCI Amsterdam
Schipluidenlaan 4
1062 HE Amsterdam
The Netherlands
www.mci-group.com
wgc@mci-group.com