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The total number of course participants including speakers is limited to 250 to facilitate interaction. Importantly, registration must be accompanied by payment of the registration fee in full.

How to register

By the deadline of  December 15th:

1. Complete a registration order through the registration/abstract submission portal on this event website by entering your details on the registration form and choosing a payment method. You will receive an automated 'order received email' with full instructions of how to pay, and a copy of the order in PDF.

2. Submit your abstract via the 'My abstract' tab in the registration/abstract portal. Abstract submission is optional but strongly recommended for networking at the event, and is mandatory for application for travel grants. See the Abstract section of the website for more details.

3. For Grant Application: during the registration process, upload a single file (accepted formats are pdf, zip and rar) containing all supporting documents

a. for postdocs and PhD students applying for a grant: Letter from supervisor confirming student status OR proof that you are within five years of having obtained a PhD degree & CV of maximum 2 pages & Submission of abstract as first author
        b. for applicants for FEBS Youth Travel Fund: your Constituent Society membership proof and a concise CV (max 2 pages)

Please see the grant section at this website for further details. Please note, that also all registrants, applying for a grant, must pay the registration fee in full after completing the registration process.


An ‘order received e-mail’ message with full instructions on how to pay is automatically sent to your inbox when you complete an order.

An 'order confirmed e-mail’ message will be sent to you when organizers receive payment of the registration fee in full.

Please note that rooms have been pre-booked by the organizers and therefore no booking by participants is necessary!

Should you need accommodation for additional nights before and/or after the meeting, please contact the ABC2018 Meeting Office.

Registration fees

Registration fees include access to the event sessions, name badge, certificate of attendance, book of abstracts, all meals and refreshment breaks (full board) and accommodation at the Hotel Grauer Bär for 6 nights as set out in the registration fee table. Travel costs are not covered. 

Meals/refreshments covered by the registration fees are breakfasts at the hotel, lunches, dinners and coffee breaks at the venue, as well as the welcome dinner.

Students & Post Docs - shared room800,00 €
Senior Investigator - single room1.100,00 €
Industry & Pharma2.000,00 €

Terms and Conditions

By registering for the event, participants (also referred to as 'you') are entering an agreement with the Course Organizer(s) [link], and you are indicating acceptance to the terms and conditions set out below.

Registration Fee

The registration Fee for participants covers:

  • Access to all scientific programme sessions
  • Meals and refreshments as set out above
  • Accommodation at the Hotel Grauer Bär, as set out on the Venue/Accommodation page
  • Name badge, printed materials and certificate of attendance

Travel costs are not covered by the registration fee.

Methods of Payment

Payment by Bank Transfer
; details will be sent in your ‘order received email’.

Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source. Your Name, Surname, Order ID and ABC2018 must be indicated on the transaction receipt of the bank transfer. Following the payment, receipt of the transaction must be sent via email to info@abc2018.febsevents.org.

If you do not receive an ‘order confirmed email’ within 4 business days after sending your proof of payment / receipt of transaction, please contact the ABC2018 meeting office (info@abc2018.febsevents.org). Payment must be made right after the registration process within 10 days.

Payment via Credit Card: Visa and Master Card are accepted for credit card payments, which can be made online during the registration process. The charge may be indicated in your credit card breakdown as ABC Meeting 2018, Vienna.

Registration cancellation & refund policy

All registration cancellation requests should be sent to info@abc2018.febsevents.org in writing. For cancellation requests received on or before February 20, 2018, the full payment, minus a 100€ handling fee, will be refunded. For cancellation requests received on and after February 21, 2018, the full amount will be charged and no refunds will be made. No cash refunds will be made for the credit card payments in the case of cancellation.

Travel insurance

You should seek and follow the advice of your government before registering and booking travel for the event and before travelling to the event. You are solely responsible for making your own appropriate travel and other insurance arrangements before booking travel for the Congress.

Modification and cancellation of the event

The Course Organizers reserve the right to modify the event programme, which is published as an indication only.

In the event of cancellation of the event, at any time, as a result of any event of 'force majeure' or for other reasons that are beyond the control of the Course Organizers, the registration fee shall be refunded by the Course Organizers but neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be held liable for any other costs or losses incurred, such as transportation costs, financial losses, etc. 

Disclaimer and ‘force majeure’

Neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS shall be responsible for any bodily injury/death or property damages (including theft) sustained by participants during the event, unless such damages are a direct result of the negligent or unlawful act or omission thereof.

In any event, neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS accept liability for damages in the event of bodily injury/death, property damage, disruption to travel plans and costs incurred as a result of ‘force majeure’.  ‘Force majeure’ (or ‘Act of God’) reasons include but are not limited to: war or threat of war, riots, civil strife, terrorist activity, industrial disputes, natural or nuclear disaster, adverse weather conditions, epidemics, health risks, fire and closure of airports or airspace. 

Governing law

Any legal dispute resulting from the accepted terms and conditions will be subject to the law of the Austrian country.


  • Applications Opening
    15 Oct 2017
  • Youth Travel Fund Grants
    1 Dec 2017
  • Applications closing
    15 Dec 2017
  • Closing times: 23:59 (UTC+01:00)

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