The ESGCT has experienced fantastic growth over the past years, and we continue to focus on the programme, speakers, and networking opportunities.
One of our aims is to ensure we move around Europe and work with national societies where possible, often having to secure a venue many years before the time of the congress. Sometimes, taking all our aims into account, it is not possible to satisfy them all, and we base our decisions on what our delegates and supporters value most: opportunity to network, to engage with one another, to share new research and experiences.
We also regularly evaluate our pricing structure to ensure we continue to offer the programme you have come to value and appreciate over the years, whilst ensuring we continue to prioritise students the way we have always done. We are pleased to continue to offer a fantastic scientific programme, networking opportunities, a heavily subsidised Molecular Mingle networking evening in addition to fully catered coffee and lunch breaks at rates that are lower comparable rates to other congresses.
Registration and abstract submission will open on 1st May 2018
||1st May - 30th June
||1st July - 12th October
||13th October - Onsite registrations
|Student (including complimentary membership)
|Academic (ESGCT member)
|Industry (ESGCT member)
For non-members: Membership is available here, and is currently priced at €60 for Academic, and €180 for Industry. Amongst other benefits, becoming a member gives you considerable savings on your registration rates.
5 reasons to register to the ESGCT Congress
Be exposed to the entire breadth of the gene therapy and stem cell research field. Learning about the advances and breakthroughs in other focuses of study can translate to new approaches for your own lab’s work that you may not think to explore without this exposure. ESGCT is the best place to gain a broad perspective on the field.
Bring information and training back to the lab. Findings presented at the conference can be shared with other lab and team members to extend the benefits of attending to your entire research group.
Learn about the newest data and tools from the poster sessions and the exhibition. Labs save time and money by improving their research methods. New tools and technologies are unveiled to attendees of ESGCT annual meeting.
Investigate potential opportunities for collaborations or develop relationships with other organisations on behalf of your research team. ESGCT provides ample opportunity to meet with attendees with similar interests.
Present your work to an international audience. Attendees who present at ESGCT’s annual meeting receive excellent exposure for their work and their lab.
All registrations are discounted as early-bird registrations up to and including 6th July 2018. Payment for early bird invoices are due within 2 weeks of invoice date. Early bird invoices that are left unpaid by the 31st July will be changed to the higher congress registration rate. Registration is in English, and the congress currency is EURO €.
Payment by card is preferred and will ensure your registration is activated immediately.
Abstracts can be submitted once your congress registration is complete; you will be able to submit your abstract as part of the congress registration process.
There are a number of optional extras:
- Clinical Trial & Commercialisation Workshop
- Molecular Mingle networking evening
- Education Session
- Public Day
- Merck Regulatory Workshop (lunchtime)
We still need to cater for numbers, so please only select the above if you will certainly attend.
REGISTRATION: FEES & FINANCIALS
Payment of your congress registration fee entitles you to the following:
- Participation at all scientific sessions
- Access to poster exhibitions
- Congress bag and materials including Full Scientific Programme
- Daily coffee breaks and lunch, welcome and closing / award ceremonies
Generous sponsorship enables us to keep the registration rates well below the market norm, especially for students.
BREAKDOWN OF COSTS (average)
|Catering (average of 1 lunch and 2 coffee breaks per day)
|Venue & AV
|Admin and organisation incl. sponsorship and exhibition
|Printing and congress materials incl. bags and marketing
|Travel expenses & scientific programme
|Social programme incl. welcome and closing,
award ceremony, networking evening & speaker dinner
STUDENT MEMBERSHIP OFFER
The congress is pleased to be able to offer complimentary ESGCT society membership to students registering for the Congress.
Please note that this offer has no exchangeable cash value; refunds will not be given on any existing society memberships. For the current 2018 congress year, please use discount code Student18 to reduce your membership fee due to ZERO.
Delegates must be registered for the congress prior to submitting an abstracts. Registrations must be paid for based on the general payment guidelines for all registrations; however those submitting abstracts can avail of a full refund should their abstract not be selected for presentation and the delegate no longer wish to attend the congress.
Please refer to the ‘abstract submission guidelines’ should you wish to submit an abstract, and note that all submitting authors will have to read and accept the Abstract Submission Agreement prior to submitting their abstract.
Payment by credit or debit card is preferred; our payment services are handled by STRIPE. Please note that you do NOT need to have an account with STRIPE in order to use this service.
Payments by bank transfer must be received within 2 weeks of your invoice date.
Early-bird registrations must be paid in full at the very latest by 31st July, otherwise they will be bumped up to the regular congress rate. All unpaid registrations for which correspondence has not been received by the 1st October will be deleted.
We will refund as follows:
for cancellations received by June 30th: 95% refund
for cancellations received by July 31st: 80% refund
for cancellations received by August 31st: 50% refund
for cancellations received by September 30th: 25% refund, 'Molecular Mingle' tickets are non-refundable
for cancellations received after this date: NO REFUND
Refund / cancellation requests must be sent in writing. Where possible refunds will be processed within 3 weeks of receipt; however based on timing and congress workload, refunds may not be processed until after the congress.
Invoices are available through your profile on the ESGCT website. PLEASE NOTE that no separate invoices will be created / sent by the congress office.
Once payment has been received you will be sent a payment confirmation email.
All financial questions and queries can be directed here.