Registration

More than 550 participants attended the meeting with delegates from more than 60 countries - the majority from the Middle East, as well as attendees from Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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Individual 


Complimentary for CNS Members  

IOF CNS member societies are entitled to 2 complimentary registrations. An invitation with specific registrationn codes has been sent.

For information about group registrations click here

You may also register using the PAPER REGISTRATION FORM which then has to be faxed or e-mailed  to the Official Registration & Housing Bureau: iofjordan2012.reg@uta.com.jo or fax +962 6 566 0269

Registration Description
Registration Deadlines
Registration Fees & Categories
Confirmation of Registration
Group Registrations and Discounts
Payment Options
Individual Badge Name Changes
Individual Cancellation & Refund Policies
Badges / Lost Badges
Certificate of Attendance
Languages
Visa and Letter of Attestation
Special Needs
Media Registration
Liability and Insurance
Cancellation or Modification of the Meeting due to Force Majeure
Disclaimer

Registration Description

The registration fee entitles the registered participant to the following:

• Admission to all Plenary Sessions, Meet-the-Expert Sessions, Satellite Symposia, Poster Sessions and Exhibition Area
• One copy of the Final Programme & Abstract Book
• A bag containing official material and a Meeting badge
• A certificate of attendance
• Coffee breaks & lunches
• Opening Ceremony & Welcome Cocktail

All registration fees are not subject to sales tax and are quoted in United States Dollars (USD) for all categories.

The registration fees do not include:

  • Airport transfers
  • Local transportation to the Meeting venue
  • Other meals & drinks
  • Accommodation
  • Concert and Gala Dinner
  • Excursions and Pre- or Post Tours
  • Insurance and Visa fees

Registration Deadlines

Early-Bird Deadline:  July 20, 2012
Pre-Registration:   July 21 – September 26, 2012
On-Site:    September 27-October 1, 2012

Registration Fees

(indicated in United States Dollars - USD)

Categories1 Early-Bird
(until July 20,2012)
Pre-
Registration 2
July 21-Sept. 26, 2012
On-Site
Sept. 27-Oct. 1, 2012
Regular Participant 500 600 700
IOF Individual Member 450 550 650
World Bank non-high income nations4 350 400 450
Allied Health Professional 300 375 475
Student/Fellow 5 250 325 400
Accompanying Person6 200 250 300

1 For full definition of Registration Categories, please refer to the next paragraph.
2 No pre-registration will be accepted after September 26, 2012. Registration On-Site will be available during the Meeting.
3 The IOF Member fee is available to all participants possessing an individual IOF Membership and Professional Membership – Pro2 by registering with their membership ID number.
4 Eligible World Bank non-high income nations: Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria and African countries.
5 A certification and signature from either a mentor/supervisor verifying training/degree status or from an employer verifying paramedical/non-doctoral status must be included when registering
6 This badge includes admission to the Welcome Reception and Exhibition Area as well as Lunches and Coffee Breaks but does not allow access to the Scientific Programme, Satellite Symposia and Poster Sessions.

Registration Category Definitions

Regular Participant – Those persons for which the definitions below are not applicable.

IOF Individual Member - The IOF Member fee is available to all participants possessing an individual IOF Membership and Professional Membership – Pro2   by registering with their membership ID number.

Allied Health Professional – A certification with the signature from their employer verifying their paramedical/non-doctoral status must be submitted when registering in order to qualify for this discount. These participants have the same entitlements as regular participants.

Student/Fellow – (i) Those persons who are in training as a graduate (MSc/PhD) student or as a medical student or (ii) those persons who hold MD or PhD degrees and who are  in residency or postgraduate fellowship programs. A certification and the signature from their mentor/supervisor verifying their training/degree status must be submitted when registering. These participants have the same entitlements as regular participants.

World Bank non-high income nations
A discounted rate is available for participants coming from one of those nations: Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, Palestine, Syria and African countries.

Registration – Complimentary IOF CNS
2 free registrations for every member of the IOF Committee of National Societies (CNS). The IOF representative of each CNS member society will receive specific instructions. IOF leaves it to each society’s discretion as to how to allocate the free registrations.

Accompanying Person
A badge for accompanying person(s) may be requested at a nominal charge. This badge includes admission to the Welcome Reception, Lunch and Coffee Breaks and Exhibition Area but does not allow access to the Scientific Programme, Satellite Symposia, Poster Sessions.

Confirmation of Registration

Upon completing the on-line registration, each participant will receive by email an automatically generated confirmation of registration. The registration becomes active only when full payment has reached the Official Registration and Housing Bureau (UTA (Destination Management) WLL) whether by credit card or by bank transfer. Participants must bring this confirmation to the on-site pre-registration desks of the Meeting as proof of their registration

Group Registrations and Discounts

For information about group registration (minimum size of 10 participants), please contact the Official Registration and Housing Bureau (UTA (Destination Management) WLL) at following email iofjordan2012.reg@uta.com.jo

Please note that the on-line group module that enables you to register individually each one of your participants by August 27, 2012 will not be accessible until the corresponding payment is received. Early-Bird discounted fees by July 20, 2012 and Pre-Registration fees are applied for payment made by respectively July 21 and September 26, 2012 (with copy of the official bank transfer document).

Registration Packages
50 registrations - 15,000
100 registrations - 28,500
150 registrations - 40,500
200 registrations - 51,000

All registration fees are exempted of taxes and are quoted in United States Dollars (USD) for all categories.

Payment Options

All registration fees must be paid in advance in United States Dollars (USD).

By credit card
Payments are accepted by VISA, MasterCard and American Express credit cards and will be processed via a secured payment tool (the credit card payment provider will be PAYPAL United Travel) provided while registering on-line. Please note that your credit card will be debited in United States Dollars (USD) and your monthly credit card statement will show your payment under PAYPAL.

By bank transfer
The bank transfer payments have to be made in United States Dollars (USD), including all bank transfer charges to the following account:

Bank transfer payment to:        
UTA WLL
58 Abdul Hameed Sharaf  Street, P.O. Box 35241 – 11185 , Amman, Jordan

Bank Name:                             Cairo Amman Bank
Bank Address:                         Zara Mall Branch, P.O. Box 950661, 11195 Amman, Jordan
Account Name:                        United Travel Agency
Account Number (USD)            0250085559000
Swift:                                      CAABJOAMXXX
IBAN:                                      0250085559000
   

In order for your payment to be identified and traced correctly to your registration account, please indicate the following on your payment slip:
-your first and family name
-your registration number (mentioned on the attached invoice)
-“2nd IOF Middle-East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting”
-"Free of charge for the receiver account" on all payments

From August 15, 2012 only payments by credit card will be accepted.
 
By cash
This form of payment will only be accepted in United States Dollars (USD) and on-site during the operation hours of registration desks (to be confirmed in August 2012).

Payment by personal checks cannot be accepted.

Individual Badge Name Changes (Substitution of Registration)

An administrative fee of USD 55 per badge will be charged for a badge name change after July 20, 2012. Written permission from the original participant will be required, along with full contact details of the substitution.

Individual Cancellation & Refund Policies

Notification of cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing, preferably by e-mail, by July 20, 2012 to the Official Registration and Housing Bureau (UTA (Destination Management) WLL) at the contact details listed below. An administrative fee of 20% will be deducted from the total amount originally due/charged. All refunds will be made after the Meeting.
No refunds will be given for cancellations received after July 20, 2012.

Badges

All persons attending any function of the Meeting are kindly requested to wear their badges during all Meeting activities including Social Events and Exhibition. Entry will not be permitted without a badge.

Production of the Meeting bags, lanyards and badges was kindly supported by an unrestricted grant from Amgen.

Lost Badge / Forgotten Badge

In case of a lost or forgotten badge, an administrative fee of USD 55 will be charged for the reprint of the badge after verification of identification (passport, driving license or other recognized identification paper).

Certificate of Attendance

Certificates of Attendance will be available on request at the registration desks.

Languages

English is the official Congress language. No translation is provided.

Visa and Letter of Attestation

Download VISA PROCEDURE INFORMATION FOR JORDAN
(Valid as of May 1, 2012 and subject to change at any time)

Attestation letters to assist in visa, when needed, formalities are designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries. It must be understood that such letters do not imply any financial support or hosting arrangement from IOF, nor a guarantee of a visa being issued. The attestation letter to assist in visa formalities will only be sent on request and only to participants who have paid their registration fees in full.

Should you wish to receive a letter, please note that your request must be registered as early as possible by filling in the appropriate fields in the on-line registration form before August 27, 2012 in case it has not been requested at the time of registration. The issue of visas is subject to the sole approval of the Government of Jordan and cannot be guaranteed neither by the Meeting Organizers (IOF and PAOS), the Official Registration & Housing Agency (UTA (Destination Management) WLL ) or your Hotel.

Special Needs

It is important to us that you enjoy the IOF Regionals - 2nd Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting & 6th Pan Arab Osteoporosis Congress.  If, due to a disability, you have any special needs, please let us know and we will do our best to assist you.

Media/Press Accreditation and Registration

The 2nd IOF Middle-East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting & 6th Pan Arab Osteoporosis Congress will provide complimentary registration to qualifying journalists. In order to be granted a complimentary media badge, journalists must register on-line as early as possible, but no later than September 10, 2011 and  provide all required  valid  media credentials. Further information about required credential can be found under www.iofbonehealth.org/jordan-2012/media

Liability and Insurance

The Meeting organizers (IOF & PAOS), the Meeting Venue (King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre KHBTCC), its official appointed agencies for Registration, Housing Bureau and Exhibition (UTA (Destination Management) WLL) and any suppliers, representatives or agents linked to the organization of the Meeting shall not be held liable by any person for any injury, damage, theft, loss, medical problem or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while traveling to or from, or during such person’s presence in Jordan in connection with this Meeting. Participants and their guests are advised to purchase their own insurance against any such occurrences.

Cancellation or Modification of the Meeting due to Force Majeure

In case of force majeure, the Meeting organizers have the right to alter or cancel the Meeting without prior notice, however a notice of the occurrence shall be given by IOF as soon as reasonably possible. Force Majeure shall mean any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of IOF which prevents or impedes the holding of the Meeting, including, but not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, etc, earthquake, flood, hurricane, tsunami, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism or due to events which are not attributable to wrongful intent or gross negligence of the IOF. IOF shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the Meeting. Furthermore, registration fees will not be reimbursed by IOF.

Disclaimer

All reasonable endeavors will be made to hold the Meeting and to present its programme as scheduled under circumstances which assure the comfort and safety of all participants and their guests. However, the IOF reserves the right to modify the programme, unilaterally and without notice.

Neither IOF, nor their officers, directors, employees, representatives or agents, shall be held liable by any person as a result of the cancellation of the Meeting or any of the arrangements, programs or plans connected therewith, or for any injury, damage or inconvenience which may be suffered by any person while travelling to or from, or during such person’s presence in Jordan in connection with this Meeting. Participants and their guests are advised to purchase their own insurance against any such occurrences.

Any litigation stemming from the above contract will be tried in Nyon, Switzerland where the Swiss law is exclusively ap¬plicable.

Registration desk opening hours (subject to change)
Thursday September 27  11:00 – 20:00
Friday September 28        07:30 – 18:30
Saturday September 29   07:30 – 18:30
Sunday September 30      08:00 – 13:30

Official Registration & Housing Bureau (On behalf of IOF Regionals – 2nd Middle East & Africa Osteoporosis Meeting &
Official Registration & Housing Bureau
UTA (Destination Management) WLL
58, Abdul Hameed Sharaf Street
P.O. Box 35241 – 11185 Amman, Jordan
T +962 6 566 0490
F +962 6 566 0269
iofjordan2012.reg@uta.com.jo