Conference Registration Information

General abstract submission (papers, posters, and story telling) and conference registration (including workshops and special events) will open Nov. 5, 2018 and will close Jan. 15, 2019.

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*Note that all conference rates and fees are in USD (US Dollars).

 Early Bird
(Nov 5 - Jan 15)
Regular Registration 
(Jan 16 - May 11)

There is no registration fee for caregivers.

 Refunds will only be granted according to the following guidelines:
  • Registration & Fieldtrips: 30 days prior to the start date of the conference
  • Banquet: 14 days prior to the start date of the conference
  • Requests for Refunds should be sent to

Visa/Invitation Letter Requests and Conference Waivers

  You are required to LOG IN to access the Visa/Invitation Letter Request Form and the Conference Fee Waiver Application Form. Additionally for the Visa/Invitation Letter Request Form, you will need to SUBMIT YOUR ABSTRACT to access the form after logging in. If you do not have a user account you may CREATE one. *NOTE: You will be required to validate your account request by clicking the log in link in the "Account details" email you will receive when you register.

Visa/Invitation Letter Requests and Conference Fee Waiver Applications are due January 15, 2019.

Visa/Invitation Letter Request Form

Conference Waiver Fee Application Form