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It is important that you read the following carefully before completing the registration form.

  • One form must be completed for each participant
  • Registrations, or alterations to registration forms will not be accepted by telephone, but must be submitted online, by post or fax to Portland Customer Services (Commerce Way, Colchester, C02 8HP, UK. Fax: +44 (0)1206 799331)
  • Please ensure you pay the correct fee
  • Presenting authors of posters must register to attend the meeting

Registration Fees
The early registration deadline (18 May) has now passed.
Biochemical Society and Nutrition Society full member   £240
Bioscience Federation members (incl. RSC)  £300
Non members   £400
Students  £115

Advanced Registrants
All payments must be made prior to the meeting. The following methods will be accepted:

Credit/Debit Card
Preferred method of payment. The following cards will be accepted: American Express, Eurocard, Mastercard, Switch, Visa.
This is the only payment acceptable for online registrations.

Cheques
Please include payment with your registration form. Types of cheques accepted (made payable to 'Portland Customer Services') are: Sterling cheques, drawn on a UK bank. US dollar cheques, drawn on a US or London bank. Euro cheques (in Euro currency NOT 'Eurocheques').

Bank Drafts
Bank drafts, in pounds sterling, drawn on a UK bank or US dollars drawn on a US or London bank made payable to 'Portland Customer Services', are acceptable.

Bank Transfer
Registration fees can be accepted by bank transfer. Please make sure you include the reference 'BioScience2004 reg. fees' and your family name.

Bank: NatWest, 25 High Street,
Colchester CO1 1DG
Sort Code: 60-06-06
Account: Portland Press Limited
Account Number: 01863630
SWIFT code: NWBKGB2112B

Confirmation
When we have processed your registration form and payment, you will be sent a confirmation email. This should be checked carefully to ensure that all requirements are correct. In particular, the spelling of names and affiliations should be checked, as this information will be used to create badges. Confirmation emails also act as a receipt, and contain links to venue maps and delegate information. Please bring the email with you to the conference. If you have not received confirmation within two weeks of the meeting please telephone 'Portland Customer Services' on +44 (0) 1206 796 351.

Only fully paid delegates will be admitted to the conference.


Registration at the meeting
The Biochemical Society registration desk will be situated in the Hall 5 within the SECC, alongside the trade exhibition and posters.

The registration desk will be open at the following times:

Sunday 18 July 12:00 - 21:00
Monday 19 July 08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday 20 July 08:00 - 18:30
Wednesday 21 July 08:00 - 18:30
Thursday 22 July 08:00 - 16:00


Refunds
Cancellations made on, or before Friday 2 July, will qualify for a partial refund. All refunds will incur a flat cancellation charge of £15 per delegate. Please note that after this date, no refunds will be made.

Passports and Visas
Participants are advised to check on their individual requirements before attending BioScience2004. Visa applications should be filed at the nearest British Embassy/Consulate/High Commission in the country in which you are resident, at least six months in advance of the anticipated departure date.

Grants
The deadline for popular BioScience2004 Bursary applications has now passed (23 April 2004), members of the Biochemical Society can apply for a General Travel Grant

Letters of Invitation
Letters of invitation to attend BioScience2004 will be issued only to:

  • Members of The Biochemical Society, or a recognized sister society
  • Authors of accepted abstracts
  • Fully paid registrants of BioScience2004
  • Bonafide scientists from recognized academic or industrial institutions

Note: Invitations are issued at the discretion of The Biochemical Society, and requests for letters will be accepted only before 18 June 2004.

Liability and Insurance
Neither the organizers, nor the Biochemical Society will assume any responsibility whatsoever for damage or injury to persons or property during BioScience2004. Participants are advised to arrange their own personal travel and health insurance.



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