General Conditions

The World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (hereafter named WFSBP) has commissioned CPO HANSER SERVICE with the organisation and execution of the conference. The registration for the conference and the confirmation thereof forms a contract between the conference attendee and the WFSBP regarding attendance at the conference. This contract is based on the following General Terms and Conditions.

Registration and payment

Registration will be confirmed if payment is received by the Congress Office by 15 May 2019. Should payment be received after this date, you will receive your confirmation at the Congress Counter in Vancouver. Please bring a copy of your bank remittance with you.

Registration fees are based on the date of receipt of the registration and payment. Payment of the registration fee is to be made by credit card or bank transfer. Bank drafts and cheques will not be accepted.

Cancellations of Congress Participation

Notice of cancellation should be sent in writing only to the Congress Office CPO HANSER SERVICE.
In case of cancellation until 25 January 2019 the payment will be refunded, minus a handling charge of 25 %. No refund will be made after 25 January 2019.

All refunds will be processed after the congress.

Changes to the Congress Programme

In the event of cancellations by speakers or other changes in the main congress programme, no full or partial refund of the registration fee can be made.

Abstract Submission

The acceptance of submitted abstracts simultaneously results in binding registration of the speaker to attend the conference. The registration fee must be paid immediately after receiving the abstract acceptance. Onsite registration for presenting authors is not possible. If the author withdraws a contribution accepted by the scientific committee and printed in the abstract book, registration for the conference will be maintained and there will be no refund of the registration fees.

Loss of Name Badge

Each registered participant will receive a name badge upon arrival. For organisational and security reasons, we request that all participants and exhibitors wear their badges at all times during the congress.

EUR 50 must be paid to acquire a new name badge in the event that the name badge, which at the same time entitles the holder to attend the congress, is lost. This charge is non-refundable.

Liability

CPO HANSER SERVICE is liable in keeping with diligence required of a prudent businessman, according to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Regardless of course in law the liability of CPO HANSER SERVICE shall be limited to damages which are caused with aforethought or by gross negligence. However, this shall not affect the liability of the Congress organizer and of the persons or organizations responsible for providing means of transport or other services. The participants take part in all excursions/tours at their own risk. Verbal agreement can only be considered as binding when confirmed by CPO HANSER SERVICE in writing.

Place of Performance, Venue of Jurisdiction

Vancouver, Canada shall be the exclusive place of performance and Hamburg venue of jurisdiction for all parties. The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply.

Force Majeure

For reasons beyond its control (such as war, strikes, lockouts, riots or any such civil disturbances, any acts of God, including but not limited to earthquakes, floods, droughts and typhoons and any other cause of circumstance of whatsoever nature beyond its control) that have an impact on the arrangements, timetables or planning of the 14th World Congress of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP 2019) and its corresponding activities in Vancouver, Canada, the WFSBP has the right to immediately alter or cancel the activities or events or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly thereto.

No party involved shall be entitled to any compensation for damages that result from such alteration or cancellation.