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All attendees must register online for the congress through this website. Students, Residents, Physiotherapists and Nurses are requested to provide a proof of their training /residency or professional status to receive our highly reduced registration rates. This document must be sent to our office at office@cartilage.org immediately after registration to confirm the specially reduced registration fee.

Attention: Register until March 9, 2018 until midnight CET in order to benefit from our reduced registration fees!

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Congress Registration Fees 

Early Bird Fee
Until Jan. 29, 2018
Regular Fee
Jan 30 – March 09, 2018
Late/On-Site Fee
from March 10, 2018
 € 290.00* € 390.00* € 450.00*
ICRS Members € 390.00 € 490.00 € 550.00
Non ICRS Members € 490.00 € 590.00 € 650.00
Industry Representatives € 590.00 € 690.00 € 750.00
Accompanying Persons** € 90.00** € 100.00** € 110.00**

*Registrations to be accompanied by a certificate signed by the head of department or valid student or professional ID
** Accompanying persons have no access to the scientific sessions of the congress but are cordially invited to attend the opening session and the welcome cocktail.

Attention: ICRS-Members who are not in good standing with their membership dues 2017/2018 will automatically be charged with the non-member fee by the registration system.

Early Morning Workshop Fees

These early morning sessions will be chaired by world-renowned leaders and provide a unique possibility to obtain a compact knowledge about a specific topic in a small group. These sessions are geared towards young scientist / clinicians and seasoned specialists. In addition, this time allows delegates to bring their problem and complex cases for discussion with the opinion leaders in cartilage repair. Pre-registration is required to sign-up for these sessions during the online congress registration process. These workshops are not included in the congress registration fee and the number of participants is limited to 40 participants for each session.

Technical Sessions /Workshops Residents
ICRS Members Non Members Industry
 6.1  Practical Tips for Cartilage Restoration Procedures  Tuesday, April 10 from 07.30-08.30  € 25.00  € 35.00  € 50.00  € 60.00
6.2  Evaluation of Cartilage Repair: Success & Failure Tuesday, April 10 from 07.30-08.30
 € 25.00  € 35.00  € 50.00  € 60.00
 6.3  Basic Science/ Animal Modeling of Cartilage Repair Tuesday, April 10 from 07.30-08.30  € 25.00  € 35.00  € 50.00  € 60.00
 13.1 – Cartilage Repair in upper and lower extremity  Wednesday, April 11 from 07.30-08.30  € 25.00  € 35.00  € 50.00  € 60.00
 13.2 –  ACI/MFx/OCA/OAT – What are the benchmarks? Wednesday, April 11 from 07.30-08.30
 € 25.00  € 35.00  € 50.00  € 60.00
13.3 – In Vitro Repair Modelling: Subchondral Bone & Disc  Wednesday, April 11 from 07.30-08.30  € 25.00 € 35.00 € 50.00 € 60.00

Become a Member & Benefit Immediately from further Fee Discounts

Non-member attendees who apply for ICRS membership 2018 right before their congress registration will immediately profit from our highly reduced members’ fee.
ICRS Members who are not in good-standing with their membership dues 2017 / 2018 will automatically be charged with the non-member fee.

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Included in your Registration Fee

Access to all Scientific Sessions (except Early Morning Workshops)
Access to the Industry Exhibition
Access to the Poster Exhibition
Welcome Reception & Coffee Breaks
Free Internet Access (WLAN)
Congress Bag & Main Programme
Badge & Certificate of Attendance
CME Credits (to be confirmed)
Badge & Certificate of Attendance

Cancellation of Congress / Name Changes

Written notification per email is required for all congress cancellations and name changes. Notifications should be sent to the Cartilage Executive Office office@cartilage.org

Refunds for congress cancellations are as follows:

  • 80 % refund for cancellations until January 29, 2018
  • 50 % refund for cancellations between Jan 30 – March 10, 2018
  • No refund thereafter

In case of a congress cancellation due to rejection of an abstract, the full amount of the paid registration fee will be refunded.

Name changes will  be charged with a fee of € 100.00.

20 CME Credits

The ICRS 2018 – 14th World Congress Macau has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) for a maximum of 20 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). The EACCME® is an institution of the European Union of Medical Specialists (UEMS), www.uems.net.

Through an agreement between the European Union of Medical Specialists and the American Medical Association, physicians may convert EACCME® credits to an equivalent number of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Information on the process to convert EACCME® credits to AMA credits can be found at www.ama-assn.org/education/earn-credit-participation-international-activities.

Complimentary Internet/WLAN

As a special courtesy, ICRS will provide free basic WLAN Hot Spots to all attendees and exhibitors in the convention area