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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. Registration with reduced fees are availble until Sept 22 at midnight CEST

Register Online Here!


Congress Registration Fees Early Bird Fee
Extended to June 17, 2019
Regular Fee
June 18 – Sept 22, 2019
Late/On-Site Fee
From Sept 23, 2019
€ 350.00 € 450.00* € 490.00*
ICRS Members € 450.00 € 550.00 € 590.00
Non ICRS Members € 550.00 € 650.00 € 690.00
Industry Representatives € 650.00 € 750.00 € 790.00
Accompanying Persons** € 90.00 € 120.00** € 140.00**

*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 2018/2019 will automatically be charged with the non-member fee by the registration system.

Early Morning Workshops / 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
Sunday, October 6, 2019
07.30-08.30 AM
6.1 Grant Writing 101  € 30.00  € 40.00  € 50.00  € 60.00
6.2 Joint Preservation of the Hip
 € 30.00  € 40.00  € 50.00  € 60.00
6.3 Women in the ICRS  € 30.00  € 40.00  € 50.00  € 60.00
Monday, October 7, 2019
07.30-08.30 AM
13.1 Cartilage Repair Foot & Ankle  € 30.00  € 40.00  € 50.00  € 60.00
13.2 Clinical Trial Design  € 30.00  € 40.00  € 50.00  € 60.00
13.3 Joint Preservation of the Knee  € 30.00  € 40.00  € 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 2018 / 2019 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 untilMay 29, 2019
  • 50 % refund for cancellations between May 30 – August 30, 2019
  • 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.

Cancellation of the Congress by the Organizer

Congress fees will be reimbursed if the congress is cancelled for other reasons than war, warlike events, and acts of terrorism or sickness epidemics. In the latter circumstances, only a proportion of the congress fee would be refundable.

CME Credits (22 Section 1 CME Credits)

The ICRS 2019 World Congress Vancouver is an accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by The Canadian Orthopaedic Association. The ICRS event is accredited for a maximum of 22 Section 1 CME credits. Each medical specialist should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Complimentary Internet/WLAN

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