CONGRESS OF THE EUROPEAN COLLEGE OF VETERINARY INTERNAL MEDICINE - COMPANION ANIMALS

Conditions

General Conditions
The ECVIM-CA Congress is organised by the ECVIM-CA Congress foundation. Registration for the congress can be done on-line via this website.
If this is not possible please contact the secretary of the ECVIM-CA Congress foundation:
Pauwels Congress Organisers (PCO)
Avenue Ceramique 222
6221 KX Maastricht
The Netherlands
T: +31 (0)43 - 325 05 21, F: +31 (0)43 - 321 43 70
E:info@ecvimcongress.org

Please note that by booking you accept our terms and conditions. We expect you to provide us with truthful information and any change in your personal details must be sent to us without delay.

We cannot be held responsible and are not responsible for any damage caused by using this website or providing us incorrect information or not informing us of any change in your circumstances. If you wish to change any of your personal details it can be done without charge.

Guarantee and Warranty
In case that the conference cannot take place for any reason we guarantee that your full subscription fee will be refunded. During the conference, that officially starts during the welcome reception on Wednesday evening prior and ends officially after the farewell party on Saturday, we cannot be held responsible for your personal belongings or damage done to it or yourself.

Privacy Policy
The ECVIM-CA congress respects the privacy concerns of users of its websites and adheres to the rules of Data Protection legislation. When you register for our congress we will store your e-mail address along with any other information you may provide. This information may include, but is not limited to, details such as your name, address and your credit card details.

We may use the information provided to process any transactions undertaken by you and for internal administration and analysis. We will not disclose your information to any other party. We may use your (e-mail) address to inform you about future conferences. When you register you will be asked if you want to receive any of these emails. If not you will need to enter this data or if you do not wish to receive such (e)mails please send an email to info@ecvimcongress.org.

By disclosing your personal information to us, you agree to collection, storage and processing of your personal information in the manner set out here. If you submitted an abstract or have agreed to be an invited speaker at our conference you agree to our terms and conditions with reference to the conference itself but you also automatically transfer the copyright of your submitted abstract / lecture to us and any other party with whom we have cooperation. At the moment these are VIN (www.vin.com) and the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (www.jvetintmed.org). All abstracts and lectures will be published in our conference proceedings and all oral abstracts will also be published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine (www.jvetintmed.org) except those submitted for ESVCP and ESVONC, which will be published in the Journal of Veterinary Clinical Pathology (ESVCP) and VCO (ESVONC), respectively.

The ECVIM-CA congress however grants all invited speakers who submit a lecture unlimited right to subsequently re-use the submitted material.

Payment
Registration is valid on receipt of payment that must be submitted at the same time. Payments can be made by bank transfer or secured online credit card payment. Upon receipt of your completed registration form and payment, you will receive a written confirmation or an e-mail of your registration.

All payments should be made in EUROS (€). Personal cheques and foreign currency are not accepted. More information about payment procedure can be found in the on-line registration form.

Cancellation policy
If you wish to cancel or change your booking within one month after registration a fee of € 50.00 will be charged. After this period cancellation will not result in a refund. Changes made more than one month after registration will result in an additional charge of  € 75.00.

Ethics
Research abstracts, from any study involving experimental animals, will only be accepted if there is bona fide evidence that the study has been ethically approved. In this respect, authors must provide written evidence of approval, e.g. a letter from the ethics or welfare committee of the institution involved, at the time of abstract submission. Simply stating that informed consent was obtained will not be acceptable.

Please submit this at the same time as submitting the abstract. If the required ethic approval is not submitted directly together with the abstract, your abstract will be rejected. In some circumstances, the scientific committee may subsequently ask for ethical approval for abstracts that it deems require it.