The ISSPD (International Society for the Study of Personality Disorders) has commissioned CPO HANSER SERVICE with the organization and execution of the conference. Registration for the conference and confirmation thereof forms a contract between the conference attendee and the ISSPD regarding attendance at the conference. This contract is based on the following General Terms and Conditions.
Attendance at the congress is subject to cost. Registration for the conference and booking of services are binding for the attendee. The fees must be paid in advance on the dates specified. Any bank charges will be charged to the payer. Registration will be confirmed if payment is received by the Congress Office by 15th September 2017. Should payments be received after this date, you will receive your confirmation at the Congress Counter in Heidelberg, Germany. Please bring a copy of your bank remittance with you.
In the event that you cancel your attendance at the until 25th March 2017, the registration fee minus a processing fee of 25% will be refunded. In the event that you cancel your attendance at the until 28th July 2017, the registration fee minus a processing fee of 50% will be refunded. The attendee will have the option to demonstrate that the expenditure for processing is less than the indicated percentage of the registration fee. No refund will be made if cancellation is made following to early bird deadline from 28th July 2017. Please notify the conference office of your cancellation in writing.
The ISSPD reserves the right to make any necessary changes to the programme at short notice. There will be no pro rata refund of registration fees for cancelled papers or changes to the programme.
The full registration fee 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. If the attendee is later able to produce the newly acquired and the previously lost name badge, the registration fee most recently paid will be refunded.
The ISSPD is the organizer of the scientific conference. It is liable within the scope of the laws of the USA. Its liability regardless of the legal cause is limited to cases of gross negligence and willful misconduct. The ISSPD is, however, also liable for slight negligence if and to the extent that cardinal obligations under the contract are breached.
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 XVth ISSPD Congress and its corresponding activities in Heidelberg, Germany the XVth ISSPD Congress 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.
The following terms and conditions are only applicable to the registration of contributions and symposia.
May be registered by a chairperson with specification of no more than four speakers within a symposium. Chairperson and speakers are not exempted from the registration fee.
Attendees may register two free papers and/or, as first authors, two posters. The speaker must undertake to give the registered paper at the conference. Registration of an oral presentation simultaneously results in binding registration of the speaker to attend the conference. The registration fee must be paid together with the submission of a speech contribution.
Cancellation of conference attendance is possible at no additional cost if the contribution is rejected by the scientific committee or if it is recommended that the contribution be submitted as a poster. In this case, the full registration fee will be refunded.
If the attendee agrees to acceptance of his / her contribution as a poster, his / her attendance at the conference subject to charge will be maintained.
If the author withdraws a contribution accepted by the scientific committee, registration for the conference will be maintained and there will be no refund of the registration fees.
Attendees may register two free papers and / or, as first authors, two posters.
The first author must undertake to present the poster submitted at the conference. Registration of a poster simultaneously results in binding registration of the speaker to attend the conference. The registration fee must be paid together with the submission of the contribution. Cancellation of conference attendance is possible at no additional cost if the poster is rejected by the scientific committee. In this case, the full registration fee will be refunded.
If the author withdraws a contribution after its acceptance by the scientific committee, registration for the conference will be maintained and there will be no refund of the registration fees.
Each speaker and first author of a poster must declare his / her relationship with industrial enterprises when registering a contribution. This also applies to presenters invited to the conference. The ISSPD publishes a form which is available for making the declaration. The form may be completed on the congress’ homepage.
The declaration made or the failure to make such a declaration will be published by the ISSPD at the congress in an appropriate manner even in the case of invited speakers. The speaker and poster author attending expressly agrees to this publication on registering his / her contribution.
All speakers are requested to notify their audience at the beginning of every paper regarding their relationships with industry. Speakers are recommended to use the PowerPoint chart on the congress website for this purpose.
All rooms are equipped with video projectors (beamers) and notebooks with DVD drives. Speakers who require additional technical equipment (e.g. video recorders, overhead projectors) may hire them at their own expense in the run-up or to the extent available – on site at the congress office.