Registration Deadlines

Early-Bird Deadline: September 19 2014
Pre-Registration: September 20 – November 13 2014
On-Site: November 14 – 16 2014

Registration Fees in American Dollars (USD) (as of January 2014 - subject to change)

Categories1 Early-Bird
Sept. 19, 2014
Sept. 20-Nov. 13, 2014
Nov. 14-16, 2014
Regular Participant 550 650 750
IOF Member 500 600 700
World Bank non-high income nations3 425 500 600
Allied Health Professional4 300 375 475
Student/Fellow4 300 375 475
Accompanying Person5 200 250 300









1 For full definition of Registration Categories, please refer to the next paragraph.
2 No pre-registration will be accepted after November 13, 2014. Registration On-Site will be available during the Meeting.
3 Eligible World Bank non-high income nations – see list available under .
4 A certification and signature from either a mentor/supervisor verifying training/degree status or from an employer verifying paramedical/non-doctoral status must be included when registering.
5 This badge includes admission to the Welcome Reception and Exhibition Area but does not allow access to the Scientific Programme and Satellite Symposia.

Registration Description

The registration fee entitles the registered participant to the following:

  • Admission to all Plenary Sessions, Meet-the-Expert Sessions, Satellite Symposia, Poster Sessions and Exhibition Area
  • One copy of the Final Programme & Abstract Book
  • Meeting material and a Meeting badge
  • A Certificate of Attendance
  • Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception

The registration fees do not include:

  • Airport transfers
  • Local transportation to the Meeting venue
  • Meals & drinks
  • Accommodation
  • Excursions
  • Insurance & visa fees

Official Registration & Housing Bureau (MCI Suisse SA) at

Registration Category Definitions

  • Regular Participant – Those persons for which the definitions below are not applicable.
  • IOF Member – The IOF Member fee is available to all participants possessing an Individual or IOF Membership Pro2 membership.
  • World Bank non-high income nations – A discounted rate is available for participants coming from one of those nations:
  • Allied Health Professional – A certification and signature from their employer verifying their paramedical/non-doctoral status must be submitted when registering in order to qualify for this discount. These participants have the same entitlements as regular participants.
  • Student/Fellow – (i) Those persons who are in training as a graduate (MSc/PhD) student or as a medical student or (ii) those persons who hold MD or PhD degrees and who are in residency or postgraduate fellowship programs. A certification and signature from their mentor/supervisor verifying their training/degree status must be submitted when registering. These participants have the same entitlements as regular participants.
  • Registration – Complimentary IOF CNS -2 free registrations for Full member of the IOF Committee of National Societies (CNS). The IOF representative of each Full CNS member society will receive specific instructions. IOF leaves it to each society’s discretion as to how to allocate the free registrations. 
  • Accompanying Person – A badge for accompanying person(s) per registered participant may be requested at a nominal charge. This badge includes admission to the Welcome Reception and Exhibition Area but does not allow access to the Scientific Programme and Satellite Symposia.

Confirmation of Registration

Upon completing on-line registration, each participant will receive an automatically generated confirmation of registration by e-mail. The registration becomes active only when full payment has reached the Official Registration and Housing Bureau (MCI Suisse SA) – whether by credit card or bank transfer. Participants must bring this confirmation to the on-site pre-registration desks of the Meeting as proof of their registration.

Group Registration and Discounts

For information about group registration (minimum size of 10 participants), please contact the Official Registration and Housing Bureau (MCI Suisse SA) at

Please note that the on-line group portal that enables you to register individually each one of your participants by October 10, 2014 will not be accessible until the corresponding payment is received. Early-Bird discounted fees and Pre-Registration fees are applied for payment made by respectively September 19 and November 13, 2014 (with copy of the official bank transfer document).

For smaller groups (between 2 and 10 participants), you can access directly the small group on-line module via the registration platform.

Payment Options

All individual registration fees must be paid in advance in American Dollars (USD).

By credit card

Payment is accepted by VISA, MasterCard/ Eurocard and/or American Express credit cards, and can be done via a secured payment tool (the credit card provider will be datatrans) provided while registering on-line. Please note that your credit card will be debited in American Dollars (USD) and your monthly credit card statement will show your payment under MCI Suisse SA.

Bank Transfer

The bank transfer payment has to be made in American Dollars (USD) including all bank transfer charges to the following account:

Beneficiary Name:

MCI Suisse Sa
Rue de Lyon 75
Ch-1211 Geneva 13, Switzerland

Bank Name :

Rue des Noirettes, 35 - CP 2600
CH-1227 Carouge, Switzerland
Account Number:  UBS USD: 240-369.393.61X
Clearing:   240
IBAN:   CH19 0024 0240 3693 9361X

In order for your payment to be identified and traced correctly to your registration account, please indicate the following on your payment slip:

  • Your first and family name
  • Your registration number (mentioned on the attached invoice)
  • “IOF Regionals: 5th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting”
  • ”All costs are to be borne by the ordering customer” on all payments

From October 8, 2014 only payment by credit card will be accepted.

By cash:

This form of payment will only be accepted in American Dollars (USD) and on-site during the operation hours of registration desks. Payment by personal checks cannot be accepted.

Individual Badge Name Changes (Substitution of Registration)

Name changes are possible and will be charged 55 USD from October 8, 2014. Written permission from the original participant will be required, along with full contact details of the substitution.

Individual Cancellation and Refund Policies

Notification of cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing (by mail, fax or e-mail) by October 8, 2014 to MCI Suisse SA. An administrative fee of 20% will be retained from the total amount originally due/charged. All refunds will be made after the Meeting. No refunds will be given for cancelations received after October 8, 2014.


All persons attending any function of the Meeting are kindly requested to wear their badges during all Meeting activities including social events and exhibition. Entry will not be permitted without a badge.

Lost Badge / Forgotten Badge

In case of a lost or forgotten badge, an administrative fee of 55 USD will be charged for the reprint of the badge after verification of identification (passport, driving license or other recognized identification paper).

Certificate of Attendance

Certificate of Attendance will be available on request.


English will be the official Meeting language. 


Participants are strongly advised to make sure they fulfill all legal requirements to enter Chinese Taipei. Besides a valid passport, an entry visa may also be required. You can find information on visa requirements of different nationalities from

Should you need an entry visa, you may apply for the appropriate visa or entry permit from the Bureau of Consular Affairs

It is highly recommended to start the process a minimum of 2½ months prior to your arrival. Please contact your nearest consulate or embassy in your country of residence for further information.

Visa Letter of Attestation

Attestation letters to assist in visa formalities are designed to help overcome administrative difficulties in certain countries. It must be understood that such letters do not imply any financial support or hosting arrangement from IOF, nor a guarantee of a visa being issued. The attestation letter to assist in visa formalities will only be sent on request and only to participants who have paid their registration fees in full.

Should you wish to receive a letter, please note that your request must be registered as early as possible by filling in the appropriate fields in the on-line registration form before August 31, 2014 in case it has not been requested at the time of registration.

Special Needs

It is important to us that you enjoy the IOF Regionals: 5th Asia-Pacific Osteoporosis Meeting. If, due to a disability, you have any special needs, please let us know and we will do our best to assist you.