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IOF World Congress on Osteoporosis 2004,
Rio de Janeiro
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History of the IOF WCO

Second announcement
Download final announcement (PDF, 1.4 MB, 28 pages)

Download the powerpoint slide announcing the congress (PowerPoint, 638 KB)

Registration Information

Online registration (with credit card payments only)

Or, you may complete and fax the registration form before May 2, 2006 to the Congress Secretariat:

IOF Congress Secretariat
73, cours Albert Thomas
69447 Lyon cedex 03, France
Fax: +33 4 72 36 90 52

Download Registration Form (PDF, 10 KB)

If mailing the registration form, please make a copy of your completed form (for your records) prior to mailing it. After the May 2, 2006 deadline, you must register for the Congress on site. Registrations will only be accepted with payments made in US$.

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The registration fee entitles the registered participant to the following:

  • an official badge for the entire Congress
  • a meeting bag containing official program material
  • one copy of the Program & Abstract book
  • admission to all plenary sessions, satellite symposia, Meet the Expert and poster sessions, exhibits
  • Welcome cocktail and coffee breaks
  • free 6-month online access to the leading journal in the field: Osteoporosis International (upon request at registration or at the Springer booth)

Special registration for Allied Health Professionals Day: June 4, 2006
This session is dedicated to nurses, physiotherapists, nutritionists/dieticians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists (allied health professionals). A special badge will be issued which will be valid for the day of June 4, 2006 only. The registration fee entitles the registered participant to the following:

  • an official badge for the day
  • a meeting bag containing official program material
  • one copy of the Program and Abstract book
  • admission to plenary sessions, satellite symposia, Meet the Expert and poster sessions, exhibits
  • coffee break

When collecting your badge at the registration desk, identification will be required to demonstrate professional function in allied health field. Any person attending any function of the Congress will be required to register and wear an appropriate badge while in attendance.

Forms of Payment

  • Credit Card: IOF only accepts VISA and MASTERCARD (we do not accept American Express)
  • Direct Bank Transfer: Please e-mail the IOF Congress Secretariat at info@osteofound.org for details

Registration Fees

Registration Fees for Congress Duration

Status1 Early Registration Pre-Registration3 On Site
Until Nov. 21, 2005 Nov. 22, 2005-May 2, 2006 June 2-6, 2006
Non-Member US$515 US$645 US$730
IOF Member US$460 US$580 US$655
Student/Fellow2 US$195 US$240 US$260

1 For definitions of status, please see definition below.
2 Certification of Student/Fellow status required.
3 After May 2, 2006 no pre-registration will be accepted, only on site registration is possible.

Registration Fees for Allied Health Professionals Day, June 4, 2006

Status1 Early Registration Pre-Registration2 On Site
Until Nov. 21, 2005 Nov. 22, 2005-May 2, 2006 June 2-6, 2006
Allied Health Professionals Day3 US$90 US$100 US$110

1 For definitions of status, please see definition below.
2 After May 2, 2006 no pre-registration will be accepted, only on site registration is possible.
3 Allied Health Professionals Day: This session is dedicated to nurses, physiotherapists, nutritionists/dieticians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists (allied health professionals). A special badge will be issued which will be valid for the day. Upon collection of badge at registration desk, identification will be required to demonstrate professional function in the allied health field.

Status Definitions

Non-Member: Those persons for which the definitions below of IOF Member and Student/Fellow are not applicable.
IOF Member: A member of either the IOF's Board, or Committee of Scientific Advisors, or Committee of National Societies, or a member of one of IOF's national societies (for a complete and current list, please visit our website at www.osteofound.org), or the IOF representative in the Committee of Corporate Advisors
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 verifying their training status must be included on the registration form.
Allied Health Professionals: Nurses, physiotherapists, nutritionists/dieticians, physiotherapists and occupational therapists.

Accompanying Person

A badge for one accompanying person per registered participant may be requested at no additional charge. This badge includes admission to the Welcome Cocktail but does not allow access to the scientific program, poster sessions and exhibition area.

Group Registration

If you are interested in a group registration (ten persons or more), please e-mail the IOF Congress Secretariat at info@osteofound.org for further information. Please note that no registration will be made without full personal contact details for each participant and the corresponding payment. Blank registrations are not allowed.

Cancellation & Refund Policies

Notification of cancellation and refund requests must be submitted in writing by February 28, 2006 to the IOF Congress Secretariat. An administrative fee of 20% will be deducted from the total amount originally due/charged. No refunds will be given for cancellations received after February 28, 2006. All refunds will be made after the Congress.

Badge Name Changes

An administrative fee of US$ 65/badge will be charged for a badge name change after January 31, 2006. Blank badges are not allowed.

Lost Badge

In case of lost badge, an administrative fee of US$ 65 will be charged for the reprint of the badge.

Passport and Entry Visa

Participants are strongly advised to make sure they fulfil all legal requirements to enter Canada. Besides a valid passport, an entry visa may also be required. Please check with your nearest Canadian consulate or embassy. Official letters of invitation for entry visas will be supplied upon request to the IOF Congress Secretariat (see registration form). Please allow sufficient time for this procedure. Note that such letters do not commit IOF to any kind of financial support, hosting arrangement, nor does it guarantee an entry visa issue.

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