General Conditions for congress Participants

The European Society of Neurogastroenterology & Motility (hereafter named ESNM) has commissioned CPO HANSER SERVICE with the organisation and execution of the congress. The registration for the congress and the confirmation thereof forms a contract between the congress attendee and the ESNM regarding attendance at the congress. This contract is based on the following General Terms and Conditions.

Registration fees for the congress
Participation in the congress is subject to a fee. Participation fees for the congress are to be paid at the time of registration.

Registration for the congress and booking of services are binding for the participant. Participation fees are to be paid in advance at the time of registration. Any bank charges are to be borne by the party liable for payment. If payment is made by credit card CPO will charge a processing fee of 3% of the total amount, which will be due at the time of payment of the total amount.

Cancellation of congress participation
In case of cancellation, please notify the congress office CPO HANSER SERVICE in writing only. A full refund (minus an administrative charge of EUR 100) will be given for cancellations received by 31 May 2017. After 31 May 2017, no refunds will be given.

Changes to the programme
The ESNM reserves the right to make necessary changes to the programme at short notice. Participation fees will not be refunded, also not in part, because of cancelled presentations or changes to the programme. 

Abstract submission
The acceptance of submitted abstracts simultaneously results in binding registration of the author to attend the congress.

The registration fee must be paid immediately after receiving the abstract acceptance. Onsite registration for presenting authors is not possible. If the author withdraws a contribution accepted by the scientific committee and published in the online abstract book, registration for the conference will be maintained and there will be no refund of the registration fees. If an abstract has not been accepted, the registration fee will be refunded upon request.

Loss of name badge
EUR 50 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, EUR 50 will be refunded.

Liability
CPO HANSER SERVICE is liable in keeping with diligence required of a prudent businessman, according to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Regardless of course in law the liability of CPO HANSER SERVICE shall be limited to damages which are caused with aforethought or by gross negligence.

However, this shall not affect the liability of the Congress organiser and of the persons or organisations responsible for providing means of transport or other services. The participants take part in all excursions at their own risk. Verbal agreement can only be considered as binding when confirmed by CPO HANSER SERVICE in writing. 

Place of performance, venue of jurisdiction
Cork, Ireland shall be the exclusive place of performance and Berlin, Germany venue of jurisdiction for all parties. The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply.

Force majeure
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 control) that have an impact on the arrangements, timetables or planning of the NeuroGASTRO Congress 2017and its corresponding activities in Cork, Ireland, ESNM 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.