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To foster scientific networking, the number of places available is limited to 70. A participant versus speaker rate of 6:1 and several “meet the speakers/experts” session will further encourage interaction between participants and invited speakers.

Participation is welcome from undergraduate and postgraduate students through to group leaders, from both academia and industry, and from the lab to the clinic.

Acceptance will be selected mostly on a first come, first served basis. However, CVs and submitted abstracts, representation of different topics at the event, career stage, geographical distribution and gender balance may be taken into consideration. Although the focus of the course is on cell stress and ADP-ribosylation, there will also be lectures on technological aspects such as mass spectrometry and microscopy.

How to register

(a) Regular registrations for the on-site meeting

By the deadline of October 29th 2023:

  1. Complete a registration order through the registration/abstract submission portal on this event website by entering your details on the registration form and choosing a payment method. You will receive an automated 'order received email' with full instructions of how to pay, and a copy of the order in PDF
  2. During this process, upload a single file (accepted formats are pdf, zip and rar) containing all supporting documents for your application:
    1. for postdocs and PhD students, the name and address of your lab head/supervisor and letter of recommendation
    2. a summary of your reasons for applying to the event and your research interests (max 300 words)
    3. a concise CV (max 2 pages)
  3. Submit your abstract via the 'My abstract' tab in the registration/abstract portal. Abstract submission is optional but recommended for selection to the course and networking at the event, and is mandatory for application for travel grants – see below. See the Abstract section of the website for more details.

Regular registrations: An ‘order received e-mail’ message with full instructions on how to pay is automatically sent to your inbox when you complete an order. An 'order confirmed e-mail’ message will be sent to you when organizers receive the fund and confirm your registration payment. Notification on abstract assessment and selection of the short talks will be made by October 25th 2023.

Registration fees on-site participation

Registration fees include access to the event sessions, name badge, certificate of attendance, book of abstracts, meals and refreshment breaks and accommodation at 670 Euro as set out in the registration fee table. Travel costs are not covered. 

Meals/refreshments covered by the registration fees are breakfasts at the hotel, lunches and refreshements at the venue, as well as the welcome cocktail and the event dinner at a restaurant to be announced.

Regular - no accommodation375,00 €
Regular - shared room670,00 €
Regular - single room825,00 €
Invited Speaker0,00 €
Travel Grant Applicant0,00 €

Terms and Conditions

By registering for the event, participants (also referred to as 'you') are entering an agreement with the Course Organizer(s), and you are indicating acceptance to the terms and conditions set out below.

Registration Fee

The registration Fee for participants covers:

  • Access to all scientific programme sessions
  • Meals (breakfast, lunch & dinner) and refreshments as set out above
  • Accommodation as set out on the Venue/Accommodation page
  • Name badge, book of abstracts, certificate of attendance
  • Invitation to welcome drink and farewell dinner

Please note that all registration fees do include VAT. Travel costs and optional visit to Sorrento, Pompei or Ercolanum are not covered by the registration fee.

Methods of Payment for on-site and online participation

Payments must be made by bank transfer; details will be sent in your ‘order received email’.

Bank charges are the responsibility of the participant and should be paid at source. Your Name, Surname and Order ID must be indicated on the transaction receipt of the bank transfer. Following the payment, receipt of the transaction must be sent via email to [info@cellularstress2023.febsevents.org].

Proof of payment must be received before the stated deadline. If you do not receive an ‘order confirmed email’ within 5 business days after sending your proof of payment / receipt of transaction, please contact                                     [info@cellularstress2023.febsevents.org]

Registration cancellation & refund policy for on-site and online participation

All registration cancellation requests should be sent to [info@cellularstress2023.febsevents.org] in writing. For cancellation requests received on or before October 19th 2023, the full payment, less bank charges, will be refunded; for cancellation requests received on and after October 20th 2023, the full amount will be charged and no refunds will be made.

Travel insurance

You should seek and follow the advice of your government before booking travel to the event and before travelling to the event. You are solely responsible for making your own appropriate travel and other insurance arrangements before booking travel. The Course Organizers and FEBS shall not be liable to you for any losses incurred as a result of travel restrictions being placed against you or against certain countries.

Modification and cancellation of the event

The Course Organizers are intending to run the event as a physical meeting, but if they decide at any time that it is not possible to continue with a physical event due to pandemic or other such restrictions, the event may be postponed or held as an online meeting. The Course Organizers will give you as much advance notice as possible if such changes are necessary. If the meeting is converted to an online format, they will refund the accommodation element of the registration fee. The Courses organizers reserve the right to modify the Course programme, whether physical or online, which is published as an indication only.

If postponement or a virtual event is not possible, and the event is cancelled, the Course Organizers will refund you the registration fee less bank charges. Organizers may cancel the event as a result of circumstances outside of their reasonable control, including (but not limited to) pandemic, natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire or closure of airports. The Course Organizers will endeavour to provide reasonable advance notice of any such cancellation.

Neither FEBS or the Course Organizers shall be held liable for any other costs or losses incurred.


The Course Organizers act only as agents in securing hotels, transport and travel services, and shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the event of injury, damage, loss, accident delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organized through contractors. Hotel and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the general public.

In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by the Course Organizers or FEBS, these parties shall not be responsible for any bodily injury, illness, death or property damages (including theft) sustained by participants during the event.

In any event, neither the Course Organizers nor FEBS accept liability for damages or costs in the event of bodily injury, death, property damage, illness, disruption to travel plans and costs incurred as a result of events outside of their reasonable control, including (but not limited to) pandemic, natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire or closure of airports.

Governing law

Any dispute resulting from the above terms and conditions will be subject to Swizerland law, and by accepting these terms you are submitting yourself to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Switzerland.


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