General Attendees Information

Find the answer to some frequently asked questions about attending the International Forum taking place in Sydney, Australia, on 24-26 July 2022.

ICC Sydney

14 Darling Drive
NSW 2000

  • I am registered for the June conference and would like to transfer to the July dates, what do I need to do?

    All registered delegates of the International Forum have automatically been transferred to the July dates (24-26 July 2022). No action is required if you wish to attend in July.

  • I was registered to attend the June conference but I am unable to attend in July, how do I request a refund?

    Please send your refund request to

  • I had a complimentary ticket to attend the June conference, will this be transferred to July?

    Yes, your registration has been automatically transferred to the new July dates. No action is required.

  • What are the terms if I need to cancel my registration at a later date?

    If you are unable to attend you should inform us in writing (please email

    If written notice is received more than six weeks before the Event (i.e. on or before 12 June 2022), a full refund of the fees set out in your booking form will be given. If written notice is received between six and four weeks before the Event (i.e. 13 June 2022 – 26 June 2022), you will receive a full refund of the fees set out in your booking Form, less an administration charge of £250. If we receive written notice to cancel less than four weeks before the Event (i.e. on or after 27 June 2022) there will be no entitlement to any refund.

  • What will the format of the International Forum Sydney 2022 be?

    We will be in Sydney for a three-day face-to-face conference from 24-26 July 2022. See the programme

    We will also be offering some of the conference content virtually for those who can’t join us in person. Find out more about our online attendance package.

  • Has the Call for ePoster deadline been extended?

    Yes, to reflect the change in event dates, the deadline to submit a Call for ePoster abstract is Wednesday 27 April 2022. 

  • Will my ePoster abstract submission automatically be transferred as a submission to the new conference dates?

    Yes, if you have submitted an ePoster abstract, your abstract will automatically be transferred as a submission for the July event.

  • When will we be notified of the ePoster results?

    ePoster submitters will receive their results by 12 May 2022.

  • If my ePoster abstract is accepted, when will the new deadline for ePoster presenters to register be?

    All ePoster presenters should register by Wednesday 22 June in order to have your work presented at the conference. 

  • How much does it cost to attend?

    Registration for the International Forum in Sydney 2022 is open and you can see our fees for in-person attendance, and register, here.

    Online attendance is also available, please note that only a selection of sessions will be streamed online. Have a look at the online programme and fees, and register here.

  • What is included in my registration fee?

    For face-to-face attendance, your registration fee grants you access to all keynote and plenary sessions; lunch and refreshments for the days you have registered for; access to the exhibition and posters; online access to all materials after the event; and certificate of attendance.

  • How can I register for the International Forum?

    Registration is now closed.

    When open, all bookings are made online. Please see more information here.

    Please note that accepted methods of payment are credit/debit card or cheque.

    We can only issue invoices for groups of 5 or more.

  • How do I request an invoice?

    We can only issue invoices for groups of 5 or more attendees. To ensure that your invoice is correct, we will contact you to confirm that your booking is complete before we issue your invoice. The below will affect your invoice – if you plan to make any of the changes listed below please let us know by emailing and we will delay sending your invoice until you have completed your booking.

    1. Adding additional delegates to your booking
    2. Removing delegates from your booking
    3. Changing any information of who or where the invoice should be addressed to
    4. Adding a purchase order or reference number

    If we have issued your invoice and you wish to book additional delegates at a later date, we suggest that you create a new booking and pay with credit/debit card. Alternatively, if the new booking is 5 or more delegates we can issue a separate invoice for the new group.

  • How do I request a receipt?

    If you register online and pay with a card, you will automatically be sent a receipt from Worldpay. If you have registered using another method and require a receipt, please email

  • Are there any discounted rates?

    We offer discounted face-to-face rates for students in full-time education and for attendees from Low-Income, Lower-Middle-Income and Upper-Middle Income Countries. The discount applies to the International Forum registration fee for the main conference days only and we are unable to help with travel, accommodation, or other associated expenses. There are no further discounts or sponsorships available outside these categories.

    You can find out more about our discounted rates here.

  • Is the International Forum accredited?

    The International Forum is typically accredited. We will be exploring options for accreditation for 2022 once the programme is made available. Further information will be shared in due course.

  • Will I receive a certificate of attendance?

    Yes, all delegates will automatically receive a certificate of attendance on completion of an online evaluation form. This will be emailed to you after the event.

  • I'm an international attendee at this year's conference, where can I find more details about visa applications for my travel to Australia?

    Please ensure you are aware of any international visa requirements that may be applicable for your travel into Australia. Further guidance on visa options and steps to complete your visa application if needed, can be found here:

  • How can I book my accommodation?

    For information regarding accommodation please visit our accommodation page.

    When booking your travel and accommodation, we urge you not to make non-refundable travel arrangements. BMJ cannot be held responsible for non-refundable travel tickets. We suggest you make your refundable travel booking only after you have received confirmation of your registration from us. Bookings, cancellations or amendments to hotel arrangements should be made by directly contacting the hotel/accommodation booking agency that you are using. We are not involved with and do not accept any responsibility for such matters.

  • Do I need to be aware of any insurance/venue rules?

    Delegates are requested to comply at all times with the rules and regulations imposed by the venue. Failure to adhere to such requirements may lead to exclusion or removal from the conference. We also recommend that delegates arrange for insurance against loss to their property or any loss or damage that delegates themselves may cause at the conference.