Rheumatology 2017

How can I pay for my registration?

  • We can accept payment by credit and debit card or cheque. We do not accept payment by American Express. BACS payments must be accompanied by the booking reference number
  • Invoices must be paid in full within 30 days after booking. If registration takes place less than thirty days prior to the event, payment must be received before the conference date, Tuesday 25 April 2017. BSR reserves the right to refuse entry to delegates for non-payment

What registration type can I register for? 
For a full explanation of the registration types and rates, please click here

Will you post me a delegate badge? 
To reduce our carbon footprint, we do not deliver delegate passes. Please collect your badge on site during the times listed below:

Monday 24 April (pre-conference): 16.00 - 21.00
Tuesday 25 April: 07:30 – 18.00
Wednesday 26 April: 07.00 – 18.00
Thursday 27 April: 07.00 – 16.00

What is included in my conference ticket?

  • Entry to the scientific session of your choice on the days for which you have registered (BSR cannot guarantee capacity in any particular session, although we will do our best to avoid disappointment)
  • Entry to the exhibition
  • Delegate bag (subject to availability for those registering on site)
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Entry to the president's reception on Tuesday 25 April (being held at the Exhibition Hall in the ICC Birmingham)


Can I attend the evening networking events with my conference registration?
The Presidents' Reception, held on Tuesday 25 April is free to attend for delegates - you do not need to book.

If you would like to attend the conference dinner on Wednesday 26 April, you will need to buy a ticket in advance. You can do this using the main registration process, either with your conference registration or separately. More information about both the President's Reception and the Dinner will follow shortly. 

I have dietary or access needs; how can I let the organisers know?
During registration there is an opportunity to let us know about any dietary or access needs you may have. We will attempt to provide for all requirements within reason. If you have already registered and need to update your details or you have a severe allergy that may be affected by indirect contact with certain foods, please contact us directly.

I need help convincing my workplace / university to give me time off for the conference.
To assist potential delegates who may require supporting letters to enable them to attend Rheumatology 2017, we have drafted two versions which can be amended and printed. Please click below to download the files (word doc). 

Click here for the letter designed for professionals (to their employer)

Click here for the letter designed for trainees (to their tutor)

How do I retain a letter of invitation for visa purposes?
BSR are happy to support individuals coming from overseas by providing a letter of invitation for visa purposes. In order to retrieve one of these letters you must pre-book and pay fully for your registration, and contact the 
BSR events team with your request. 

I can't attend the conference any more, can a colleague go in my place?
If you would like to amend the name on your booking, please contact the 
BSR events team

I can't attend the conference any more, can I get a refund?

BSR will accept named substitutions at any time for Rheumatology 2017. Please note there is an administration charge of £25 per substitution. Cancellations received in writing by the BSR Events Team no later than by 5pm on Friday 24th March 2017, will be entitled to a full refund (100% of the cost of the ticket purchased). A cancellation fee of £40 per non-member and £25 per BSR member will be applied. No refunds will be given for any cancellations received after this date.

Should you have any further questions, please contact events@rheumatology.org.uk or T: +44 (0)20 7842 0900

* all costs provided above include VAT