Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Americans with Disabilities Act

Can NBDF accommodate my special needs during the conference?
At NBDF we strive to host inclusive, accessible events that enable all individuals to engage and participate fully. To request a special accommodation or for inquiries about accessibility, please contact bdc@hemophilia.org.
 
Can I rent a scooter/wheelchair?
Yes, complimentary scooter/wheelchair rentals will be available at the Registration Desk. Please make sure to reserve your scooter/wheelchair in your registration form or by emailing bdc@hemophilia.org. Availability is based on the request received and priority will be given to those who reserve a scooter/wheelchair prior to the conference.
 

*Please note that while scooter/wheelchair rentals are complimentary, a credit card guarantee is required in case the scooter/wheelchair is not returned by the designated time

 

Badges

Am I required to wear my conference badge?
Yes, please make sure to always wear your badge while attending BDC activities at the Georgia World Congress Center or at the Omni Hotel. This is for your safety and security, so we can easily identify you as an attendee of this event.
 
What happens if I forget my badge at my hotel, lose, or damage my badge?
All attendees are required to wear the official conference badge during conference dates. There is a $50 fee to re-print your badge if it is forgotten, lost, stolen, or damaged.
 
 

Exhibition

Will there be an Exhibit Hall?
Yes. There will be an Exhibit Hall at the Georgia World Congress Center.
 
 

Infectious Disease Protocol

What safety precautions have been put in place for BDC?
Please click here to view our Infectious Disease Duty of Care.
 
Will I need to wear a mask?
Face coverings (masks) are optional. NBDF encourages attendees to wear a mask throughout the conference if they are, or someone in their home is, immunocompromised or at high risk for severe illness, or if they have a child or close family member who is currently ineligible to receive a vaccine against any prevalent infectious disease. All attendees should be mindful and respectful of other attendees' health choices. Masks will be available on-site for those who want to wear one.
 
Do I need to be vaccinated to attend in-person?
In light of evolving public health guidelines, NBDF will no longer require proof of vaccination or negative tests for specific diseases like COVID-19 to attend the BDC. However, all participants are STRONGLY encouraged to stay “up to date” with vaccinations for prevalent infectious diseases, including any applicable boosters. Should this policy change, we will update our Infectious Disease Duty of Care found on this page.
 

Hotel Accommodations

Where should I reserve my hotel stay while attending BDC?
NBDF has secured discounted room rates at four hotels near the Georgia World Congress Center. All hotel accommodations must be booked online via the link provided in your BDC registration confirmation email. The hotel will not accept call-in reservations. To ensure that you get your accommodations at your preferred hotel and at the discounted rate, we strongly suggest to book at the earliest time possible. The hotel reservation link will be closed on Monday, July 29, 2024  (subject to room availability). For more information on hotel rates & reservations, please click here.
 
 

Kids Program

I have a 13-year-old. Is the Kids Program available for my child?
No, the Kids Program is for children ages 12 and under. Teens ages 13-17 can register in the Teen Registration category. Those registered as a Teen can make their own schedule and go to sessions on their own or with their parent/caregiver.
 
Can I register my child for the Kids Program on-site?
No. NBDF has hired a licensed, bonded Kids Program company to run these supervised programs for children ages 12 and under and needs to ensure an accurate head count so the appropriate number of staff will be available to make sure your child has fun in a safe environment. Registration for the Kids Program will close on Friday, July 26, 2024.
 
When does the Kids Program begin, and do I need to sign my child in and out each day?
Our Kids Program will be offered starting at1:30 PM on Thursday, September 12, 2024. A parent or guardian needs to sign in their child each morning and sign them out each evening. Children must be checked in to the program at the following times/locations:
 
  • Wednesday, September 11 from 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM @ Kids Program counter of the Registration Desk
  • Thursday, September 12 from 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM @ Kids Program counter of the Registration Desk
  • Thursday, September 12 from 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM @ Kids Program room, location TBA

Children who are not checked in at the above times and checked by our licensed nurse per NBDF’s NO LICE POLICY will not be allowed to participate in the Kids Program.

Click here for more information on our Kids Program.

 

Meals

Are meals included in the registration fee?
Meals are not included in the registration fee, except for the Kids Program. 
 
Are there any complimentary meals offered during BDC?
Attendees are encouraged to attend sponsored Industry Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Symposia. This is a perfect combination to have a great meal and learn. Various topics will be offered each day, providing a selection of choices you are most interested in. 
 
On Friday & Saturday, a limited number of lunch boxes will be offered at the Exhibit Hall while supplies last (one lunch box per person).
 
Will my dietary restrictions be accommodated at Industry Sponsored Symposia or at any of the complimentary meals offered at BDC?
We understand that some of our attendees have various dietary restrictions and preferences, and we genuinely want to accommodate these to the best of our ability. However, we would like to make it known that the scope of our control over meal preparations is limited, as these are managed by external caterers. While we will make every effort to communicate your needs to the catering team, we unfortunately cannot guarantee that all specific dietary requirements will be met. We appreciate your understanding and encourage you to make alternative arrangements if you have severe restrictions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause and are here to assist with any questions or concerns you might have. For a list of recommended restaurants near the GWCC, please CLICK HERE! Please note: While we are happy to suggest alternative dining options in the vicinity of the venue, we would like to clarify that we do not officially endorse any of these restaurants. Therefore, NBDF cannot be held responsible or liable for any experiences or incidents that may occur at these establishments. We recommend that attendees conduct their own research and use their discretion when selecting a restaurant, to ensure it aligns with their individual preferences and requirements. We appreciate your understanding on this matter and are here to assist with any further questions or concerns.
 
 

Mobile App

How do I download and log in to the BDC app?
Instructions on how to download and log in to the BDC app will be sent to all registrants closer to the conference.
 
What is featured on the app?
The Bleeding Disorders Conference App is the BEST way to stay connected and up to date during the conference! Inside the app you will find an interactive agenda, the GWCC floor plan, easy-to-access FAQs, and more.
 
 

Program

How can I view the program while on-site at BDC?
The easiest way to view the program while you are at BDC is to download our mobile app! The app will include the program, GWCC floorplan, and more. Details on how to download the app and log in will be sent to those who register closer to the conference.
 
Is there a Program at a Glance available?
Yes. Please click here to view our Program at a Glance. The interactive program will be posted in April.
 
In what time zone are sessions listed?
All sessions, networking events, and symposia are listed in Eastern Time.
 
Will there be a pre-conference?
Yes! There will be a pre-conference program on Thursday, September 12 starting with an Industry Lunch Symposium at 12:00 PM, followed by NBDF Pre-Con sessions from 1:30 PM to 4:50 PM.
 
When is the official opening of BDC?
BDC’s official Opening Session is scheduled on Thursday, September 12 from 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM. 
 
 

Providers

Are continuing education credits offered for attending the Bleeding Disorders Conference?
NBDF will be working to secure CME/CE accreditation for the 2024 BDC. Please check this website in April for additional details.
 
 

Registration

I don’t feel comfortable traveling, will there be a virtual option?
No, we will not have a live virtual option this year. Please note, all infectious disease protocols will be observed. 
 
Is there a registration deadline?
There is no registration deadline for attendees except for the Kids Program. Attendees can register anytime; however, we do encourage everyone to register as early as possible for registration savings. Please see our registration fee table.
 
I need to pay by check or money order. How do I complete my registration for the Bleeding Disorders Conference?
If you are unable to pay by credit card and would like to pay by check or money order, please e-mail bdc@hemophilia.org to receive an offline registration form. Please note, off-line registrations will be charged the final registration fees listed on our website.
 
Will BDC have a Financial Assistance application this year?
Yes. We do offer a limited amount of financial support in the form of a registration fee waiver (only available for consumers). For more information on how to apply for Registration Financial Assistance, please click here. Please note, a separate application needs to be completed for each family member. If you plan to apply for a Registration Financial Assistance, please do not register for the conference until you find out if you have received a waiver. No reimbursements will be given for paid registrations.
 
What is included if my Financial Assistance application is accepted?
The Financial Assistance registration only offers a waiver for consumer registration fees. To apply for a full travel grant, which may cover you and your family’s registration, travel, accommodations, and Kids Program fees if accepted, please CLICK HERE.
 
I registered and I am no longer able to attend. Will I get a refund?
Please click here for our detailed refund policy. Please note that refund requests are subject to 25% cancellation fees. Refund requests received after Friday, August 16, 2024, will not be considered.
 
 

Teen Program

Can I register my child for the Teen Track on-site?
Yes! While we plan these sessions in advance, you may register your teen on-site for this exciting program. NBDF is planning to have 10 hours of education for teens at BDC 2024!
 
Do I need to sign my child in and out for the Teen Track?
No. This program is for teens who are more independent, and their parents feel that they can attend these interactive sessions on their own. Chaperones/childcare are not included in the Teen registration.
 
 

Travel

Are there discounts available for BDC travelers?
Yes! NBDF is excited to offer discounts for travelers booking flights with Delta, United, and Southwest. For more information, CLICK HERE.
 
 

Travel Grants

Will NBDF offer BDC travel grants this year?
Yes! Travel grant applications opened on Friday, January 19 and will close on Friday, February 23, 2024. For more information, please click here.
 
 

Venue

Where will the sessions take place?
NBDF's Bleeding Disorders Conference sessions, along with registration, networking events, Industry Symposia and our Exhibit Hall will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center. For more information on the BDC 2024 venue, please click here.
 
What is the parking rate at the Conference venue?
The standard daily parking rate at the Georgia World Congress Center is $15.