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Prague TWC 2011

Registration Information


What is included?

Registration fees for congress participants included:

  • access to the
    • scientific sessions
    • exhibition 
    • poster area
    • Awards/Closing Ceremony
  • the Final Programme
  • the USB of Abstracts
  • 21 European CME Credits
  • a Certificate of Attendance 

Registration only became effective once the registration form and payment was received by the Congress Secretariat. Every participant who had completed the registration process received a registration number and a confirmation of registration. 

Fee deadlines

Early fee: until and including 15 May 2011
Normal fee: from 16 May to 25 July 2011
Late fee: from 26 July to 24 August 2011

Registration fees

Please click here for a full list of registration fees.  

Value Added Tax (VAT)

SICOT is legally obliged to charge 20% Czech VAT on all fees quoted. According to the European Union VAT Directive, VAT of the country hosting the congress must be charged. Article 53 of the VAT Directive states that "cultural, artistic, sporting, scientific, educational, entertainment and similar activities are taxed at the place where those services are physically carried out".

Presenting authors

IMPORTANT NOTE: The presenting author must have registered and paid the congress registration fee before 15 June 2011 to have his/her abstract included in the Final Programme. The Congress Secretariat did not check if co-authors had registered. Abstract submitters can change the presenting author of an abstract through the abstract submission system until 15 June 2011, by clicking on the link in the confirmation email received after submitting the abstract. Please ensure that the family name, given name, institute, and address of the presenting author have been inserted in the system.

SICOT Members

As a SICOT member you can save money on your congress registration fee. If you are not a member yet, click here to find out how you can join SICOT.

Special preferential membership dues are currently available for new members from our Friendship Nations: China, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Ukraine, and member countries of the Pan Arab Orthopaedic Association (PAOA). Click here to find out how you can join SICOT. Become a SICOT member and save money!

Please note that participants who registered as Active Members or Associate Members will only receive their confirmation of registration and invoice once their 2011 membership dues were paid.


Participants who registered as non-member trainees only received the confirmation of registration if they had supplied evidence that they are under 40 years of age and actively engaged in a training programme. Please provide the Congress Secretariat with a copy of your passport or birth certificate and a letter from your supervisor.   


To pre-register groups of over 10 participants, please contact the Congress Secretariat.


Under EU law, companies which are registering participants and are located within the European Union must supply their VAT (Value Added Tax) number.

Social Programme

The Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception, Presidents' Dinner and Fun Night were NOT included in the congress registration fee. More information about the Social Programme is available here. 

Sports Programme

The Charity Run and Golf Tournament were NOT included in the congress registration fee. More information about the Sports Programme can be found here.


For a list of countries whose nationals require a visa and for further information about visa requirements for entry into the Czech Republic, please consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic (opens in new window). If you need an invitation letter for visa purposes, please fill in the relevant field on the registration form. If you have already registered and need an invitation letter, please contact the Congress Secretariat at, mentioning your passport number in the message.

Cancellation & Change Policy

  • Participants who cancelled their registration before 31 May 2011 will receive a 75% refund of the amount paid.
  • No refunds will be made for cancellations received after 31 May 2011.
  • Name changes incurred a charge of EUR 30 per replacement.
  • A handling fee of EUR 35 was retained in the event of cancellation of social activities before 31 July 2011. No refunds will be made for cancellations of social events received after 31 July 2011. 
  • Refunds will be processed after the Congress.  


For any further information about registration, please contact the Congress Secretariat:

SICOT aisbl
Rue Washington 40 - b.9
1050 Brussels

Tel.: +32 2 648 68 23
Fax: +32 2 649 86 01