Registration Rates

Registration Type
Before July 1
July 1 and after
 Regular $500 $550
 Young Investigator
$250 $275
 Accompanying Person/Meals Only

Conference Registration Fee Includes

  • Opening Reception
  • Seminars and Workshops
  • Workshop Discussions
  • Poster Sessions
  • Continental breakfast
  • Conference Dinner and Reception

Registration Method

  • Register online
    • Please note - if you do not have an existing account login, please click New Visitor Registration on the login page to complete your registration.

Eligibility for Young Investigator Registration

Young Investigators are defined as individuals still in full-time training (PhD or MD) or researchers within 3 years of their terminal degree (PhD or MD). To receive the reduced young investigator registration fee, registrants must provide a letter from their department head, chair or mentor verifying their status. The letter can be faxed to 217-568-6070 or email as a PDF attachment to

Cancellation Policy

To be eligible for a refund of meeting registration fees, requests must be received in writing. If the request is received on or before July 8, 2016, the registrant will receive a 90% refund. If the request is received after July 8, 2016, no refund will be issued.

Letters of Invitation

Many VISA issuing offices require you to have a letter of invitation to the conference in addition to your conference registration confirmation when submitting your visa application.  We can provide an invitation letter to individuals that are currently registered for the conference.  Please email your request to and include the following information:

Full Name
Passport #
Date of Birth