Please see below a list of commonly asked questions about the Blood 2021 Meeting. If you can't find the answer to your question here, please don't hesitate to contact us

Virtual Registration 

What are the registration fees?
The registration fees will be available once registration opens on the website. All attendees will need to purchase a virtual registration, the Adelaide Hub is an optional add on at an additional cost.

Am I eligible for the member registration rate?
If you are a current financial member of HSANZ, ANZSBT or THANZ, you are eligible to register using the member rate. You can apply for membership at the same time as registering to also claim the member rate.

Am I eligible for the nurse / scientist registration rate?
These rates are subsidised to encourage attendance for the nurse and scientist professionals. All other professionals (corporate, pharmaceutical representatives etc) should register at the rates advised.

What is included in my virtual registration fee?
The virtual registration fee will include access to the virtual platform. On the platform, you can view and participate in the sessions live as indicated by the program on 20th - 23rd September. The platform also will provide recordings for all sessions (where speaker permission is granted) for 6 months after the Meeting.

I want to cancel my registration; can I get a refund?
All cancellations must be received in writing so please email blood@theconferencecompany.com. Cancellation notice received prior to 10 August will be eligible for a refund, less an AU$100 administration fee. Cancellations after this date are non-refundable, however you can transfer your registration to another person.  

Will I receive a Certificate of Attendance?

Yes, a Certificate of Attendance can be requested after the Meeting and will be emailed to you.

Abstract Submission

When is the abstract submission deadline?
You must submit your Abstract by, Thursday 13 May 2021, 8pm AEST.

Do you accept late breaking abstracts?
No, there is no late breaking abstract submission.

Is there funding to help with registration costs?
There are a number of awards and grants available, more information and eligibility for these awards is available here.

When will I know if my abstract has been accepted?
Authors will be advised in July via email.

My abstract has been accepted but I cannot attend, what do I do?
The presentation can be delivered by another named author, this author must have been included on the original abstract submission. Please email blood@theconferencecompany.com to advise of any change of presenter.

I submitted an abstract, but the data has changed or is not available, what do I do?
Please email blood@theconferencecompany.com to advise you will need to withdraw or update your abstract. 

When will the abstracts be published?
Abstracts will be made available electronically, via the virtual platform and the website, shortly before the Meeting. 

How will I give an oral presentation?
All presentations will be given virtually, you will be advised on acceptance of the format and length of presentation and instructions on how to present virtually will be provided in August.

How will I give a poster presentation?

Posters will be available to view on the virtual platform throughtout the Meeting and for 6 months post Meeting. You will not be required to print a physical poster. Instructions on how to prepare and submit your virtual poster will be provided in August to those who are accepted for poster presentations.

Invited Speakers

What are the abstract requirements for Invited Speakers?
All invited speakers are required to submit a short abstract for inclusion in the electronic abstract supplement. Please submit your abstract in word using the abstract template to blood@theconferencecompany.com by 30 June 2021. If you have been invited to give a presentation, do not submit your abstract via the online form.

Is there a powerpoint template I should be using?
No, you can use your own template however please ensure it us formatted to a 16:9 ratio.