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

Registration and Attendance

What are the registration fees?
The fees will be released when registration opens.

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 registration fee?
The full registration fee will include attendance at the full Meeting Program from 19th - 22nd September 2021 as well as a ticket to the Welcome Function and Gala Dinner.  One-Day and Two-Day registration passes will also be available. 

Are masterclasses included in my registration?
No, masterclasses are an additional cost and take place on either a Monday and/or Tuesday evening. Each masterclass is limited to approximately 30 attendees.

How can I reserve a hotel room and what rates are available?
We are pleased to advise we have secured several accommodation options available to Meeting attendees, you can book accommodation at delegate rates via the link on our accommodation page.

How can I register onsite?
If you are unable to register prior to Blood 2021, you can register onsite at the Registration Desk. Please note, payment will be required at this time via a credit card or cash (in Australian currency only).

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 3 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.  

I only want to attend one session; can I get a session pass?
Individuals wanting to attend one session must register for a one-day pass for that day, unregistered attendees will not be allowed access to sessions or other Meeting events.

I am an overseas participant and need a letter of invitation before I can receive my visa. What is the procedure?
Upon full payment of the Meeting registration fees, you request an invitation letter by emailing blood@theconferencecompany.com. Invitation letters will not be supplied to unpaid or unregistered participants, and we reserve the right to refuse to provide invitation letters for attendees.  Please note that we do not give any further support or advice about the visa application process. Obtaining a visa remains the sole responsibility of the participant. 

My partner would like to come, but not to the scientific sessions. Is there a partner registration?
No there is no partner registration. However, you will be able to purchase tickets for them to attend the Welcome Function and Gala Dinner.

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

What services are available for special needs and requests?
We encourage persons with disabilities to participate in the program and social activities. Please contact blood@theconferencecompany.com to request services or other accommodations for any special needs or note these on your registration form. If you have dietary preferences, please be sure to mark those on the space provided on the registration form when you register.

Abstract Submission

When is the abstract submission deadline?
You must submit your Abstract by, Thursday 15 April 2021.

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

Is there funding to help with travel and registration costs?
There are a number of awards and travel 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 Meeting website and the app, shortly before the Meeting. 

Invited Speaker and Accepted Abstract 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.

Where do I take my presentation at the Meeting?
There will be a Speaker Preparation Room available for you to finalise and load your presentation. Please ensure you deliver your presentation to the technicians in the Speaker Preparation Room at least 1 hour prior to your session. The location and opening times for this room will be advised closer to the time of the Meeting.

What are the dimensions for the posters?
Each poster is limited in size to 1189 high x 841 wide (millimetres) and portrait orientation is required. Larger posters cannot be accommodated. Poster presenters must submit a high resolution PDF version of your  poster via the online form. More information on the poster requirements will be provided upon acceptance for a poster presentation.