Registration

2022 CMBE Conference

REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Deadline to register: December 16, 2021
ONSITE REGISTRATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE
Conference Registration Rate Information

BMES Members: Discounted registration rates are available to Members/Fellows, Early Career Members, and Student Members in good standing. If your membership is lapsed, you will be charged at the appropriate Non-Member rate.

Non-Members: This registration rate applies to non-student registrants that are not members of the Society, as well as inactive (expired) Members, Fellows & Early Career Members. If you are not a member of BMES, join now to become eligible to receive substantial savings on your 2022 CMBE Conference registration fees.

Student Non-Members: To qualify for the Student Non-Member registration rate, you must be actively seeking a degree (undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral) in biomedical engineering or a related science at the time of registration, and you must not be a current member of the Society.

REFUNDS FOR REGISTRATION FEES WILL NOT BE GIVEN TO INDIVIDUALS WHO REGISTER AT A NON-MEMBER RATE AND LATER JOIN OR RENEW THEIR BMES MEMBERSHIP--NO EXCEPTIONS.

Badge Policies

Name badges and any applicable tickets purchased will be issued to each registered attendee on-site; badges must remain visible at all times during CMBE Conference proceedings and are nontransferrable. BMES reserves the right to confiscate any badge being worn by an individual other than the named attendee without refund, re-issuance, or re-admittance into the conference. In the event that attendees damage, lose, or forget their badge during the meeting, there will be a non-refundable $25 reprint fee assessed for each replacement badge issued. Event tickets (if applicable) will not be replaced if lost on-site.

Cancellation/Refund Policies

Requests for registration cancellation must be received by ryan@bmes.org in writing no later than November 20, 2021 in order for a refund to be processed.* Refund requests will not be honored after 12/20/21. Phone cancellations are strictly prohibited, and cancellation requests sent via mail, fax or emailed to any inbox other than ryan@bmes.org will not be reviewed. All refunds are subject to a $50 cancellation fee. Attendee substitutions are not permitted and meeting registrations cannot be transferred from one person to another. Membership dues payments are final and will not be refunded once processed.

*Non-attending (no-show) registrants will not be refunded unless they are unable to attend the 2022 CMBE Conference due to extenuating circumstances (e.g. flight cancellations, medical emergencies). These registrants must submit reasonable verification of their inability to attend via email to ryan@bmes.org prior to the start of the conference. Failure to submit this documentation and correspondence by January 3, 2022 will result in 100% forfeiture of all registration fees paid, regardless of circumstances surrounding the absenteeism.

COVID Safety Statement

In addition to putting together an outstanding scientific program, the safety of all participants is forefront on our minds. We believe that we can organize an in-person meeting that is safe (despite concerns about the Delta variant and breakthrough infections) because of several safety measures put into place to protect conference attendees:

  • Many California hotels, bars, and restaurants require proof of full vaccination for entry, and this mandate is being rapidly adopted across the entire state. CMBE cannot guarantee that unvaccinated registrants will be able to participate in the in-person meeting.
  • We require that all in-person attendees wear a mask while in closed rooms (except meals).
  • We are asking the conference venue to allow us to have meals outside as much as possible (weather permitting).
  • We ask that social distancing be practiced as much as possible. Please be mindful that attendees have varying degrees of sensitivity to proximity.
  • Out of a shared desire to keep each other healthy, we strongly recommend that all participants do a COVID-19 test < 48 h before the meeting and pledge that they will not attend the meeting if the test is positive or they have symptoms consistent with COVID- 19.

We will continue to monitor all health and safety guidelines provided by the federal and state governments and will work closely with our conference venue to ensure all necessary precautions are in place. We look forward to welcoming you to the 2022 CMBE conference!

Learn more about the COVID-19 precautions we will be taking at the 2022 BMES CMBE Conference.

Payment Policies

Registration fees, payable to BMES in USD, can be paid via Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover. We CANNOT accept checks, international checks, wire transfers, ACH, or EFT payments.

You will automatically receive payment receipts and registration confirmations to the email address you put on file, so please be sure to use the attendee's email address during registration. If you need a copy of the receipt sent to a different email address or need further assistance, contact karen@bmes.org.