Will be available on request from the Conference Organisers.


Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served in the Metropolitan and Aspen Suites, tea and coffee breaks will be served in the foyer area of the Grand Ballroom, where you will have the opportunity to meet with the exhibitors.  Your badge will have an insert if you have requested a special diet and you should show this to the catering staff in order to receive your meal.


The exhibition will be open during the times stated at the start of each day on the main programme.

First Aid/Medical Services

Please consult the Conference Staff on the registration desk for assistance.


The conference cannot accept any liability for personal injuries or loss or damage to property belonging to delegates, either during or as a result of the meeting.  Please check the validity of your own personal insurance.


There is an internet café available during the conference in the Douglas Room.  Opening times are on the door of the suite.

Poster Displays

Posters can be put up from 11.00am on Monday October 18 and should be removed before 3.00pm on Thursday October 21. The organizers cannot be held responsible for any posters left after this time.


Neither the Sheraton Seattle Hotel or the Conference Organizers accept responsibility for loss or damage to personal property.

Registration and Information Desks

All delegates will receive their name badge, meeting documents, ordered tickets and all relevant conference information on arrival at the Registration Desk at the Sheraton Seattle Hotel.  The Registration and Information Desks will be open at the following times:

Sunday October 17     11.00am – 7.00pm Wednesday October 20 8.00am – 9.00pm

Monday October 18   9.00am – 7.00pm Thursday October 21 8.00am – 4.00pm

Tuesday October 19     8.00am – 6.00pm

Speaker Check in Room

Student Scholarship Oral Presenters

A technician will be available from 11.00am until 1.00pm on Sunday morning and he will assist you to load your presentation onto the main computer in this room.  If you are unable to load your presentation during this time, there will also be an opportunity between 3.15pm and 3.45pm but we would suggest you come in the morning.

Main Conference Oral Presenters

Presenters are requested to hand a copy of their presentation a minimum of 4 hours before the start of their session. Technicians will be available from 11.00am on Monday for the first presentations and at the other times stated on the Douglas Room door.

Useful Telephone Numbers

Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers Telephone (206) 621 9000

Sheraton Seattle Hotel & Towers Fax Number (206) 621 8441

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