FAQ

General

ICRAV puts the safety and health of conference participants at the foremost priority in its decision making. In order to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 outbreak, the ICRAV Standing, Management and Organising Committees have decided to postpone the 23rd ICRAV for 12 months to October 2021. The conference will remain to be held in Hong Kong.

The 23rd ICRAV will be postponed to 23 – 30 October 2021 at the Kerry Hotel, Hong Kong. The Pre-ICRAV Analytical and Veterinary Workshops will also be postponed to 22 – 23 October 2021 accordingly.

The ICRAV Standing Committee has agreed to hold the next 24th ICRAV tentatively in 2023. The 23rd and 24th ICRAVs will remain to have an interval of approximately 2 years.

Please visit the COVID-19 thematic website set up by the government of the Hong Kong SAR at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/index.html.

Please visit the designated page of the COVID-19 thematic website set up by the government of the Hong Kong SAR at https://www.coronavirus.gov.hk/eng/inbound-travel.html.

Registration Refund

Yes. Your registration fee can be refunded in full or it can be applied to the rescheduled conference. Please contact our Event Manager (icrav2020@connexustravel.com) to request a full refund by 1 July 2020. Cancellations received after 1 July 2020 may not be fully refunded and are subjected to the standard cancellation policy.

All rooms reserved via our registration portal will be cancelled automatically. If you have reserved hotel room with our registration portal, please contact our Event Manager (icrav2020@connexustravel.com) for further arrangement. You can choose to receive a full refund or transfer the credit for future reservation in Oct 2021. For booking outside our official block, please contact the hotel directly.

Yes. Your registration fee can be refunded in full or it can be applied to the rescheduled workshop. Please contact our Event Manager (icrav2020@connexustravel.com) to request a full refund by 1 July 2020.

ICRAV is not responsible for costs related to travel to Hong Kong. Please contact your airline to confirm their change/cancellation policy. Due to the current situation regarding the outbreak of COVID-19, many major airlines are waiving cancellation and change fees.

No. As the host (organiser) of each ICRAV is different, we apologise for not being able to transfer registration to the next ICRAV. Should you be unable to participate in the rescheduled ICRAV in October 2021, your registration fee can be refunded. Please kindly note that cancellations received after 1 July 2020 may not be fully refunded and are subjected to the standard cancellation policy.

Yes. Transfer of registration to another person is possible as long as the registration requirements are fulfilled. Please email your request to the 23rd ICRAV Secretariat (info@icrav2020.com).

We hope you can continue to sponsor our rescheduled conference in October 2021. The Secretariat of the 23rd ICRAV will contact each sponsor for detailed arrangement before the end of May 2020. You are also welcome to contact the Secretariat (info@icrav2020.com) for inquiry.

Registration

Please accept our apologies that the registration portal is temporarily closed for system update. The update is aimed to amend the conference date and details such that our participants can register with reference to the latest information. We plan to have the registration portal online again and open for registration by Q3 2020. Please stay tuned to us.

Abstract Submission

No. If you have already submitted your abstract, you are not required to resubmit. However, if you would rather withdraw your submission, please contact our Editor at chantalgg@intnet.mu.

Yes. Abstract submission is still opened till 31 May 2021. Please send your abstract to our Editor at chantalgg@intnet.mu. For the abstract submission guideline and abstract template, please visit our website.

Travel Grant / Young Scientist Award

No. If you have already submitted your application with abstract, there is no need to resubmit again. However, if you would rather withdraw your submission, please contact the Secretariat of the 23rd ICRAV at info@icrav2020.com.

The Organising Committee of the 23rd ICRAV has decided NOT to change the announced application criteria of the Young Scientist Award and Travel Grants given this special circumstance. Therefore, those who will be 35 years of age or less on 24 October 2020 are eligible for the application of the Travel Grants; and those who will be 40 years of age or less on 24 October 2020 are eligible for the application of the Young Scientist Awards. The application deadline will be extended to 31 May 2021. Please refer to our website for details.

Yes. Application for Travel Grant and Young Scientist Award is still opened till 31 May 2021. Please send the abstract of your presentation, your CV, a scanned copy of your passport/identification document with your date of birth, and a nomination letter from your employer to our Editor at chantalgg@intnet.mu. For the application criteria, please visit our website.