Registration Fees

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1 August 2019 to
15 December 2019
16 December 2019 to
15 February 2020
16 February 2020 to
15 March 2020
Full delegate*R 8 000R 9 000R 10 000
Student*R 5 000R 5 500R 6 000
Accompanying people**R 3 100R 3 350R 3 600

*Registration fees for delegates and students include the following: Participation in all sessions, symposium materials, refreshments and lunches, all functions, and the excursion. The Student fee only applies to full time students.

**Accompanying person: Accompanying person fee includes the cocktail function, the Gala dinner and the Excursion and lunches at the symposium venue. The fee does not include access to the sessions or other refreshments.

Please note that no immediate payment is required when you register for the ISBX-4 Symposium. An invoice will be issued to you, but payment can be made only after you have received notification of acceptance of your abstract.  Should you wish to cancel your registration at any time, please send us a message using the form on the Contact page.

Payments can be made using the following two options:

  1. Electronic funds transfer (EFT) or international bank transfer.  The banking details will appear on your invoice. 
  2. Credit card: payments can be made through PayFast,  a secure South African payments processing gateway similar to PayPal. Payments will be made in South African Rans (ZAR).  If you have indicated you want to use this payment option, you will receive an email message requesting you to do the payment.


A limited number of bursaries are available to young scientists. Please apply by  email before 15 November 2019  using “ISXB-4 bursary application” in the subject line. 

All applications should invlude the following documentation  in PDF format:

  1. Curriculum Vitae – single A4 page.  Save the file as: SURNAME_CV
  2. List of publications. Save the file as: SURNAME_LP
  3. Recommendation letter from Supervisor or Head of the Department/Group. Save the file as:  SURNAME_RL_SURNAME OF SUPERVISOR
  4. Letter of Motivation for Bursary Application including a budget for attending (e.g. road travel, flights, accommodation costs) and an indication of the amount of funding needed. Save the file as: SURNAME_M

Please note:

  • The submission of an abstract for the ISXB-4 is mandatory for the bursary application to be considered.
  • Incomplete or late applications will not be considered by the bursary committee.

Important Dates

Registration opens1 August 2019
Abstract submission: oral presentations30 November 2019
Abstract submission: poster presentation1 February 2020
Student bursary application deadline15 November 2019
Notification of acceptance of abstracts15 December 2019 (oral)
15 February 2020 (poster)
Early bird registration1 August to 15 December 2019
Standard registration16 December 2019 to 15 February 2020
Late registration16 February to 15 March 2020

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation before 1 January 2020 50% of fees paid to be refunded
Cancellation after 1 January 2020 0% of fees to be refunded