I have paid my registration fee, but I have received a letter saying that my account is still outstanding. Is there a problem with my payment?

We are sorry that this has happened. Occasionally we do have problems with direct wire/bank transfers when they are sent to our account with very little accompanying details about what or whom the payment is for. On these occasions, the payment is in our bank account, but we are unable to settle the relevant customer’s account. Similarly, this can happen with cheques and bank drafts which are sent to us from without related invoice numbers or delegate names. If you […]

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Have you received my payment?

Please refer to the invoice/receipt which was sent to you as part of your registration confirmation pack. This document will contain any payment details which we received at time of registration, and will be marked “fully paid” if payment has already been processed. Your invoice may be marked “To be paid by credit card” which means that we have received your credit card details and at the time of mailing the invoice to you your credit card is in the […]

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I registered to attend the conference, but now I can’t attend. I haven’t paid yet, and I have not received confirmation anyway, so is it okay if I just don’t turn up?

No, if you are unable to attend, you must let the Conference Secretariat know in writing. Cancellation terms and conditions apply to your registration from the moment that you submit your signed registration form to us, as we will then be holding a place at the conference specifically for you. This is regardless of whether you have received your confirmation documents and is regardless of whether you have paid or not. If you have not received your confirmation documents, please […]

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I am not yet sure if I can definitely attend the conference. Is it okay for me to register now and then cancel later, or just not turn up at the conference?

No, if you are not sure that you can attend, do not register at this stage. Cancellation terms and conditions apply to your registration from the moment that you submit your signed registration form to us, as we will then be holding a place at the conference specifically for you. The conference organisers incur prepaid costs for each place booked, for example for your conference catering and for conference materials, regardless of whether you ultimately attend or not, which is […]

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I have registered but I notice that my invoice is not for the correct amount. What should I do?

Please contact the Conference Secretariat immediately, informing them of the error, so that it can be rectified straight away.

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The conference is less than two weeks away, and I haven’t received any confirmation documents. What should I do?

This could mean that either your form was not received successfully, and you are not registered, or that our confirmation documents have not reached you successfully. It is essential that you make urgent contact with the Conference Secretariat in order to check the status of your registration.

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I have sent my registration form to the conference secretariat. When should I expect to receive confirmation?

All registrations are acknowledged in writing, and you will receive a confirmation letter, an invoice/receipt for your registration fee and an information sheet giving details on how to travel to the conference and registration times etc. This is sent by airmail from the UK for early registrations, and by fax for registrations received just prior to the conference. Please allow approximately one week delivery time for airmail letters from the UK. We aim to process registrations as quickly as possible, […]

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I am unable to pre-register – I can only register on the day. Is this possible?

On occasions, conferences do become fully booked, and therefore in order to avoid a wasted journey to the conference, please check the homepage of the conference website for announcements. If places are still available complete a conference registration form and bring this along to the conference with you. Please note that we do require full payment for on-site registrations, and that we will be unable to invoice your organization at such a late stage.

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It is very near to the conference, can I still pre-register?

If the conference is fully booked, this will be announced prominently on the homepage of the conference website. If there is no such announcement, we still have places available at the current time. If the conference begins in less than 2 days, please fill in the conference registration form, and bring this along with you to the conference in order to register on-site. If the conference is more than 2 days away, please pre-register in the normal way by faxing […]

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When is the deadline for registration?

If you are planning to attend the conference as a standard delegate (i.e. not a presenter), there is no deadline for registration. As long as space is available at the conference, you can register right up until the conference itself. Do check the homepage of the conference website for announcements about the conference being/becoming fully booked. However, if you know you are going to attend, we do recommend that you do it as early as possible. As well as ensuring […]

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When should I register?

Please register as soon as you know that your attendance is definite. This will mean that the conference secretariat will be able to send all the relevant documentation to you in good time before the conference, and your name will be included in the published list of participants. It will also mean that you have a guaranteed place – on occasions conferences do become fully booked and regrettably we do have to turn people away. However, if your attendance is […]

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What is included in the conference registration fee?

For a full list of what is included in the registration fee please see the Registration Informationsection on the conference website. This will tell you whether any meals are provided as part of your fee and what materials and documentation you should expect to receive.

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I am trying to register for the conference online via the conference website. Where is the “submit” button for online submission?

For your security, we currently do not accept online registrations. Please print out the registration form available online and fax it to us or send by (air)mail.

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How do I register to attend the conference?

The registration period for the conference usually opens 3 – 6 months prior to the conference. The registration form is available in the conference registration brochure (available by mail), and the identical information will be available on the website. Please complete the registration form in full and send it back to the Conference Secretariat by fax or (air)mail and your registration will be processed and confirmation documents will be sent to you.

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Jobs and Studentships in Fungal Biology

You can advertise jobs or studentships in fungal biology for free on the IMC9 website. All you have to do is to email us the following details: Job/studentship title Location of job/studentship (e.g. University of ****) Title of position available (e.g. Lectureship, Postdoc, PhD studentship etc) Title of the project (if relevant) Supervisor(s) (if relevant) < 50 word description of job/studentship. Attached pdf file with full description of the job/studentship Email contact details Expiry date of advertisement

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News

18 June 2009: Programme Update – Symposia listing Preliminary information on the 45 Symposia to be presented at IMC9 is now available on the programme pages. 06 June 2009: Post-conference Excursion ? The characteristic mycological habitats habitants on Royal Deeside, NE Scotland Details of this post-conference excursion which will take place Friday 6 ? Monday 9 August 2010 are now listed on the field trips page. Booking is available on a first come, first served basis. 11 March 2009: IAL […]

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Field Trips

IAL Pre-conference Excursion – Lichens on the Atlantic West Coast of Scotland Saturday 24 – Saturday 31 July, 2010; cost about £300; maximum number 20. Led by Dr Brian Coppins and Dr Chris Ellis (RBGE). For full details: click here For further information contact: Sandy Coppins For booking contact: Christian Printzen

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Location

Accommodation A wide range of accommodation from student halls of residence to all classes of hotels will be available to suit every budget, and this will be centrally bookable online via this website. Edinburgh as a tourist destination Edinburgh, a great renaissance centre, is the capital of Scotland and widely regarded as one of the most outstanding tourist meccas in the world. Known as the “modern Athens” of the North, its magnificent architecture shifts from the medieval Old Town, to […]

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Scientific Programme

The scientific programme will be divided into five themes that will be given more-or-less equal weighting although many of the Symposia will be inter-thematic. All the themes will contain applied topics. The scientific themes and the chairs of the organizing committees for each of these themes are as follows: Cell Biology, biochemistry and physiology Chair: Prof Gero Steinberg Environment, ecology and interactions Chair: Prof Lynne Boddy Evolution, biodiversity and systematics Chair: Prof Pedro Crous Fungal pathogenesis and disease control Chair: […]

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Exhibition

The conference will be supported by an exhibition. For further information please contact the Exhibition Sales Manager:

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Sponsorship Opportunities

Details of the IMC9 Sponsors will be added to this page shortly. A range of commercial sponsorship opportunities are available to companies with business links with the international fungal biology community. For further information please contact the IMC9 Sales Manager:

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IMC9 Organising Committees

Steering Committee Nick Read (chair); Simon Avery; Nicholas Clipson; Geoff Gadd; Neil Gow; Geoff Robson Scientific Theme Committees Cell biology, biochemistry and physiology Gero Steinberg (chair); Susan Crosthwaite; Mark Fricker; Peter Sudbery; Paul Tudzynski Environment, ecology and interactions Lynne Boddy (chair); Tariq Butt; Peter Crittenden; Roger Finlay; Gareth Griffith Evolution, biodiversity and systematics Pedro Crous (chair); Dominik Begerow; Matthew Fischer; David Hawksworth; Rob Samson Fungal pathogenesis and disease control Alaistair Brown (chair). Members: Elaine Bignell; Francine Govers; Sarah Gurr; Nick […]

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