World Congress of Podiatry - November 14-16, 2019 - Miami, USA

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


ABOUT THE CONGRESS

WHAT ARE THE SOCIAL EVENTS DURING THE CONGRESS?

Welcome Reception: Included in registration fees

Lunch: Included in registration fees

Learning Sessions: Campfires, Meet the Expert, Learning Lounge: Included in registration fees

Exhibitor Networking Event: By invitation only

Congress Networking Event: Tickets for purchase available

CONGRESS WORKSHOPS
Registration to the Congress workshops is required. While there is no additional fee to attend the workshops, space is limited and will be honored on a first come first reserved basis. Once the workshops fill up, the workshop will no longer be open to accept additional registration, on the day of the workshop you come to the room to wait on standby.
WHICH EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC?
None. To be able to participate in any of the Congress’ events you need to be registered to the Congress.
WHERE IS THE CONGRESS?
Congress sessions will take place in the Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel and the Exhibition will take place in the James L. Knight Venue, conveniently located on the hotel lobby level and one floor above the session rooms. Escaltors to and from the sessions are available for easy and quick access.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATION AND TRAVEL

The 2019 World Congress of Podiatry has secured a discounted rate for the congress attendees at the Hyatt Regency Miami Hotel, the official congress host hotel.

For more detailed hotel information and nightly rates, please click the button below.

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HYATT REGENCY MIAMI
400 South East Second Avenue
Miami, Florida, USA, 33131
T +1 305 358 1234

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ARRIVAL FROM THE MIAMI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TO THE HYATT REGENCY HOTEL

For ground transportation options from the Miami International Airport click below.

Transportation Options

If you are driving to Miami, driving directions can be accessed by clicking the link below.

Driving Directions

Transportation Centers:
Miami International Airport – 9 miles
Port of Miami – 2 miles
Fort Lauderdale Airport – 29 miles

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IMMIGRATION AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

VISA INFORMATION

Please note that invitation letters for Visa purposes can only be issued to delegates who have successfully paid their registration fees. You will be able to print your invitation letter from your profile dashboard once you successfully registered and paid your registration fees.

We strongly recommend to allow sufficient time to apply for the visa. FIP 2019 Secretariat will not be held liable for any failed visa applications. Should your Visa be declined, we will refund you the registration fees you have paid (less USD $50 administration charge) when submitting document proof of visa denial. The deadline to submit a written refund request due to visa refusal is October 2, 2018. Official paperwork must be emailed to:

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IMMIGRATION REQUIREMENTS

All visitors to the United States must have a valid passport and visa for travel.

Delegates must apply for a visa with the U.S. embassy (consular division) or a U.S. consulate with ample time for processing. Please visit http://travel.state.gov for more information about the visa application process and U.S. Department of State requirements for travel to the United States.

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HOW CAN I OBTAIN A LETTER OF INVITATION TO ATTEND THE CONGRESS?
Please note that invitation letters for Visa purposes can only be issued to delegates who have successfully paid their registration fees. You will be able to print your invitation letter from your profile dashboard once you successfully registered and paid your registration fees.

REGISTRATION Information

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR THE CONGRESS?

Individual registrations can only be made online, please register at 2019 World Congress of Podiatry. You will need to create a user account. If you already have one, simply log in to begin the registration process.

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*To register a group of fifteen (15) delegates or more, please contact the Congress Secretariat at:

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HOW DO I VERIFY MY REGISTRATION OR DO CHANGES?

The registration system will automatically generate a receipt and email you a copy. You may at any time return to the registration system and email or print out a receipt.

To make changes to your registration please email our congress secretariat with a detailed explanation.

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CAN I REGISTER ONSITE?
Yes. Onsite registration will be available as of November 13, 2019. The late/on-site registration fees will apply.
WHEN IS THE EARLY-BIRD REGISTRATION DEADLINE?

The early-bird deadline was extended to June 3rd, 2019. The registration fees increase after this date.

IS THERE A DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THE CONGRESS?

Participants can register online until October 21, 2019. After this date, participants may only register onsite starting as of November 13, 2019. Late/onsite fees will apply as of November 13, 2019.

HOW DO I GET AN INVOICE?
Once your registration is completed you will automatically receive an invoice by email with the method of payment. Once registration has been paid, the billing address cannot be modified. Please add the correct billing and email addresses before payment, as changes cannot be made once payment is being processed.
CAN I RECEIVE AN INVOICE UNDER THE SPONSORING COMPANY NAME?

Yes. If you require an invoice to be issued to the sponsoring company, you have the possibility to change the billing address during the online registration process. Please note that once an invoice has been paid, the billing address cannot be modified as per local regulations. Even when taxes are not applicable. Please add the correct billing address before payment, as changes cannot be made once payment is being processed.

REGISTRATION FEES

WHAT ARE THE REGISTRATION FEES?

A complete list of the registration fees can be found on the main registration page. The Congress fees vary depending on your category (member, non-member, resident and student) and the time of purchase: early bird, standard and late/onsite.

*Students and Residents need to provide proof of their status.

WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE REGISTRATION FEES?
  • Access to The Plenary, Congress Sessions and Workshops
  • Access to The Exhibition Area
  • Access to The Campfire Sessions, Learning Lounge and Meet the Expert **New In 2019
  • Congress Materials
  • Day Time Refreshment Breaks and Lunches
  • Attendance at The Welcome Reception
HOW CAN I PAY THE REGISTRATION FEES?
Payment of registration fees can be made by credit card (Visa and MasterCard) or by check. Note that the Congress fees are in US dollars and no taxes apply. For check payments make sure the payment is received within 30 days of your online registration.
CAN I CANCEL A PAYED REGISTRATION?

To cancel your registration and receive a refund, a written request must be submitted to the Congress Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. on or before September 2, 2019. Cancellation requests received on or before this date will be refunded less the 25% of the cost of the registration, and the refund will be processed after the Congress. There will be no refunds for cancellation notices/requests received after September 2, 2019. No refunds apply for no-shows.

HOW CAN I TRANSFER OR MODIFY MY PAYMENT REGISTRATION?
All substitution requests must be submitted to the Congress Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . For replacement of a delegate under individual registration, written permission from the original registrant is required, along with contact details of the substitute delegate. The substitute delegate needs to create a user account and register for the Congress but must not pay since the fee will have been transferred from the original delegate. The substitute delegate will need to pay the administration fee of USD $50, and if applicable, the difference in cost for a higher registration category. No refund applies for a lower registration category fee.

REGISTRATION CATEGORIES

HOW CAN I REGISTER AS A MEMBER?
There are 28 National Associations of Podiatry represented by the FIP-IFP. If your country is a current member association you may register as a member. To know if your association is an active member, click here.
HOW DO I SHOW PROOF OF MY STATUS?
Students and Residents are required to submit an official letter from your immediate supervisor or ID must be submitted in English on our website, under the ‘Student or Resident Validation’ module.
Visiting Miami
Miami offers a wide range of activities for everyone, places to see and things to do, access Visiting Miami from the congress website for ideas and quick links to information available to plan your trip.

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