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Scientific Program available
The schedule of the presentations is available here:

Abstract acceptance started
Today we have started with the abstract acceptance notification process. Because of the high number of MECC + IMA abstracts (~1680) and because of the longer submission and shorter evaluation periods, that process will take about one week.
All abstract rejections were communicated earlier.
Please wait for your personal abstract acceptance e-mail in the coming week. Please contact us for an earlier confirmation only if you really need it urgently.
Contact person: Robert Hohol

Registration fees & payment


Click HERE to download the registration fee chart in .pdf


Normal registration categories00 Early bird fee (EUR) till April 6, 2010 Normal fee (EUR) till April 30, 2010 Late fee (EUR) from May 1, 2010 On-site fee (EUR; basic only)e
MECC standard basic/full 170/195 220/245 260/285 290
MECC studenta or seniorb basic/full 90/115 120/145 150/175 170
1 dayc
140 170 190
accompanying basic/full 30/55 30/55 30/55 30
abstract submission (per abstract)d 10 10

Special registration categories00
(no abstract fee applied)

keynote/invited speaker, convener, field trip leader, committee member basic/full 170/195 170/195 170/195 170

Optional other fees

kindergarden/child care fee/dayf 15 20 20



0VAT (25 %) is included in all amounts
full registration fee = basic registration fee + conference dinner
student: enrolled in any regular undergraduate/graduate programme or participating in a PhD/doctoral programme and not received the degree yet
senior: retired scientist having no more research grant and/or financial support from her/his former institution
after the publication of the final scientific programme (early June, 2010) the day has to be fixed.
to be paid for all accepted abstracts except for a second abstract in the "teaching" session
econference dinner tickets will be sold separately on spot in limited number for EUR 40
programme + one warm meal (main course) included; drop off time 8.30-9.30 am, pick up time 4.30-6.30 pm


Basic registration fee for conference participants includes:

• Participation in scientific sessions
• Admission to the Opening and Closing Ceremony*
• Printed and electronic version of the Abstracts volume
• Congress bag with conference materials
• Icebreaker party*
• Coffee breaks*
• access to MECC2010and IMA2010 field trip registrations*

*Accompanying persons’ registration fee includes the items above marked by *.


Terms and conditions of participation
Advanced online registration is a condition of participation in the congress. During the online registration you should accept the terms and conditions of participation as well as the terms of cancellation written on this website. The registration fee/accompanying person's registration fee includes entertainment allowances, such as catering services, excursion, dinner etc. In the final invoice the amount of these services will be indicated as intermediary service. Hotel accommodation orders (if any) are also subject of intermediary service.



Pre-payment can be made either by major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express)
to be arranged during the secure online registration

or by bank transfer payable to:

Diamond Congress Ltd.
Raiffeisen Bank Zrt.
Address: H-1015 Budapest, Széna tér 1/a

International Bank Account Number
(IBAN): HU79 12010154 00175156 00200001

Registrations will be acknowledged in writing. Official invoices and receipts for fees paid by the participants will be handed over on site upon registration. On site, registration fees and optional programmes can be paid in cash in convertible currency or in Hungarian Forint. Besides, credit cards listed above will be accepted. The organisers regret that cheques cannot be accepted. They should be cashed at the banks.



All cancellations are accepted only in writing addressed to diamond@diamond-congress.hu.

Registration fee

In case of cancellation of registration received till June 20, 2010, the refund is 100%.
From June 21 to July 31, 2010, the refund is 50%.
No refund is possible for cancellations submitted on or after August 1, 2010.

Hotel accommodation

In case of cancellation of hotel reservation received till June 20, 2010, the refund is 100%.
If received between June 21 and July 20, 2010, the prepaid hotel deposit will be kept and the rest of the payment will be refunded.
No guaranteed refund is possible for cancellations submitted on or after July 21, 2010.

Field trip

In case of cancellation of a field trip received till May 31, 2010, the refund is 100%.
From June 1 to June 20, 2010, the refund is 50%.
No guaranteed refund is possible for cancellations submitted on or after June 21, 2010.