Vienna Postponement Q&A

Vienna Postponement Q&A

Why has the ISAPS World Congress been postponed?

The unfolding coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis has significantly affected the meetings industry. As destinations work to contain the spread of the virus, many countries, states and cities have banned large events. Even though the situation may have normalized by September this year, hopefully in many regions, others may still be affected. As an international society, we need our World Congress to be open to our members wherever they are located, but at this point it is not possible to predict whether we will still have travel bans and whether borders will be closed somewhere in the world. We also considered the economic situation of our members which will be severely disrupted, so that very few of us will have time or money, or will be in the mood to travel and leave our practice in September for our Congress. 

What is the new date of the ISAPS World Congress?

The ISAPS world congress is postponed to the 9th-12th September 2021.

I have already registered for the ISAPS World Congress. Do I need to register again for 2021 or is my registration maintained?

For those members who have already registered for the Vienna Congress this year, your registration has been automatically maintained for the new date next year. As an extension of our gratitude and goodwill, you will be given a complimentary VIP Lounge pass for the Congress in 2021.

When does the registration for the congress in 2021 begin?

The Registration is already open. Please visit

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Does my FIRST membership complimentary access be valied in 2021 also?

The complimentary access to the World Congress for FIRST members will be extended to 2021 automatically.

Will the ISAPS World Congress be at the same venue?

The Congress Venue is the same. It is the Austria Center Vienna (ACV).

I don’t know yet, if I can attend the ISAPS World Congress in 2021. How do I get a refund of the congress fee?

If you are unable to attend on our new dates, please request a refund by sending an email to and we will gladly process your request without any penalties.

I am part of the faculty. Are there any actions to take in order to get reimbursed for the costs related to my travel / accommodation?

ISAPS will not refund individual airline ticket costs. Please contact your airline directly regarding ticket cancellations and your hotel or booking agent regarding your accommodation. If you purchased travel insurance, you should contact your provider for information and next steps.

Can I get a refund on my travel?

Many airlines are offering change fee waivers for booked airfare. Please contact your travel provider for their currently established fee and cancellation policies.  It is your responsibility to cancel your reservation.

Can I get a refund on my hotel?

For your travel arrangements, we recommend that you contact your travel agency and hotel as soon as possible to modify your bookings. It is your responsibility to cancel your reservation.

Will there be a virtual event to present the content?

We are currently evaluating options for delivering alternative contents through a virtual platform. More information to come at a later date.

I submitted an abstract. Until when and how can I update my scientific data?

We will review the options here and update you soon

Does my application for the ISAPS fellowship travel grant for the best residents’ free paper be kept for the congress in 2021?

We will review the options here and update you soon