Welcome to the registration page for Brain & Brain PET 2023.

We are sure you will be delighted with the Scientific Program and an exciting array of social events showcasing Australia. 

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All persons attending the Meeting must complete an online registration form. Please read the below information before you complete the online registration form. Should you require any assistance please contact the Meeting Managers at or by phone on +61 2 9265 0700.

Registration fees cover the main Symposium days of 13-15 June. The Educational day will be held Monday 12 June for $110.00 and can be added during your registration.

Online Registration form

Registration Fees

Registration Type Onsite
1 June 2023 –
15 June 2023
ISCBFM Member AUD$1,550.00
ISCBFM lower to lower middle income country Member AUD$1,200.00
Non-Member AUD$1,650.00
Non Member lower to lower middle income country AUD$1,350.00
Student & Scholar ISCBFM Members AUD$850.00
Student & Scholar Non-Members AUD$930.00
Day Registration AUD$700.00
Education day Registration (12 June 2023) AUD $110.00

Please note all fees will be processed in Australian Dollars [AUD]. To view the current foreign exchange rates,
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Early Bird Registrations
To be entitled to the early registration fee you must have registered and paid by 28 April 2023.

Student Registrations
A student is defined as a holder of a student identification card from a recognised tertiary or secondary educational institution or a holder of an international student card (submitted in English).  Students must be studying full time to qualify for the discounted rate.  A copy of your student identification card must be sent to the Meeting Managers via email to Without this, the full registration fee will be charged.

Exhibitor Registrations
Exhibitors should refer to the Exhibition Manual for registration details.

Online Registration form

Registration Terms and Conditions

The full registration fee entitles all delegates to the following:
• All sessions 13-15 June (Monday 12 June sessions are at additional cost)
• Opening Ceremony
• Social functions: Welcome Reception
• Catering: morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
• Poster presentations

The student registration fee entitles all delegates to the following:
• All sessions 13-15 June (Monday 12 June sessions are at additional cost)
• Opening Ceremony
• Social functions: Welcome Reception
• Catering: morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
• Poster presentations

The day registration fee entitles all delegates to the following:
• All sessions [on nominated day]
• Catering: morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea [on nominated day

Optional social functions available to all categories:
• Networking Dinner
• Early Career Social

Registration confirmation
Your completed registration and successful payment will be automatically acknowledged via email with confirmation attaching a tax invoice and receipt. If your email does not come through to your inbox, please check your junk mail settings. Your registration will only be confirmed upon full payment of fees.

Name badge
Each delegate will receive a name badge when they check in at the registration desk onsite. The badge will be your official pass to obtain entry to all sessions and social functions. You are responsible for having your badge clearly visible at all times to obtain entry to all sessions and to social functions. The Symposium Managers expect appropriate behavior from delegates and reserve the right to revoke the name badge and privileges of anyone behaving in an inappropriate manner

Group Registration

  • Group registrations are offered to organisations who register 10 or more delegates at one time.
  • A group registration will receive one tax invoice for purpose of payment together. If you do not wish for your payments to be processed all together, please complete the normal registration form.
  • If names are unknown at time of registration, please specify ‘TBC’ on the group registration form. Names need to be submitted to the Symposium Managers at least 30 days prior to the meeting.
  • Please contact the Symposium Managers in order to obtain a group registration form.

Private Touring, Private Functions and Hospitality Arrangements
Should you have any specialised group requirements for private touring, private functions, transportation or hospitality services (other than those organised for the official program), please contact the Symposium Managers who will be pleased to assist.

Credit/Debit Card
The preferred payment method is credit/debit card. Accepted credit/debit cards are Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Please note all transactions will appear on your statement as ‘Meeting by Arinex, Sydney’.

Alternative payment method
For alternative payment methods, please choose option one while processing your registration or alternatively please call the contact managers on +61 2 9265 0700 contact the Meeting Managers at

Cancellations must be notified in writing to the Meeting Managers by emailing
Note: there will be a A$150.00 administration fee charged for refunds on duplicate registration payments and/or name changes.

• Cancellations from Saturday 1 April 2023 to Sunday 14 May 2023 will incur a 50% refund of fees paid.
• Cancellations on or after Monday 15 May 2023 will receive no refund.

• One night’s deposit must be paid OR credit card details must be provided at time of booking to guarantee reservation.
• Deposit is non-refundable as of Sunday 14 May 2023.

• Payments are non-refundable as of Sunday 14 May 2023. 

• Payments are non-refundable as of Sunday 14 May 2023.

The program information is correct at the time of publishing. The Symposium Managers reserve the right to delete, modify or alter items or to delete, modify or alter any aspect of the Symposium timetabling and delivery at their sole discretion and without notice. Neither the host organisation(s) nor the Symposium Managers will accept any liability for any loss or inconvenience caused to any party consequent to such changes.

The Symposium Managers reserve the right to use any recordings whether audio or video and/or any photographs taken at any stage during the meeting for promotional, advertising or reporting of the meeting and/or its content at their sole discretion.

Australia operates under the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth), as amended, and the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches), 2017.  The objective of these is to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information.

Europe operates under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individuals within the European Union. The GDPR aims primarily to give protection to citizens over their personal data.  The legislation was adopted on 27 April 2016.

The Meeting Managers comply with these legislations and are committed to protect the right of the individual to privacy of their information.

Arinex will not sell your personal information to third parties.  If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us and we will promptly correct the information. You may also withdraw your consent for use of your information by advice to us in writing.

 Why do we wish you to provide your information?

We require your information to facilitate provision of information to you regarding the Meeting and to facilitate your participation in the Meeting. Information collected in respect of your proposed participation in any aspect of the Meeting will be used for the purposes listed below. You can give or withhold your consent for each or all of these uses. Please indicate your preferences when completing your registration form but please note that we will be unable to forward any information relating to the Meeting or to communicate with you regarding your registration if you select ‘no’ to point 1.

What we will do with your information?

  1. Planning and conduct of the Symposium including arrangements for your participation (e.g. accommodation booking);
  2. In the Delegate List published for the Meeting;
  3. May also be provided to organisers of future occurrences of this Meeting;
  4. May be used to provide you with information of other relevant events in your area of interest.

Important Notes:
The parties who will have access to your information (subject to your preference selections on above points) are the Meeting Managers, the Meeting host organisation (points 1 and point 4), delegates, sponsors and exhibitors of the Meeting (point 2) and any future organisers of the Symposium (point 3).

The parties mentioned above will rely on your above consent indications for the purposes of compliance.

  • You may withdraw your granular consent at any time by notice in writing to the Symposium Managers.
  • You are entitled to access the information held by written application to the Symposium Managers.

For further information please see our detailed corporate Privacy Statement at link

Registration fees do not include insurance.  It is strongly recommended that at the time you register for the Brain & Brain PET 2023 and book your travel you take out an insurance policy of your choice.  The policy should include:

  • Loss of fees/deposit through cancellation of your participation in the Meeting or through cancellation of the Meeting,
  • Loss of international/domestic air fares through cancellation for any reason,
  • Loss of tour monies through cancellation for any reason including airline or related services strikes within Australia,
  • Failure to utilise tours or pre-booked arrangements due to airline delay,
  • Force Majeure or any other reason,
  • Medical expenses (including sickness and accident cover),
  • Loss or damage to personal property,
  • Additional expenses and repatriation should travel arrangements have to be altered,
  • Medical expenses.

The Symposium Managers cannot take any responsibility for any participant failing to arrange their own insurance. This insurance is to be purchased in your country of origin.

The Organiser and Host/s of Brain & Brain PET 2023 (the “Event”) reserve the right to remove from the venue/Event at any time any attendee deemed to be causing, or potentially causing, a disturbance or exhibiting disruptive or inappropriate behaviour. Such removal does not constitute a right to refund of any fees paid. Please view the Code of Conduct here which all attendees are expected to comply with.

For Visa information please download the following information factsheet from the Australian Immigration Office. To apply for your Visa, click here.

All visitors to Australia must have a valid visa to travel to and enter Australia. Welcome letters can be requested following completion of Conference registration and payment by emailing the Conference Managers (contact details in footer of the website). For VISA information please refer to the website of the Department of Home Affairs.

Please note – it is strongly recommended that Australian visa applications are lodged at least two months prior to departure from your point of origin.

Also, for International participants, to obtain an Australian visa an Invitation Letter is not required. Once you have registered and paid the registration fees in full then your confirmation of registration or tax invoices for payment of registration fees is sufficient to lodge with your visa application.

Types of Visas:

There are a number of factors to consider for delegates to determine the correct visa to apply for.  Factors include country issuing passport, country of origin, role at eth conference (paid staff member or visitor/delegate).  The following list identifies the most common visas that will be applied for by delegates, but organisers are encouraged to visit the Home Affairs website for further information and all visas:

Subclass 600 Business Visitor – For business visitors staying up to 3 months

Subclass 601 Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) – Approved visitors from the following countries can apply for a subclass 601 and have no visa fees (small admin charge may apply) – Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Liechtenstein, Luxemburg, Malaysia, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Republic of San Marino, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, United Kingdom, United States of America, Vatican City.

Subclass 651 eVisitor – Approved visitors from the following countries can apply for a subclass 601 and have no visa fees (small admin charge may apply) – Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia,  Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Republic of San Marino, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City.

Note: Event staff working on the event may have to apply for a Subclass 400 Visa. This includes international staff working on or facilitating the conference, and this role directly relates to their core employment, even if the delivery is in Australia and their employer is an international country.

Recommended Application timeframe:

The International Event Coordinator Network (IECN) within the Department of Home Affairs advises that event participants should apply for their visa’s at least 8 weeks prior to their intended dates of travel.  This facilitates applicants that may be required to undertake additional applications requirements such as medical checks and biometric collection.  Late applications may not permit the applicant to respond to any requests for additional information or attend biometric appointments, and will not provide an opportunity to rectify any visa application problems or discrepancies.  Ensuring timely lodgement of visa applications mitigates or reduces the rate of visa applications requiring escalation or visa processing to be expedited. 

Letter of Invitation:

All international delegates applying for a visa will require a letter of invitation from the event organisers, and in some cases a receipt of paid registration or confirmation of attendance.

Confirmation of Attendance / Registration:

All international delegates applying for a visa will require a confirmation of attendance, receipt of registration payment or invoice for payment to submit when applying for a visa.

Scholarship Recipients – Letter of Support

Visa applications may require records of financial statements or funds to return to country of origin for applicants. To assist the applications of delegates receiving scholarships to attend a conference, a letter of support is vital to identify information regarding the support provided, scholarship criteria and rational for the individuals receiving the scholarships.

Sharing of Information:

Event organisers are encouraged to provide the details of their event participants/delegates on the IECN biodata collection sheet (attached).  This spreadsheet permits the IECN to disseminate this information quickly and efficiently to the Australian Visa Offices responsible for processing the visa applications for the conference.  This information assists to identify conference delegates and their visa applications, and assists to streamline visa processing.  Organisers are to complete the bio-data collection sheet as event participants are invited, or register for the conference, and then email it to the IECN at periodically.

It should be noted that in accordance with Australia’s Privacy Act 1988, any information an event organiser or participant provides to the IECN will only be used to facilitate visa processing with the relevant Australian visa office overseas or processing areas in Australia.

Fee waiver:

Payment of the visa application charge (VAC) is a legislative requirement that must be met by all applicants in order to lodge a valid visa application. A request for a nil VAC for event participants would need to be submitted to the Minister for Immigration, Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs for their consideration.  The request would be subject to a high level of government consultation and approval process, and would need to be considered as part of a whole of government funding approach within the broader context of the Australian Government’s annual Federal Budget.

Requiring an Australian Contact Person:

All visa applications currently require an Australian based contact person to be listed in the application. Home Affairs suggest identifying a person who will be directly involved in the operations of the conference who is Australian based.  This person will not be responsible for the individual applications, merely a validation point for the application.

Problem-fixing process:

The IECN is available to assist organisers where possible with visa related matters for event participants.  It may be of assistance to identify common problems associated with visa applications:

  • Incomplete and undocumented visa applications – Applicants must ensure that their visa applications are complete and that all necessary supporting evidence or documents are uploaded with the application at time of lodgement.
  • Payment of the visa application charge (VAC) – As mentioned previously, payment of the visa application charge (VAC) is a legislative requirement that must be met by all applicants in order to lodge a valid visa application.  Non-payment of the VAC renders the visa application invalid, and the application cannot be processed.
  • The VAC  for the Visitor visa (subclass 600) may be waived for an applicant who applies in the course of acting as a representative of a foreign government and provides the department with supporting evidence.  In most cases, such persons will identify themselves at time of application by presenting a diplomatic, or official, passport, however applicants can also provide other types of supporting evidence, such as a third person note of support from their government.

Biometrics requirement – some applicants will be required to attend an Australian Visa Application Centre (AVAC) or an Australian Biometrics Collection Centre (ABCC) when applying:

See for more information. 

If you require a welcome letter for your Visa application you will need to complete the registration form and tick the box that says “Yes, I require a welcome letter”. You will automatically be sent a welcome letter once you have completed the registration form. If you have already completed your registration and didn’t tick this box, please email us at