Mayo Civic Center - Rochester, MN- Wednesday October 9 to Saturday October 12, 2019

The 2019 Meeting of the IOVC will be organised in Rochester, MN at the Mayo Civic Center.  The meeting will start on Wednesday 9 October with a nice welcome reception followed by great keynote speakers.  We will then have 3 full days of sessions ending on Saturday with our famous closing dinner.

Registrations will go live on June 1st but the programme will be live on our website within the next few weeks.

Early bird and abstract submission deadline - July 30



All registrations are discounted as early-bird registrations up to and including 31st July 2019. Payment for early bird invoices are due within 2 weeks of invoice date. Registration is in English, and the congress currency is USD $.

Payment by card (we use STRIPE as our card processing gateway) is preferred and will ensure your registration is activated immediately.

Abstracts can be submitted once your congress registration is complete; you will be able to submit your abstract as part of the congress registration process.


  early-bird (1/06/19-31/07/19) regular (01/08/18 - 09/10/19)
Student TBC TBC
Academic TBC TBC
Industry TBC TBC

Payment of your congress registration fee entitles you to the following**:

- Participation at all scientific sessions
- Access to poster exhibitions
- Congress bag and materials including Full Scientific Programme
- Daily coffee breaks and lunches, welcome and closing / award ceremonies
- Conference Banquet
- Evening Bar

We will refund registration fees as follows:

  1. for cancellations received by TBC: 95% refund

  2. for cancellations received by TBC 50% refund

  3. for cancellations received after this date: NO REFUND

Refund / cancellation requests must be sent in writing. Where possible, refunds will be processed within 5 days of receipt; however based on timing and conference workload, refunds may not be processed until after the conference.



More than 50% of the programme is dedicated to selected abstracts because we want to ensure that the best and most current research is presented. A large panel of international moderators reviews abstracts so that every abstract receives at least 3 reviewer scores.

Abstract submission guidelines: Make sure your abstract is in, on time and in the right format by following these simple steps:

1: The Deadline for abstract submission is the 31st July 2019.

2: Your abstract should be no more than 250 words and should be in English.

3: Keep your title concise and informative and only use capital letters for the beginning of a sentence or an acronym/name. DO NOT USE CAPITAL LETTERS FOR YOUR ENTIRE TITLE.

4: List all authors’ name in full and it is compulsory to identify a presenting author. Please note the email address supplied when you submit your abstract will be used for all correspondence pertaining to the abstract.

5: Addresses should be in the following format: Group, Department/Institute, Organisation, Town/City, Postcode/Zip, Country

6: Do not include acknowledgements in your abstracts – these will be included in your word count.

7: Select the subject area that best fits your abstract as this is a guide for review allocation.

8: Please ensure that the email provided when submitting the abstract will still be valid when the abstract notification is emailed during September 2019.

Poster Guidelines
Posters should be made in a single A0 size (841mm wide x 1189mm high), portrait orientation. If your poster does not match these dimensions we cannot guarantee that it will fit the poster boards. Each poster will be allocated a number with your notification that you must bring with you.

What happens after you have submitted?
Your abstract will be sent for review and you will be notified of the outcome by email. Please note the notification email will be sent to the email given when you submitted your abstract. If you have not received notification by end of September please contact the IOVC Office.

PLEASE NOTE that all submitting authors will have to have read and agreed to the Abstract Submission Agreement prior to submission.

Registration information and Abstract information

Venue & how to get there?