GICS III Registration
Dear Sir or Madam,
Registration for our 3rd meeting of the Global Initiative for Children’s Surgery to be held 12-13th January, 2018 at the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India is now open. We hope you will consider joining us.
1) First, please complete the registration form here:
2) Next, please pay your registration fee by making a PayPal donation here or elsewhere on the GICS website. In the “Special Instructions” section (under the donation amount at the top of the screen), please state your name and write “GICS III Meeting Registration.”
3) If you are unable to afford the registration fees or conference travel and would like to request a scholarship, please do so here (after you have completed your registration form):
We are asking for a graded registration fee based on your home country in order to support and sponsor participants from low-income countries. We request registration of the following:
$100 from low-income countries
$300 from middle-income countries
$1,000 from high-income countries
In addition, if possible, we kindly ask participants and organisations from high-income countries to consider an additional donation to sponsor participants from low- and middle-income countries to attend the meeting - $1000/ person.
The fee for trainees from low- and middle-income countries will be $100 and from high-income countries will be $300.
Registration fees cover the meeting fees, hotel on 11-13th January, transport between the hotel and meeting venue, and all meals for 12-13th January, except dinner on 13th January.
We will be staying in a new 4-star hotel near to the Christian Medical College in Vellore the nights of 11-13th January - Hotel Benzz Park, Vellore. There is a swimming pool, bar and three restaurants on site. You do not need to make a reservation at the hotel; we will do that for you. Please let us know if you have any special needs or requests. Here is a link to the hotel:
If you would like to stay in your own accommodations, you are welcome to do so, but we still request that you pay according to the above fee schedule.
We will request that trainees board with other trainees of the same sex to save costs. Additional nights at the hotel will be at the delegates cost.
The nearest international airport is in Chennai. Closer to the event date, we will try to help coordinate transportation to and from the Chennai airport (cost to be determined). Buses have been arranged to transport delegates between the hotel and meeting centre.
If you would like to bring your significant other or a guest who will be sharing your room and will not be attending the meeting, we request an additional donation of $100 for hotel fees.
Please indicate on the registration form if you request a letter for a visa. We will try to send this to you promptly. It is important that you apply for an e-tourist visa since GICS III is a meeting not a conference. Hence, a business visa is not required and might delay your visa application.
Sight seeing in vellore
A local travel agent has arranged some sightseeing tours for those who are interested. Please see below links for further information:
Please let us know if you have additional questions.
Jamie Anderson and Naomi Wright
On Behalf of the GICS III Organizing Committee