Important Dates, Policies, and Payment Information

Important Dates:

Monday, February 25, 2013: Abstract Submission Opens
Friday, May 17, 2013:           Abstract Submission Deadline
Friday, July 26, 2013:            Abstract Acceptance Confirmed
Monday, July 29, 2013:         Registration Opens

Thursday, September 26, 2013: Hotel Reservations, Deadline for Group Rate
Thursday, September 26, 2013: Early Bird Registration Deadline
Thursday, September 26, 2013: Cancellation Deadline
SMDM Annual Meeting Dates
Saturday, October 19, 2013:      SMDM Dinner Symposium
Sunday, October 20, 2013:        SMDM Short Courses
Monday, October 21, 2013:       SMDM Annual Meeting - Day One
Tuesday, October 22, 2013:      SMDM Annual Meeting - Day Two
Wednesday, October 23, 2013: SMDM Annual Meeting - Day Three

Payment Information

All registration fees listed are in US Dollars.
Credit Cards accepted: VISA, MasterCard or AMEX
If you are paying by check, make the check payable (in U.S. funds) to "SMDM." Please write registrant's name on check.

Cancellation / Substitution Policy

We all have unforeseen emergencies that may occur. Whenever possible we encourage you to send a colleague as a substitution. If you are having a colleague attend in your place please notify the office so we can make the proper adjustments. Please send your colleague's name and contact information to the office at fax (908) 359-7619 OR email to Note, if the substitute colleague is not a member, the non-member fee will apply

We will accept notification of cancellations up until Thursday, September 26, 2013 (3 weeks out) All requests must be in writing, faxed to (908) 359-7619 OR email to Cancellations received on or prior to Thursday, September 26, 2013 will receive a full refund, less a $50 administrative fee, after the conclusion of the meeting. No refunds will be given after Thursday, September 26, 2013, but again you may send a colleague as a substitution. Reimbursement will be issued in the form that payment was received. Please allow 3-4 weeks for reimbursements to be processed.

In the unlikely event that SMDM shall deem it necessary to cancel the conference, all pre-paid registration fees will be reimbursed. SMDM shall not be liable for reimbursing the cost of travel or accommodation arrangements made by individual delegates.

Consent to Use of Photographic Images

Registration and attendance at, or participation in, SMDM's Annual Meeting, and other activities constitutes an agreement by the registrant to SMDM's use and distribution (both now and in the future) of the registrant or attendee's image or voice in photographs, videotapes, electronic reproductions and audiotapes of such events and activities.


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Consent To Receive Communications From SMDM

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Antitrust Compliance

It is the undeviating policy of SMDM to comply strictly with the letter and spirit of all Federal, State, and applicable international trade regulations and antitrust laws. Any activities of SMDM or SMDM-related actions of its officers, Executive Committee Members, or members that violate these regulations and laws are detrimental to the interests of SMDM and are unequivocally contrary to SMDM policy.

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