03 April 2020

The health and safety of OSA Meetings attendees is always of primary importance, and especially so in our current environment. Due to travel restrictions resulting from COVID-19 (Coronavirus), the OSA Biophotonics Congress: Biomedical Optics will not be held as originally scheduled.

OSA is currently working with volunteer organizers for this meeting on a solution that benefits speakers, attendees and exhibitors while ensuring the well-being of all participants. This approach does require time, and we appreciate your patience in waiting for an announcement on future plans.



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Registration Fees

Registration Type Registration Rate                                            
Committee/Presenting Author - OSA Member US$ 710
Committee/Presenting Author - Non-member US$ 855
Technical Registrant - OSA Member US$ 795
Technical Registrant - Non-member US$ 940
Emeritus Member/ Full-Time OSA Student Member US$ 395
Full-Time Student Non-member US$ 560

Registration Types

Full Congress Registration (Technical Registrants): This registration fee includes admission to the Plenary Session, all Technical Sessions, Exhibit, Coffee Breaks, and the Congress Reception, as well as one copy of the Congress Program and online access to the Technical Digests through OSA Publishing.

Student Registration: Full-time students (graduate and undergraduate) are entitled to the same privileges as Full Congress Registrants. Students are required to present valid student identification when they pick up their registration materials. Post-docs are not considered students.

Emeritus Registration: Emeritus members may also register at a discounted rate. To qualify for emeritus status, members must be fully retired and must have been an OSA member for at least 10 years. The member's age plus the number of years of membership with OSA must equal 75 years or more.

Extra Products for Purchase

Guest Congress Reception Ticket
17:30 - 19:30  |  Tuesday, 21 April
This is an additional ticket for a congress attendee's guest. Congress attendees do not need to purchase a ticket for themselves, as one (1) is included in your registration fee. Guest tickets are available for US$ 75. 

Payment and Refund Information

Checks and Money Orders All checks must be in US dollars and made payable to The Optical Society. Please indicate the check number on the registration form.

Bank Drafts and Wire Transfers Please indicate on your registration form which bank was used and when the deposit was made. Also, please notify OSA of the transfer to avoid any lost or unidentified payments.

Refund Policy for Registration A US$ 75 service charge will be assessed for processing refunds. A letter requesting the refund should state the registrant's name and the amount of payment and should be faxed to +1.202.416.6140 or submitted through http://www.osa.org/help. Requests for refunds that are received after Monday, 6 April 2020 will not be honored. All refund requests must be made in writing.

*Note that the Post-deadline Paper notifications typically occur after the refund cut-off date. Keep this in mind when registering. Refunds based on the inability to get a visa will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Please begin the visa application process early. The visa process can take as long as 6 months in some cases.

Registration Support

Please contact Customer Service at https://www.osa.org/help or +1.202.416.1907 with questions regarding registration.