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The Event: 6th Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference (ADPRC6) | 23 - 27 July 2023 | Cairns Colonial Club, Cairns, QLD, Australia


The organisers understand that circumstances can change. At any point prior to the The Event you are welcome to contact us in writing to nominate a substitute delegate at no extra charge. There shall be no changes allowed 7 days prior to The Event.

If you are unable to attend for any reason including failure to obtain a visa and cannot provide a substitute, a full refund less a AUD$50 administration fee will be issued for cancellations received on or before 15th May 2023.  

No refunds will be issued on or after 16th May 2023. Non-payment does not constitute cancellation.



The organisers shall not be liable for any loss caused by the cancellation or postponement (change of dates) of The Event where such cancellation is due to Force Majeure. The term "Force Majeure" means any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of the organisers including but not limited to war, hostilities (whether war be declared or not), terrorism, aircraft hijacking, military operation, riot, civil war, rebellion, civil commotion or unrest, any natural disasters including but not limited to volcano eruptions, earthquakes and weather events including cyclones, acts or regulations of government, outbreaks of disease including but not limited to COVID-19, SARS and MERS, refusal to grant visas, explosions, transport delays, transport difficulties and the insolvency of airline carriers.

In the event of Force Majeure the organisers shall monitor the situation and may alter The Event to a 100% virtual event. In the case of alteration to a 100% virtual Event, registration of in-person attendees shall be changed to a virtual registration and the difference in fees between the in-person registration fee and the virtual registration fee shall be refunded. If the attendee is unable to attend as a virtual attendee substitution of the attendee with another nominated person is permitted provided it is done no later than one week prior to The Event; there shall be no refund except the difference between the in-person and the virtual registration fee. The organisers will use all reasonable efforts to conduct The Event despite the intervention or occurrence of any such cause of Force Majeure provided it is safe and possible to do so.