General Information

Congress Information

All sessions of the Congress, including exhibits, posters, and oral presentations will take place at the ACC Congress Center in Liverpool, UK from April 26-29, 2018.

Registration / Membership

All attendees must register for the meeting. Register early and get the discounted pre-registration fee. 

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  • Workshops are ticketed sessions that have an additional fee.
    • (Friday, Saturday, Sunday)
  • Fellows must include a letter on letterhead signed by your Program Director indicating you are in training. Students must provide a current copy of student identification.
  • The Congress registration fees include 2018 OARSI membership renewal, or new membership. The fee also includes a Congress bag, abstract supplement, all scientific sessions and poster sessions, welcome reception, and breaks.

Cancellations / Refunds

To cancel your registration and receive a refund, a written request with your registration confirmation and receipt card must be received by March 26, 2018. Cancellation requests received by this date will receive a refund less a $75 processing fee. Refunds will be processed after the meeting. All requests received after March 26, 2018, will forfeit 100% of monies paid. If you need to cancel your registration, please e-mail Victoria Converse, OARSI Associate Meeting Manager, at

Certificate of Attendance, Badges, Passports and Visas

A certificate of attendance will be available for all registrants at the on-site registration desk. Badges will be available at the registration desk starting on Thursday, April 26, 2018. They should be worn at all Congress functions. 

Letters of Invitation:

Attendees who require a letter of invitation to apply for a VISA must contact Priscilla Lugo at

Abstract Supplement

All abstracts presented at the Congress, both oral and poster, will be published in the supplement to OARSI’s journal, Osteoarthritis and Cartilage.