Frequently Asked Questions

All accepted abstracts are scheduled in the Scientific Program either as Oral or Poster. It is required that the presenting author of the abstract is registered for the congress. Only abstracts of registered participants will be scheduled in the Scientific Programme. All presentations will be given on site, so if you have an abstract accepted for an oral presentation, you are expected to present on site. 

Only after all abstracts have been reviewed and allocated by the Scientific Committee will notifications be sent to the abstract submitters. Please refer to the Key Dates.

If you wish to make a change to your abstract, please email the coordinator on Please note that changes can only be made until the last submission date, and no changes will be accepted thereafter. 

Online registration is now open. A SIOP account is required to register for all events. If you have an existing account with SIOP, visit the login page and follow the login instructions. If you don’t have a SIOP account, select “Create a Free Account” to get started.

When your registration is received and processed, you will receive an email indicating that you completed the registration process. Registration confirmation emails will be sent to the email address entered on your online registration form. If you believe that you have completed the registration steps and do not receive an email within 24 hours, contact

There is a one-day registration rate available. Refer to the registration tab on the website.

The conference has been organized as a physical event with strict COVID-19 measures. Preliminary online sessions have also been scheduled for those individuals that prefer to attend it virtually. A fee has been attached to both forms of attendance and this can be retrieved from the registration tab on the website.

If the conference cannot be held physical due to COVID-19, the session will be fully virtual with new fees attached for every individual wishing to attend. These fees are refundable and the process of applying for a refund can be accessed on the website using the registration tab.

All attendees will be requested to show proof of valid Covid-19 vaccination status as well as a negative Covid test (valid within 72 hours). All staff and organizers are fully vaccinated and strict Covid protocols will be in place. All attendees will be requested to wear a surgical or N95 mask at all times except when eating. It is strongly advised that all delegates book accommodation through the congress website. An on call medical service is available upon request (at the cost of the person involved) and you are encouraged to purchase travel insurance. For more detailed information concerning safety during the congress, refer to the COVID-19 tab.

Membership is free. Refer to the document on SIOP Africa registration for more information. Note that registration for SIOP Africa membership does not automatically get you registered as a SIOP International member and vice versa.

Yes. Please follow this link to sign up.

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Everyone, including presenters, attending the conference must register. Please refer to instructions provided to register for the conference.

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