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YSF Terms and Conditions

Organization of the 23rd FEBS Young Scientists' Forum (YSF 2024)

FEBS has appointed the Italian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (SIB) to organize the 23rd FEBS Young Scientists’ Forum (the “YSF”), with support of the Congress Secretariat AIM Italy S.r.l. (“AIM”). AIM is responsible for organizational aspects of the YSF for participants in Pavia. By accepting your place at the YSF, you are indicating your acceptance to the terms and conditions set out below, as well as those for the 48th FEBS Congress (the “Congress”).

Eligibility and Use of the FEBS YSF Grant

For YSF applicants from FEBS countries selected by the YSF Committee to take part in the YSF, FEBS meets the cost of registration and accommodation and some travel costs for the YSF and Congress, as set out on the YSF applications page, through a YSF grant. By applying to the YSF you are indicating you meet the eligibility criteria for the event and will abide by use of the YSF grant as stated on the YSF applications  page.

Travel Insurance

You should seek and follow the advice of your government before booking travel for the YSF/Congress and before travelling to the YSF and Congress. You are solely responsible for making your own appropriate travel and other insurance arrangements before booking travel and attending the YSF and Congress. FEBS,  SIB and AIM shall not be liable to you for any losses incurred.

Modification and Cancellation of the YSF

The YSF organizers are intending to run the YSF as a physical event, but if the organizers decide at any time that it is not possible to continue with a physical event due to pandemic or other such restrictions, the YSF may be held wholly or partly as an online meeting. The YSF organizers reserve the right to modify the programme, whether physical or online, which is published as an indication only.

In the unlikely case that the YSF cannot be held in whole or in part or virtually due to any event beyond the Organizers’ reasonable control including (but not limited to) pandemic, riot, fire, explosion, accident, flood, earthquake, sabotage, strikes, acts of any government, etc., neither FEBS nor SIB nor AIM shall be held liable for any costs or losses incurred, such as transportation and accommodation costs, or any other direct or indirect loss or consequential damage


The YSF organizers take all reasonable care in making arrangements, and  shall in no event be liable for acts or omissions in the event of injury, damage, loss, accident, delay or irregularity of any kind whatsoever during arrangements organized through contractors. Hotels and transportation services are subject to the terms and conditions under which they are offered to the general public.

In the absence of any negligence or other breach of duty by FEBS, SIB or AIM, these parties shall not be responsible for any bodily injury, illness, death or property damage (including theft) sustained by participants during the YSF.

In any event, neither FEBS nor SIB nor AIM accept liability for damages or costs in the event of bodily injury, death, property damage, illness, disruption to travel plans and costs incurred as a result of events outside of the reasonable control of FEBS, SIB and AIM, including (but not limited to) pandemic, epidemic, orders of public authority, sanitary crisis, restrictions to travel, natural disaster, adverse weather conditions, fire or closure of airports.

All disputes are subject to resolution under English law. 

YSF queries should be sent to the YSF Organizing Committee by e-mail to ysf@2024.febscongress.org

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