General Conditions

General Conditions

The ECSR 2021 has commissioned CPO HANSER SERVICE with the organisation and execution of the conference. Registration for the conference and confirmation there of forms a contract between the conference attendee and the ECSR regarding attendance at the conference. This contract is based on the following General Terms and Conditions.

Registration and Payment

Please use the online registration form to register for the Congress. Registration will be confirmed if payment is received by the Congress Office by 21 September 2021. 

Presenting authors whose abstracts are accepted for presentation must register for the congress and pay the required registration fee immediately after receiving the abstract acceptance. 

Cancellations of Congress Participation

Notice of cancellation should be sent in writing to the Congress Office CPO HANSER SERVICE. In case of cancellation by 31 July 2021, the payment will be refunded, minus a handling charge of EUR 50. No refund will be made after 31 July 2021.

Abstract Submission

The acceptance of submitted abstracts simultaneously results in binding registration of the speaker to attend the conference. The registration fee must be paid immediately after receiving the abstract acceptance. Onsite registration for presenting authors is not possible.  

If the author withdraws a contribution accepted by the scientific committee, registration for the conference will be maintained and there will be no refund of the registration fees. 

Changes to the Congress Program

In the event of cancellations by speakers or other changes in the main Congress program, no full or partial refund of the registration fee can be made.


CPO HANSER SERVICE is liable in keeping with diligence required of a prudent businessman, according to the laws of the Federal Republic of Germany. Regardless of course in law the liability of CPO HANSER SERVICE shall be limited to damages which are caused with aforethought or by gross negligence. However, this shall not affect the liability of the Congress organizer and of the persons or organizations responsible for providing means of transport or other services. The participants take part in all excursions at their own risk. Verbal agreement can only be considered as binding when confirmed by CPO HANSER SERVICE in writing.

Place of Performance, Venue of Jurisdiction

Berlin shall be the exclusive place of performance and Hamburg venue of jurisdiction for all parties. The laws of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply.

Force majeure

For reasons beyond its control (such as war, pandemics, strikes, lockouts, riots or any such civil disturbances, any acts of God, including but not limited to earthquakes, floods, droughts and typhoons and any other cause of circumstance of whatsoever nature beyond control) that have an impact on the arrangements, timetables or planning of  the 8th European Conference on Schizophrenia Research and its corresponding activities in Berlin, ECSR has the right to immediately alter or cancel the activities or events or any of the arrangements, timetables, plans or other items relating directly or indirectly thereto. No party involved shall be entitled to any compensation for damages that result from such alteration or cancellation.