How much is the registration fee?
Information about registration, including the registration guide, fee schedule and more can be found on our Register page.
Do you have scholarships available?
The GLP OSM 20129 Developing Country Scholars Travel Grants applications process is now open. You can learn more and submit an application until 1 February 2019.
When will registration open?
Registration is now open! You can find more about the process, related documents and more on our Register page.
When will I be notified regarding acceptance of my submitted abstract?
We sent notifications of abstract acceptances on December 12th. If you did not receive an email with the status of your submission, please contact the conference organizers.
How many people are expected to attend the OSM?
We expect approximately 700 participants to the GLP OSM 2019 in Bern.
What is new for the 4th GLP OSM?
GLP Is pleased to offer an array of new formats (innovative and immersive sessions) as well as expanded training and workshop opportunities and field trips.
Will you offer a mobile app this year?
Yes, the scientific program will be available via Whova, our app for the OSM available for both iOS and Android devices. We will launch the app in January and provide more information on using it on the website at that time.
How do I request a letter of invitation for my visa application?
Invitation letters for your visa application will be given out after completing the registration for the meeting. See if you require a visa to attend the OSM based on your country here.
If you do require a visa, please provide us with a copy of your passport after registration and the intended Swiss representation in your country (which you can determine here) where you will apply. Thereafter, the organising committee will write your invitation letter and send it to both you and the Swiss representation. Some participants will be required to provide the Swiss representation with further documents in order to enter Switzerland. Find more information about what documents you need to submit if you require a visa here.
When can I reserve my hotel room?
The sooner the better! In collaboration with Bern Welcome, the OSM has reserved a wide array of hotel rooms in Bern. Book before mid-March through the link below to make sure you get your room at a special rate. OSM Booking Link
What is the closest airport?
Zürich Airport is the nearest and convenient, as you can reach Bern directly by train in just over an hour. Basel EuroAirport and Geneva Airport are also fairly close and offer fair flight prices.
What is the weather typically like in Bern in April?
The term “Aprilwetter” (April weather) is used colloquially in Switzerland to describe variable weather conditions. You could spend a week in bright sunshine or watch the last snowflakes of the winter fall. In other words: pack warm clothes as you might need them!
What are the Terms and Conditions of the conference?
Please download our current Terms & Conditions to find information on:
- Registration payment options and details,
- Cancellation policy,
- Limit on the number of papers that can be presented,
What is the Code of Conduct for the conference?
Please download our current Code of Conduct for the OSM. We look forward to welcoming you to the OSM in a spirit of curiosity, friendliness, compassion, empathy, and respect.