Those who wish to submit an abstract must first register to attend the conference. The deadline for submission of oral abstracts is 20 February, 2017. The deadline for poster-only abstracts is 20 March, 2017.  Shortly after submitting your registration, you will receive a confirming email containing a link to the abstract submission site.

Plan ahead!
Consider the length of time your institution takes to pay invoices. A purchase order number is not considered payment. The actual funds by check, wire transfer or credit card must be RECEIVED by 15 April, 2017 for the early discount to apply and to keep your abstract in the program. If funds are received after 15 April you will owe the full registration fee, even if you completed online registration prior to 1 April.

Early Fees – payable only in U.S. Dollars USD
Member (all except current students) $800
Student Member $700
Non-member $999

On 1 April the fees will be increased by $100 for all registration levels. Your RNA Society membership number will be required to receive the member rate.

Conference registration fees include:

  • access to all sessions, workshops, poster sessions and coffee breaks
  • conference materials including program/abstract book (print and electronic versions)
  • opening gala reception on Tuesday evening
  • closing banquet/dance on Saturday night
  • 3 lunches (Wednesday, Friday, Saturday) and 2 dinners (Wednesday and Friday)

Join the RNA Society or renew your membership now to receive the lower registration fee! Click HERE for membership information.

Group Registration Incentive
Labs from outside of Europe with 3 or more paid attendees including the lab head may be entitled to a refund of one registration. More details can be found HERE.

The conference must receive notification of cancellation in writing by email at

Cancellations may be partially refunded subject to the following cancellation fees:

  • Cancellation received by 31 March, 2017 – forfeit $100
  • Cancellation received between 1 April and 30 April, 2017 – forfeit $250
  • Cancellation received after 30 April, 2017 – not refundable

Payment must be made in full at the time of registration in one of the following ways. Your registration will be acknowledged by email immediately, but is not confirmed until full payment is received.

Credit Card: We will accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club or Discover. Please note that the merchant identified on your credit card billing statement will be “Simple Meetings”.

Checks: Checks must be received by 15 April, 2017 or your abstract may be removed from the program. Please make checks payable in US Dollars to “Simple Meetings” and mail to:

RNA 2017
c/o Simple Meetings
PO Box 31623
Seattle, WA 98103 USA

Wire Transfer: Instructions for wire transfer will be sent by email upon request. The net amount transferred after all bank fees are deducted must equal the total registration fees. Funds must be received by 15 April, 2017 or your abstract may be removed from the program.

On-site Registration
Registration and check-in will open at the Prague Congress Centre beginning at 14:00 Tuesday, 30 May, 2017 and will continue every day during conference sessions.

Click HERE to register.