Registration Type
Early Fee
Nov 15th, 2023 - May 14th, 2024
Late Fee
May 15th, 2024 - Jul 1st, 2024
On-site Fee
Regular registration
650 €
750 €
800 €
Low/ Lower-middle Income Countries
500 €
600 €
650 €
Student registration
350 €
450 €
500 €
Accompanying Person
135 €
150 €
Based on availability
Registration Type
Regular registration
Early Fee Nov 15th, 2023 - May 14th, 2024:
650 €
Late Fee May 15th, 2024 - Jul 1st, 2024:
€ 750
On-site Fee
€ 800
Low/ Lower-middle Income Countries
Early Fee Nov 15th, 2023 - May 14th, 2024:
€ 500
Late Fee May 15th, 2024 - Jul 1st, 2024:
€ 600
On-site Fee
€ 650
Student registration
Early Fee Nov 15th, 2023 - May 14th, 2024:
€ 350
Late Fee May 15th, 2024 - Jul 1st, 2024:
€ 450
On-site Fee
€ 500
Accompanying Person
Early Fee Nov 15th, 2023 - May 14th, 2024:
€ 135
Late Fee May 15th, 2024 - Jul 1st, 2024:
€ 150
On-site Fee
Based on availability

For Student registrations, a valid proof of status should be brought. You can upload it in your “private area” after registration or send it to the Technical Secretariat. The Organization reserves the right to allocate your registration to the appropriate category, in case relevant documentation is missing.

To find out if you are eligible for a “Low/ Lower-middle Income Countries” registration, please visit the following link: World Bank Group country classifications

Registration fee includes

(Regular/Low/ Lower-middle Income Countries/Student)

  • Access to all scientific sessions
  • Access to the exhibition & poster area
  • Welcome Reception
  • Coffee Break and Lunch at the Conference Venue
  • Free access to a Workshop on July 8th at the University of Burgos: “Food microbiology and Hygiene in developing countries”

Accompanying Person fee includes

  • Tour on July 9th: Burgos, Old Town and Museum of the Human Evolution.
  • Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception

Terms and Conditions

Registrations can only be submitted and paid through the Conference website. A confirmation email will be sent to all successful registrations.

From July 2nd onwards, registrations will be accepted only at the Secretariat Desk, which will be available onsite at the Forum Evolución Conference Centre and Auditorium (based on availability).

The registration fees do not include insurance of participants against accidents, sickness, cancellation, theft, property loss or damage. Participants are advised to take out adequate personal insurance.

Registration implies acceptance of the congress rules and its conditions of participation and cancellation.

The Organizers of the 28th International ICFMH Conference reserve the right to limit the capacity of the in-person Conference due to the need to ensure the health and safety of attendees, in accordance with the recommendations of the World Health Organization, Health (WHO) and local Health Authorities, at the time of the Conference.

Conference registration is personal and non-transferable.

Cancellations will not be entitled to a refund.

FEMS Grants


Grant program for early career scientists

Thanks to the help granted by FEMS (Federation of European Microbiological Societies) and their commitment to promote the participation of young researchers in congresses, scholarships are offered to attend the 28th International ICFMH Conference (Burgos, 2024). The granting of the scholarship implies the exemption from the registration fee and part of the accommodation costs.

The deadline for submitting applications will end on March 29th, 2024.

What are the requirements?

be a member of a FEMS Member Society* or be recommended by such a member

be an Early Career Scientist (active microbiologists who obtained the highest academic degree - Bachelor, Master or PhD - less than five years prior to the application deadline date or are a Master or PhD student. Periods of maternity/paternity leave, special leave or illness do not count toward this definition.)

be an Active Microbiologist

be presenting author at the meeting (oral or poster)

*Find out if your society is a FEMS Member here.

How do I apply?

Once you have submitted your abstract through the congress website, you can fill in the following form and send it back to:

If your communication is accepted for presentation during the Congress, your grant request will be evaluated and you will be informed about the resolution before May 14th, 2024, which is the deadline for the Early Bird.

The beneficiaries of the grant must register for the congress as soon as they receive the notification of their granting. Please take note that you will have to cover all your expenses prior to the congress as the FEMS will not be submitting grants until the end of the congress.

Once the congress has concluded and the FEMS has processed all the grant requests, the Technical Secretariat will proceed to refund the beneficiaries with the registration and accommodation costs following these amounts:

Registration fee: 350 €, 500 € or 650 € (please note you must meet the Early Bird deadline)

Accommodation costs: Maximum 400 € (150 €/ per night). VAT included (please note your accommodation must have been booked through the Technical Secretariat)

Please recall that there are additional benefits: as a FEMS Member Society member, you can:

apply for a range of other FEMS Grants

benefits/discounts off the registration fee for FEMS Congresses/Conferences

benefit from a 25% discount off a selection of Oxford University Press books

ICFMH Grants

Sponsorship of young scientists from developing countries by the ICFMH (International Committee on Food Microbiology and Hygiene) for participation at FoodMicro2024

The ICFMH is offering a limited number of grants for food microbiologists from the least developed/most indebted/lowest income countries* for attendance at the FOODMICRO2024 in Burgos, Spain. These grants will cover travel (flight, bus, train, boat) costs, hotel costs (in the hotel selected by ICFMH) and registration fee to FoodMicro2024. Candidates should be official PhD students at the University located in one of the countries specified above*, or hold PhD degree not longer than 3 years with valid contract at the university in a country* , and offering a poster or oral presentation for any session of FOODMICRO 2024. We will also consider applications from postgraduate students studying outside their own country, but in such case ICFMH will cover only the Registration fee.

We define the least developed/most indebted/lowest income countries according to the following list (applications from people living in other developing countries can be considered, but those from the list below will be given priority):

Afganistan, Angola, Armenia, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo Dem. Rep, Congo Rep., Cote d’Ivoire, Djibouti, Egypt, El Salvador, Equitorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Kiribati, Korea Dem. Rep, Kosovo, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao PDR, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Micronesia Fed. States, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Samoa, São Tomé and Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syrian Arab Republic, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Timor-Leste, Togo, Tuvalu, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Vietnam, West Bank and Gaza, Yemen Rep., Zambia, Zimbabwe.

How do I apply?

Application forms can be obtained by sending email to:

The application should be sent as one single email before March 15th, 2024 17h (CET) and must include:

  1. The completed application form
  2. A short 1 page curriculum vitae (CV) with photo
  3. Proof of a PhD student status issued by the University, valid throughout academic year 2024/2025, or scanned PhD diploma issued less than 3 years ago from the July 8, 2024
  4. Scanned passport with photo page
  5. Official document stated your official residence address
  6. Letter of recommendation from two senior staff members of the University
  7. A certificate of good conduct issued by official authorities
  8. A copy of the abstract submitted (including abstract number and confirmation email received after submitting the abstract) and proof of abstract acceptance for a poster or oral presentation to the symposium
  9. A signed statement from the Head of Department or PhD promotor to confirm that the work reported in the abstract has been carried out entirely or principally by the candidate, and
  10. A documented estimate of the cost of return travel to the symposium.

Air tickets of successful applicants will be purchased by ICFMH, and the cost of registration and accommodation will be paid directly to the symposium organisers. In addition to this all applicants will receive additional 200 euro to support their daily expenses during the conference.

If a visa is required for visiting Spain, then it is solely the Applicant that will be responsible to obtain the visa. The invitation letter if needed will be asked from the local organizers, and NOT from ICFMH. The visa costs will be reimbursed by ICFMH based on the provided receipt.

Late submissions will not be considered.


Notification on the outcome of the application: April 30th, 2024.