FAQ

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©Adam Bird, all rights reserved.

When is Origins of Cancer? How much does it cost?
Origins of Cancer will take place from 7:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. on Friday, July 21, 2017. Early-bird registration opens in April and closes June 14, and will cost $50 for students and $100 for non-students. General registration opens June 15 and closes July 14, and will cost $75 for students and $125 for non-students.

The symposium will be held at Van Andel Institute, 333 Bostwick Ave. NE, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Can I register a group?
Yes! The registration form allows one person to register and pay for a group. Once registration is complete for one person, please click “Add person” in the bottom right corner of the form. Input the second person’s information and continue in this manner until all parties in the group are registered. The system will then charge a total cost for the group.

Will walk-in registrations be accepted?
Unfortunately, walk-in registrations will not be accepted. All attendees must register online by July 14.

What if I have dietary restrictions?
Please indicate any dietary restrictions during registration.

What if I need handicapped parking or other accommodations?
Please contact Beth Resau at Beth.Resau@vai.org to discuss any special accommodations.

How do I become a sponsor?
Please contact Aubrie Bruinsma at Aubrie.Bruinsma@vai.org for more information on sponsorship opportunities.

What is the refund policy?
Refund requests must be made in writing to Origins of Cancer by Friday, July 7, 2017. After July 7, refund requests will not be honored. If you are not able to attend, a substitute may attend in your place. The name and email address of the substitute must be emailed to beth.resau@vai.org prior to July 7, 2017. If you do not attend the program and do not submit a written refund request, Origins of Cancer will retain all registration fees. Email all cancellation requests/substitutions/ registration questions to Beth Resau at beth.resau@vai.org. Refund requests will be addressed within five business days. In the event the Origins of Cancer is cancelled, full refunds will be given to all registrants.

Where do I park?

Complimentary parking is available at the Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC) Lyon and Bostwick Parking Ramps. Please note that the GRCC lots are first-come, first-served and typically reach capacity by 8:00 a.m. See the symposium registration desk for parking validation tickets.

  1. The GRCC Lyon Parking Ramp is located one block south of Van Andel Research Institute on Bostwick Ave. NE.
  2. The GRCC Bostwick Parking Ramp is located at the corner of Fountain St. NE and Ransom Ave. NE.  From Division Ave., turn east onto Fountain St. NE (this is a one-way street going east up the hill). Continue two blocks east of Division Ave. The GRCC Bostwick Parking Ramp will be on the left (if you cross Ransom Ave. NE, you’ve gone too far).