The Third World Congress on Spina Bifida Research and Care takes place March 16 – 19, 2017 at the Loews Coronado Bay Resort in San Diego, California.

Online registration is now closed.

Onsite registration will be available at the Congress registration desk located in the Commodore foyer.

Registration hours:

Thursday, March 16:  3:00pm –8:00 pm
Friday, March 17:  7:00am – 4:00 pm
Saturday, March 18: 7:00am – 4:00 pm
Sunday, March 19:  7:00am – 10:00am

Full World Congress Attendee Cost: 

General attendee – $630.00
Young Investigator – $585.00
Guest (Social events only) – $125.00
Any additional questions you can have them contact Debra Marshall at 518.399.7181 or by email:

Please note: This event is open to Health Care Professionals only. Additionally, On-line registration has closed.  On-site registration will be available but, please allow extra time to complete the on-site registration process. General registration will provide access to all sessions, receptions, and the exhibit hall. Name badges and Congress information will be available for on-site pick up.

Cancellation/refund policy:

Cancellations must be received in writing.  Please email your cancellation request to Debra Marshall ( If received prior to December 1, 2016, your registration fee will be refunded in its entirety minus a $50 administration fee.  If your registration is cancelled between December 1, 2016 and February 1, 2017, a 50% refund will be provided. Cancellations received after February 1, 2017 will not be refunded.

For assistance with registration, please call 866-792-5399 and ask to speak with Debra Marshall.