We understand that plans can change, especially for birth professionals! We discourage cancelling your conference registration because it makes it more difficult for us to plan–and because we believe strongly that you need the time of fellowship and renewal our conference provides. However, if you must cancel, the following policy applies.

  • Notice of cancellation must be sent in writing to
  • If cancellation is received no later than 15 days before the opening day of the main conference (or preconference if cancellation applies to it), the full registration fee will be refunded.
  • If cancellation is received 14 days or less before the opening day of the main conference (or preconference if cancellation applies to it), one half of the full registration fee will be refunded.
  • Alternatively, a registrant may transfer their registration to another person or carry the fee forward to a future conference. The transferee or the registrant carrying forward their fee is responsible to pay for any extra charges that were not included in the original registration amount, such as the cost of Continuing Education Units, guest meals, or higher conference price.
    • To transfer, the original registrant must notify ACBP of the new registrant’s name and contact information in writing.
    • To carry forward, the original registrant must request this at the time the notice of cancellation is sent to avoid issuance of a refund.

Registrants and transferees should be mindful of hotel deadlines for room reservations, especially if a group rate has been offered for conference or event attendees. ACBP is not responsible for and cannot guarantee room availability or rates; such matters must be worked out among the original registrant, the transferee, and the hotel.


ACBP will make every reasonable effort to hold conferences and events as planned. However, it is always possible for circumstances to arise that necessitate changing, rescheduling, or cancelling a conference or event. If an event is cancelled, ACBP will refund the cost of registration.  If an event is rescheduled, registrants will have the option to transfer their registration to the new event or to request a refund of registration costs.


Registrants are encouraged to make flexible/refundable travel arrangements and/or to obtain adequate travel insurance to cover their expenses and travel costs in the event of an individual or conference cancellation. If a conference or event is changed, rescheduled, or cancelled, registrants may request a letter from ACBP to submit to insurance companies. ACBP will not reimburse travel expenses or other incidental costs.


Questions or requests can be addressed to ACBP treasurer Pamela Golliet by email at or via US mail at P.O. Box 17501, Tucson, AZ 85730.