Advance registrants who are unable to attend the convention may request a refund of their registration fee. A written request accompanied by the meeting badge must be postmarked by December 19, 2003 and should include a copy of the preregistration form that was submitted. Proof of payment—copies of front and back of cancelled check or copy of credit card statement—may also be required. All refunds are subject to a $10 processing fee. No refunds will be issued for requests postmarked after December 19, 2003.