Frequently Asked Questions

Virtual Congress

What are the dates of the Virtual Congress?

The Virtual Congress will be held September, 23-25, 2021.

What kind of scientific sessions will be held at the Virtual Congress?

We are still finalising the programme but it will include:
• Live Q&A panel for each session and we are also working on informal ‘round the podium’ chats with speakers after their talks
• Scientific symposia and workshops
• Moderated poster session (Posters in the Spotlight)
• Additional scientific sessions organised by industry sponsors

Will there be a trade exhibition?

Yes, there will be a Virtual Exhibition giving participants and exhibitors the chance to interact, as well as plenty of other opportunities for companies to showcase their products. Interested companies please contact:

What opportunities for networking and interaction will there be?

We are still working on the details, but we are planning plenty of networking, both social and scientific! This includes informal meetings after each talk for speakers and audience to interact as they would at the podium after an in-person talk.

Abstract submission

How can participants present their research virtually?

For accepted abstracts, there are lots of chances to present your work including oral presentations, abstract sessions, moderated poster sessions (Posters in the Spotlight) and digital abstracts via e-Posters digital platform. More information will become available soon.

When will abstract submission open?

The abstract submission information page is already open! Click here to submit your abstract now (available on March 8).


How do I get access to the virtual platform?

Once you have registered and paid you will receive instructions (via the email address indicated during the registration) on how to access the virtual platform. At a later stage also instruction videos will become available.

When will registration open?

The registration information page is already open! Please refer to the registration page. Online registration is available on March 8.

Are there discounted registration fees available?

There will be discounted fees available for students and for Africa/Latin America. Please refer to the registration page for more information.