Digital session formats

  • Implementation as Zoom webinars
  • Speakers and chairpersons access the session live and can be seen and heard
  • Participants are also live, but participate as "silent listeners", they cannot be seen or heard
  • Participants can ask questions via chat and/or the Q&A tool or they can signal questions by virtual hand raising so that they can be connected via audio and possibly via video
  • Speakers submit their presentations pre-recorded in advance, but can give their presentations live at the meeting if desired
  • Presentations are submitted in advance: either pre-recorded or the presentation slides
  • Presentations are moderated by the chairs at the meeting
  • The speakers and chairs attend the session live via Zoom; attendees view sessions via a stream
  • Participants can ask questions via chat; questions are read aloud by the chairs and answered live by the speakers
  • Following the sessions, a 15-minute discussion room can also be opened as a Zoom meeting where participants can ask the speakers questions directly
  • The pre-recorded or live presentations will also be available after the conference. A corresponding declaration of consent or request for consent is made during the submission process in the upload portal.
  • Presentations are submitted pre-recorded in advance 
  • Authors can still hold their presentations live and in this case also submit their presentation slides
  • Presentations are moderated by the chairs at the meeting
  • Speakers and chairs access the sessions live via Zoom; participants watch the sessions via stream
  • Participants can ask questions via chat; questions are read aloud by the chairs and answered live by the authors.
  • The pre-recorded presentations are also available after the conference. A corresponding declaration of consent or request for consent is made during the submission process in the upload portal
  • The posters will be available for self-study on the digital conference platform
  • During the poster sessions, the posters will be presented as pre-recorded short presentations
  • The presentations will be moderated and played by the chairs
  • For the poster sessions, the authors, chairs and the participants access the session live via Zoom
  • Participants can ask questions in the Zoom meeting in order for the authors to answer them directly
  • The posters will also be available after the conference. A corresponding declaration of consent or query is made during the submission process in the upload portal

There are various options and platforms the companies can use for the realisation of their symposia and sessions. The companies can decide themselves which one to use.