EAPS Virtual Congress
The EAPS 2020 congress is going virtual!
Updated 30 June 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our model of face-to-face meetings as authorities have imposed travel restrictions and physical distancing which are increasingly stringent. To adapt to the current situation, the EAPS board has decided to transform the 8th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS 2020) into a fully virtual event that will offer the community the possibility for educational exchanges, scientific news and best practice updates while protecting the safety, health, and well-being of all congress participants.
The virtual congress will take place between 16-19 October 2020. Virtual sessions will allow for live interaction, and will be available on-demand in the weeks following the congress.
In this time of uncertainty, we look to transform this crisis into a nеw opportunity, one that will open a wide and ongoing discussion on our collective local and national experiences and challenges in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with regard to our patients. We are working hard to make this online platform a relevant and effective communication channel with positive effects reaching far beyond the congress.
It is our goal that this virtual congress will continue to meet the needs of the EAPS community and to ensure a viable future. Registered participants will still be eligible to receive the number of CME credits attributed to the virtual meeting, and authors whose abstracts were accepted will be published in the digital abstract book.
Further registration and scheduling details for delegates, speakers and industry partners will be announced in due course. Please, see the FAQ section below, which is updated regularly to reflect the most recent changes in policy.
We thank you in advance for your support in making the EAPS 2020 Virtual Congress a success!
EAPS Organising Committee
EAPS 2020 Virtual Congress FAQ
Please see below the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Virtual event.
The EAPS board has decided to take the 8th Congress of the European Academy of Paediatric Societies (EAPS 2020) virtual. All speakers and presentations, live discussions and Q&A, interactive poster displays and exhibitors will be held entirely online.
The EAPS 2020 Virtual Congress will be taking place between 16-19 October 2020 with live-streamed and recorded sessions according to the programme schedule. All of the meeting content will be available to registrants on demand after the congress.
The content will be available on-demand for a period following the congress dates, for all registered participants. More information on how long the content will be available after the congress dates will follow for registered participants, sponsors & exhibitors only.
To attend the EAPS virtual congress, you need a good internet connection, your device or computer, and a valid registration. You will receive login details a few days prior to the event.
Yes, you are automatically registered for the EAPS 2020 Virtual Congress. Further details and guidance on how to navigate the meeting platform will be announced in due course.
EAPS 2020 virtual congress will offer you a full virtual experience and the opportunity to take part in every aspect of the programme, including the chance to:
- Access all presentations and session recordings. Create your own schedule to attend any and all of the sessions whenever and wherever you choose.
- Network with colleagues. Browse the list of participants and click on their name to contact them.
- Earn CME credits. Participate in the scientific programme and be eligible to receive the number of CME credits attributed to the virtual meeting.
- Access all the e-posters. Browse research on the hottest topics published in the congress digital abstract book and connect with the abstract authors and other colleagues from around the world through the e-poster virtual consultations.
- Join the debate. During a live-streamed or recorded session, participate in live conversations with delegates from all over the world.
- Give feedback. Use the short session surveys to rate the sessions and help us improve the overall quality of the programme.
- Visit the virtual exhibition hall. Journey through the exhibition booths, explore the displayed materials, contact exhibitors directly, and chat with other visitors.
If you would like to cancel your registration to the virtual congress, you are able to receive a 100% refund on registration until 23 July 2020. Please consult the cancellation policy outlined on the registration page for the most up to date information. Please click here.
Programme and sessions
We are doing our best to ensure that the EAPS virtual congress will incorporate as much of the well-known physical Congress experience and atmosphere as possible. All delegates will be contacted with timely updates on programme scheduling in due course.
No, the slides from the session presentations cannot be downloaded, but you will be able to have the oral presentations of many presenters, where the slides are being shown.
We will contact you directly regarding your participation in the programme.
Some sessions will be live and some will be pre-recorded. We are doing everything to ensure the highest possible quality of the virtual congress while maintaining the energy of live sessions and live interactions.
Q&A will be available in live sessions.
All pre-recorded presentations and posters will be available for online viewing and provide interactive options for participants to engage in.
In any case, speakers are encouraged to add email/social media information to their slides in order to enable participants to reach out with questions and comments.
Upon acceptance of your abstract, you will be contacted personally with information about submitting your e-poster
Accepted poster presenters will be asked to upload an e-poster as a 1-page file.
Accepted poster presenters will be given the option of recording a short MP3 file to explain their poster
Interaction between the E poster presenters and the participants will be available through chat
E-posters will be available throughout the Congress and after
For other abstract related questions, please use the contact form here, selecting Abstracts as the subject.
Yes, there will be a virtual exhibition area.
We will contact you directly regarding your participation.
There is no registration for exhibition only, all exhibitors and participants may access the full virtual congress.