FAQs - ESP/IAP Congress goes virtual

Congress Registration & General Inquiries


Can I register "on-site" (during the virtual congress / once it has started)?

Yes, you can, however, only at the non-member rate, as resident status and membership cannot be checked.

What happens if my registration fees are not fully paid?

You will not be able to access the virtual congress. So please make sure to check in your account whether your registration is fully paid before your online participation.

How do I log into the congress portal?

You can access the congress portal by clicking on the respective landing page at esp-congress.org that will be made available for live congress hours. Please have your login credentials for your congress account at hand as you will need to login to access specific content. 

How can I access and view sessions given the time zone difference? 

All sessions will be recorded and will be available for delayed viewing for a period of 6 weeks after the congress. 

Group Registrations

How are group registrations treated?

Group registrations made for the live congress have been transferred to the virtual congress. Group bookings can be made just like for the live event. If your registration has been arranged by a company, please contact the company. Group coordinators will be contacted via separate e-mail by CPO HANSER SERVICE.

Invited Speakers, Presenters, Abstract Submitters and Bursary Applicants

As an invited speaker, do I need to register via the website?

No, you don’t. You have already been registered free of charge by the Congress Office, as indicated in the official invitation which was sent to you - no need for you to do it via the congress website.

You will receive an e-mail prior to the congress to activate your account and participate online.

When and how do I need to prerecord my presentation?

Invitations to schedule prerecording appointments have been sent out to invited speakers. If you have not received yours, please contact esp-iap-2020@cpo-hanser.de. Prerecordings are scheduled for 29th October – 6th November 2020. Further instructions regarding slide upload and the MeetingID for the prerecording will be mailed in due time before your prerecording appointment.

Can I present live rather than prerecord my presentation?

Live presentations will unfortunately not be possible. All presentations need to be prerecorded.

My abstract has been selected for an oral presentation. What do I need to do and when?

Oral presentations shall be self-recorded. Guidelines for the recording and information on the upload will be be e-mailed to abstract authors in mid October.

My abstract has been selected for a physical poster. What do I need to do and when?

Authors whose abstracts have been selected for a physical poster presentation are invited to prepare a digital poster, with the option to add an audio file to present the poster. Invitations for the preparation and the upload will be e-mailed to abstract authors by 9th October.

My abstract has been selected for an E-Poster. What do I need to do and when? 

Authors whose abstracts have been selected for an E-Poster will shortly (by 9th October) receive an e-mail with the invite to upload their E-Poster.

What is the poster format?

Contrary to previous ECPs, the poster format is LANDSCAPE, as the majority of the congress participants will participate in the virtual congress via their desktop computer or laptop.

I have applied for a bursary: will this still be available?

Yes, all bursary applications have been processed in the usual way and successful applicants have been notified. All awardees have been registered free of charge for the virtual meeting in December as before.

CME Accreditation

Will the virtual ESP/IAP Congress be CME accredited?

An application has been made to the UEMS EACCME for accreditation of this event.

It is expected that the virtual congress will be granted a similar amount of CME credits as former live ESP congresses. 

Congress Sponsors and Exhibitors

I am a confirmed sponsor/exhibitor of the ESP/IAP Congress. What do I need to do?

Virtual exhibition packages have been put together and packages equivalent to the live booths companies have booked, have been proposed to them.

For any questions related to the virtual congress, please contact our Sponsporing & Exhibition Team at esp-iap-2020@cpo-hanser.de