FAQs - ESP/IAP Virtual Congress

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.

Are there special technical requirements to be met to access the virtual congress? 

Preferred browsers are Chrome, Edge and Mozilla Firefox (latest versions!).
Please make sure you have a stable internet connection and ideally do not use WiFi.

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 3 months (until 8 March 2021) after the congress to registered delegates. 

How can I download handouts?

The handouts are available in the congress portal via the Online Programme. Look for the session you are interested in, click the small rectangle in the top right corner of the session and select "Additional Documents" to download.

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.

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.

CME Accreditation

Will the virtual ESP/IAP Congress be CME accredited?

The 32nd Congress of the ESP and XXXIII International Congress of the IAP (live streaming) has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). 

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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