To use all features of the digital conference, you need an up-to-date browser. The latest versions of ChromeFirefoxSafari, and Edge with Blink engine are fully supported. JavaScript must be active. For video calls, permission to access your microphone and camera is required. Please note that firewalls of company or institute networks can also limit the functionality.

 

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Welcome to the virtual congress!

Immediately after logging in (with your credentials), you will be directed to the congress homepage, which is the central access point on the web during the entire event. Here, all functionalities of the platform are available to you clearly and intuitively.

In the header, you will find the main menu, which allows you to access the different areas of the congress - and to switch back and forth between them.

  • Program - Here you will find an overview of the individual congress days and the respective contributions including short descriptions.
  • Discussion Forum - Participate in the exchange with authors and participants or start a thematic exchange via the "Create Thread" button.
  • Networking - Get an overview of the congress participants, make contact requests, and thus expand your network.
  • Poster Room - View the submitted poster contributions and the corresponding abstracts and exchange ideas with the authors.
  • Exhibition - Visit the exhibition booths of leading companies, get detailed information about the exhibitors and their products, and get in personal contact with representatives of the companies.
  • Search - If you want to find specific content and/or program items, use the search function to find them very quickly.

On the right side of the header, you will find your profile as well as a list of your contacts, and access to the chat function. The latter includes conversations already held with congress participants, but you can also start new conversations including the possibility for individual video chats.

To make access to the lecture program as convenient as possible, the individual congress days can be individually controlled. Thus, you can access the current live stream or on-demand offers of the conference in an ordered Electronic Program Guide.

If you want to mark contributions in the run-up to or during the congress, you can highlight them with a "star". You will find the program items marked in this way under "My Favorites".


Electronic Program Guide

Join the live stream or live zoom session to follow the current presentation.

Browse the program for each day. By clicking on the individual contributions you will get additional information, such as the abstract. In addition to the basic information, you can ask the author a question about his or her contribution. This is publicly accessible. If you send a contact request to the participating authors, they can also exchange information bilaterally or arrange for an individual video chat.

If the presentation is in the past, you can use the on-demand functionality and retrieve this contribution again.


Poster Room

View the submitted poster contributions and the corresponding abstracts. Ask your questions and network with the participating authors.

During the poster sessions you will also have the opportunity to join a group video chat at each poster to exchange and discuss. The latest versions of ChromeFirefoxSafari, and Edge with Blink engine are fully supported. JavaScript must be active. For video calls, permission to access your microphone and camera is required.


Discussion Forum

Use the opportunity to exchange ideas with participants or start a thematic exchange via the "Create Thread" button.

Fill out the form and publish your contribution, which can now be commented on and discussed. A video chat room is linked to each contribution, where you can exchange ideas in small groups during the breaks, for example.

Your Profil

In the upper right corner of the screen, you will find access to your profile. All your data is stored here. Additionally, introduce yourself with a short description or a statement and mark your interests.

Should you wish to network more closely with other participants, authors, or exhibitors during the congress, you can send them your virtual business card. Your e-mail address will also appear on this card.


Networking

An important aspect of every congress is the opportunity to maintain old contacts and make new ones. The menu item "Networking" gives you an overview of the people registered for the congress in an area that is only accessible to participants. There you will also find, among other things, your profile, which you can individualize.

To view the profile of another congress participant, click on a corresponding virtual business card. A separate button allows you to send a contact request to exchange your e-mail addresses.

If a congress participant also appears as a speaker or poster author, the respective contributions are stored in the profile - so you always have an overview of which of your contacts is speaking.


Virtual Exhibition

Discover our virtual exhibition and see what information and offers the individual companies and institutions have in store for you. The flashing dots mark the individual active links to brochures, flyers, video, ... Use the chat function to get in contact with the exhibitors and address your questions and concerns or clarify them in a 1 to 1 video chat