30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Virology

24–26 March 2021

30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Virology

24–26 March 2021

Conference Details

Procedure of the different session types

Schedule of sessions, workshops and ePoster sessions

Plenary session

  • Speakers and chairpersons will be live during the session.
  • The speakers prepare their presentations in advance. They are free to upload a video file with audio track or just upload a PowerPoint presentation and give their talk live during the plenary session.
  • During the plenary session, the presentations are moderated by the chairpersons. These are then played back or held live by the author.
  • Participants can ask questions via a chat.
  • At the end of each talk, the chairs read out the questions and the speakers answer them.
  • After each session, a “meet the speakers" session is planned via zoom (at least one chairperson + speakers). This should provide time for an in-depth discussion. The access data will be displayed at the end of the session of the main programme.
  • The presentations will also be available digitally after the congress, subject to the consent of the speaker.

Workshops

  • Speakers and chairpersons will be live during the session.
  • Speakers pre-record their presentations with an audio track.
  • For the session, the presentations are moderated by the chairpersons and then played back.
  • Participants can ask questions via a chat.
  • At the end of each talk, the chairpersons read out the questions and the speakers answer them.
  • After each session, a “meet the speakers" session is planned via zoom (at least one chairperson + speakers). This should provide time for an in-depth discussion. The access data will be displayed at the end of the session of the main programme.
  • The presentations will also be available digitally after the congress (on demand area), subject to the consent of the speaker.

ePoster Session

  • For each workshop session there will also be a corresponding ePoster session with further short oral presentations on the respective topic.
  • Speakers will pre-record their presentations in three-minute presentations, but they are connected live.
  • The presentations will be played and participants can ask questions after the presentation.

ePoster Area / self study

  • All ePosters can be viewed online on the digital congress page.
  • The authors prepare a PDF file for this purpose. If they wish, authors can also submit a three-minute video additionally to the PDF.
  • Questions about abstracts that are not presented in the ePoster sessions can be asked via chat to the author.

 

How to prepare a ePoster

  • one page (PDF/PPTX in landscape format, 16:9)
  • video presentation (max three minutes, video recording of ePoster) – obligatory for ePoster sessions, optional for ePoster area / self study