ECTS 2020 goes virtual

ECTS 2020 goes virtual and becomes ECTS 2020 Digital Congress – Enjoy 3-days of cutting-edge and lively exchanges at the Live Prime Time from 22-24 October 2020, and immerse yourself in additional educational content delivered directly to you during ECTS@Home weekly classes, starting in September.  

Registrations for the Digital ECTS 2020 will open in August.  If you already registered for the Marseille event, your registration will be automatically transferred to the virtual edition of the meeting. 

The Scientific Programme will remain unchanged, but the Scientific Programme Committee is currently developing a variety of formats to produce the most engaging presentations and discussions, featuring key opinion leaders from around the world. All at your fingertips and this year at a very special registration rate, so as we transition #ECTS2020 into a digital experience, make sure the dates are saved in your calendar.  More info to be provided soon.

We greatly appreciate your support, patience and understanding in these difficult and unprecedented times.

Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ for Delegates

How can I register to the ECTS virtual congress?

Registration can be done online at https://www.ects2020.org/registration/.

Is my registration confirmation still valid?

Yes, all delegate registrations will be automatically transferred to the ECTS 2020 Digital Congress, including ECTS 2020 Live Prime Time and ECTS@Home.

If you have any question regarding your registration, please contact ects2020@interplan.de

I have paid the registration fee but am not able to attend the virtual congress. Will I be refunded?

If your individual circumstances require and justify a full refund, please e-mail us on ects2020-reg@interplan.de  outlining your situation.

We are sorry if you are unable to make the new dates.  If you have already registered, please email us at ects2020-reg@interplan.de  to request a refund of your registrations.

Will it be possible to get credit points when attending the virtual congress?

Yes, you will be able to receive credit points (according to Continuing Education regulations).

 

Will a certificate of attendance be available?

Within two weeks after the virtual congress, participants will receive an e-mail and be able to download their congress attendance certificates.

Can I make a claim a refund for my travel costs?

Please contact your travel agent directly regarding this query.  We also advise you to consult the terms and conditions of your airline and if applicable any travel insurance you may have.

Can I claim a refund for my accommodation costs?

If you have booked your hotel through the ECTS congress website, or Interplan, please contact h.peter@interplan.de to change your reservation to the new dates.  Due to GDPR, your hotel booking cannot be transferred to new dates directly.

Do I need any specific tools or software to attend the ECTS virtual congress?

No, no specific tool or software is needed to attend ECTS 2020 Digital.  The only requirement is an Internet-capable end device (PC or laptop, tablet, smartphone) and a stable Internet connection.

The ECTS@Home will be held using GotoWebinar or Zoom Webinar.

In which Time Zone will run the ECTS 2020 Digital Congress?

The Digital Congress will run on a Central European Summer Time (CEST) until 25 October 2020.  After that, we will switch to the standard time zone of Central Europeal Time (CET). The Live Prime Time between 22-24 October 2020 will run during CEST and the ECTS@Home programme will run partially on CEST and after 25 October as CET.

What if I will not be available during a certain session?

All sessions and lectures will be available on-demand for until end of December 2020.

Will there be an exhibition?

There will be a virtual exhibition area.

Any further questions?

If you have any other questions, please contact us at ects2020-reg@interplan.de.

FAQ for abstract authors

Will my abstract still be accepted to present for the virtual congress?

Yes, it will.  All accepted abstracts will be automatically transferred to the ECTS 2020 Digital  of 22-24 October 2020.

Further information on the format of the presentation will be communicated soon.

ECTS 2020 Digital will include an eposter area.

Will my abstract still be published in Bone Reports supplement?

Yes, abstracts that will be presented during ECTS 2020 Digital will be published in the supplement.

Will I be able to amend my accepted abstracts?

No. But of course you can add data to the poster or oral presentation as you deem appropriate.

I have been awarded a New Investigator Award / Travel Grant.  Will it be valid for the new dates?

Yes, all New Investigator awards presented during ECTS 2020 Digital are maintained.  All  awardees of a Travel Grant will benefit from free registration to the virtual congress, plus one-year free ECTS membership [note, it will be 2021 since the awardees are already members].

In which Time Zone will run the ECTS 2020 Digital Congress?

The Digital Congress will run on a Central European Summer Time (CEST) until 25 October 2020.  After that, we will switch to the standard time zone of Central Europeal Time (CET). The Live Prime Time between 22-24 October 2020 will run during CEST and the ECTS@Home programme will run partially on CEST and after 25 October as CET.

Any further questions?

If you have any other questions, please contact us at ects2020@interplan.de.

FAQ for speakers & faculty

When is my new presentation scheduled for?

The Scientific Programme Committee is currently reviewing the scientific programme.

You will receive an email confirming the details of your talk(s).

What happens if I am not available anymore?

You will receive an email confirming the details of your talk.  If you are not available to the new dates, please email us at ects2020@interplan.de as soon as possible.

Can I make a claim to refund my travel costs from the May and October meeting?

We also advise you to consult the terms and conditions of your airline and if applicable any travel insurance you may have.

In which Time Zone will run the ECTS 2020 Digital Congress?

The Digital Congress will run on a Central European Summer Time (CEST) until 25 October 2020.  After that, we will switch to the standard time zone of Central Europeal Time (CET). The Live Prime Time between 22-24 October 2020 will run during CEST and the ECTS@Home programme will run partially on CEST and after 25 October as CET.

Any further questions?

If you have any other questions, please contact us at ects2020@interplan.de.

FAQ for sponsors

We will contact you directly regarding your participation at the event. If you need to get in touch with us, please contact Sina Ehresmann at s.ehresmann@interplan.de.

Please note that if you made a booking directly with a supplier and not through Interplan, we kindly ask you to get in touch with the supplier directly.