EUROSPINE

Eurospine 2020

6–9 October, Virtual Annual Meeting

FAQ

General Information - Virtual EUROSPINE 2020


Date: 6–9 October 2020

Will the EUROSPINE 2020 Annual Meeting that should have taken place from 7–9 October 2020 in Vienna be postponed?
No, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, and to protect the health and safety of all our stakeholders, our Annual Meeting will take place virtually from 6–9 October.
However, we are happy to announce that EUROSPINE will come back to Vienna in 2024.

How is EUROSPINE 2020 different from other virtual spine meetings?
The EUROSPINE Annual Meeting 2020 is not a webinar. It is a full, interactive platform that will make you feel as though you are attending the meeting in person. Sit in on our scientific presentations, learn from eminent spine specialists, participate in Qs & As and visit our virtual exhibition.

Registration


I have already registered for the physical EUROSPINE 2020 Annual Meeting in Vienna. What will happen to my registration?
Your registration for EUROSPINE 2020 Vienna can be either transformed into a registration for Virtual EUROSPINE 2020 or cancelled and fully refunded. Any full/partial refunds you are entitled to are handled by Mondial Congress & Events. Should you have any questions regarding your registration and/or refund, please contact .

If I do not want to participate at Virtual EUROSPINE 2020, will my paid registration fee be refunded?
Yes, in case you do not wish to participate online, any paid registration fees for EUROSPINE 2020 Vienna will be fully refunded.

When and how can I register for Virtual EUROSPINE 2020, if I have not registered before?
The online registration for Virtual EUROSPINE 2020 is already open, more information can be found on the following page: www.eurospinemeeting.org/registration-virtual2020.htm

Will the registration fee for Virtual EUROSPINE 2020 remain the same?
No, EUROSPINE decided to lower the registration fees for the online meeting while offering the same high value scientific content with top-quality educational sessions and live debates.
More information is available on the website: www.eurospinemeeting.org/registration-virtual2020.htm
If you have already paid the registration fees for the physical EUROSPINE 2020, your overpayment will be refunded of course. Please contact if you have any questions.

What is included with my registration fee?
The registration fee includes:
  • Online access to the virtual congress valid for both time slots
  • Private login code for one device
  • Possibility to interact with speakers (Q&A), attendees (meeting hub) or industry representatives (virtual exhibition)
  • Access to EUROSPINE content library (1 year for EUROSPINE members / 1 month for non-members with possibility to extend)
  • Certificate of attendance upon completion of post-session evaluations and a post-congress survey

Can I register for single session or one-day only?
Registrations for single sessions are not available. However, day-tickets are available. Please note that only one day-ticket can be purchased per person.

When is the last day to register?
Registration will remain open until the last day of the congress.

Will I get a certificate of attendance?
Yes, you will be able to download your certificate of attendance upon completion of post-session evaluations and a post-congress survey.

Scientific Programme


Will the programme for Virtual EUROSPINE 2020 remain the same as it was planned for the physical congress?
EUROSPINE is fully committed to providing high-quality education and learning opportunities that allow spine experts in all parts of the world to hone their skills and profit from the most up-to-date research. The content of our virtual meeting will offer the same high value as our live meeting, with top-quality educational sessions and live debates. Session topics remain the same as planned for the EUROSPINE Annual Meeting in Vienna. Some items of the agenda might be changed, and the programme will be spread over 4 days instead of 3 days.
The preliminary scientific programme is already published on the website: www.eurospinemeeting.org/virtual2020-scientific-programme.htm

At what time will the programme of Virtual EUROSPINE 2020 take place?
EUROSPINE decided to provide the entire programme twice a day to include all time zones and to give everybody the same chance to collect CME credits. PLease have a look at the scientific programme grid.

The preliminary programme grid shows 2 options. Do I have to choose beforehand at which time slot I would like to participate?
No, it is totally up to you. You can watch anytime you want.

When and how can I access the virtual congress platform?
If you are registered for Virtual EUROSPINE 2020 you will receive a link with your individualized access/ log-in code on the email address you used to register for the congress. You will receive the access / log-in information for the virtual congress platform within 24 hours before the congress starts. If you register during the meeting, you will receive the access/ log-in code immediately (online payment via credit card is required).

Can I share the link to the virtual congress platform with others?
No, your personal access can be used by one person only. Your attendance will be tracked during the whole congress to be able to send you your CME certificate accordingly.

Is it possible to ask questions to presenters?
Yes, you are able to ask questions during live sessions via the chat function. Presenters will see those questions during the presentation and can answer afterwards. This function will allow a dynamic and interesting communication for all parties involved.

Will the General Assembly also take place virtually?
Yes, the General Assembly will take place virtually on Friday, 9 October 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 CET. Every EUROSPINE member is invited to join.

Do I have to register separately for the General Assembly or how can I attend?
EUROSPINE Members will receive automatic access to the General Assembly. No extra action is required.

Will the Pre-day Courses take place?
No, it has been decided that there will not be any Pre-day Courses at Virtual EUROSPINE 2020.

Will Virtual EUROSPINE 2020 be CME accredited?
Yes, an application will be made to the EACCME® for CME accreditation of the congress. Further information will follow as soon as the application process has been completed.

I have submitted an abstract for EUROSPINE 2020 in Vienna, what happens now?
Your abstract will be a part of Virtual EUROSPINE 2020 in one or the other way.
Individual outcome notifications are sent as announced with the abstract confirmation until mid-June.

Do I need to be registered to present my abstract and for publication of the abstract?
Yes, you have to be registered for the virtual congress.

When will the sessions be available in the EUROSPINE e-library?
A session of virtual EUROSPINE will be available within 24 hours after the session has taken place in the EUROSPINE e-library. Your access code to the EUROSPINE e-library will be sent to you in a separate E-mail by the beginning of October.


Industry


Will there be an online exhibition at Virtual EUROSPINE 2020?
Yes, there will be a virtual industry exhibition allowing participants to get informed about the latest products and technologies of the Medtech industry.

I have already applied as a sponsor/exhibitor for the physical EUROSPINE 2020. What will happen to my booking?
Exhibitors and sponsors will be contacted individually until the end of June with a customised offer equivalent to their current booking for EUROSPINE 2020 Vienna.

I am interested in contributing to Virtual EUROSPINE as a sponsor/exhibitor. How can I get more information?
Please get in touch with Ellen Valckenaere of the EUROSPINE Organising Team, she will provide you with all information you need:

Accommodation & Travel


Is it possible to cancel my accommodation for free?
If you have booked your accommodation through the official EUROSPINE 2020 online registration or via Mondial Congress & Events your booking will be cancelled automatically.
EUROSPINE does not cover any cancellation fees for bookings which have been made through any other platform.

Will EUROSPINE cover costs which may occur for the cancellation of my travel arrangements?
We would kindly ask you to get in contact with the company where you have purchased your ticket (airline, train company, etc.) directly to cancel your booking.
EUROSPINE will not cover any costs for travel arrangements or cancellation costs.

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