FAQ

Abstract submission for IPVC 2021 is now open. You can find answers to some frequently asked questions below:

Q: If I submit an abstract do I have to attend the Conference?
A: All accepted abstracts will be scheduled in the Scientific Program either as oral presentation, e poster discussion or e poster viewing. It is expected that at least one author of the abstract attends the conference to present the work and answer questions. Only abstracts of registered participants will be scheduled in the Scientific Program.

Q: I have submitted an abstract, when will I know if it has been accepted?
A: Only after all abstracts have been reviewed by the Scientific Committee will notifications be sent to the abstract submitter. Every effort is made to conclude this process within one month after the abstract submission deadline or extended abstract submission deadline in case there is an extension.

Q: How can I make changes to an abstract I have already submitted?
A: You may enter the Abstract Submission system with your username and password.

The submission form allows you to store your abstract as a DRAFT until the deadline. After the deadline, if not submitted, drafts will be deleted.

Click on the SUBMIT button at the end of the process in order to submit your abstract. You can make changes to your submitted abstract by the deadline.

If you have already clicked on SUBMIT and you wish to edit your abstract you will be required to click on the “reopen” icon. Please make sure to SUBMIT after your edits to keep any changes that were made.

After the submission deadline abstracts cannot be modified or corrected.

Q: If my abstract is accepted, where will it be published?
A: Copies of your accepted and registered abstracts will be published on the conference website/online journal supplement/program.

Q: I am having trouble logging into the abstract submission system – my username/password is not working.
A: Please try one of the following options via the abstract submission page:

In case you are using “Internet Explorer”, please try another internet browser, e.g. “Google Chrome” or “Mozilla”.
When you copy and paste your username and password please make sure there is no extra space at the beginning or the end of them.
Please note that the username or ID received when registering for the Conference is different from the abstract submission. Please use the abstract submission username or “create new account” option.

For any issues with your password please click on “Forgot my password” and you will be able to receive a new one.

Q: My abstract has been accepted but I do not have a copy. Are you able to send one to me?
A: Please enter your account to see the abstract you have submitted. This option is possible also after the submission deadline.

Q: I would like to delete my abstract. Can you please delete it for me?
A: You are able to delete your abstract until the abstract submission deadline. After the deadline please email the Conference secretariat.

Q: How do I register for the conference?
A: In order to register for the conference, please click here.

Q: How can I pay the registration fees?
A: Payment of registration fees can be made by credit card or bank transfer. For full details, please click here.

Q: Can I receive an invoice under the sponsoring Company/ Hospital’s name?
A: Yes. During the registration process, you are required to insert Invoice Details, this information will appear on the invoice you receive by email when completing the registration process.

Q: Can I register for the conference without paying?
A: Yes, but your registration will be confirmed only when full payment is received.

Q: Can I register before the early fee deadline and pay later?
A: In order to benefit from the early fee registration discount, payment must be received before the deadline.

Q: What does my registration fees include?
A: For full detailed entitlements, please check the registration page.

Q: Will I receive a confirmation letter after I have finished registering?
A: Yes. A detailed confirmation letter and receipt will be sent to you by email as soon as payment is received, and registration is completed.

Q: I will not be available during 15-19 November. Will I still be able to access the Virtual Conference content?
A: The content will be available on-demand for a period of 3 months after the Conference ends for all registered participants only.

Q: What if I am not available during certain sessions?
A: All sessions and lectures will be available on-demand in the IPVC 2021 Virtual Conference platform.

Q: What do I need to attend the Virtual Conference?
A: To attend the Virtual Conference, you need a good internet connection, your computer/laptop and a headset/headphones as well as a valid registration. If you have already registered, you will receive login details a few days prior to the congress.

Q: Can I download the slides from the sessions?
A: No, the slides from the session presentations cannot be downloaded.

Q: Is the Conference CME-accredited?
A: Once the Scientific Program has been finalized, an application for CME credits will be made. Further details will be published on the Conference website as soon as they are available.

Q: How can I claim my CME credits after the Conference?
A: CME Certificate of Attendance will be available for download after completing an online survey. A link to the survey will be published on the CME page and sent in the email after the Conference to registered participants.

Q: Where is the Conference taking place?
A: The conference will take place online, as an entirely virtual event.

Q: How do I register for the Virtual Conference?
A: You can register online here.

Q: I am a presenter/speaker at the event, what should I do?
A: We will contact you directly regarding your participation in the program.

Q: What will be available to me as a registered participant?
A: The IPVC 2021 Virtual Conference will offer you a full virtual experience and the opportunity to take part in every aspect of the Conference, including:

  • Access the full Conference program – create your own schedule, attend any and all lectures you want, when and where you want
  • Network with colleagues – browse a list of participants and click on their name to contact them
  • Earn CME/CPD accreditation – by participating in the scientific program, you will still be able to claim CME credits and receive your Certificate of Attendance. Learn more here.
  • Access all the e-posters – browse research on the hottest topics in the field by colleagues from around the world
  • Visit the virtual exhibition hall – journey through the exhibition booths, explore the displayed materials, contact exhibitors directly and chat with other visitors

Q: Will it be possible to get CME credits at the Virtual Conference?
A: Yes, you will be able to earn CME points when attending sessions during the Virtual Conference. As usual, the CME/CPD certificate will be available after completing the online evaluation and credit claiming procedure. Learn more here.

Q: I will not be available from November 15-19. Will I still be able to access the IPVC 2021 content?
A: The content will be available on-demand for a period of 3 months after the Conference ends for all registered participants only.

Q: What if I am not available during certain sessions?
A: All sessions and lectures will be available on-demand in the IPVC 2021 Virtual Conference platform.

Q: What do I need to attend the Virtual Conference?
A: To attend the Virtual Conference, you need a good internet connection, your computer/laptop, and a headset/headphones as well as a valid registration. If you have already registered, you will receive login details a few days prior to the conference.

Q: Will all sessions and meetings be organized online?
A: Yes, IPVC 2021 will be an entirely virtual conference.

Q: Can I download the slides from the sessions?
A: No, the slides from the session presentations cannot be downloaded.

Q: Will there be a possibility for Q&A?
A: You will be able to ask questions during the Live Q&A in specific sessions. The Q&A chat will take place in the Networking Lounge (accessed from the main Lobby) in the Virtual Platform.

Q: Will there be an exhibition?
A: Yes, there will be a virtual exhibition area.

Q: How do I purchase and use an exhibitor badge?
A: There is no registration for the exhibition only, all exhibitors and participants may access the full virtual meeting.

Q: I am an exhibitor at the event, what should I do?
A: We will contact you directly regarding your participation at IPVC 2021. If you need to get in touch with us, please contact the Industry Liaison person.

Q: Who do I contact with questions?
A: If you have any questions, please use the contact form. Kindly select the most relevant subject for your query and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

Program Proposal Deadline: May 17, 2021

Abstract Submission Deadline: June 22, 2021

Early Registration Deadline: until and including October 4, 2021

Regular Registration: from October 5, 2021

Cancellation Policy:

    • Cancellations received up to and including Monday, October 4, 2021 – full refund
    • From Tuesday, October 5, 2021, no refund will be made

*Note, in case of cancellation at any stage, the Bank transfer handling fee (30 USD) will not be refunded – applicable to Bank Transfer payments only.