Frequently Asked Questions

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All live sessions between 6 and 11 December will take place in Central European Time (CET, GMT +1). Check this interactive time zone map to see the corresponding times in your area.

All IDF Congress Virtual 2021 sessions will be in English.

The IDF Virtual Congress 2021 has applied for European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) accreditation and is expected to receive 17 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Participants may only claim credits for the number of hours watched during the Congress (6-11 December 2021). Credits may not be claimed for sessions viewed on-demand after the Congress.

Participants will be able to download their CME Certificate in the “My CME Certificate” section of the virtual platform. The certificate will be generated after completion of a mandatory evaluation form.

Registered participants who have attended the virtual congress will be able to download their certificate of attendance through the virtual platform at the end of the Congress.

Multiple individual and group rates are available on the registration page.

The registration fee includes:

  • Full access to all sessions and satellite symposia streamed live during the congress and view-on-demand for 30 days following the congress.
  • Full access to the e-poster gallery for up to 12 months following the congress. Posters can be browsed by keyword and authors can be contacted through the messaging system.
  • Access to live Q&A with delegates and speakers.
  • Access to live meet-the-expert discussion group sessions
  • A CME certificate upon completion of the evaluation form provided. Credits awarded are based on the hours of sessions watched.

Day registration is only available for the opening day – Monday, 6 December. This consists of sessions dedicated to the centenary of insulin and the IDF Diabetes Atlas 10th Edition 2021.

All registered participants will be able to view recordings of all Congress sessions on-demand for a period of 30 days following the event.

Registration name changes are possible and must be made in writing by email. No changes by telephone will be accepted. An administrative fee of 20 EUR will be charged per participant. The substitute participant does not need to submit a new registration form. For more information, view the General Terms & Conditions.

Registered participants and abstract authors will receive an email shortly before the start of the Congress containing their login credentials to access the virtual platform.

Refunds are possible until 26 November 2021. Notification of cancellation must be made by email to registration@idf.org. A cancellation fee of 20 Euro will be charged. CME credits will not be provided for unattendance or early termination of attendance.

All enquiries concerning registration should be addressed by email to registration@idf.org.

Information about the scientific programme is available on the programme page. The full programme will be available as of 15 June 2021.

Enquiries concerning the programme can be addressed by email to romy.meuter@idf.org.

Online abstract submission for the IDF Virtual Congress 2021 is open from 1 June to 31 July 2021. Late-breaking abstracts will also be accepted for research that contains clinical or non-clinical results and data that emerge after the general abstract submission deadline. Late-breaking abstract submission will be open from 1 September to 3 November 2021. More information about abstract submission is available here.

Authors will be notified if their abstract has been submitted by mid-September 2021.

Abstracts accepted for oral presentation will be allocated 5-8 minute slots between 16:45 and 17:15 CET on 7 to 11 December. Accepted oral poster presenters will receive further information after 9 September.

Accepted authors must register for the IDF Virtual Congress 2021 by 27 September. If a presenting author is not registered by this date, their abstract will be removed from the programme.

Our technical partner Morressier will send an email with information on how to access the portal and upload an e-poster. The e-poster technical guidelines are available here.

All accepted e-posters will be indexed and assigned a DOI and Creative Commons license. E-posters can also include a presentation in the form of a pre-recorded video and datasets.

Registered poster presenters will be able to download their poster certificate at the end of the Congress.

Yes, live Q&As and discussions are included in the programme. Participants who miss any live sessions can still ask questions and/or comment on those sessions throughout the duration of the Congress. Private messages can be sent to other participants who have consented to be contacted during the congress. Speakers and panellists will be able to answer questions through the dedicated messaging system.

If you have difficulties accessing the virtual platform during the Congress, please contact congress@idf.org for assistance. A dedicated helpdesk and IT technician will be available to assist participants throughout the event.

The following is recommended to ensure an optimal experience on the virtual platform:

  • A stable internet connection
  • A desktop or laptop computer. Only basic viewing features are supported on mobile devices and tablets.
  • Browsers (e.g. Chrome, Firefox, Safari) updated to the latest versions. The use of third party browsers on Apple devices is not recommended.
  • Cookie and pop-up blocking measures should be disabled
  • Full HD screen resolution 1920×1080 pixels or higher

The following opportunities will be available to interact with participants, speakers or sponsors during the Congress:

  • Text or video chat with participants who have opted in to the messaging system
  • Live Q&As with speakers at the end of each session
  • Meet-the-Expert discussion group sessions
  • Live polling will be available for selected sessions
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