What to expect from the virtual platform

After two years of successful virtual congresses we are now venturing into our first hybrid congress. Our WMS 2022 definition of hybrid is focussing on educational content, available on demand, online. We are not providing social activities for our virtual attendees, we respect that they have their own reasons for not being in Halifax in person. Our previous virtual congresses taught us virtual networking is tricky, but that the scientific content is still important. So please don't expect awkward online networking rooms. You can however use our Meeting Hub to have one-to-one chats and also arrange group meetings through the virtual platform. You just need to be connected with the individuals first.

This is an International hybrid congress run by WMS Congress Ltd and provided to international HCP’s from around the world. Please note that prescribing information provided here may vary depending on local approval in each country. For the purposes of the WMS 2022 Hybrid Congress best efforts were undertaken by WMS Congress Ltd and congress sponsors to ensure compliance with European Medical Agency (EMA), however, you should review your local prescribing information and consult directly the congress sponsor’s local affiliate to address any questions.
 

ACCESS

The access credentials sent to registered delegates are unique and for the use of the named registered delegate only.
 
Upon entering the virtual congress platform your presence is logged to the server. If you choose to enter a chat area or a virtual exhibition booth, your presence will be made visible to others in the chat room or the virtual exhibition booth.

Upon entering the virtual platform, you acknowledge that the information shared by you is accurate.

Congress Sessions

We realise that not everyone is in the same time zone, but we have tried to make the congress content as flexible and available as possible to everyone. So even if you are attending as an in-person delegate you will still have full access as a virtual delegate as well.

All sessions and lectures will be available on-demand in the WMS 2022 Virtual Congress platform between 4 and 24 hours after the live stream. Just head to the Scientific Programme and On-Demand Sessions menu in the virtual lobby which is where you will find it all. You can still engage with presenters and exhibitors via the chat functions outside of the ADT congress hours, they will just pick the message in their own time zone and respond. Just remember to check back later for their response.

The vast majority of the scientific content and exhibition information will be available on demand for a period of 3 months after the meeting ends (until TBC) for registered participants only, unless speakers/presenters/exhibitors have requested their content/recording be removed 2 weeks post-congress. Most of the content will be available via the WMS website https://www.worldmusclesociety.org/ for WMS members to access at a future date. The Pre-Congress Teaching Course content will move to the WMS Website for WMS members to access after the end of October 2022. 

Sponsors and Exhibition

All our sponsors and exhibitors will be available to chat to in-person at the venue, however they won't be 'staffing' the virtual platform page all the time. You can book a meeting, download information, watch videos, send a chat message or question via the congress app and platform at any time and they will come back to you as soon as posisble. See a list of our confirmed sponsors here.

The content presented in the exhibition booths is solely the responsibility of the exhibitors, and WMS Congress Ltd assumes no responsibility and liability.

The materials provided by sponsors and exhibitors contained in the virtual exhibition are approved for use only in the country specified in their materials. Prescribing information may vary depending on local approval in each country. Therefore, before prescribing any product, always refer to local materials such as the prescribing information and/or the Summary of Product Characteristics (SPC).
 
Support from pharmaceutical partners helps make this event possible. As such, it is important that we comply with the various codes and directives to the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of pharmaceutical products. The Human Medicine Regulations 2012, (clauses 294-300) and European Union directive (2001/83/EC, article 86) provide guidelines relating to the medicinal products for human use. Within these guidelines is the restriction that access to pharmaceutical product marketing activities must be limited to only those participants licensed/authorised to prescribe or supply medicinal products. As such, all participants, with the exception of the exhibitors, are asked the above question during registration. 

On the virtual congress platform, healthcare professionals authorised to prescribe prescription medicines will be recognised from the letter P ('Prescriber') which will appear next to their names in the Meeting Hub. 

The advertising of prescription-only medicines to non-prescribers is prohibited. When visiting the virtual exhibition or any of the exhibit booths containing information only directed towards prescribing healthcare professionals (HCP), all participants must identify themselves as a prescribing healthcare professional or non-prescribing healthcare professional. Healthcare professionals not eligible to prescribe do not have the permission to read, share or download the content displayed on the respective booths.

FAQ

Our FAQ page also has lots of useful information.

Industry Symposia

There will be 8 Industry Symposia during the congress week. See sponsors page for more information. All symposia plus the recorded Q&A will be available on-demand in the WMS 2022 Congress platform between 4 and 24 hours after the live stream. 

Posters

All posters (regardless of whether the presenter is attending in-person or virtually) will be available digitally via the e-poster boards onsite, congress app and virtual platform.

All in-person poster presenters will need to bring a printed poster as well.

If the presenter is registered with a virtual congress ticket, the only presentation opportunity will be via the MP4 file preloaded with the digital poster.

Registered attendees can chat with the presenter at any time during the congress week via the congress app and virtual platform if you don't catch them by their poster in-person at the venue during the poster sessions. 

Please see: https://www.wms2022.com/page/poster-presentations for further information about the different types of posters and what will be visible on the platform versus onsite.

Programme Key

I = Invited Speaker
O/LBO = Selected Oral Presentation
P/LBP = Poster Presentation (on display at the venue as a poster and e-poster and on the virtual platform)
VP = Virtual Poster Presentation (on display on the virtual platform and on e-poster boards at the venue)
FP = Selected Flash Poster Presentation (short flash talk in dedicated area + poster presentation as above)
LBP = Late Breaking Poster (on display at the venue as a poster and e-poster and on the virtual platform)
LSVP = Late Submitted Virtual Poster (only on display on the virtual platform and on e-poster boards at the venue)

Q&A

You will have the opportunity to interact with fellow attendees in-person at the venue and also on the virtual congress platform and app, through the one to one chat functions, Q&A and Polling features. During the live streaming, you will be able to send in your questions in real time. These will be moderated and answered by presenters during the Q&A sessions. 

 

We are very excited to welcome you to the WMS 2022 Hybrid Congress!
 

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