Q: If I submit an abstract do I have to attend the congress?
A: All accepted abstracts are scheduled in the Scientific Program either as Oral, Poster or Publication only presentations. It is required that the presenting author of the abstract is registered for the congress. Only abstracts of registered participants will be scheduled in the Scientific Programme.
Q: I have submitted an abstract, when will I know if it has been accepted?
A: Only after all abstracts have been reviewed and allocated by the Scientific Committee will notifications be sent to the abstract submitters. Please refer to the Key Dates.
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 and make changes to your abstract until the submission deadline date. No abstract changes will be accepted after this date.
Q: If my abstract is accepted, where will it be published?
A: Copies of your accepted and registered abstracts will be published on the congress website and congress mobile App as well as in the Pediatric Blood & Cancer Journal (excluding late breaking abstracts). Please contact the Abstract Department for further details.
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:
1. In case you are using “Internet Explorer”, please try other internet browser e.g. “Google Chrome” or “Mozilla”
2. When you copy and paste your user name and password please make sure there is no extra space at the beginning or the end of them
3. In case your password contains the letter “O” please make sure you do not type “0” (Zero) instead of the letter “O”
4. Please note that the username or ID received when registering for the congress is different to the abstract submission. Please use the abstract submission username or “create new account”
Q: Is the congress CME accredited?
A: Once the Scientific Program has been finalized, an application for CME credits will be made. For details on the CME-CPD Accreditation and how to receive your CME/CPD Certificate, please visit the CME-CPD Accreditation page.
Q: How can I claim my CME-CPD credits after the congress?
A: You may receive your CME Certificate of Attendance after the congress. Please visit the CME-CPD Accreditation page for further details.
Each medical specialist should claim only those hours of credit that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.
Q: Where is the Congress taking place?
A: The Congress will take place online, as an entirely virtual meeting.
Q: How can I enter the congress?
A: Registered participants will receive their login data to the SIOP virtual congress platform shortly before the meeting.
Q: I have already booked my hotel, before the congress was transformed into virtual. What can I do?
A: Please get in touch with us via the contact form here. Select “Hotel Accommodation” as the subject.
Q: Can I cancel my hotel booking?
A: There are different cancellation policies for different hotels and depending on the time of booking. When booking, please check the cancellation policy summary that appears on the booking page. For bookings that have already been made, please view the terms and conditions of your specific reservation.
Q: Do I need a visa or invitation letter?
A: No, since the congress will be held as an entirely virtual meeting, you can attend from wherever you are based and do not need a visa and invitation letter.
Q: How do I register for the congress?
A: In order to register for the conference, please register online.
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. If you require an invoice to be issued to the sponsoring company, during the registration process you can write their billing details.
Q: Can I register for the congress 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: Can I register during the congress?
A: Yes. registration is available during the congress days. Onsite fees will apply.
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.
- Submission Deadline – April 16, 2020
- Abstract Review – April 2020
- Notifications sent to Presenters – June 2020
- Early Bird Registration Deadline – September 1, 2020
- Regular Registration Deadline – From September 2, 2020
Registration Cancellation Policy:
- 100% refund – cancellations received until September 2, 2020
- 50% refund – cancellations received September 3-30, 2020
- No refund – after October 1, 2020