The 25th International
Annual Congress of the
World Muscle Society

Frequently Asked Questions

I have already registered for the Congress in Halifax. Am I automatically registered for the virtual congress?

No. In some cases, with the delegate’s consent, basic registration details will have been transferred to the Virtual Congress and those attendees will receive a personalised log-in token via email to finalise their registration.

If you don’t receive the above-mentioned email please register for the Virtual Congress via this website: https://www.wms2020.com/registration/

Alternatively, if in doubt, please contact the registration team to confirm your registration status: registration@worldmusclesociety.org

Will the virtual 2020 congress take place at the same time as the original Halifax meeting?

The 2020 Virtual Congress, will be streamed live between 30 September and 2 October 2020. Session times will be published on the Programme page: www.wms2020.com/programme/

Please note, all times stated in the programme are in British Summer Time (BST).

All content will also be available "On Demand" after the published times.

How do I register for the 2020 Virtual Congress?

You can register online at www.wms2020.com/registration/

What are the 2020 Virtual Congress fees?

The 2020 Virtual Congress is free of charge for all attendees.

Can I access the 2020 Virtual Congress without registering?

No, we ask all those interested in attending the live streams and on-demand content to register online ahead of the meeting. Only registered participants will receive the necessary log in details for the virtual congress platform.

When are registrations closing?

We strongly encourage all those interested in attending the virtual meeting to register in plenty of time ahead of the event (up to 24 hours before) to ensure that virtual platform access details are sent and received in sufficient time and that you have the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the platform and facilities available.

Registrations will remain open during the virtual meeting. However, if registering in the 24h ahead of the meeting or during the meeting, please expect a 4-hour delay in receiving your log in details. This means you might miss some of the live streamed sessions.

What will be available for me as a registered participant?

WMS 2020 Virtual Congress will offer you a full virtual experience and the opportunity to take part in every aspect of the meeting, including:

    • Access to the full meeting programme – opening lectures, live streamed panel discussions, oral presentations, industry symposia, webcast sessions. Create your own schedule, attend any and all sessions you want, when and where you want

    • Network with colleagues – browse a list of participants and click on their name to contact them

    • Visit the virtual exhibition hall – journey through the exhibition booths, explore sponsor materials, engage with exhibitors directly and chat with other visitors

    • Earn CME credits – participate in the scientific programme

    • Access all the e-posters – browse research on the hottest topics in the field by colleagues from around the world

    • Join the debate – interact via themed chats carefully designed to allow participation from all over the world, regardless of time zones

Will there be an exhibition?

Yes, there will be a virtual exhibition area.

Will it be possible to get CPD points by attending the virtual meeting?

Yes, you will be able to earn CME points when attending sessions during the virtual congress. As usual the CME/CPD certificate will be available after completing the online evaluation and credit claiming procedure. The online evaluation will be active after the congress.

Will I still receive CPD points if I register after the initial meeting dates?

Yes, you will be able to earn CME points when attending sessions during the Virtual Meeting up to 2 weeks after the congress.

I will not be available 30 September to 2 October. Will I still be able to access the virtual meeting?

The content will be available on demand for a period of 3 months after the meeting ends for registered participants only.

What if I’m not available during certain sessions?

All sessions and lectures will be available on-demand in the WMS 2020 Virtual Congress platform 2 hours after the live stream.

What do I need to attend the virtual meeting?

To attend the virtual meeting, 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 meeting.

Is there an abstract journal?

There will be a digital abstract journal available during the meeting.

Can I download the slides from the sessions?

No, the slides from the session presentations cannot be downloaded.

Why is the video not playing?

We recommend using Chrome for the best experience when viewing the webcast and live-streamed sessions. If you are using Safari, please enable the popup blocker: www.lifewire.com/manage-pop-up-blocker-in-safari-4136249

Will there be a possibility for Q&A?

Yes, live sessions will include Q&A opportunities. You will also have the opportunity to send question to poster presenters via a chat function or email speakers that have consented to sharing their contact details.

Who do I contact with questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the organisers: www.wms2020.com/contact/

A member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.

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