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FAQ - General information

How and why did the Congress Organizers make the decision to host a virtual Congress in light of the Covid-19 Pandemic?

The decision to convert WCPH 2020 into a virtual congress has been taken by the Congress Management Committee (CMC) due to a critical situation around the world. It will allow participants from all around the world to be part of that event.

Why aren’t you holding an in-person Congress at a later stage?

The Congress Management Committee (CMC) is firmly convinced that now more than ever it is important that the public health community should meet in person or virtually. As far as the Covid-19 pandemic evolution is not predictable, an in-person congress is not advisable at the moment.

What is a virtual Congress?

A virtual congress is hosted entirely over the Internet. It will allow participants to access live and hear presentations from their computers/homes. Participants can access the congress through a website designed specifically for this virtual event. You will watch congress presentations and participate with questions and comments in real time.

How can I get updates about the virtual congress?

We kindly invite you to check the congress webpage and subscribe to our newsletter, in order to be always updated.

I live in a different time zone than Europe, how can I attend the Congress?

Virtual sessions will be scheduled in six different time zones (Europe 1, Europe 2, North America, South America, Asia and Africa). If you cannot view the sessions due to a different time zone, you can still access them on demand webcasts.

If I cannot attend the Congress in October, can I still view the sessions after that date?

If you are registered, you can access all e-materials for 14 days after the end of the Congress.

Will there be virtual pre-conferences?

Yes, some live streaming pre-conferences will be organized on October 12th, before the official congress opening.

What will happen to hotel reservations?

In case you booked your hotel through the booking department of Triumph, we kindly invite you to write to them to have all the information you may need:

In case you booked your accommodation by yourself you will need to contact them directly..