Virtual Congress

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12th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases is going virtual!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

The continuous restrictions regarding travel, hosting events and congresses have changed the format of numerous global meetings and conferences in the last year. Even though the world is slowly taking the road to recovery, as COVID-19 vaccination programs are rolling out, it remains our top priority and responsibility to ensure the health and safety of our staff and participants. With this in mind, the WSPID Board and the International Scientific Committee have made the decision to hold the 12th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID) as a virtual event, taking place on 22-24 February 2022.

WSPID is the only global society that is devoted entirely to pediatric diseases in children. Our congress takes place every alternate year, and with its virtual format, it will be more accessible than ever to our colleagues from middle- and lower-income settings. Our Scientific Committee works hard to bring the best speakers and to address the most important issues in infectious diseases that affect children and their families.

The WSPID 2022 Virtual Congress will be an opportunity to learn of the latest developments relevant to your patients, interact with world experts in all aspects of pediatric infectious diseases, meet colleagues from all over the world and also network to look for new opportunities and collaborations. As pediatric infectious disease doctors, we have much in common as regardless of where we come from. We share a passion to help children through scientific and clinical acumen to address the immense burden of infectious diseases.

We look forwards to warmly welcoming you all online!

Yours sincerely,

Mark Cotton
President, World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases

WSPID 2022 Virtual Congress FAQ

Please see below the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Virtual event.

The WSPID board has decided to take the 12th World Congress of the World Society for Pediatric Infectious Diseases (WSPID) virtual. All speakers and presentations, interactive poster displays and exhibitors will be held entirely online.

The WSPID 2022 Virtual Congress will be taking place between 22-24 February 2022 with live-streamed and recorded sessions according to the program schedule. All of the meeting content will be available to registered participants on-demand after the congress.

The content will be available on-demand for a period following the congress dates, for all registered participants. More information on how long the content will be available after the congress dates will follow for registered participants, sponsors & exhibitors only.

To attend the WSPID 2022 Virtual Congress, you need a good internet connection, your device or computer, and valid registration. You will receive login details a few days prior to the event.

We still hope that 2021 would bring back our normal routines and we will be able to meet at least part of you in person again. In the months to come, our society will continue to monitor closely how the pandemic circumstances progress and explore the possibility of holding the event in a hybrid format in a safe and accessible way for all.

Registration

The WSPID 2022 Virtual Congress will offer you a full virtual experience and the opportunity to take part in every aspect of the program, including the chance to:

  • Access all presentations and session recordings. Create your own schedule to attend any and all of the sessions whenever and wherever you choose.
  • Network with colleagues. Browse the list of participants and click on their name to contact them.
  • Earn CME credits. Participate in the scientific program and be eligible to receive the CME credits attributed to the virtual congress.
  • Access all the e-posters. Browse research on the hottest topics published in the congress digital abstract book and connect with the abstract authors and other colleagues from around the world through the e-poster virtual consultations.
  • Join the debate. During a live-streamed or recorded session, participate in live conversations with delegates from all over the world.
  • Give feedback. Use the short session surveys to rate the sessions and help us improve the overall quality of the program.
  • Visit the virtual exhibition hall. Journey through the exhibition booths, explore the displayed materials, contact exhibitors directly, and chat with other visitors.

You can use the contact form here and select Registration as the Subject.

Program and sessions

We are doing our best to ensure that the WSPID 2022 Virtual Congress will incorporate as much of the well-known physical Congress experience and atmosphere as possible. All delegates will be contacted with timely updates on the program schedule in due course.

No, the slides from the session presentations cannot be downloaded, but you will be able to have the oral presentations of many presenters, where the slides are being shown.

We will contact you directly regarding your participation in the program.

Some sessions will be live and some will be pre-recorded. We are doing everything to ensure the highest possible quality of the virtual congress while maintaining the energy of live sessions and live interactions.

Speakers are encouraged to add email/social media information to their slides in order to enable participants to reach out with questions and comments.

Upon acceptance of your abstract, you will be contacted personally with information about submitting your e-poster
Accepted poster presenters will be asked to upload an e-poster as a 1-page file.
Accepted poster presenters will be given the option of recording a short MP3 file to explain their poster
Interaction between the E poster presenters and the participants will be available through chat
E-posters will be available throughout the Congress  and after
For other abstract-related questions, please use the contact form here, selecting Abstracts as the subject.

Exhibition

Yes, there will be a virtual exhibition area.

We will contact you directly regarding your participation.

There is no registration for exhibition only, all exhibitors and participants may access the full WSPID 2022 Virtual Congress.