The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum platform is designed to allow you and neuroscientists from all around the globe to easily navigate hundreds of sessions and thousands of e-posters AND find your research amongst them. You will be able to share your research and interact live with your fellow delegates during your allocated poster sessions and also have the option to make your e-Poster and audio recording after the Forum for up to 3 months.

All accepted poster presenters are invited to upload an e-poster as a 1-page file. Poster presenters will be sent the technical instructions on how to prepare the e-poster and the upload link in due course.

What will my e-poster look like?

Each e-poster consists of a pdf and a mp3 audio file. All poster presenters may record a 3-min MP3 file to introduce their poster and a chat window will be permanently open for every poster. The recorded introduction will be accessible from the e-poster viewing center, accompanied also by the submitted abstract. Instructions for how to prepare and submit your presentation will be sent in due course. Poster pages will furthermore include information about the allocated poster sessions when the author of the particular presenter will be in attendance and include a line below the affiliations where presenters can add a link to their own personal chat room.

How will networking be organised for my e-poster?

The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum will host seven topically oriented poster sessions where presenters of each poster will be featured at two different sessions. Authors are requested to remain in attendance during the entirety of these two sessions dedicated to their topic, and are furthermore encouraged, if at all possible, to include a URL, linking to their own personal or institutional e-meeting rooms, where they can then meet other delegates face to face during their poster presentation. Zoom and other e-meeting services offer that owners may schedule “recurring meetings” with one fixed URL.

How can I secure my e-poster and presentation when it is online?:

FENS enforces a strict non-tolerance for illegal copying of content that is presented via the virtual FENS Forum platform (see Code of Conduct at FENS Forums). Presenters are encouraged to clearly indicate in their presentations that the content presented shall not be shared or copied. Presenters are furthermore strongly advised to secure a Digital Object Identifier (DoI) for their presentation by uploading it to an open data sharing repository for posters and slides such as the Gates Open Research platform or similar.

Presenters are strongly encouraged to clearly indicate whether or not photography/recording of the poster, presentation and sharing/remixing of the material is permitted. To aid in this process, FENS will provide presenters with a digital graphic Image to incorporate into their slides/poster or to print and display. The images are available here.