FENS 2020 Virtual Forum FAQ
Please see below the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the Virtual Forum.
Please note that the Virtual Forum login details for all registered participants are being sent at the end of the day on 8 July.
Please check your spam folder or write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you haven’t received your login details.
If you don’t find an answer to your specific question, please return to the Virtual Forum platform and open a chat with technical support (found in bottom right corner).
FENS has decided to take the 12th FENS Forum virtual. The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum and its 300+ speakers and presentations, live discussions and Q&A, 3,500 interactive poster displays and 150 exhibitors will be held entirely online.
Yes, the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum will be taking place from 11-15 July 2020 with live-streamed and recorded sessions according to the programme schedule. All of the meeting content will be available to registrants on demand for a period of three months after the Forum, so you can go back, view and enjoy all the sessions and career development opportunities as well as other events as many times as you want, when you want.
The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum will be available to all registrants on demand, for a period of three months after the Forum dates: you can go back, view and enjoy all the sessions and career development opportunities, as many times as you want, when you want.
FENS is a Federation of 44 member societies that organise their national meetings in the off-year (2021). It was difficult to move the Forum while still respecting all of these events.
Facilitating scientific interaction and exchanges between our community is at the heart of FENS mission. Faced with the uncertainty of the current situation and after investigating various options and much contingency planning, we opted for the virtual format as it allows us to bring our community together to share research, network and discuss the latest findings in neuroscience at a much needed time.
THE VIRTUAL FORUM’S PLATFORM
We’ve created a series of videos to show you how to use the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum’s platform, including logging in, accessing pre-recorded and live sessions, as well as meeting exhibitors and networking.
To start watching these walk-through videos, click here.
We acknowledge that unfortunately the avatars on the Virtual Forum platform do not represent the Forum’s diverse audience. This is a technical limitation which in no way reflects FENS views or values.
Yes, you are automatically registered for the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum. Further details and guidance on how to navigate the meeting platform will be announced in due course.
Registration and abstract submission are open for new participants to register to the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum. Early registration fees as well as abstract submission have been extended until 18 May 2020 (midnight, HAST). More information is available at https://forum2020.fens.org/registration/
If you registered with the regular fees, you will be automatically reimbursed.
The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum will offer you a full FENS Forum experience and the opportunity to take part in every aspect of the programme including:
- Free access to all presentations and sessions. Create your own schedule, attend any and all of the sessions whenever and wherever for a period of three months.
- Networking with your colleagues. Use the world map to browse the list of participants and use the conference system to contact other delegates and network.
- Access to all e-poster sessions. Browse research on the hottest topics published in the FENS Virtual Forum digital abstract book and connect with abstract authors and other colleagues from around the world through virtual e-poster consultations.
- The chance to join the debate. Attend programme events and participate in conversations during live Q&A sessions.
- Asking questions, giving feedback. Use the short session surveys to rate the sessions and help improve the overall quality of the programme.
- Visiting the virtual exhibition hall. Journey through the exhibition booths, explore the materials on display, contact exhibitors directly and chat with other visitors.
Your registration allows you to access five days of intense science during the live Forum, the extended access to go back, view and enjoy all the sessions and career development opportunities, on-demand, for an extra period of three months. Therefore, you will be able to attend more lectures and more events and keep the discussion going with your fellow delegates, at no extra cost.
FENS and IBRO/PERC are jointly offering grants for students and young investigators to attend the FENS Virtual Forum 2020.
Instead of receiving a grant for travel costs, selected recipients will be awarded with waived registration for the Virtual Forum. Your abstract submission fee will not be reimbursed, but the early registration fee you have already paid will be refunded.
One exception applies: participants from a country where there is a member society of FENS will only be reimbursed the FENS member registration fee, regardless of whether they are a member or not.
All applicants will be informed about the status of their application individually by email in the coming days. For further questions relating to the grants please contact email@example.com.
Press will be invited to the Virtual Forum. More information about Press contact person and services during the Forum days will be communicated shortly.
The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum platform is designed to allow presenters and delegates to easily navigate hundreds of sessions and thousands of e-posters AND find your research amongst them. Further information on the poster sessions can be found here.
To claim your Certificate of Attendance
- Log in to your registration account – click here
(please note, this is different to the Virtual Platform lobby’s login)
- On the homepage of your registration account, there is now a button to download your certificate of attendance.
PROGRAMME AND POSTERS
FENS is doing its best to ensure that the virtual meeting will incorporate as much of the well-known Forum experience and atmosphere as possible. All delegates will be contacted with timely updates on programme scheduling in due course.
No, the slides and posters from sessions cannot be downloaded and are considered protected property of the presenters. Please contact these through the conference system to request copies and details of their slides and posters.
Some sessions will be live and some will be pre-recorded. We are doing everything to ensure the highest possible quality of the virtual Forum while maintaining the energy of live sessions and live interactions.
Q&A will be available in live sessions.
All pre-recorded presentations and posters will be available for online viewing and provide interactive options for participants to engage in.
In any case, 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 Forum and 3 months after
CANCELLATION AND REIMBURSEMENT
If you would like to cancel your registration, you are able to receive a 100% refund on registration until 22 April 2020. As of the 23 April 2020 the regular cancellation policy outlined on the registration page will apply.
For more information on registration and cancellation, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
All delegates will be offered a full refund for their purchase of Jump the FENS tickets and the programme book. The refund will be done automatically, it will probably take a few weeks.
All delegates will be offered a reimbursement for the funds contributed towards the offsetting of CO2.
The donations received towards the Loch Arkaig pine forest project in Scotland will be maintained and donated to the programme as indicated here. The FENS 2020 Virtual Forum will match these contributions.
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To attend the virtual meeting, you need a stable internet connection, your device or computer and a valid registration. You will receive login details a few days prior to the meeting.
Google Chrome will be the best option, but other browsers are also supported.
Yes, the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum will host a vibrant virtual exhibition in a dedicated exhibitor space that will also include an ‘’online theatre’’ and opportunities for live interaction.
Your purchased exhibition badges will allow you to access the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum. Should you wish to purchase any additional virtual passes, please register online.
FENS Team will have a virtual booth within the exhibition where we will be available to chat, discuss and support you.
If you have any questions, please use the contact form here.
Please select the most relevant subject for your query and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible.
Alternatively, you can also directly email: