Most frequent questions and answers

How and why did conference organizers make the decision to host a virtual conference in light of the COVID 19 Pandemic?
EAPD’s main concern is to protect the health, safety and well-being of its members, delegates, faculty, exhibitors and staff. During these difficult and challenging times, a digital congress is the best way to bring the EAPD community together and to grant everyone flexibility in accessing the scientific content, while complying with health recommendations.

What can I expect from the new virtual conference format?
A compact but highly interesting programme which will be available on the congress website. The virtual meeting will be available on demand until 19th July 20. This will allow every registered participant to re-view any missed talks or sessions on demand.

Will the virtual congress take place at the same time as the original congress?
The virtual congress will be streamed between July 3 – 4, 2020. All the sessions indicated on our programme will be based on Central European Summer Time (CEST). 

How do I register for the virtual congress?
Registration can be done online on the EAPD virtual congress website: Online Registration.
If you have already registered for EAPD congress 2020 Hamburg, your registration has been automatically transferred to the EAPD virtual congress 2020.
If you have any question regarding your registration, please contact Mrs. Natalia Staniszewski via n.staniszewski@interplan.de.

Will the congress be translated simultaneously?
Yes, the congress will be translated simultaneously from Englisch to German.

Do I need any specific tools or software to attend the EAPD virtual congress 2020?
No, no specific tool or software is needed to attend the EAPD virtual congress.
The only requirement is an Internet-capable end device (PC or laptop, tablet, smartphone) and a stable Internet connection.

What if I will not be available during a certain session?
All sessions and lectures will be available on-demand for another couple of weeks after the congress.

How can I get updates about the virtual conference?
Sign up to our newsletter to receive updates about EAPD 2020 virtual conference programme and interactive opportunities.

Will there be an exhibition?
There will be a virtual exhibition area.

I have already registered for the Hamburg congress. Am I automatically registered for the virtual congress?
Yes, your registration will be automatically transferred to the virtual live congress. Our congress organizer Interplan will action the refund of the paid difference to each and everyone over the next few weeks.

I have paid the registration fee but am not able to attend the virtual congress. Will I be refunded?
If your individual circumstances require and justify a full refund, please e-mail us on n.staniszewski@interplan.de outlining your situation.

I have already booked my accommodation in Hamburg and want to cancel my travels. Whom can I contact?
If you have booked your accommodation via the event organizer, please contact Mrs. Heike Peter via h.peter@interplan.de. We are carefully evaluating the situation with each hotel to find an individual solution for you. So please excuse possible delays in answering.
If you have booked your accommodation privately, please refer to your travel agency and/or online booking provider for possible reimbursements.

How do I register for the virtual congress?
Please use the online registration to sign up for the virtual congress.

Will it be possible to get credit points when attending the virtual congress?
Yes, you will be able to receive up to 16 credit points (according to German Continuing Education regulations)

Will a certificate of attendance be available?
Within two weeks after the virtual congress, participants will receive an e-mail and be able to download their congress attendance certificates.

My abstract has been accepted. What happens now?
There will be the possibility of uploading your poster online. Details will be posted in due course. Being registered for the virtual conference is the precondition for the publication of your abstract.

Will my abstract be published?
All accepted abstracts will be published in the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, provided the presenting author will register to the Congress in its new format. Only abstracts that will be shortlisted for the EAPD Awards will be presented during the days of the Congress. All other abstracts will appear only as publication in the European Archives of Paediatric Dentistry, provided the presenting author will register to the Congress in its new format. 

Will there be a poster session?
ePosters will be available on-demand, there will not be a specific poster session. 

I wish to withdraw my abstract. What do I do?
If you would like to withdraw your abstract, please let us know as soon as possible by sending an e-mail to secretary@eapd.eu