Plenary sessions are the core of the Congress activities. These are exhaustive reviews of a major subject of the specialty, addressed to all Congress participants. Plenary symposia are scheduled unopposed to other activities in order to achieve maximal attendance.
The symposia are sessions in which researchers share their results with those of other researchers. The aim is to compare data, discuss new results, focus on controversies and create new hypothesis and concepts for further research. Symposia should offer an opportunity to build up new international interdisciplinary research teams and to establish new funding possibilities. The audience will gain a better understanding of different aspects of basic research as well as of diagnostic and therapeutic approaches.
Free Oral Communication Sessions
The most renovating work from all abstracts submitted to the Congress will be honored with a place in these oral sessions. Researchers presenting their work will be available to answer questions from the audience.
The poster sessions are sessions from selected abstracts within a thematic field in the form of posters. There will be guided walks to review the posters and discuss with each presenting author. Posters will generally be on display during the whole Congress for free poster viewing.
The main Congress sponsors organize a limited number of Satellite Symposia within the main program. The content of these symposia is proposed directly by the Sponsors and approved by the Scientific Program Committee of the Congress.
Workshops are sessions where specialists in a field are expected to share their personal experience and interact with the audience. In general there is a limited number of participants in a workshop. Workshops are designed so as participants may get a practical knowledge on a specific subject and may interact with speakers during or at the end of the session.