Frequently Asked Questions

IGCS 2020 xDigital Annual Global Meeting

Where is my Access code?

Registered Delegates: Your unique access code was sent via email in a message from icrossing@igcsmeeting.com with the subject line “IMPORTANT: DELEGATE PASS – IGCS xDigital.” If you cannot find your email, check your spam filter first. If you cannot locate the message, please email help@igcsmeeting.com.

 

REGISTRATION

Do I have to be an IGCS member to register for the conference?

No. IGCS meetings are open to both members and nonmembers. Being an IGCS member you will pay a lower registration rate and experience significant other benefits. For information on membership benefits and how to join, please visit https://igcs.org/membership/member-benefits/.

Please note the registration is nontransferable or refundable. The meeting is available live and on demand until September 24th if you miss any of the live sessions.

How do I register?

Visit https://igcsmeeting.com/2020-delegate-registration/ and complete the registration form with payment.

How can I confirm my registration?

An email confirmation will be sent to you immediately after registration is completed. A payment receipt will be sent with 36 hours of payment. If you have questions or need assistance with your registration confirmation, email icrossing@igcsmeeting.com.

Are there lower registration rates for students, trainees, and nurses?

Yes. Medical students, residents, fellows in training, and nurses receive a substantial discount and the meeting pass is only $50.00 USD. The discount is applied based on the selections made during registration.

What if I am interested in a group registration?

IGCS is pleased to offer group registrations and the potential for discounts to many regional and gynecologic oncology related organizations. If you are interested, please contact the IGCS CEO, Mary Eiken at mary.eiken@igcs.org

Are registration receipts available before the conference?

Registration payment receipts will be sent by email within 36 hours of payment. Please contact icrossing@igcsmeeting.com with any questions or if you need assistance.

 

ABOUT xDIGITAL IGCS 2020

What do I get with my delegate pass?

  • Exclusive access to the entire IGCS xDigital Meeting Program which takes place from September 10 – 13, 2020 on four channels (two channels will run live programming and two will run prerecorded sessions).
  • Ability to participate in live Q&A segments and polls during the live educational sessions.
  • On Demand access to recordings of ALL sessions within the IGCS xDigital Meeting Program for 10 days (until September 24th).
  • European Continuing Medical Education Credits (ECMEC®) for healthcare professionals for most of the live sessions attended. See list of sessions with CME in the CME section of this FAQ below. Credits may be converted to American and Canadian units.
  • Access to the Digital Exhibition Hall to explore what the exhibitors have to offer
  • Access to the Digital Abstract Poster Hall with over 300 digital posters and audio files uploaded by the author. The abstract search module is powered by doctorAsyou which allows delegates to search related abstracts, clinical trials and publications both at the IGCS Meeting and in other publications.
  • Access to the Surgical Film Cinema which features selected surgical films that were collected during the open call for abstracts and surgical films
  • Ability to connect with authors, speakers, delegates, and industry representatives through the meeting messaging portal, IGCS Link.

 

XDIGITAL MEETING PORTAL ACCESS

I registered for the meeting. How do I access sessions during the scheduled broadcast?

Registered delegates will receive an email from icrossing@igcsmeeting.com on September 1st and 9th with a link to the portal and a unique login code. The portal will open on September 10th. Until then, you can use your code to access the schedule of events, speaker information and industry sponsors. We have also prepared a detailed program book that is available for you download.

Do I need any specific technical requirements to access the meeting portal or to optimize my viewing of the meeting?

The meeting portal can be accessed from a computer, tablet, or smart phone. Please make sure you have an up-to-date browser version. See more information below.

It is recommended that delegates use the best internet connection as possible. In general, wired connections are better than WiFi connections, and WiFi connections are better than cellular (3G/4G/LTE) connections. Plan ahead and, if possible, join from a location where you can access a fast, reliable, wired connection.

Close any unused applications on your computer. XDigital meetings can demand significant memory and processing power from your computer. Closing other applications during the session will help XDigital run better.

Avoid activities that will steal bandwidth. Don’t start any bandwidth-intensive activities immediately prior to, or during, the meeting. Avoid large downloads, uploads, streaming, cloud backups, cloud file synchronizations and other high bandwidth activities.

System Requirements

  • Internet connection – broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)

Supported Operating Systems

  • MacOS X with macOS 10.7 or later
  • Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.4 or higher
  • iOS 7.0 or later
  • iPadOS 13 or later
  • Android 4.0x or later

Note: Devices running Windows 10 must use Windows 10 Home, Pro or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported.

Browsers

  • Windows: Edge 12+, IE 11+, Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • Mac: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+
  • Linux: Firefox 27+, Chrome 30+

Please ensure you have the most up-to-date browser version to avoid any technical issues.

RAM Requirements

  • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz or higher (i3/i5/i7 or AMD equivalent)
  • RAM: 4GB

Supported tablet and mobile devices

 

If I have trouble accessing the meeting portal or if I lost my login code, who should I contact?

Email help@igcsmeeting.com.

 

SCHEDULED BROADCAST

Why does the meeting take place at different times each day?

In consideration of our global audience and presenters, the program will consist of live sessions held in different time zones each day. We are excited to use the platform to disseminate the content so that our members and delegates from different areas of the world can view parts of the live program in real-time.

IGCS is an international organization and our mission is to disseminate education globally. Unfortunately, that means there will always be a part of the world where the timing is not ideal. All sessions will be recorded and available for registered delegates to view within 24 hours of the live broadcast

What does 4-channel programming mean and how do I move from channel to channel?

Delegates have access 4 channels and when programming is running concurrently, delegates can easily switch between channels at the click of a button. Channels 1 & 2 will broadcast live programming while Channels 3 & 4 will run pre-recorded educational sessions.

We feel this multi-channel education offered simultaneously allows each delegate to determine which education at that time best meets their needs. All of the education will be recorded and can be viewed within 24 hours of the live broadcast in the on-demand section of the channel.

View the program schedule to see a listing of channels and sessions.

I want to watch the scheduled broadcast, but I have a conflict. Can I view the session later?

Yes, all broadcasted sessions will be available on demand 24 hours after the original broadcast for 10 days (until 24 September).

 

XDIGITAL MEETING PORTAL FEATURES

Will there be a live Q/A with speakers during scheduled broadcasts?

There will be a live Q&A feature that will appear inside the scheduled broadcast, allowing attendees to connect, pose questions and discuss the science. Faculty and abstract presenters will be participating in some of the sessions. All attendees can also reach out to other attendees (including faculty) via the networking feature, IGCS-Link.

Some sessions, such as the Tumor Board will have live polls that the delegates can participate in real-time. Delegates watching the on-demand recordings will not be able to enter the live polls.

What is IGCS Link?

IGCS Link is a messaging application within the meeting portal. Delegates can send messages to other delegates who are logged in.

 

ABSTRACTS & POSTERS

When will abstracts be released?

  • Abstract titles, authors, and full text will be released publicly on September 1, 2020 on igcsmeeting.com and igcs.org.
  • The full text of the abstracts will be published in a supplementary issue of the International Journal of Gynecological Cancer after the meeting. The supplement will be open access.

 

How will digital posters be integrated into IGCS 2020?

The xDigital platform brings many new perks for poster presenters.

IGCS accepted over 300 abstracts for the digital Abstract Poster Hall and delegates can view the submitted posters at any time throughout the duration of the meeting. A new feature of the xDigital meeting platform brings audio files (podcasts) recorded by the presenting author of each poster that delegates can listen to when accessing the Abstract Poster Hall.

Are there featured poster sessions?

Yes, there are two sessions dedicated to featured poster presentations which is a great way to give authors the opportunity to share their work.

  • A Pre-recorded Featured Poster Session will broadcast on Channel 4 on Saturday, September 12th from 1:30pm – 2:30pm UTC.
  • A Live Featured Oral Posters Session will broadcast on Channel 2 on Sunday, September 13th at 2:00am – 3:45am UTC.

 

INDUSTRY SYMPOSIA

Will IGCS 2020 have Industry Supported Symposia and will the content be available after the symposia?

Similar to being in person, Industry Supported Symposia will take place without concurrent IGCS programming. The content and faculty are determined by our industry colleagues. Recordings of the industry symposia will be available within the meeting portal no less than 24 hours after the symposia and for 10 days with the approval of the sponsor.

Session details will be made available as soon as possible on the meeting schedule.

 

 

REGIONAL AND PARTNER SESSIONS

Which regional societies and/or partner societies will be offering sessions within the IGCS 2020 Program?

As an international society, IGCS maintains partnerships with several societies and the IGCS meeting is a tremendous opportunity for collaboration. Partner sessions include:

The Role of the Gynecologic Oncologist in the Management of Obstetrical Disasters
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 6:00am CDT | 11:00am UTC (1.5 hrs.) on Channel 4
This session is presented in partnership with the Middle East and Mediterranean Association of Gynecologic Oncologists (MEMAGO) and the Lebanon Gynecologic Oncology Group (LGOG).

Gestational Trophoblastic Disease: State of the Art Management of High-Risk, Ultra-High Risk, and Recurrent/Refractory Disease
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 9:30am CDT | 2:30pm UTC (1 hr.) on Channel 2
This session is presented in partnership with the International Society for the Study of Trophoblastic Disease (ISSTD).

Surgical Film Educational Session: Endoscopy
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 8:30am CDT | 1:30pm UTC (1.5 hrs.) on Channel 3
This session is presented in partnership with the European Society of Gynecological Endoscopy (ESGE).

Pathology: An Update on the WHO Classification of Tumors of the Female Genital Tract
Saturday, September 12, 2020 at 9:30am CDT | 2:30pm UTC (1 hr.) on Channel 4
This course is presented in partnership with International Society of Gynaecological Pathologists (ISGyP) and the European Society of Pathology (ESP).

Korean Society of Gynecologic Oncology (KSGO) Regional Session
Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 1:00am CDT | 6:00am UTC | 3:00pm KST (1.5 hrs.) on Channel 1

Japanese Society of Gynecologic Oncology (JSGO) Regional Session
What we Learned from OCCC – Footprint JSGO Studies
Sunday, September 13, 2020 at 2:30am CDT | 7:30am UTC | 4:30pm JST (1.5 hrs.) on Channel 1

 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION AND CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

Delegates may clam education credits only for the live-broadcasted sessions listed below and the delegate must have been logged into the meeting portal viewing the session at the original broadcasted time. Credits cannot be claimed for viewing a recording of the session and pre-recorded content will not be available for credits. Viewing time will be tracked within the meeting portal for each delegate attending an event with educational credits.

September 10, 2010
Channel 1: Plenary I: Oral Abstract Presentations
Channel 1: Plenary II: Oral Abstract Presentations
Channel 1: Debate your Colleague: Ovary Surgical Reduction for Reoccurrence

September 11, 2020
Channel 1: Plenary III: Oral Abstract Presentations
Channel 1: Master Session: Ovarian Cancer
Channel 2: Debate your Colleague: HIPEC in Ovarian Cancer – Ready for Primetime?
Channel 2: Tumor Board

September 12, 2020
Channel 1: Master Session: Vulvar Cancer
Channel 1: Master Session Uterine Cancer
Channel 2: Immunotherapy in the Management of Gynecologic Cancers
Channel 2: Cancer Care in Africa
Channel 2: GTD: State of the Art Management of High Risk, Ultra High-Risk, and Recurrent/Refractory Disease

September 13, 2020
Channel 1: Master Session: Cervix Cancer
Channel 1: Plenary V: Oral Abstract Presentations
Channel 2: Oral Poster Presentations

How do I obtain my certificate for educational credits?

Accreditation for IGCS 2020 is being managed by Blue Events. Delegates must complete a post-meeting evaluation via survey monkey to claim educational credits. The evaluation link will be emailed to delegates and will be accessible from igcsmeeting.com and igcs.org. After completion of the evaluation form, Blue Events will email the certificate.

Each participant can only receive the number of credits he/she is entitled to, according to his/her actual participation at the event once he/she has completed the evaluation form.

How do I obtain a certificate of attendance?

A certificate of attendance will be emailed to all delegates on September 14, 2020. If you are not able to locate the certificate in your email inbox after that date, email icrossing@igcsmeeting.com to request a certificate.

 

EXHIBITS & SURGICAL FILM CINEMA

What are the features of the digital exhibition hall?

Delegates can explore our digital exhibit hall with 3D rendered booths that mirror a live experience. The features of each booth are dependent on what each exhibitor chooses to include in their booth.

Features at each booth may include:

  • Ability to participate in polls and/or surveys
  • Downloadable materials and videos
  • Ability to request a meeting with the exhibitor representatives or chat with them online.


Are there specific hours that the digital exhibit hall is open?

The hall will be available for delegates to explore throughout the duration of the congress 24-hours a day Delegates will have the option to schedule a specific time to talk with an exhibitor one-on-one if they choose to do so.

Will there be a Surgical Film Cinema this year to display films that were submitted?

Yes. Usually, several surgical films are accepted during the call for abstracts and surgical films to run on a loop in the exhibit hall. With xDigital technology, the selected surgical films will be available to view on-demand from the landing page and withing the digital exhibition hall.

 

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

What opportunities are available to support the meeting?

IGCS is excited to share all the opportunities available for our industry partners to be engaged in the digital meeting. Please contact Mary Eiken, IGCS CEO at mary.eiken@igcs.org for a sponsorship brochure or use the Request a Brochure form.

If you have a question about the IGCS xDigital 2020 Annual Global Meeting please email

icrossing@igcsmeeting.com

Register now for your 2020 Delegate Pass.

Your delegate pass provides access to our digitally enhanced program and interactive networking features.

Tiered pricing for high-, middle-, and low-income economies with discounts for IGCS members, nurses and fellows-in-training make IGCS 2020 accessible to everyone.

Email icrossing@igcsmeeting.com to inquire about group registration and group-rate discounts.

 

Abstracts & Program Book
 

Download the abstracts to be presented at the IGCS 2020 Annual Global Meeting and the Final Program Book.