Frequently Asked Questions

IGCS 2020 xDigital Annual Global Meeting

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 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.

I previously registered for the IGCS Global Annual Meeting that was to be held in Rome and plan to attend digital meeting. What do I need to do?

A communication was sent to you in May and June from Cathy Fearing (cathy.fearing@igcs.org), IGCS Membership Manager in regards to options for a refund. Please reach out to Cathy Fearing by Wednesday, June 10 to make your selection.

If it is after June 10, a full refund has already been initiated, please contact Cathy Fearing for more information.

 

ABSTRACTS & SURGICAL FILMS

How do I submit an abstract and/or an abstract with a surgical film?

All abstracts and surgical films must be submitted online. Visit https://igcsmeeting.com/abstract-topics/ to view the topics, guidelines and access the submission portal. The submission guidelines document found on the website will answer many of your questions and the submission portal takes you through the process step by step.

May I present more than one abstract?

Individuals are limited to submit and/or present a maximum of five (5) abstracts for IGCS 2020.

When will I find out if my abstract has been accepted for presentation?

Notification of acceptance will occur in late July via email. Further instructions regarding presentation specifics and the new digital platform will be sent at the time of the acceptance letter.  Selected abstracts will be assigned as oral presentation and/or poster presentations.

When is new deadline?

With the re-launch of the meeting, the deadline for abstracts and surgical films is July 15th.

Will there be a late breaking or seminal abstract acceptance?

Yes, we are excited to accept abstracts that meet the late breaking criteria of the congress. Late-Breaking abstracts will be accepted from July 25 – August 15.

If my abstract is accepted, what is the presentation format?

Authors who are selected as a presenter of an oral abstract in a plenary session will be provided with instructions for the live session along with the date and time of the session(s). Abstracts may also be accepted for oral posters (walk the posters with a professor) or for placement in our digital poster library with the option for the author to include a short-pre-recorded video message.

Details, specifications, and instructions for each presentation type will be sent with the acceptance letters.

Individuals chosen to present oral surgical films will receive additional information as well.

An accepted abstract or film will require the presenting author to be registered for the meeting.

 

SCIENTIFIC PROGRAM

What is the overall format of the xDigital Meeting?

The scientific leaders for the meeting and the IGCS Council strived to make the program as comprehensive as possible while being mindful of the amount of remote viewing time.

In consideration of our global audience and presenters, the program will consist of live sessions held in different time zones each day. Delegates may access multiple live channels with the option to tune into the main plenary (Channel 1) featuring oral abstracts, master sessions, and industry symposia or switch to other channels (Channels 2, 3, and 4) to view concurrent programming including surgical films, tumor boards, debates, oral posters, and postgraduate education.

We are confident you will find the programming impactful, interactive, and engaging. xDigital technology will enhance the program as delegates will be able to interact with speakers, other delegates, and industry colleagues.

A preliminary video demo showcasing the technology is available on www.igcsmeeting.com and a preliminary program schedule is available at https://igcsmeeting.com/2020-preliminary-program/.

More details will be shared as the meeting approaches.

 

MISCELLANEOUS

Will Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits be available?

CME credits will be available for live sessions only. Pre-recorded content will not be available for credits.

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.

How do I access sessions during the scheduled broadcast?

This information will be provided closer to the meeting dates.

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

There will be a live Q&A feature that will appear alongside 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.

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.

Early registration pricing ends July 15th.

Submit an Abstract or Surgical Film.

Help advance research and present to a global audience of gynecologic oncology professionals.

Accepted abstracts will be assigned as oral presentations for the live broadcasted plenary sessions, oral posters or digital posters. Surgical films will be chosen for pre-recorded surgical film festival sessions.

Submit your abstracts and surgical films by July 15, 2020.