Please see below for frequently asked questions about the International Symposium on ALS/MND. If you can't find an answer to your question below, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Approximately 5 days prior to the conference, you will receive an email via the email address you used to register for the Symposium containing all of the instructions on how to access the virtual Symposium.
Approximately 5 days prior to the Symposium you will receive an email with your login details for the virtual platform, as well as instructions on how to login. Don't worry if you lose this email, we will send out reminders on each morning of the Symposium. If you do have any issues logging into the virtual platform, please use the 'Support' icon in the bottom right-hand corner of the login page.
Yes! Your registration gives you access to all the sessions, so you will be given the opportunity to choose which session you'd like to attend. This year we also have some sessions happening at the same time, so please have a look at the agenda and pick which session you would like to attend. Additionally, once each session has aired, you will have access to all of the sessions on-demand.
Your registration also gives you access to the sixth annual Cytokinetics-sponsored Symposium taking place on Monday December 5 2022, 1:30-2:30 GMT. This is one-hour symposium is titled “Rethinking trial design in ALS: what are the ideal inclusion criteria and outcome measures? A debate”.
You will need a device that is connected to the Internet, we recommend a desktop using a Google Chrome browser. Approximately 5 days prior to the event you will receive all the information you need to login to the virtual platform.
The best way to view the Symposium on your phone is through the mobile app where you will be able to watch the sessions live. Information on how to download the mobile app will be enclosed in an email approximately 5 days prior to the Symposium. However, for the best viewing experience we recommend that you use a desktop device.
During the Event
On each morning of the symposium, you will receive a reminder that will contain information on how to login into the virtual platform. It is a good idea to log on 30 minutes or so before the first session, on your first day of logging in, so you can get familiar with the platform, view the ePoster hall and connect with your fellow delegates.
Yes! We have additional Industry sponsored and parallel sessions happening at the same time as our main sessions. Please review the programme to see all of the sessions available, so you can choose which to attend. Don't worry about missing out on any of the sessions, as all will be available to watch on-demand once they have aired.
Don't worry if you miss a session as all of the sessions will be available to watch on-demand the day after they aired until 8 March 2023.
We encourage you to ask questions throughout the sessions using the 'Live Q&A' section within each individual session. Questions will be moderated before being placed into the queue. The session hosts will then ask the presenters during the 'Discussion and Questions' section of each session. We will endeavor to answer all of the questions, but this is time dependent.
At the Virtual Symposium, posters are available to view on-demand in the ePoster Hall so delegates can "virtually wander around" at any time during the event. Here, each poster was supported with a ‘lightning explainer’ video by the authors to summarise their research within 3 minutes, as well as their poster PDF and abstract as handouts, to allow work to be shared in an easily digestible format.
You can also take part in the Live Poster Sessions which give presenting authors the opportunity to discuss their work live with small groups of delegates.
We do not usually supply certification of poster presentations. Please use the confirmation of poster acceptance email should you require proof of this.
If you experience technical difficulties during the Symposium please use the red 'Support' button in the top right-hand side of the virtual platform. Our team will be on hand to help troubleshoot any technical difficulties you may be having.
Some issues can be solved by adjusting the settings of your camera or microphone. This can be done in the by clicking on your profile picture in the top right-hand corner (next to the 'Help' button) and going into 'My Settings'.
Yes! This year we are introducing subtitles for our live mainstream sessions. These will be available in English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, German and Japanese. Captions will not be available for our parallel sessions or session recordings.
After the Event
Yes! All of the sessions have been recorded and will be available for on-demand the day after they have aired until 8 March 2023.
Yes! Certificates of attendance will be emailed to all delegates after the Symposium has ended.
For ePoster Presenters
All ePosters have been linked to the presenting author's account. This means that presenters will be able to access their ePoster through their unique platform link/log in. When presenters click ‘View my Presentation’ through the ePoster hall or the Live Poster Session, it will show 'Presenter View'. This is where presenters will be able to see any questions that have been asked and view their ePoster documents such as their abstract and poster PDF. Unfortunately, presenters will not be able to view their own lightning explainer videos but don't worry - these have all been checked by our Symposium team to ensure they are working on the platform.