Delegate FAQs

Delegates Frequently Asked Questions
What are the registration fees for the virtual event?

BMJ Live is a free event apart from the following elements:

Clinical Webinars; Trending Topics in Cardiology, Trending Topics in Diabetes and Trending Topics in Managing Older Patients – £99 +(VAT)

CV checking session (Limited availability)  – £30 +(VAT)


When will the virtual event be online?

The virtual event will be running over three-days:

Thursday 7 October: 08:00 – 19:00
Friday 8 October: 08:00 – 19.00
Saturday 9 October: 09:00 – 17:00

How does a virtual event work?

It works in much the same way as a face-to-face event, just from the comfort of your own home or workplace. The event will be hosted on our virtual platform, Swapcard, which will contain everything you need to get the most out of your BMJ Live experience.

All delegates who participate in the online event during 7-9 October will benefit from access to all content for 6 months post-event.

I have never attended a virtual event before, how can you help?

If this is your first virtual conference and you are not quite sure what to do, no problem, in the run-up to the event we will provide an ‘Attendee Guide’ which will take you through the process step-by-step and our Team will be on hand to answer any questions you may have.

When and how can I access the event?

All pre-registered attendees will receive a login link via your registered email one week prior to the event going ‘live’, on Thursday 30 September 2021. We recommend using a computer for the best user experience.

Do I need to install any software?

There is no need to download or install anything prior to the conference. The event will automatically open in a web browser. If any windows do not open automatically, be sure to double check that pop-ups are allowed in your browser. 

We strongly suggest that you join the conference using a supported internet browser, which includes the most up-to-date version of Google Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Internet Explorer is not recommended.

Do I need to prepare to attend the virtual event?

We advise that you log in and activate your profile in the one week prior to the live event, between 30 September and 6 October via the device you are planning to use. Once you have access to the platform, you will be able to customise your personal schedule by registering for sessions, book career advice meetings, book CV checking slots (if pre-purchased), browse exhibitors and the live jobs board, and check out who is attending to find recommended contacts.

If you are looking for a job, we recommend having your CV ready to share via the ‘screen share’ function in a career advice 1:1 meeting or to send directly to an exhibitor.

What is the dress code?

If you are planning to “meet” exhibitors and career advisors via a video link, then yes, we advise wearing smart clothing. This will give a good impression to potential employers, especially if you are looking to be interviewed on the day.

Will I be able to access the event, content and exhibitors after it ends?

Yes, the event will be accessible for 6 months after the event, until Saturday 9 April 2022, to all attendees who logged in during the ‘live’ event dates, 7-9 October. All sessions with speakers permission will be recorded, and these recorded sessions will be available to view at your leisure. You will also be able to continue to connect with exhibitors.

How will the sessions work?

Via the programme page, you can browse the full programme, including live, on-demand and sponsored sessions. Add sessions to your personal schedule by pre-registering to those that are of interest to you via the virtual platform. The live-stream feed and pre-recorded videos will open within the platform.

Each of the live sessions will include Q&A with our speakers. There will be the capability for you to submit questions during each of the sessions, as well as interact with live polls.

How can I interact with exhibitors?

You will be able to explore exhibitor profiles from the time you are granted access to the virtual platform. Built into the programme are ‘Exhibition Live’ slots where you can attend pre-booked meetings with exhibitor representatives and speak to them directly.

Will there be virtual networking opportunities?

Yes, instead of simply offering a directory of attendee names, Swapcard’s intuitive platform uses artificial intelligence to boost matchmaking, connecting users with the most relevant people based on their profiles and activity within the platform, and creating a custom event journey for every attendee.

How do I book a 1-2-1 meeting with a Career Advisor and/or CV Checker?

1-2-1 Career Advice and CV Checking sessions will take place during the live event days, 7-9 October. 

Career Advisors
We will be accepting bookings with Career Advisors via the platform. These sessions will be popular so we recommend logging on as early as possible in the week before the live event to secure your preferred time. Once confirmed, a 25-minute meeting slot will appear in your personal schedule.

CV checking
If you have purchased a CV Checking session, the option to book a meeting slot with an expert will be available to you on the platform, and you will be able to book in a similar way to the above. 

If I am having technical issues on the day, who do I contact?

When on the virtual platform, simply navigate to the Helpdesk page where you will find multiple options for technical support, including a live chat option with the event organisers. Alternatively, email us at

Will I get a certificate of attendance?

You will receive a certificate of attendance one week after the event, by 15 October 2021. 

Please note this Certificate of Attendance is for the free elements on the programme only. This will be a self-certified certificate where you will need to input sessions attended and the number of hours of education for your CPD.


Are the sessions accredited?

Our three clinical webinars, Trending Topics in Cardiology, Trending Topics in Diabetes and Trending Topics in Managing Older Patients, will allow our delegates to gain three clinical CPD points. Certificates certifying this will be sent to those who have purchased the clinical webinars.

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