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Delegate FAQs

Delegates Frequently Asked Questions
I have registered for the physical event, do I need to do anything to have my registration transferred to the virtual event in October?

You should have received an email from us advising that you have been automatically transferred to the virtual event.  Any fees paid will be refunded as soon as possible via the original payment method used.
If you do not wish to attend the virtual event, please cancel your registration through the registration amendment link

All delegates who participate in the online event during 15-17 October will benefit from: 

  • Access to all content for 6 months post-event, until 17 April 2021
  • A one-month free trial to BMJ Learning, offering hundreds of clinical and non-clinical peer-reviewed modules, written by experts using the latest available evidence.

 

Will the programme change? When will the new programme be announced?

The original programme will be adapted to fit the new virtual format, and will contain a mixture of content from the original programme as well as new sessions which discuss the global response to COVID-19. View the programme

When will registration for the virtual event be open if I have not previously registered?

Due to an overwhelming response to our first virtual BMJ Live event, this conference is now FULLY BOOKED and bookings are no longer being accepted.

What are the registration fees for the virtual event?

Due to an overwhelming response to our first virtual BMJ Live event, this conference is now FULLY BOOKED and bookings are no longer being accepted.

When will the virtual event be online?

The virtual event will be running over three-days:

Thursday 15 October: 08:00 – 20:00
Friday 16 October: 08:00 – 19.30
Saturday 17 October: 08:00 – 18.30

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, SpotMe, which will contain everything you need to get the most out of your BMJ Live experience, in a familiar, social-media style format.

All delegates who participate in the online event during 15-17 October will benefit from: 

  • Access to all content for 6 months post-event, until 17 April 2021
  • A one-month free trial to BMJ Learning, offering hundreds of clinical and non-clinical peer-reviewed modules, written by experts using the latest available evidence.
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 email one week prior to the event going ‘live’, on Thursday 8 October. We recommend using a computer for the best user experience.

All delegates who participate in the online event during 15-17 October will benefit from: 

  • Access to all content for 6 months post-event, until 17 April 2021
  • A one-month free trial to BMJ Learning, offering hundreds of clinical and non-clinical peer-reviewed modules, written by experts using the latest available evidence.
Do I need to install any software?

No, the event can be accessed via your internet browser. The system is optimised for Google Chrome.

Do I need to prepare to attend the virtual event?

We advise that you log in and activate your profile one week prior to the live event, on Thursday 8 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 booking sessions, career advice meetings and CV checking slots, browse exhibitors and the live jobs board, and complete participant matching questions 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 direct 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 17 April 2021 to all those who attended the online event during 15-17 October. These recorded sessions will be available to view at your leisure and you will be able to contact 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 expert speakers. There will be the capability for you to submit questions during each of the sessions.

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 pre-book meetings with exhibitor representatives and speak to them directly.

Will there be virtual networking opportunities?

Our participant matching function will help you connect with like-minded individuals and organisations. After you complete the questionnaire, a personalised list will show top matches.

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

We will be accepting bookings for the Career Advice and CV Checking Clinic from 8 October via a booking form on the platform. Once confirmed, a 15-minute meeting slot will appear in your personal schedule.

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

Simply navigate to the Helpdesk page on the platform where you will find multiple options for technical support, including contact details for the event organisers.

Will I get a certificate of attendance?

Yes, your certificate of attendance will be emailed to you one week after the event, by 24 October 2020. 

 

Are the sessions accredited?

You will earn CPD points by attending our free clinical webinars, which will keep you up-to-date with the latest guidelines, evidence, and best practice across a range of core topics. All sessions will include live Q&A time with the experts. 1 CPD hour for each webinar.

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