Yes. All posters will be available on the virtual platform with introductory audio soundtracks, and there will be poster boards for those attending physically to display their paper versions to facilitate face-to-face discussions in the traditional way.
All posters are eligible for the annual poster prizes.We recognised that our virtual poster discussion sessions in the 2021 congress did not function as well as we hoped, and so we are exploring ways of discussing the posters of virtual attendees in another way, perhaps after the congress proper.
Many of our regular exhibitors are keen to return and join us again – so there will be exhibition booths both in Tallinn and on the virtual platform as well. We have had approaches from other organisations about joining us.
Yes, we are reverting to the old format of three days of 2 parallel sessions, interspersed with breaks and poster sessions. We hope that most of our speakers will be physically present to give their presentations, and these will all be streamed live. All platform sessions will be recorded for subsequent on-demand viewing, enabling our delegates to be able to attend every congress lecture!
These are all important and popular sessions and will be included as plenary events in our offerings for 2022.
The Louis Roche lecturer is Dr Sally Bradberry.
The title of her presentation is ‘Re-thinking alcohol: A call to ACTion’
The 2nd EAPCCT Fellows’ lecture will be given by Professor Csaba Szabo of the University of Fribourg and is entitled ‘Hydrogen sulfide and cyanide: more than just poisons!’The EAPCCT Local Representative lecture (given while the Young Investigator Award is being adjudicated) will be given by Dr Raido Paasma from Tallinn, Estonia. His title is ‘Toxicological challenges in Estonia in the 21st Century’.
Presenters will need to have registered by 18th February 2022.
‘Early-bird’ reduced price registrations are available until 28th March 2022.
Standard rate registrations will be offered until the days shortly before registration for virtual delegates to ensure the congress platforms remain secure.
Registration will be possible on-site in Tallinn.
Please note there are EAPCCT awards for congress attendance – deadline for application 16th March 2022 (see the awards page on this website).We have retained our 6 delegates for the price of 5 for group poisons centre bookings as well.
It will be possible to register for the pre-congress separately to the main congress.
There are one-day registrations available for the main congress.It is not possible to register for single sessions.
Application to have the sessions and the congress approved by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) will be made and if successful, credits will be available to delegates.
EACCME credits are only available when delegates attend sessions ‘live’ either in person or virtually.It is not possible to claim EACCME credits for sessions recorded and viewed on-demand, nor is it possible to claim credits for lectures that occur simultaneously!.
The current situation in Estonia is that to attend public events one must be fully vaccinated and abide by the regulations of the venues. However, this may change (several times!) before the congress.
You are advised to check your own national guidance for travellers, the travel guidance issued by your airlines etc, and the guidance from the Estonian Health Ministry which can be found on the dedicated page on this website. This will be updated regularly.
In the days before the congress, we will issue the current guidance for the congress venue as well as the venues for the Welcome reception and the Congress dinner. This will include arrangements for the lunches and coffee breaks.
At the venues there are likely to be options for distancing and enhanced hygiene measures. You are advised to bring masks and hand-gels for your own protection.
We are currently looking at the feasibility of arranging on-site facilities for PCR testing at the congress venue on the morning of the final day for those who need results before travelling home. If available, we will announce details.If there is a further significant CV-19 wave the contingency plan is for a virtual congress only – but we are optimistic that the event will take place as planned.