Annual Meeting of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy (DGNN)

01 – 03 September 2021 • digital

Annual Meeting of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy (DGNN)

01 – 03 September 2021 • digital

Organisational remarks

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Frequently Asked Questions

Technical requirements

To ensure best possible quality and stability of the broadcast we recommend using a direct LAN connection (as opposed to wifi). 

  • Make sure before beginning of the conference that the audio and video quality of your PC/laptop is sufficient 

  • Check if you've installed the latest version of your browser 

  • We do not recommend using Internet Explorer for connecting to the conference and remind you not to have too many tabs open in your browser 

Firewall

To ensure a smooth (technical) course of events during the Annual Meeting of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy, should you plan to participate via a work device (PC, Laptop) over a company network (e.g. clinic, firm) or if you're using a rented device, please arrange with your IT department prior to the congress to confirm the following:

Following ports must be open: 

  • Port 443 (https) 

  • As back-up also Port 80 (http) 

JavaScript must be activated in your browser.

Following domains must not be blocked by your firewall: 

  • Domain of the congress platform: www.dgnn-conference.de 

  • Domain for programme management: program-management.conventus.de/  

  • Domain for verification: *.conventus-apps.de  

  • Participant chat: sni.qutic.com 

  • Support chat: support2.conventus.de  

  • Live-streaming: 

    • vimeo.com  

    • cdn.livestream.com  

    • api.new.livestream.com  

    • playback2.akamaized.net/*  

    • playback.akamaized.net/*  

    • livestream-f.akamaihd.net/*  

    • secure-playlist.livestream.com/* 

Participating at the scientific programme

Please make sure that your browser and opreating system are able to support Vimeo (here).

As active participants (conference chairs/speakers): 

  • Please make sure your browser and operating system support Zoom

  • Please make sure you have installed the Zoom-client for meetings. 

  • Please make sure that your internet connection can reach at least 2 MB/s in uploads and at least 4 MB/s  in downloads. You can test your connection speed here. 

  • Please make sure you have good audio quality and you can be heard properly. You can check your settings beforehand here. Using a headset may enable best audio quality. 

  • It is advised to use a laptop or desktop PC to ensure an optimal presentation. However, the use of a mobile device (mobile phone or tablet) is also supported by our software. 

Further information on the schedule of the sessions can be found below.

Code of conduct 

General guidelines 

  • Only use your real and full name for the congress unless your pseudonym is commonly known. 

  • You can of course set up a profile picture (ideally potrait picture of yourself where your face isn't hidden) so other participants can find and contact you easier. 

  • Recording presentations in any way (video, audio, screenshots) and the distribution of such materials is strictly prohibited. 

Chat & conversation guidelines 

  • Meeting each other with ploiteness and mutual respect are our highest priority. 

  • Please follow the directions and informations from the conference chairs 

  • Personal insults or insulting comments of any sort within the chat are prohibited and will be deleted immediately 

  • Spam and unauthorised advertisments are also prohibited and will be deleted immediately 

The organisers reserve their rights to exclude any participants violating any of the guidelines from the congress.

I won't be able to attend the meeting. Is there another way to view the sessions and materials? 

The majority of the materials will be available for you after the meeting in the on demand area.

Are all sessions available online? 

We will do our best to make all sessions available to you online. You can also find programme overview and timetables for all sessions on the congress website.

More on on-demand congress materials 

Meeting materials are available for you after the event. You can then view all presentations individually until 1 November 2021. Please remember that it is up to the authors to decide if their presentations can be made available after the meeting. This may lead to gaps within the programme. Please also know that visiting the meeting page for materials after the event is not included in  certification processes and will not be acknowledged and certified.

Until when is registration open? 

You can register before and directly at the meeting, as always on the meeting website. In your meeting materials you will also find access information to the on-demand content available after the event. If you are unable to attend the meeting, you can also register directly for the on demand materials until 1 November 2021.

What is necessary to attend the virtualAnnual Meeting of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy? 

To be able to attend the meeting, you should have a proper and stable internet connection, a PC / laptop, tablet or mobile phone, speakers / headphones and a microphone. The use of a webcam is optional. Please always make sure you're have the latest version of your browser installed. Especially with versions of Internet Explorer older than version 11 you may experience increased issues. 

You can find further information on technical requirements in the user manual. You also need to be registered to the event which you can do via the meeting website.

Are the sessions interactive? Will there be a Q&A part? 

Speakers and meeting chairs will be connected live to all sessions (also when presentations aren't being given live). You can ask questions via the chat during the presentations. At the end of each presentations the chairs will view all questions and read them out loud for the speakers to answer. For further conversations you may use the congress chat room at any time.

Who can I contact if I have technical issues, questions etc. during the meeting? 

You can contact us directly via the chat icon you can find on every meeting website.

Will there be an industry session? 

The conference will be accompanied by a virtual industry exhibition. The companies will be able to present their products via their detail pages. Similar to the physically attended conferences, you can view the companies' information and marketing materials and have a chat with the staff at the virtual booth. Our sponsors are looking forward to your visit! You should also visit our meet-the-expert/product- or -industry-sessions with our supporters from the industry.

Can I also gain teaching course points from the virtual Annual Meeting of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy? 

The certification of the Annual Meeting of the German Society for Neuropathology and Neuroanatomy 2021 will be applied for at the Thuringian State Chamber of Physicians.

Will there be a digital companion, such as a programme leaflet? 

The programme overview will be available for download. You can download it at any time as PDF and print out if needed. Besides the programme there will also be an abstract book available to you. 

When will the access data for the meeting be sent out?

The access data will be sent to you by email one day before the start of the meeting.
You can then log in to the digital platform.