Frequently Asked Questions
What is a hybrid congress?
A hybrid congress combines a "live" in-person event with a "virtual" online component.
Where possible, keynote speakers will present live at the venue and plenary sessions will be broadcast through the virtual platform and enable virtual and face-to-face delegates to ask questions directly to the keynote speakers. Plenary sessions will also be recorded and made available on demand through the virtual portal.
Abstract presenters that have been accepted for a face-to-face presentation will present live at the venue (restrictions permitting). In addition to presenting live, speakers will also provide a pre-recorded presentation to be made available on demand through the virtual portal. Concurrent session content will be released at the same time as the live version. Abstract presenters that have been accepted for a virtual only presentation will provide a pre-recorded presentation to be made available on demand in the virtual portal.
The virtual portal will be available to ALL registered delegates for an extended time following the congress dates, to catch up on any presentations you have missed.
How will the hybrid Congress work?
Depending on the restrictions at the time of the congress, delegates will have the option of attending the congress in Adelaide or participating virtually.
How do I register
To register for the Population Health Congress, click on the following link (coming soon) to be directed to the registration site. You must register and pay in order to attend the face-to-face congress or receive access to the virtual Congress platform.
What is included in the F2F Congress registration fee?
We will be providing you with our traditional three day congress format, which includes live plenary and concurrent sessions. Delegates will also be able to attend the networking functions and exhibition booths located in the catering hall. In addition to the face-to-face components you will also have access to the online on demand content for viewing at your leisure. You will also be able to connect with other delegates via our online Delegate Hub, which offers one-on-one text and video meetings throughout the Congress dates.
What is included in the Virtual Congress registration fee?
We will be providing you with our traditional three day congress format, broken down into pre-recorded and live video sessions. You will not need to sit for three consecutive days to watch the content. These will be made available for viewing both live and on-demand and will be available for a limited time after the official congress has concluded. You can also connect with other delegates via our Delegate Hub, which offers one-on-one text and video meetings throughout the Congress dates.
Do you offer group registration?
You can register a group of participants via the Group Registration Portal, located on the Registration page (coming soon), no group discounts apply. However each participant must pay their individual registration fee in order to obtain an individual access code to the online content and to attend the face-to-face congress. We are unable to offer shared registrations. Each registrant must use an email address unique to them as that is their unique identifier to access to the portal.
Why do I have to register to participate?
By registering to participate in our Congress you have access to a quality and evidence based program addressing issues in population health, including an opportunity to be part of the program and present your work through the call for abstracts, network with a wide variety of people both in person and virtually, and you are helping the PHAA, APHA and AEA continue their work in a variety of public health topics.
I can no longer attend the Congress. Can I give my login to a colleague?
Should you no longer be able to participate in the Congress we ask you to contact firstname.lastname@example.org so your registration can be transferred. We do not recommend sharing your login information with anyone as this contains the personal information your provided upon registering.
Presenting at the virtual Congress
Why has the abstract process changed?
In line with the new hybrid format, we have changed the traditional abstract submission format. In submitting an abstract you are agreeing to provide a pre-recorded presentation as well as presenting at the face-to-face congress (if you have selected this option). The pre-recorded presentation is required to be sent by the deadline, so it can be uploaded to the online congress platform and made available for the virtual congress delegates in an on demand format. The pre-recorded presentations are also required if the congress has to pivot to a full virtual only congress due to changes in restrictions.
I would like to submit an abstract. What do I do?
The process for submitting abstracts has not changed. When it's open, click on the 'Call for Abstracts' tab (coming soon). There you will be directed to a portal to submit your abstract. The only difference from previous years is the format in which you will deliver your presentation. If your abstract is accepted into the Congress program you will receive full instructions on how to prepare and upload your presentation.
Viewing the virtual Congress
Do I need to download anything to view the Virtual Congress? No. Once you have registered, you have access to the online Congress site. Our sessions use integrated software connected with Zoom and other streaming services. These sessions and videos will play automatically in your browser. You can use your Laptop or PC (tablets and smartphones are not recommended, due to screen size). For the best viewing experience, we recommend that you join the congress using a supported internet browser, which includes Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and Safari. Please also remember a stable broadband or wi-fi connection is recommended.
Can I watch from multiple devices at the same time?
You can use any device to watch the Congress (computer, smart phone, tablet). The recommended device is a computer or laptop. Please note, only one device can access your account at any one time. Please do not share your registration login with anyone.
Can I stream the Congress on a big screen or television?
Chromecast - If you have Chromecast, you can view the sessions on your television screen, direct from your smart phone using your wi-fi network. For more instructions visit http://www.google.com/chrome/devices/chromecast/learn.html
AppleTV - If you have an Apple TV and and iPhone/iPad, you can stream a video to your AppleTV and watch it on the big screen. Use AirPlay directly from your iOS device via your wi-fi network. For more instructions visit Apple.com
Change of Registration Type
In the event that Government related COVID-19 restrictions prevent a delegate from attending the Communicable Diseases & Immunisation Conference 2022 face-to-face, the delegate will be offered a virtual registration.
If within the full cancellation period, the delegate will be offered a refund of the difference in price between the face-to-face registration and a virtual registration.
If your initial purchase is a Face-to-Face registration but COVID-19 related Government restrictions prevent you from attending in June, you will be provided with the opportunity convert to a Virtual Registration.
As COVID-19 restrictions ease, you may wish to upgrade your registration from Virtual to Face-to-Face, this will be possible depending on venue capacity and Face-to-Face registration availability. Abstract presenters will be given first preference to register for the face-to-face conference in order to present.
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