25th Congress of the European Association for Cranio Maxillo Facial Surgery
14-16 July 2021 - Paris, France - HYBRID CONGRESS - In Person and Virtual Event

FAQs Hybrid Congress


The EACMFS Congress will be a Hybrid Event (meaning there will be both an In-person conference and a Virtual conference) because some people may not be able to travel due to the pandemic or its economic impact.
Making the Congress more accessible helps the EACMFS achieve its mission to facilitate access to education at all levels of experience, bring together colleagues to share and advance clinical expertise, and to expand its scope of application and contribution to society by reaching a much larger audience.
At this point, we are very confident that the In-person Congress will take place as planned. It is impossible to fully replicate the richness, chance encounters, and energizing atmosphere of an In-person conference.
The Virtual Congress is for people who are certain that they will not be able to travel to Paris. If travel restrictions arise later, changing from In-person to Virtual will be possible. Unless COVID restrictions mandate that we pivot to a completely Virtual Congress, which we doubt, we are vigorously planning the greatest ever In-person event in Paris. The good news is that this has little impact on the work currently underway to develop the technical program.
Our dedicated Virtual Platform EACMFS 2021 will offer you an unbelievable 3D experience facilitating your participation wherever in the world you are based.
All the sessions held in the 4 main rooms at the Palais des Congres in Paris will be broadcasted live in our Virtual Platform and you will be able to ask questions and interact through the dedicated chat for every session.
All the Free Papers and E-Posters will be pre-recorded in advance and also available at the Virtual Platform, with the possibility to send a message and contact every single speaker.
Delegates will be able to visit our Exhibition Area, talk with industry staff (chat, call, videocall), join and attend practical demos and ExMex sessions at the private Hospitality Suites of each company.
A devoted area for Video Pills will be available to watch the latest and most advanced surgical techniques in our CMF specialty filtered by topics and categories.
Additionally of course, CME Credits will be also available for those watching sessions live.
The schedules for both the In-person conference and the Virtual Congress live streaming will refer to CET Central European Time.
Delegates are urged to join the sessions when they are broadcast live. However, delegates who are unable to join the virtual session when they are scheduled will be able to access the session on-demand.
Yes.
All the sessions held in the main 4 lecture halls will be broadcasted live through our Virtual Platform, but many other scientific features will be available, such as pre-recorded oral papers and posters, Video pills etc.
Remember that all the registered delegates to the In-person Congress will be registered to Virtual by default as well.

Delegates who register for the In-person Congress will automatically be registered for the Virtual Congress. No additional fees will be charged.
They will receive their user password details to get access into the Virtual Platform where all the content will be available to be watched replayed on-demand until October 1st, 2021.
Yes, changes either way will be possible.
We strongly recommend registering to In-person Congress, which will give you access to the virtual conference as well.
Yes, they need to register either to In-person or Virtual in order to have the presentation available at the Virtual Platform and receive the certificate of acceptance and presentation by EACMFS.

I submitted a free paper for the 2020 EACMFS Congress – I want to present a free paper to the 2021 EACMFS edition
All the abstracts (oral and poster) previously submitted to the 25th Congress 2020 edition have been reviewed, and those that were accepted are also included at the 2021 EACMFS Congress to be presented.
Your abstract(s) is (are) now available in your private area:
URL: www.eacmfs-congress.com
Username: (your email)
Password: If you do not remember your password please click on "Forgot your password?" located at the login box.

Your options are:
- Leave the paper(s) as previously submitted
You can open the abstract by pressing the pencil icon on the right side and review it without pressing the "Update Abstract" button.
The abstract is already accepted

- Amend / update the paper(s) accordingly
You can open the abstract by pressing the pencil icon on the right side, change the information in any section and press "Update Abstract". In this case a new review will apply.

- Cancel the paper
In this case we kindly ask you to reply to this email confirming the cancelation.
The abstract submission platform has been opened again, from February 1st until April 1st, as several requests have been received to present new abstracts.
All the free papers (6 minute-presentation for orals papers and 2-minute defense for posters) will be pre-recorded by using a software that will allow all presenters to record their presentations in advance.
Links and instructions will be sent once the EACMFS Scientific Committee reviews and accepts the abstracts, expected deadline confirmation by May 2021.
Oral Papers and Posters will be available at the Virtual Platform to be watched on-demand at any time, and the registered delegates will be able to watch them and also send a message to the author, and even download the poster for this type of presentation.

Discussion panels for oral papers (grouped by categories) will be held live but only for those presenters travelling to Paris … and we want to see you there!
All those presentations from authors - speakers not coming to Paris will be pre-recorded through a very easy and intuitive software that will allow them to record their presentations in advance, that will be automatically uploaded at the Scientific Grid in its corresponding session.
Links and instructions will be sent once the EACMFS Scientific Committee reviews and accepts the program of the sessions.
This means that those speakers not attending physically in Paris will join the sessions only for live discussion at the end of the panel.
Example
Lectures: f.i. 4 speakers – 3 presenting live at the conference hall from the lectern, 1 with his / her presentation pre-recorded and projected to the audience.
Discussion: all together, the speaker not physically in Paris would connect online for discussion.
In addition, all the sessions are strongly advised to have at least 50% of speakers attending live in Paris, In-person format, in order to be included at the live Scientific Grid.
Yes, they need to register either to In-person or Virtual in order to have the presentation available at the Virtual Platform and receive the certificate of acceptance and presentation by EACMFS.
Yes, we are offering a top – interaction platform.
You could ask questions live through the chat, request a meeting with exhibitors, get in contact with the author of a poster, send a message to the first author of a free paper, collect your CME in case of attending live