The CSANZ Annual Scientific Meeting for 2020 will be held virtually from 11-13 December but with delegates also able to attend in person at regional ‘meeting hubs’ to view the content in group settings.
Program chair Associate Professor Peter Psaltis, says the CSANZ 2020 will take place over the traditional conference time slot of Friday morning to Sunday lunchtime, with the usual format of lectures, posters and symposia.
The virtual meeting will provide both pre-recorded content and live presentations which as in previous meetings will be divided into parallel streams. Two new streams to be included in 2020 will be genetics and prevention.
And as with previous meetings there will be keynote speakers, including the RT Hall lecture from preventive cardiologist Professor Paul Ridker of Harvard Medical School. Professor Psaltis says all the lectures presented at the virtual meeting will include Q& A sessions to guarantee an interactive element.
In addition to remote access, CSANZ will be providing access to streamed content at Meeting Hub venues in Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Wellington.
These hubs will be at conference centres where one channel of the CSANZ content will be streamed.
“Meeting Hubs are a great way to connect with your networks, discuss the program and meet new colleagues, while still being able to view the virtual meeting when you want,” according to CSANZ.
“Each hub will have a networking area to view your session of choice with catering provided,” it says.
CSANZ advises that delegates attending the hub venues in person must still being their own device (laptop, iPad, etc.) and headphones to view session that are not streamed in the session room, and to engage via Q&A or chat in any session.