FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
SID ANNUAL MEETING VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
Q: What is the status of the 2021 SID Annual Meeting?
A: Due to the ongoing uncertainty associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, the SID’s Board of Director’s made the decision not to move forward with an in-person Annual Meeting 2021, and instead to present the program in a virtual format. The Virtual Meeting will take place over the dates of May 3-8, 2021.
Q: Do I need to pay a registration fee to view the presentations in the virtual meeting?
A: Yes. Only registered users will be able to participate in the SID Virtual Meeting. Information regarding the registration process and rates for the SID Virtual Meeting will be communicated via both the SID and Annual Meeting websites.
Q: What types of presentations will be featured in the 2021 SID Virtual Meeting?
A: The SID Virtual Meeting will feature all of the session types that are typically held during an in-person meeting, including: Named Lectures, Plenary Talks, State-of-the-Art Plenary Lectures, and Concurrent Minisymposia. Poster Sessions (including poster talks and Exhibitor participation) will also be available. Session times and presentation titles will be announced throughout the planning process and available for viewing via the SID and Annual Meeting websites.
Q: Will the sessions be available after the Virtual Meeting?
A: Yes. Sessions will be available for viewing on demand after the virtual meeting has ended. The plan is to have all the talks available for at least 30 days after the conclusion of the meeting…though that may change.
Q: Will Poster and ePoster sessions be included in the virtual program?
A: Yes. The SID Virtual Meeting will include Poster sessions with Live Q&A sessions as well as select ePoster presentations.
Q: Can I receive a certificate of participation for the SID Virtual Meeting?
A: Yes, certificates of participation will be available to registered attendees at the conclusion of the virtual meeting.
Q: What is the deadline to submit an Abstract?
A: Online submission of abstracts opened on October 21, 2020 and will close on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 11:59 pm ET.
Q: When will the Abstracts appear in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID)?
A: All abstracts will be published in the May 2021 supplement issue of the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID). The abstracts will also be made available via links on the SID website approximately mid-April 2021.
Q: What if I do not have a subscription to the Journal of Investigative Dermatology (JID)?
A: Abstracts will also be publicly available via links on the SID and JID websites in mid-April 2021.
Q: When will abstract status notification be sent out?
A: Abstract status notification will be sent in early February 2021. Notifications will be sent electronically to the contact email address used during the abstract submission process.
Q: What if I am only interested in presenting my abstract as a poster, not as an oral presentation in the virtual meeting?
A: Unless indicated by initiating an opt-out, all abstracts submitted to the 2021 SID Virtual Meeting will be considered for Oral Presentation or ePoster presentation.
Q: Will 2021 SID Virtual Meeting offer CME credit?
A: Yes, additional information will be disseminated as the meeting approaches.
Q: If I am a PhD, do I have to submit a Conflict of Interest disclosure?
A: Yes, all presentations designated as ‘Oral’ must provide the required disclosure to ensure transparency regarding Industry support. All Named Lectures, State of the Art, and Concurrent Minisymposia sessions will offer CME credit, and therefore require disclosures.
Q: I am interested in exhibiting in the 2021 SID Virtual Meeting. Will there be opportunities available?
A: Yes, the SID Virtual Meeting will include a robust Exhibit Hall which will offer exciting opportunities to interact with attendees. Information regarding the registration process and rates for the SID Virtual Meeting will be communicated as soon as possible.
ASSOCIATE GROUP OPPORTUNITIES
Q: Will Associate groups be able to partner with the SID (as we have in the past) to have our own programs be presented?
A: Yes. The SID will be sending out information to our partners on the availability and type of formats that will be considered for either live or on-demand presentation of programs.