Poster Sessions

This year over 330 scientific abstracts presented at five separate poster sessions. These sessions are an excellent opportunity to see, hear and discuss specific research topics directly with the abstract authors. Although the ePoster content was available throughout WORLDSymposium, the opportunity for live Q&A with the presenters were limited to their assigned date and time.

Click here to download the 2021 poster listing.

Any poster numbers not listed did not present as the author is unable to attend the conference.

All abstracts received by the October 1, 2020 deadline will be considered for platform presentation and inclusion in the special lysosomes issue of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism (MGM) which will be published in February 2021. Poster notifications and assigned poster numbers were sent to the first author of the submitted abstract at the beginning of December, 2020.

Late-breaking abstract submission was open on November 1 and closed on December 1, 2020 for poster and possible platform presentation. A new featured session, Late-Breaking Science Friday, was added to the 2021 Scientific Program to highlight recent advances in lysosomal disease research. Selected abstracts from the Late-Breaking submission cycle was awarded an oral presentation time on Late-Breaking Science Friday. Due to publication deadlines, late-breaking abstracts are published in the virtual program materials, and are not published in Molecular Genetics and Metabolism (MGM).

Registered attendees had access to an electronic copy of the program and abstracts via the WORLDSymposium 2021 virtual platform. Registered attendees must login to the virtual platform using the confirmation code they received with their invitation to the virtual platform. The program and abstracts are copyrighted and are available to non-registrants through Elsevier.

It is the policy of WORLDSymposium to publish all abstracts with the list of authors exactly as the abstract was submitted to WORLDSymposium. The first author of the submitted abstract will be listed as the presenting author on the Preliminary Program, Agenda, and Poster List.

2021: Posters will be Divided into Five (5) Separate Sessions

Authors who accepted an ePoster presentation were assigned to present their abstract live during one of five ePoster sessions, based on the final abstract category for each abstract. The ePosters opened at 2:30pm EST on Monday, February 8, 2021, and remained open throughout WORLDSymposium 2021. Live Q&A will only occur during the assigned times as listed below. Poster presenters are encouraged to be available online during all poster sessions to interact with virtual attendees.

All ePosters will be located in the Virtual Exhibit & ePoster Hall:

  • Basic Science Abstracts was presented on Monday, February 8 from 2:30-3:30pm EST
  • Translational Research Abstracts was presented on Tuesday, February 9 from 2:30-3:30pm EST
  • COVID-19 and Clinical Trials Abstracts was presented on Wednesday, February 10 from 2:30-3:30pm EST
  • Contemporary Forum Abstracts was presented on Thursday, February 11 from 2:30-3:30pm EST
  • Late-Breaking Abstracts was presented on Friday, February 12 from 2:30-3:30pm EST

Any poster numbers not listed did not present as the author is unable to attend the conference.

ePosters were on the Virtual Platform and in the Mobile App

In addition, all poster presenters were required to submit an electronic version of their poster to be available to attendees throughout WORLDSymposium 2021.

Details on ePoster submission were sent to all first authors.

All registered attendees had access to the ePosters on the WORLDSymposium virtual platform. The ePosters are available to registered attendees through March 15, 2021.