WORLDSymposium Poster Presenter FAQs

  • When will abstracts for WORLDSymposium 2023 be published or be made available to the public?

    WORLDSymposium does not publish the full-text of the abstracts online; the full-text is available only from Elsevier for accepted abstracts submitted to WORLDSymposium prior to October 1, 2022, to be published in the February 2023 special “Lysosomes Issue” of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism (MGM). WORLDSymposium has no control over the Elsevier publication release dates.  Registered attendees will receive an electronic copy of the program and full-text abstracts ​beginning on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. The program and abstracts become copyrighted and are only 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 Platform Speaker (presenting author) on the Preliminary Program, Agenda, and Poster List.

  • Do I have to pay for my own registration?

    Poster presenters are responsible for all of their own expenses, including registration. Register by January 13, 2023 to take advantage of early registration discounts.

  • Is there an ePoster requirement?

    Yes. All poster presenters are required to submit an electronic version of their poster to be available to attendees throughout WORLDSymposium 2023. The poster can only be a PDF file. This is specified in the instructions for submitting an abstract to WORLDSymposium.

    All poster first authors will receive an email with instructions on how to submit an ePoster in December, 2022. The deadline for submission of the PDF ePoster file is January 9, 2023. Poster presenters are only allowed to submit one ePoster PDF file for each poster they are presenting.

    All registered attendees will have access to the ePosters beginning at 3:00 PM EST on Wednesday, February 22, 2023. The ePosters will be displayed on electronic kiosks in the Exhibit Hall, during Exhibit hours at WORLDSymposium and will remain available throughout WORLDSymposium 2023 and on demand until March 31, 2023.

  • Is it allowed to put a QR code on the eposter?

    Yes. It is strongly encouraged to put a QR code on ePosters, if at all possible.

  • What are the hours of the poster sessions?

    Poster Sessions will be in the Exhibit Hall in the Orlando Ballroom:

    • Basic Science Abstracts will be presented on Wednesday, February 22 from 3:00-5:00 PM EST
    • Translational Research Abstracts will be presented on Thursday, February 23 from 3:00-5:00 PM EST
    • Clinical Trials Abstracts will be presented on Friday, February 24 from 3:00-5:00 PM EST
    • Contemporary Forum Abstracts will be presented on Saturday, February 25 from 3:00-5:00 PM EST

  • Who do I contact if I have questions regarding my presentation?
    Please submit your request to Amber via the contact form.
  • Can I get an international letter of invitation?
    Yes. Your meeting registration confirmation will include a link to generate a customized letter of invitation, which can be used when applying for a visa.
  • What is your data protection policy?

    Due to ACCME requirements, and the data protection of all presenters, all communications related to platform and/or ePoster presentations are kept strictly between the platform and/or ePoster presenter and the WORLDSymposium CME Programs team.

    Any presentations submitted to WORLDSymposium for CME review are kept strictly confidential, and are not shared beyond the required CME review team. The presentations will not be available to WORLDSymposium attendees until the platform session is first presented, and then will be available “on-demand” on the virtual website until March 31, 2023, after which time the virtual platform will be shut down.

    All submitted ePosters will be available starting on Wednesday, February 22, 2023, when the ePosters open, currently scheduled for 3:00 PM EST. ePosters will also available on the virtual platform until March 31, 2023.

    Submitted abstracts will be available to all registered attendees starting on Tuesday, February 21, 2023. Submitted abstracts are available to the general public when Elsevier publishes the February issue of Molecular Genetics and Metabolism (MGM). WORLDSymposium staff have no control over the publication date, however, anyone may sign up with Elsevier for publication updates.

    Presentations are not available to anyone other than the WORLDSymposium development team until the time the presentation is first presented live during the conference, and then the presentations are available “on-demand” to the registered attendees until March 31, 2023.

    First authors are required to acknowledge that they are authorizing WORLDSymposium to provide their ePoster and/or presentation to the WORLDSymposium audience. If they choose not to authorize WORLDSymposium to provide their presentation, their presentation will be removed from the agenda and all databases.