UEG Week 2020 goes virtual - FAQs 

General Information

  • When will UEG Week Virtual 2020 take place?
  • Will the Postgraduate Teaching Programme (PGT) also be held during UEG Week Virtual 2020?
  • Why will UEG Week 2020 take place virtually and won’t be held as a physical conference in October in Amsterdam?
  • Will the physical UEG Week that should have taken place from October 10-14, 2020 be postponed?
  • Where can I find the official statement that UEG Week 2020 will take place as a virtual congress?
When will UEG Week Virtual 2020 take place?

UEG Week Virtual 2020 will take place from October 11-13, 2020.

Will the Postgraduate Teaching Programme (PGT) also be held during UEG Week Virtual 2020?

The Postgradute Teaching 2020 curriculum and programme will be postponed to next year and will take place at UEG Week Vienna from October 2-3, 2021. 
However, on November 27-28, 2020 UEG will host a 2-day live event on the virtual platform. Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week covers the best sessions from the Postgraduate Teaching Course from the past years. This course will require a separate registration. 
 

Why will UEG Week 2020 take place virtually and won’t be held as a physical conference in October in Amsterdam?

UEG’s leadership has carefully assessed the risk and drawn feasibility plans of how UEG Week can adapt to the unprecedented situation. As UEG regards the health and safety of our community as a top priority and leads by example the decision was made that given the present circumstances and the uncertainty of the situation in fall, UEG Week will take place virtually.

Will the physical UEG Week that should have taken place from October 10-14, 2020 be postponed?

The physical UEG Week 2020 will not be postponed to a later date but will only take place virtually from October 11-13, 2020. The virtual congress will still allow instant interaction and advanced scientific exchange in real-time. The scientific programme will uphold the UEG standard by bringing you the latest and greatest in science and remaining state of the art.

Where can I find the official statement that UEG Week 2020 will take place as a virtual congress?

You can find the official statement by listening to UEG President Axel Dignass.


Refund of your UEG Week 2020 registration

  • I have already registered for the physical UEG Week 2020. Will my paid registration fee be refunded?
I have already registered for the physical UEG Week 2020. Will my paid registration fee be refunded?

Yes, already paid registrations for the physical UEG Week 2020 have been refunded in full.


Accommodation and Travel

  • I have already booked my accommodation for UEG Week 2020 in Amsterdam. Can I cancel my booking for free?
  • I have already made my travel arrangements for UEG Week 2020 in Amsterdam. Will I be refunded for occurred travel costs?
I have already booked my accommodation for UEG Week 2020 in Amsterdam. Can I cancel my booking for free?

If you have booked your accommodation via our official housing partner RAI Hotel Services you can still cancel your booking for free. Please with your booking reference as soon as possible to cancel your booked hotel.

If you have not booked your accommodation via RAI Hotel Services, please contact your hotel or your booking agent in regards to your cancellation and the according cancellation conditions.
UEG does not refund cancellation costs for accommodation bookings.
 

I have already made my travel arrangements for UEG Week 2020 in Amsterdam. Will I be refunded for occurred travel costs?

If you have already made your travel arrangements, please directly contact the company you have purchased your ticket with (airline, train company, etc.) to cancel your booking. If you have taken a travel insurance , please contact your travel insurance provider. UEG does not cover any costs for travel arrangements and cancellation costs.


Registration for UEG Week Virtual 2020

  • When and how can I register for UEG Week Virtual 2020?
  • Who can register for UEG Week Virtual 2020?
  • What are the UEG Week Virtual 2020 and Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week registration fees?
  • If I have already registered for the physical UEG Week 2020, am I automatically registered for the virtual conference?
When and how can I register for UEG Week Virtual 2020?

Registration will open on August 10, 2020 and will remain open until the end of December. More information about the registration process and fees is available on the UEG Week Registration page. For more specific questions, please contact

Who can register for UEG Week Virtual 2020?

Everybody involved professionally in digestive health.

What are the UEG Week Virtual 2020 and Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week registration fees?

Details about the registration fees are available on the UEG Week Registration page.

If I have already registered for the physical UEG Week 2020, am I automatically registered for the virtual conference?

You are not automatically registered for UEG Week Virtual 2020 and Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week if you have registered for the physical UEG Week 2020. You will have to register separately for UEG Week Virtual 2020. 


Abstracts and Programme Information

  • I have submitted an abstract for the physical UEG Week 2020, what happens now?
  • Will my submitted abstract be published?
  • Until when can I withdraw my abstract?
  • I have missed the abstract submission deadline in May. Will there still be the possibility to submit an abstract for UEG Week Virtual 2020?
  • I was invited to speak at UEG Week 2020, what will happen with my presentation?
  • Will the programme for UEG Week Virtual 2020 change from the physical UEG Week?
  • What will be the official opening hours for UEG Week Virtual 2020?
  • What will be the official opening hours for Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week?
  • I live outside of Europe and in a different time zone. Will I be able to access the virtual programme?
  • Will the UEG Week Virtual and Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week programme remain online after the live event days?
  • Will there be certificates of attendance and CME certificates available also for UEG Week Virtual 2020 and Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week?
I have submitted an abstract for the physical UEG Week 2020, what happens now?

The UEG Scientific Committee is currently adapting the programme to the new 3-day schedule of UEG Week Virtual 2020. Science will continue to be an essential part of the meeting and the abstract reviewing process continues as planned. You will be informed by mid of July whether your abstract is accepted, and therefore part of the programme. 

Will my submitted abstract be published?

All accepted abstracts will be published within the online programme and in the UEG Journal abstract supplement.

Until when can I withdraw my abstract?

You can withdraw your abstract directly via an online system by July 24, 2020. You will receive more information in a separate email.

I have missed the abstract submission deadline in May. Will there still be the possibility to submit an abstract for UEG Week Virtual 2020?

Yes, the late breaking abstract submission will open on August 10. We look forward to receiving your abstract. 

I was invited to speak at UEG Week 2020, what will happen with my presentation?

The UEG Scientific Committee is currently adapting the programme to the new 3-day schedule of UEG Week Virtual 2020. You will be informed in July whether your presentation will be part of the new programme and you will receive all required information on the new time schedule and speaker guidelines timely from our programme management team.

Will the programme for UEG Week Virtual 2020 change from the physical UEG Week?

The scientific programme will be adapted to the new 3-day schedule of UEG Week Virtual 2020. But no matter the format, we remain dedicated to organising a high-quality meeting that will still allow instant interaction and advanced scientific exchange in real-time. Our scientific programme will uphold the UEG standard by bringing you the latest and greatest in science and remaining state of the art. The new programme will be available on our website soon. Subscribe to our newsletter on the bottom of this page to stay tuned .

What will be the official opening hours for UEG Week Virtual 2020?

Live programme and interaction is scheduled from 8:30-20:30 CET daily.

What will be the official opening hours for Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week?

To be announced at a later stage. 

I live outside of Europe and in a different time zone. Will I be able to access the virtual programme?

The UEG Week Virtual and Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week platform will be accessible 24 hours to browse on-demand content.

Will the UEG Week Virtual and Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week programme remain online after the live event days?

The virtual platform will remain accessible after the live events dates until the end of December. After that, all recordings will be permanently available in the UEG Library on our website.

Will there be certificates of attendance and CME certificates available also for UEG Week Virtual 2020 and Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week?

A certificate of attendance will be available. UEG is seeking accreditation from the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME) also for UEG Week Virtual 2020 and Best of Postgraduate Teaching from UEG Week. Updates on this matter will be provided on our website.


Industry

  • I am sponsor/exhibitor of the physical UEG Week 2020 or am interested in sponsoring UEG Week Virtual 2020. How can I receive more information about these topics?
I am sponsor/exhibitor of the physical UEG Week 2020 or am interested in sponsoring UEG Week Virtual 2020. How can I receive more information about these topics?

Exhibitors and sponsors of UEG Week 2020 are contacted separately by UEG. If you have not been contacted by UEG yet and would like to discuss the cancellation and its implications as well as the opportunities that exist to be part of UEG Week Virtual 2020, please contact Linda Dünser at

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