ESID Online Meeting

ESID Online Meeting

The ESID 2020 meeting is going online!

Updated 27 May 2020

Dear Friends and Colleagues,

The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged our model of face-to-face meetings as authorities have imposed travel restrictions and physical distancing which are increasingly stringent. To adapt to the current situation, the ESID Board has decided to transform the 19th Biennial Meeting of The European Society of immunodeficiencies (ESID) into a fully online event that will offer the community the possibility for educational exchanges, scientific news and best practice updates while protecting the safety, health, and well-being of all meeting participants.

The online meeting will take place between 14-17 October 2020. Online sessions will allow for live interaction, and will be available on-demand in the weeks following the meeting.

In this time of uncertainty, we look to transform this crisis into a new opportunity, one that will open a wide and ongoing discussion on our collective local and national experiences and challenges in fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, especially with regard to our patients. ESID is working hard to make this online platform a relevant and effective communication channel with positive effects reaching far beyond the congress.

It is our goal that this online meeting will continue to meet the needs of the ESID community and to ensure a viable future. Registered participants will still be eligible to receive the number of CME credits attributed to the online meeting, and authors whose abstracts were accepted will be published in the digital abstract book.

Further registration and scheduling details for delegates, speakers and industry partners will be announced in due course. Please, see the FAQ section below, which is updated regularly to reflect the most recent changes in policy.

We thank you in advance for your support in making the ESID 2020 Online Meeting a success!

Warmest Regards,

ESID Organising Committee

ESID 2020 Online Meeting FAQ

Please see below the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the our upcoming Online event.

The ESID Board has decided to take the 19th Biennial Meeting of The European Society of immunodeficiencies (ESID) to a fully online event. All speakers and presentations, live discussions and Q&A, interactive poster displays and exhibitors will be held entirely online.

Yes, the ESID 2020 Online Meeting will be taking place from 14-17 October 2020 with live-streamed and recorded sessions according to the programme schedule. All of the meeting content will be available to registrants on demand after the meeting.

The content will be available on-demand for a period following the meeting dates, for all registered participants. More information on how long the content will be available after the meeting dates will follow for registered participants, sponsors & exhibitors only.

To attend the virtual meeting, you need a good internet connection, your device or computer, and a valid registration. After registering you will receive login details a few days prior to the meeting.


Abstract submission is open and you can send us your work. Visit the abstract page to see what is the latest deadline.

Registration for the first ESID Online Meeting will be opening soon!

ESID 2020 online meeting will offer you a full viirtual experience and the opportunity to take part in every aspect of the programme, including the chance to:

  • Access all presentations and session recordings. Create your own schedule to attend any and all of the sessions whenever and wherever you choose.
  • Network with colleagues. Browse the list of participants and click on their name to contact them.
  • Earn CME credits. Participate in the scientific programme and be eligible to receive the number of CME credits attributed to the virtual meeting.
  • Access all the e-posters. Browse research on the hottest topics published in the congress digital abstract book and connect with the abstract authors and other colleagues from around the world through the e-poster virtual consultations.
  • Join the debate. During a live-streamed or recorded session, participate in live conversations with delegates from all over the world.
  • Give feedback. Use the short session surveys to rate the sessions and help us improve the overall quality of the programme.
  • Visit the online exhibition hall. Journey through the exhibition booths, explore the displayed materials, contact exhibitors directly, and chat with other visitors.

You can use the contact form here and select Registration as the subject.

Programme and sessions

ESID is doing its best to ensure that the virtual congress will incorporate as much of the well-known Meeting experience and atmosphere as possible. All delegates will be contacted with timely updates on programme scheduling in due course.

No, the slides from the session presentations cannot be downloaded, but you will be able to have the oral presentations of many presenters where the slides are being shown.

We will contact you directly regarding your participation in the programme.

Some sessions will be live and some will be pre-recorded. We are doing everything to ensure the highest possible quality of the virtual Meeting while maintaining the energy of live sessions and live interactions.

Q&A will be available in live sessions.

All pre-recorded presentations and posters will be available for online viewing and provide interactive options for participants to engage in.

In any case, speakers are encouraged to add email/social media information to their slides in order to enable participants to reach out with questions and comments.

Upon acceptance of your abstract, you will be contacted personally with information about submitting your e-poster.

Accepted poster presenters will be asked to upload an e-poster as a 1-page file.

Accepted poster presenters will be given the option of recording a short MP3 file to explain their poster.

Interaction between E-poster presenters and the participants will be available through chat.

E-posters will be available throughout the Meeting and after.


Yes, there will be a virtual exhibition area.

We will contact you directly regarding your participation.

There is no registration for exhibition only, all exhibitors and participants may access the full virtual meeting.