Session Types

Business Meetings (BM)
Business Meetings of EAACI Sections, Interest Groups and Working Groups allow EAACI members to meet and plan their activities and make proposals for future events. Each meeting starts with an academic lecture or debate in order to stimulate participation. These meetings are open to all congress delegates to actively encourage new participants.

Company Lunch Symposia (CLS)
Company Lunch Symposia are sponsored symposia organised by the Founder Sponsors of EAACI during lunch breaks. The content of these sessions is proposed directly by Founder Sponsors and approved by the Scientific Programme Committee prior to inclusion within the main programme.

Company Sponsored Symposia (CSS)
Each Founder Sponsor of EAACI has a Company Sponsored Symposium within the main congress programme. The content of these symposia is proposed directly by the Founder Sponsors and approved by the Scientific Programme Committee prior to inclusion within the main programme.

Hot Topic (HT)
Hot Topic Sessions consist of presentations followed by a discussion. Topics are selected close to the time of the congress, with the goal of presenting new and exciting data in a more informal format than a typical session. Hot Topic Sessions allow members to gain insight into the latest news and findings in allergy and clinical immunology.

Interactive Workshops (IWS)
Interactive Workshops are sessions in which speakers share and discuss evidence and experience gathered – clinical and/or basic – in a certain field. These sessions are highly interactive and involve a number of communication techniques to involve participants. Due to this interactive character, the size of the session is limited, and it is advisable to arrive early to secure your place.

Interactive Symposium (ISYM)
The Interactive Symposium will allow time for debate, discussion and feedback about the presentations. Chairs and speakers play an active role in engaging the audience using interactive methods appropriate for large groups. This innovative format and session design techniques contribute to a dynamic and communicative symposium.

Interactive Postgraduate Courses (IPGC) – Pre-registration is required. A separate registration fee applies.
Interactive Postgraduate Courses are half-day sessions where speakers give presentations the necessary space for discussions. They are designed to provide a thorough review of a special interest area and enhance peer to peer learning and networking. The use of contextualisation further improves learning.
– Interactive Postgraduate Courses can be at the basic level or advanced level.
– Interactive Postgraduate Courses are merged with visits to the Clinical Village, where attendees can actively try out different procedures and equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic diseases.

Learning Lounges (LL) – Pre-registration is required. A separate registration fee applies.
Learning Lounges allow delegates to meet in a small group with outstanding researchers and clinicians. The format is designed to facilitate informal discussions, allowing participants to present their questions and gain new insights. No presentations will be given, instead the participants will have ample time for interaction with the faculty member and their peers.

Oral Abstract Sessions (OAS)
The most exciting work from abstracts submitted to the congress will be honoured with a place in these sessions, which start with a brief introductory talk from one of the chairs. Each presenter highlights their work and answers questions from attendees.

Patent Abstract Sessions
This new session presents allergy innovations that are patented or in the process of being patented. Similar to research abstracts, scientific ideas and concepts will be presented and discussed in both oral and poster format. The session will display the activities of the allergy-market and EAACI’s vision is that this platform will promote funding and support allergy patents, maybe even joint ventures.

Patient Organisation Workshop
Global representatives of patient organisations will come together with other stakeholders in the field to share their experiences, as well as to discuss key issues.

Plenary Symposia (PL)
Plenary Symposia are the core of the congress activities. These are exhaustive reviews of a major subject of the specialty, addressed to all congress participants. Plenary Symposia are scheduled at “prime times” in the programme, with no crossover with other activities to enable maximum attendance. Two parallel symposia will be held, one primarily clinical and the other focused on basic science. Leading international speakers have been invited to conduct these symposia. Given the large nature, Plenary Symposia do not have allocated time for questions or discussions.

Poster Discussion Sessions (PDS)
Moderators will lead a discussion of around 15 related electronic posters in the session, asking the audience and the presenters to set the work in context and draw out important themes and conclusions. These sessions will be in an electronic format.

Pro & Con (P&C)
The Pro & Con Sessions allow speakers to debate controversial topics in an attractive format which provides “food for thought”. These lunch time sessions take place in the exhibition hall.

Satellite Symposia (SAT)
Satellite Symposia commence once the main programme has concluded for the day. These symposia are organised independently by the sponsoring companies.

Sister Society Symposia (SSS)
EAACI has collaborated with a number of sister societies to develop symposia that represent regional or scientific areas common to EAACI and the sister society. This is a chance to expand your knowledge beyond the traditional boundaries.

Symposia (SYM)
Symposia are state-of-the-art educational sessions in which the speakers critically review diverse aspects of a specific topic. The target audience consists of delegates who are primarily interested in the subject or wish to update their knowledge in the area.

Thematic Poster Session (TPS)
Abstracts are grouped thematically into blocks of 15-20 posters. This year, as part of the EAACI Goes Green Initiative, these will be in an electronic format at E-Poster stations, which are open to view for a whole day. At lunch time, presenters are available to discuss their work and answer questions from delegates and moderators.

Year in Review (YIR)
The Year in Review Sessions are complete and authoritative focused on the highlights published during the previous year on a specific topic.

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