Abstract presentations at ESCAIDE 2022

Abstract presentations form a key part of the scientific programme at ESCAIDE. Abstracts are presented at ESCAIDE as either oral presentations or posters.

This year, over 430 abstracts were submitted to the standard call for abstracts, and over 90 to the late breaker abstract call. Of these, 170 standard call abstracts, and 21 late breakers, were selected to be presented as posters or oral presentations, covering a diverse spectrum of topics within applied infectious disease research and epidemiology. Poster tours and oral presentations are organised by topic and dispersed throughout the conference programme.

Oral presentations - fireside sessions

Abstracts accepted to ESCAIDE for oral presentations are presented and discussed in fireside sessions, with 5-6 abstracts grouped by topic. A fireside session is a moderated Q&A where the presenters are given the opportunity to discuss their work and answer questions from the audience. 

During the session, each presenter will have 15 minutes to discuss their work, which will include a short presentation by the speaker (~7 min), a moderator-led discussion (~5 min) and questions from the audience (~2 min). 

In the conference programme, fireside sessions will be held in parallel, with two running at a time. There are 9 fireside sessions taking place this year, with 54 oral abstract presentations.

Fireside sessions in hybrid:

  • The presenters and audience may be online or in-person
  • The physical session will take place in one of the two Auditoriums in the Münchenbryggeriet venue
  • The live-streamed session can be found on the session page of the Programme tab of the Swapcard online platform

The best oral abstract presentation is voted for by the audience after each fireside session and the overall winner is announced at the end of ESCAIDE.

Poster presentations - poster tours

Posters will be presented and discussed in Poster tours, with 5-6 abstracts grouped by topic. Each presenter will have 2 minutes to introduce their work, followed by 5 minutes of moderator-led Q&A. The time available is too short for a full discussion on the research, therefore the main aim of the Poster tour is to set up connections between the researchers and interested participants. We hope that after the tour, participants will contact the authors to further discuss the research.

In the conference programme, Poster tours will be held in parallel, with 4-5 running at a time. There are 13 Poster tours taking place this year, 76 posters being presented.

Poster tours in hybrid:

  • The presenters and audience may be online or in-person
  • Each Poster tour will take place around an e-poster terminal in the poster exhibition hall in the Münchenbryggeriet venue.
  • The online audience will view the posters on the platform and the presenter audio will be live-streamed and accessible through the session page of the Programme tab of the Swapcard online platform.

The posters will be available on the platform throughout the conference. Each will be linked to the profile of the presenters, allowing participants to get in touch through messaging feature of the platform. These can be viewed on the platform, and throughout the conference days, in e-poster terminals spread in the venue and in the e-poster area. The details of the poster and presenter will be available, and participants can directly message presenters about their work.

Online-only poster exhibition

An additional 52 posters will be displayed as online-only posters this year, in a virtual poster exhibition on the online conference platform, and the abstracts will be listed in the abstract book. However, due to time and venue capacity limitations, there will not be the opportunity to give a verbal presentation of the poster, but participants will be encouraged to view the posters online and can post comments and questions for you to respond to. The virtual exhibition can be visited through the Swapcard online platform, mobile app and on the e-poster terminals in the conference venue. There are dedicated slots in the conference programme (13.00–13.30, daily) when participants will be encouraged to view online-only posters.