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 ESCAIDE Scientific Committee for ESCAIDE 2022. Of these, 170 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.

A late-breaker abstract call will be open from 31 August–14 September for abstracts reporting data that was unavailable before the deadline for submission in the general call for abstracts for ESCAIDE.

Oral presentations - fireside sessions

fireside session is a moderated Q&A where the presenters are given the opportunity to discuss their work and answer questions from the audience. Presentations will be grouped by theme into sessions.

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 (~3 min).

The best oral presentation (abstract pitch) 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

Each poster will be displayed on the online conference 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.

At ESCAIDE 2022 we are also hosting poster tours in a hybrid format for many of the poster abstracts. These give presenters and participants an opportunity to delve deeper into their content. In each 45-minute session, presenters have 2 minutes to introduce their work, which is followed by a Q&A, where the moderator will ask questions to the presenters and address the questions received in the chat and redirect them to the presenters.

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.

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.

Online-only posters

Online-only posters will be displayed in the 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 in Stockholm, but participants will be encouraged to view the posters online and can post comments and questions for you to respond to.