21st biennial congress – In-person – 11-14 Sep, 2024 Lausanne, Switzerland

Final online versions of our programmes & abstract book now published!
At-a-glance timetable
At-A-Glance Timetable

1-page overview of our 2.5-day meeting (PDF)
Version 1.2 - FINAL

Outline Programme


Session-by-Session planner (PDF)
Version 1.5 - FINAL

Full programme

Scientific Programme

Full Scientific Programme (PDF)
Version 1.7 - FINAL

Abstract book


Abstract Book (PDF)
Version 1.2 - FINAL

Programmes & timetables

The final online versions of our programme and timetable have now been published. Any late changes to the programme will be communicated to delegates during the Congress. 

  • At-A-Glance Timetable – an overview timetable of our 2.5-day meeting.
  • Outline Programme – a session-by-session guide to the Congress, listing all plenary and parallel sessions by Session ID & Session title. 
  • Full Scientific Programme – complete details of each Congress session, including all presentation titles, speakers, chairs and discussants. These details are included for all presentation types, including Rapid-Fire and Poster Presentations.
  • Poster tour schedule – each lunchtime a member of our Scientific Committee will lead one of three poster tours departing at 12:15 from the first poster in that tour. Use this timetable to plan your poster tour 

Online Abstract Book

A PDF version of our Online Abstract Book is now available.

Poster tours & judging

We have two poster sessions on Thursday 8th Sep (P1) and Friday 9th Sep (P2). Posters will be available for viewing each day in the Recital Room. The main poster viewing session each day will take place during the lunch period (12:00 – 13:30) when presenters are asked to stand next to their posters.

A Poster Prize will be awarded to the best poster presentation at our Congress, to be judged by members of our Scientific Committee and announced during our Closing Ceremony. Poster judging will take place at lunchtime on Thursday and Friday, from 12:15 – 13:15.

Delegates may join one of three poster tours led by a member of our Scientific Committee each day. If you wish to do so, please meet at the first nominated poster in each poster tour at 12:15. The first nominated poster of each of three tours on Thursday and Friday lunchtime is shown in this poster tour schedule in bold. Poster presenters will in each tour will give a 2 minute presentation of their poster followed by time for questions.

About Session IDs & Presentation IDs

Each Session taking place during the Congress has been assigned a unique Session ID which you will find in our timetables, programmes and online abstract books. 

  • Plenary sessions are numbered PL1-PL5
  • ECR Keynote sessions are numbered ECR1-ECR5
  • Themed Symposia sessions (convened by delegates) are numbered S01-S25
  • Oral Presentation sessions (individual talks, convened into parallel sessions by our Scientific Committee) are numbers OP01-OP11
  • Rapid-Fire ECR talk sessions are numbered RF1-RF4
  • Poster sessions are numbered P1-P2 

Within each session, each abstract accepted for presentation has been assigned a unique Presentation ID. The Presentation ID is a two-part ID such as S01.02, OP05.10 or RF1.07. The first part (i.e. S01, OP05 or RF1) indicates the Session ID, and the second part (i.e. 02, 10, 07) indicates the position / order of presentations within a given Session. 

You can also find out more about our plenary speakerswhat else to expect at the Congress and our social programme on other pages. 

Outline timetable

Time Weds 7 Sep Thurs 8 Sep Fri 9 Sep Sat 10 Sep
Day 2 start
Day 1 start
Day 2 (con't)
Day 3 start
Day 1 (con't)
Day 2 (con't)
Day 3 close
Day 1 close
Day 2 close
18:30 - 22:00
Informal ECR
tour & dinner
reception &
punt tours
Congress dinner
(Selwyn College)