We have received several questions that might be important for you to decide whether to submit your abstract or not. So we will answer them in the form of a circular and also inform you about news regarding the COVID-19 control in Japan.
Q1. How will you organize the poster sessions online?
A1. Poster sessions will be held onsite in the classical face-to-face style. We will NOT provide a dedicated virtual session for real-time discussions or presentations for remote-only attendees. Instead, we will use a browser-based conference system, Confit, to allow all the presenters to upload their poster PDF files to be viewed by attendees. Confit will also provide a separate chat window for each poster so that the presenter and remote attendees can discuss the presentation throughout the conference.
Q2. How will be the COVID-19 situation and protection measures during the conference?
A2. The Japanese government is reportedly reviewing the level of infection control measures against COVID-19 in Japan, which will be less stringent in May 2023. In line with this, immigration control (e.g., PCR certificates) and domestic infection prevention efforts are expected to be eased. Please continue to pay attention to information from the Japanese government and check our latest guide in the Travel > COVID-19 menu before traveling.
Other questions we have received are also answered in the following FAQs page.
Shoichi Ogio for the ICRC2023 Local Organizing Committee
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