A The virtual ASM will take place over 4 days from 11.00 – 18.00 AEDT from Monday 15 February to Thursday 18 February 2021.
I've already registered for the face-to-face event – what happens now?
A If you have registered for the face-to-face our Professional Conference Organiser will be refunding the amount you have paid soon. Unfortunately, we are unable to transfer your registration to the new event as it is very different to what a traditional ASM looks like. We hope you’ll register for the virtual event once the registration portal is open!
I am a successful Abstract author. Do I get a discounted registration rate like I would usually?
A This year the College has made the decision to change the way the registration fees are set and instead of offering different tiers of fees for different delegate groups, to offer a discounted rate for all categories, which is set at $800 + GST (standard registration). This fee includes access to the online platform which the event will be held on, to view the live streamed sessions and as well as connect and interact with other delegates, speakers and sponsors and exhibitors during the 4 days of the event. This fee also includes a further 6 month access to the on-demand content which includes the recordings of the presentations, platform and e-posters and other resources with the additional benefit of accruing CPD hours post event. As this is offered as a package, we do not offer any day passes or further discounts.
I want to go to more than one workshop that's on at the same time - can I register for all of them and then view recordings of workshops later?
A No. Unlike the ASM program running from Monday 15 - Thursday 18 February in our broadcast, all workshops will be run in real time and will not be recorded.
I have registered for the Virtual ASM but now I want to add Masterclasses/Workshops and am having trouble doing so, what should I do?
A Contact the friendly ASM secretariat at email@example.com and tell us what you'd like to attend and we'll add it in for you and, where applicable send you a payment link for you to pay any outstanding registration fees. Your attendance won't be official until you have paid any balances owing.
What will happen during the virtual ASM?
A The format of the Virtual ASM will be very familiar to previous ASM delegates. The Meeting will feature keynote presentations, concurrent sessions and panel discussions, and will include live moderated Q&As. The Meeting will be held over four days with two concurrent streams.
What does registration include?
A Registrants will have access to the online platform which will enable you to:
When will I receive my link to the online portal?
A A registration link will be sent to you by email two weeks prior to the Virtual ASM. Please check your junk folder if you do not receive the access email. If you do not receive the email, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to have this resent to you.
Will sessions be available for viewing after the Virtual ASM?
A Those who register for the RANZCOG Virtual ASM will have access to on-demand content post event for six months. Attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the live sessions to foster networking, participation, and a conference-like experience.
Do I need reliable internet?
A Yes, we recommend that you have reliable internet to get the most out of the RANZCOG Virtual ASM.
What time zone will the program be in?
The time zone will be in Australian Eastern Daylight Time and run from 11.00–18.00. The program is being created in consideration of the different Australian and New Zealand time zones. To check your time zone please click here.
Will I need to download specific software?
A Specific software is not required. You will be provided with a weblink to the virtual conferencing platform. Google Chrome is the recommended browser for the RANZCOG Virtual ASM web application. If you typically use Internet Explorer or Safari, it is recommended that you download Chrome prior to the RANZCOG Virtual ASM.
I have submitted an abstract but I cannot present at the new dates. What now?
I have submitted an abstract but I can no longer attend. Can someone else present my abstract on my behalf?
What are the benefits of online meetings?
Why is this year's event being offered at a reduced rate compared with previous ASMs?
Will lower registration rates apply to the RANZCOG ASM going forward?