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FAQ

  • I already submitted an abstract for the 2020 WBC: should I need to submit the abstract again to be considered for the 2021 WBC?

    No, if you already submitted an abstract during the period stablished for 2020 WBC, this abstract will be considered as submitted for 2021 WBC. It will not hold valid for 2021 WBC in the event that you cancelled this submission before or the Scientific Secretariat i has withdrawn it for some reason (e.g. duplicated); in this case, you received a notification.

  • How could I check the abstracts that I previously submitted for 2020 WBC?

    If you submitted an abstract for 2020 WBC with your details as a contact person, you should have an acknowledgement of receipt, automatically sent just after every successful submission from the email Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.. In that email, you should have a summary of the details included in the submission and a password to access to your abstract through the online submission form. Please notice that you will not be able to modify the abstracts submitted for 2020 WBC through the submission form. You will only be able to access the submission form to check the information previously submitted.

  • I want to withdraw my previously submitted abstract for 2020 WBC.

    For those cases that the contact person needs to withdraw a previously submitted abstract because none of the authors would be able to attend in the new dates in 2021, the contact person needs to send an email as soon as possible to the Scientific Secretariat (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.) to request the withdrawal of the corresponding abstract.

  • I want to keep my previous submission, but I would need to modify the text of the abstract.

    In that cases, you need to cancel and withdraw this previous abstract. To do so, you would need to send an email, as soon as possible, to the Scientific Secretariat with your request (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.). When the Scientific Secretariat confirms the withdrawal requested, you will then be able to submit the new version (modified or updated) through the submission form for 2021 WBC.

  • I want to keep my previous submission for WBC 2021, but I would need to modify some authors’ details or the presenter previously stated during 2020 submission.

    Please notice that, for those cases, there will be a period afterwards to let authors revise these details just in case they need to update affiliations, include or remove any author or change the presenter previously stated. This information will be available together with your acceptance notification and the contact person will be able to access to revise and update the authors’ details if needed.

    In the case that you need to amend an important detail urgently (such as, an invalid email of the contact person) please contact the Scientific Secretariat (Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.).

  • I want to submit a new abstract for the 2021 WBC.

    Should you want to submit a new abstract for the 2021 Congress, you would need to submit it through the submission form published on the website, in the tab Abstracts of the website. Please notice that the submission form will open in September 2020 to submit new proposals for WBC 2021.

    If you have already submitted an abstract, and you want to submit new ones linked to the same contact person, you can “Access to your submission” in the submission form with your email and the password (received in the acknowledgement of receipt of the submitted abstract). Then, once you have accessed, you will be able to click on “New submission”. This way, you will have only one password to access all your abstracts.

    Any error you may detect in the new submitted abstract could be directly corrected through the submission form by accessing with the email of the contact person and the password received in the acknowledgement of receipt. Changes through the submission form will only be possible until the submission deadline for WBC 2021, and will only be possible for new abstracts (not for abstracts submitted for WBC 2020).

  • When is expected the acceptance notification for submitted abstracts?

    Final evaluation of all the submitted abstracts (both, those submitted previously for WBC 2020 and those submitted for WBC 2021) will be carried out during April 2021. In May 2021 authors will be notified about the acceptance or rejection of their abstract and the kind of presentation together with other details.

    In case you have any other question regarding the abstracts, you can contact the Scientific Secretariat of the Congress: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.

  • If I have registered for 2020 already, does my registration hold for the new date?

    All types of tickets already purchased for the 31st WBC will hold for the next dates; you will receive and updated confirmation voucher. The early bird registration fee has been extended to June 2021.

    All the updated information concerning fees and cancellation policies can be checked on the “Registration & Accommodation section” of the congress website.

  • I have booked my stay through the online platform. Does my booking hold for the new dates?

    Regarding the hotel accommodation purchased (only for reservations made through the Technical Secretariat in one of the official hotel of the congress), the booking will hold for the next dates.

    All the updated information concerning fees and cancellation policies can be checked on the “Registration & Accommodation section” of the congress website.

    If you have chosen to book your stay through another platform please contact directly to the hotel/vendor.

  • Will attendees be refunded for airline tickets or other transportation or hotel and housing expenses?

    Unfortunately, WBC is not in a position to reimburse attendees for travel or hotel costs. Attendees and exhibitors should cancel any personal arrangements they have made, such as travel and accommodation reservations. If hotel accommodations were made through the WBC webpage, please check here the conditions.

  • There will be changes in the scientific program?

    The scientific program keeps the same as planned in terms of its structure, content and participants.

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