Digital Congress FAQ

  • This is a rather unconventional setup due to the covid crisis and we do receive some questions about the recording and setup. You can find many of the questions here. If you have additional questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us at and we will help you out.

    How do I use the main features of the digital platform?

    On these links you will be able to find some videos to see how to do so:

    Does the allocated speaking time include Q&A?

    The BGDO, IBD-BIRD and the BSGIE sessions already include Q/A time. If you are presenting your abstract in one of these sessions, there is no need to shorten your recording to allow for Q&A. For the abstracts being presented in the other sessions, make sure to allow 2 minutes for Q/A in your speaking time.

    So, for example, if the program allows 10min for your presentation: make sure to speak 8’ + 2’ Q/A.

    How do I record my talk including a video record of myself?

    To make the experience as personal as possible, we require you to add a video while recording your presentation.

    There are several possibilites:

    If you do have a recent version of Powerpoint (Office 365) on a Windows computer, you are able to use the built-in functionality. A demonstration on how to record your file can be found here.

    If you have an older version of Powerpoint or if you are working on a mac, you have 2 options of choice:

    1. The most easy one is probably to use Zoom. You can see information about how this can be done following this video:
    2. Use the application OBS. Detailed instructions can be found in this pdf: How to Record a Presentation with webcam using OBS.

    If you are having technical issues about the recording, please contact our audiovisual specialists at