Chair Instruction – Focus Session

Please find all information about chairing at the ESCD Congress 2020 below.


Dear chair,

On behalf of the ESCD Congress Scientific Committee, we sincerely thank you for accepting to act as the chair of one of our 90-minutes’ Focus Sessions. Please click here to find a programme overview with your name next to the session.

We kindly ask you to perform the three steps below as soon as possible, but at the latest on December 16th, 2019. Should you have any questions about the procedure, then feel free to contact us.

We look forward to seeing you in Amsterdam in 2020 and wish you all the best in the meantime!

Monique Weimar
Secretariat ESCD Congress 2020

Step 1 – Inviting Speakers

When inviting speakers to your session – a presentation by yourself is highly welcome, as written, but not a necessity – please schedule 4 presentations of 20 minutes each (15 minutes duration + 5 minutes discussion). In addition to these, your session will be filled up with oral presentations chosen from among the submitted abstracts, which covers 10 minutes (7 minutes duration + 3 minutes discussion).

When inviting speakers, please make them aware of the fact that they need to fully register, i.e., no waiver of registration or other benefits can be offered, as always at ESCD congresses, to avoid later misunderstandings and disappointment.

You yourself as a chairperson will be entitled to a waived registration fee for the congress. See the instruction for registration below.

Step 2 – Composing the Session Programme

Please compile your session before December 16th and submit to the scientific committee, via the secretariat ( for final approval. The conference secretariat will then directly contact the speakers and ask them to confirm their participation. Therefore it is important that you communicate to us full details of the intended speakers using the form below.


Form – Invited speakers

Step 3 – Register with a promotional code

The ESCD Congress 2020 offers you free registration. Please register and use promotional code: chair.
The free participation options will then appear on the online registration form.


Click here to register as a chair