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Sessions

Sessions are educational and are based on the Congress topics. They will be led by two chairs/moderators, one International and one Local. The duration is one hour and a half, including introduction and discussion.
There are three talks of 20', followed by discussion.

 

Symposia

Symposia are didactic, lecture based sessions, presenting general-interest topics that are relevant to a specific Interest Section. These sessions are one hour 15 minutes long and are facilitated by the two chairs/moderators. There are three 20-minute talks, each of which have their own title. There is a 15-minute question and answer segment at the end of the session, taking questions from the audience.

 

Pro/Con Debates

Pro/Con Debates are one-hour sessions in which two debaters provide opposing views and explanations on a controversial topic. The moderator gives a five-minute introduction to the topic and explains why it is controversial. Each debater will then have 20 minutes to present his or her view. At that point, the moderator will announce that each debater has five minutes for rebuttal. The remaining 15 minutes of the session will be reserved for questions from the audience.

 

Courses

Courses are designed to introduce or refresh foundational knowledge about a topic in asthma and related deseases, allergy and immunology. Courses allow the audiance to be better prepared to particpate in symposia, workshops and seminars, which cover more detailed content. Course formats vary and are sometime more interactive with small group discussion or hands-on instruction. Question and answer segments are built into the course structure depending ion the learning. Objective courses are free-hour morning sessions.

 

Workshops

Workshops are interactive learning experiences which explore one or more specific aspects of a topic within Asthma & related diseases. Workshops are one-hour and 15 minutes long and should fit into one of the interactive formats.

 

Seminars

Seminars are highly interactive one-hour sessions in which two presenters lead a small group of participants in discussion about a defined topic. A flipchart and markers are provided for seminars instead of audio visual equipment. At the start of the session, topics from the participants should be written on the flipchart paper and used as session agenda. Facultydiscussionshould be limited to 10-15 minutes to allow ample time for group discussion. Seminars are limited to 30 participants.

 

Panel Discussions

A moderator makes relevant questions to a group of up to three expert panelists on a series of pre-defined topics. Panelists respond to the question and to each other. Once the panelists have addressed each question, the moderator will ask members of the audience to provide commentary as well.

 

Dates to remember

 

All abstracts should be submitted by

December 18, 2015


Preliminary program

August 20, 2015


Early Registration deadline

October 30, 2015


Late-breaking abstract submission

January 7, 2016


Middle registration deadline

January 15, 2016


Cancellations with refund deadline

January 15, 2016


E-poster submission deadline

February 15, 2016


Exhibition set up

March 11, 2016


Congress dates

March 12-15, 2016


CME Credits Publication

April 1, 2016

WCA-2016 app

 

The WCA-2016 app is now available for Android and iOS devices. Download it to obtain your personal discount code and register for the Congress at reduced fees