For the first time, following the 2021 Annual Congress, two Congress Highlights Sessions were held in Spanish and Portuguese. Following the success of the 2021 Sessions, SIOP will scale-up the post 2022 Annual Congress Highlights Sessions. We expect to offer sessions in at least 5 languages (English language sessions will not be offered).
Moderators are in charge of organizing, hosting and facilitating the program and discussion during the SIOP2022 Highlights Session. Whereby more than 1 moderator has submitted an Expression of Interest (EOI) for a given language/country, SIOP may suggest that the moderators team up to deliver the event. Moderators volunteer their time and effort to organize and deliver the sessions as a contribution to the Society, and will not receive financial renumeration for their work.
Moderators are expected to attend the Congress in person and will be reimbursed the cost of their Congress registration.
There are two possibilities for the agendas of the SIOP2022 Congress Highlights Sessions:
Option 1: Moderators develop a short agenda on the basis of key themes and topics that they have identified from the Congress Scientific Program and from the Congress sessions that they have attended in person in Barcelona. Moderators for this type of Session can first summarize key points from the Congress sessions they attended and then lead a discussion with the session participants.
Option 2: Moderators develop a short agenda on the basis of the availability of speakers who are able and willing to redeliver their Congress presentation and are fluent in the selected language. Only speakers/presenters who have been included in the Congress Scientific Program should be considered as potential speakers. Moderators for this type of SIOP2022 Congress Highlights Sessions can first give the floor to the key speaker to re-deliver highlights of their lecture/presentation from the 2022 Congress and then moderate a Q&A/discussion with the session participants. If a speaker who does not speak the local language is being considered, the moderator should ensure that simultaneous translation is offered.
To express your interest in organizing and hosting a Congress Highlights Session in a foreign language, please read carefully the Concept Note first and, if interested in this opportunity, please fill this survey by August 15, 2022.