I have registered for the in-person Conference, do I have to register again?
No, your Conference registration is all you need.
How much are Conference registration fees?
$500 for health care professionals and $400 for patient and family advisors.
How do I sign in to attend the virtual Conference?
A few days before the August 18 kick-off of the Conference, registered attendees will receive a link by email to the virtual Conference platform. The link, which will be sent to the email address used to register, will give you access to Conference content during the event and on demand afterward until December 31, 2020.
What if the link to the Conference site doesn’t work or I can’t get into a session? Who can I call or email for assistance?
If you are having difficulty with accessing the link, you may email events@ipfcc.org for assistance.
Where can I find the Conference program schedule?
A detailed program brochure is available here.
When and how can I look at the complete Conference materials on the virtual platform?
Several days before the Conference starts on August 18th, you will be able to view session materials. Slides and handout pdfs will be available for download to registered attendees.
How do I “attend” a live session?
The Conference site lists each session and includes a link to join the session. Approximately 10 minutes before each live session starts, attendees will be able to join.
What if I can’t “attend” a live session?
All recordings from the live sessions will be posted within 48 hours after the live session. You will be able to watch the recorded sessions, anytime, at your own convenience through December 31, 2020.
Can I share the Conference link with a colleague?
Similar to an in-person meeting or Conference, registrations cannot be shared. The registration provides a secure, single sign-on experience for the registered attendee.
Can I use the recorded Conference sessions to share with a larger group?
You may share a recorded session with a large group by projecting on a big screen or from your laptop/computer. You could use this for leadership development, education for clinicians, staff, PFACs, and PFAs. You could then facilitate a discussion with your attendees about how the concepts could be applied to your organization’s work. This is made possible by the fact that every session will be recorded and you will have “on-demand” learning.
Do I need to download a special platform to access the Conference?
All sessions are presented on Zoom. Zoom can run in your web browser; however, we recommend downloading Zoom for your laptop, computer, or device to ensure the highest quality of video. In order to minimize any technical issues, we recommend downloading zoom before the Conference begins (before August 18, 2020)
Will I be seen on video by other participants?
Unless you are a presenter for one of the sessions at the Conference, you will not be seen on camera by other attendees.
Do I need to mute myself when I attend a session?
For most sessions, you will be automatically muted when you join the session.
Will I be able to ask questions during a session?
There will be an opportunity to “chat in” questions during the session and the presenters will be available to answer them after the presentation. The Q & A will be available to view in the recorded sessions.
Is there a way to connect and network with other attendees?
Yes! We will offer multiple opportunities for you to meet other attendees including the Virtual Happy Hour and networking discussion on our Conference website. You can also see other attendees who are actively on the Conference site and chat directly with them.
If presenters have handouts and other materials for their sessions, will I be able to access and download them?
You will be able to download a .pdf file of session slides and any handouts, if the presenter(s) have shared them with IPFCC.
How do I view the Posters?
There will be a button on the Conference Lobby page that will take you to the Poster Gallery. Posters can be viewed in the Poster Gallery at any time. Poster presenters will be checking posted questions and responding during the live virtual Conference (August 18 - September 10, 2020).
How long will I be at the computer each day?
The sessions are an hour long. The Conference kick-off week includes three days (Tues - Thurs) with sessions offered between 12 - 4 pm EDT. There are 30-minute breaks between sessions so you can get up and move around and grab a snack. During the three weeks following the kick-off week, three concurrent sessions are offered on Tuesday and Thursday at 1 pm and 3 pm. These sessions are one hour long with an hour break. Be sure to check the program schedule to find out about additional special events such as Ask an Expert, Networking Session, and Virtual Happy Hour.
Can I get Continuing Education credits for this Conference? How will attendance be documented for CE purposes?
CE credits are pending for nurses, physicians, social workers, and patient experience professionals. There will be an evaluation linked to each session. These evaluations must be completed in order to receive credit for the sessions you attend. You will have until September 30 to view sessions and complete evaluations to have them count for CE credit. You will receive a certificate for each session, and a transcript of sessions attended/viewed and evaluated will be sent to you after September 30th.
Can I get proof of my attendance if I am not a nurse, physician, social worker, or patient experience professional?
Yes, anyone who attends a session (live or recorded) and completes the evaluation, will receive a certificate for the individual session and a transcript of sessions attended/viewed and evaluated will be sent to you after September 30th.
Various communications that have been sent from IPFCC say, “We will bring Nashville to you!” How will this happen? What will attendees experience about Nashville?
We are sad that we can’t gather in person in Nashville for our Conference. However, we hope to “bring Nashville to you” with special videos, music, and Nashville-themed prizes!
Will you still have a tour of Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt?
Yes, we will post a virtual tour on the Conference website so you can experience the tour at your own convenience.