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Invited Sessions
The program is highlighted by 24 invited scientific sessions that have been schedul
over four time slots scheduled as follows: (1) Wednesday, October 12 from 10:30
until 12:30 pm (see page 99); (2) Thursday, October 13, from 8:00 am until 10:00
(see page 113); (3) Friday, October 14, from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm (see page 12
and (3) Saturday, October 15, from 8:00 am until 10:00 am (see page 138).
Speakers in the invited sessions are not required to provide abstracts.
Plenary Abstract Presentations
The plenary sessions include presentations that represent the best abstracts submitt
for this year’s annual meeting as determined by the Scientific Program Committ
Four abstracts have been selected and will be programmed in two of the invit
plenary sessions as follows: (1) Wednesday, October 12 from 8:00 am until 10:00 a
Two 15-minute presentat ions wi l l fol low the invited speakers (see page 9
(2) Saturday, October 15 from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm. Two 15-minute presentatio
will follow the invited speakers (see page 141).
Platform (abstract-driven) Sessions
The Scientific Program Committee has assembled abstract-driven platform tal
totaling 320 presentations. Each presenting author will give a 10-minute talk follow
by five minutes of discussion. There are four sets of ten concurrent platform sessio
(with 8 presentations each) as follows: (1) Wednesday, October 12 from 4:15 pm u
6:15 pm (see page 103); (2) Thursday, October 13 from 10:15 am until 12:15 pm (s
page 116); (3) Friday, October 14 from 4:15 pm until 6:15 pm (see page 131); a
(4) Saturday, October 15 from 1:30 pm until 3:30 pm (see page 142);
Poster (abstract-driven) Sessions
To encourage scientific discussions and to facilitate the exchange of informati
posters are grouped by related topics and keyword (selected by the first author
the time of abstract submission), and then arranged in alphabetical order by the l
name of the first author. Poster listings include titles of abstracts and author nam
preceded by abstract/program/poster board numbers in bold print. The first auth
listed is the presenting author.
The letters
, or
of the program/abstract/board number indic
the day (i.e., Wednesday, Thursday or Friday) on which authors displ
their poster and present their work. The number indicates the board y
are to use for displaying your poster (on the day of your presentation only). For examp
if your number is 325W, you must place your poster on board 325 on Wednesday
10:00 am and remove it on Wednesday between 4:00 and 7:00 pm.
This year, due to the limited space for posters at the Montreal Conventi
all posters will be displayed for one day only
. We apologize for t
inconvenience. Due to the record number of abstracts received for the ICHG, ea
of the three poster sessions on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be compos
of a unique set of posters (more than 1100 per day!). Please plan accordingly.
Poster presenters must put up and take down their posters according to the sched
listed on page 151.