14th International Symposium
on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases

24–26 March 2021 • ISTTBD-XIV goes digital!

Congress Details



Until when is registration possible?

You can register until and also during the meeting. Registration is possible as usual via the congress website.

Is there a fee for registering for the digital congress?

Yes, registration for the digital ISTTBD-XIV 2021 is subject to a fee. As usual, you can register via the "Registration & Abstracts" tab.

What do I need to attend the digital meeting?

To participate in the digital conference, you will need a good and stable Internet connection, your computer/laptop, tablet or cell phone, speakers/headphones and a microphone. Please also make sure that you are using the latest version of your internet browser. If you are using Internet Explorer below version 11, there might definitely be problems. The use of a camera is optional.

Further information on the technical requirements can also be found via technical information. You must also be registered for the meeting. Registration is possible as usual via the congress website.

Are the sessions interactive? Will there be a possibility for Q&A?

The speakers and chairs are live for all sessions (even, if the presentations are not live). You can ask questions via chat during the presentations. The chat area is also available at any time during the virtual congress for further discussions.

Procedure of Keynote Lectures, Sessions and Posters

Keynote Lectures and Sessions:

  • The speakers record their presentations and talks in advance.

  • The session chairs will introduce the speaker and the recorded talk will be played afterwards.

  • The chairs and speakers are connected live via video.

  • Participants can ask questions via chat; the questions are viewed by the chairs and passed on to the speakers, who answer them live in a Q&A at the end of the session.

Poster submissions and Discussion Sessions:

  • Each poster author creates a presentation with a maximum of 3 slides and presents the submission in a 1 minute video. Both files are uploaded in advance.

  • The posters are grouped by topic, for each topic there is a Poster Discussion Session.

  • All video presentations of posters will be played in one block before the beginning of the programme on 24 and 25 March, as well as before the respective Poster Discussion Session.

  • The Poster Discussion Sessions take place as Zoom webinars. Therefore, participants can also ask questions live. To do so, they have to click on the raise hand symbol, are unlocked and can ask their question.

  • The poster files and videos will be available during the ISTTBD-XIV under the tab "ePoster". Every participant should have looked at the poster submissions before taking part in the Poster Discussion Sessions.

Will there be an industrial exhibition?

Yes, the digital ISTTBD-XIV 2021 is accompanied by a virtual industrial exhibition, which is not shown as a 3D exhibition. Instead, the companies have the opportunity to present themselves and their products on their detailed pages. Just like at a face-to-face event, you can view the material on display and exchange information with the booth personnel. Our sponsors are looking forward to your visit!

Who can I contact if I have technical problems, a question etc. during the meeting?

Please contact the helpdesk via the chat icon which you will find on all pages of the virtual congress.

Will it be possible to get certification at the digital ISTTBD-XIV 2021?

The ISTTBD-XIV 2021 is certified for veterinaries by the ATF (Akademie für tierärztliche Fortbildung der Bundestierärztekammer e.V.) as a Live-Online-Seminar with 18 hrs for your participation at the online meeting from 24-26 March 2021.

Please indicate whether you need certification by the ATF in your profile on the digital conference platform.
Please note that only participation in the live programme will be recognised and thus certified. Watching the on-demand material will not be certified.
Certificates of attendance will be send to you in the weeks after the meeting via e-mail.

Please note: Certification and mailing of certificates will only be made to participants who were logged in to the digital congress platform during the live programme.

Is there a digital guide, such as a programme booklet, for the meeting?

As usual, there is a programme booklet. You can download it as a PDF file at any time on the digital congress page. The abstracts of the digital ISTTBD-XIV 2021 will be published in the programme booklet.