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Chairpersons and Discussants Guidelines

EHRA 2024, Berlin & Online from 7 to 9 April

Invited Faculty must accept their role via the online service as indicated in the invitation email

We thank you for your consideration of these Guidelines and the Requirements for special session format.


Chairpersons Guidelines

Chairpersons should ensure the smooth progress of the session, time management as well as encourage discussions and interactions between faculty members and the audience by allowing sufficient time for questions from the audience.


  • Must be available for the entire duration of the session
  • Moderate the session and organise discussions
  • Deliver concluding remarks
  • Lead session briefings (if applicable)
  • Might liaise in advance with the faculty involved in the session
  • Complete the evaluation at the end of the session on the Chairperson Interface

Discussant Guidelines

Please refer to your agreement form to review the session details (presentation title, date, time and specific instructions).


  • Must be available for the entire duration of the session
  • Will sit on stage with all Faculty
  • Will participate and animate the discussions and challenge the speakers

Features for Chairpersons in the lecture rooms

Chairperson Interface - A dedicated computer is installed in the lecture room at the Chairperson table and aims to enhance visibility on the ongoing session and assist in the management of the session as well as collect evaluation and comments at the end of the session - Test this service on the Practice Stage in the Speaker Service center - the hostess in the lecture room will be available to assist you to use the Chairperson Interface. 

Special Sessions Instructions

Session Briefing

In order to comply with some sessions with specific content and technology requirements, session briefings will be organised for some special sessions. Arrangements are confirmed in your agreement form.
If any doubt, please contact: 

Special Session Instructions

If you are involved in a special session, please make sure to consult the session instructions shown in your agreement form which details specific information for the session, additional information will be communicated by email

Review your session instructions: Access your agreement form

If any doubt, please contact 

Speaker service center

Opening Hours

•    Saturday 6 April - 15:00 - 18:00
•    Sunday 7 April - 07:30 - 18:00
•    Monday 8 April - 08:00 - 17:30
•    Tuesday 9 April - 08:00 - 14:00

 ESC 365 and Social Media

Update your Profile

In order to give you more visibility, we recommend you to update your Profile, your information will be available in connection with your presentation(s).

Please access or re-access your Profile, as some mandatory consents have been added to allow us to display the information you shared.

Doing so now, you will save time Onsite or at the time of Online Upload
You can do this at any time - update your Speaker Profile

Spread the word about #EHRA2024

A promotional toolkit with graphical elements is available to help on the promotion of EHRA 2024 scientific programme to your network.

Be active on Social Media

Share the science and add your voice to the biggest CV conversation on X!

  • Use Congress hashtag #EHRA2024
  • For posts you deem pertinent for ESC to share, please tag @escardio
  • Post about the major breakthroughs/conclusions/highlights, and with the most relevant images from the speaker
  • Avoid promotional posts ie 'session xyz starting now’ or content that does not give any scientific value ie 'Great talk from @abc…’ without adding her/his key messages, points etc
  • Quote the speaker, or tag their profile using their handle
  • Double check spelling and grammar
  • If you have a concern/complaint don’t use social media to raise it. Talk to a staff member, who will be happy to help
  • Won’t have time to post? You can still share it (repost)
  • Apply same ethics & etiquette you would in any other context

Video / Audio / Photos

The recording of video or audio during any session of EHRA 2024 is strictly prohibited. 

It is the responsibility of each presenter or speaker to notify the audience of any restrictions on the photography of the content they are presenting.  
Such an announcement must be made at the beginning of the presentation.