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Chairperson Guidelines

ESC Preventive Cardiology 2022

You have been invited to be part of a Live Session during ESC Preventive Cardiology 2022.

These Live Sessions are real-time sessions (faculty joining remotely) including direct interaction with the audience. 

Upon acceptance of your Faculty role(s), you will receive detailed instructions on the organisation of your session
You will also be sent a calendar invitation(s) with the dates and times linked to your session

The Live session – All Faculty MUST join the live session 30 minutes prior to the live broadcast time. We will do a briefing, review the script and a final test of the internet connection and other technical checks. Faculty are expected to participate for the duration of the session.

Please refer to the below instructions according to the role you are invited for

Chairperson Guidelines

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

We recommend to all chairpersons to liaise with the speakers presenting in their session as early as possible preferably prior to the congress.


  • Must be available for the entire duration of the session
  • Are requested to connect 30min before session start time, for technical set up & quick review of the presentation/session running order
  • Moderate the session and organise discussions
  • Deliver concluding remarks
  • Lead session briefings (if applicable, an invitation and instructions will be sent)
  • In order to contact the speakers involved in your session contact the scientific programme department, who will put you in contact with the faculty involved in your session

NB: Some sessions have two Hosts, should it be the case – you will have to coordinate amongst yourself in advance to split the responsibilities as you see fit.

Discussant Guidelines

Please refer to your agreement form for confirmation of the presentation title, date, time of the session and specific instructions with regards to that session.


  • Must be available for the entire duration of the session
  • Are requested to connect 30min before session start time, for technical set up & quick review of the presentation/session running order
  • Intervene in the discussions, challenge the presenters and animate discussions with the audience as moderated by the chairpersons
  • You do not need to prepare any slides for this role.
  • As discussant, it’s crucial that you liaise in advance with the other faculty involved in the session, to review the content to be presented and prepare in advance questions for the speakers.

Special Sessions Instructions

In order to comply with some sessions with specific content and technology requirements – Session briefings will be organised for some special sessions

Review your session instructions: Access your agreement form

If any doubt, please contact:  

ESC 365 and Social Media

Update your Profile

In order to give you more visibility, we suggest that you 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 at the time of Online Upload.
You can do this at any time - update your Profile

Be active on Twitter

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

  • Use #ESCPrev2022
  • For tweets you deem pertinent for ESC to retweet, tag @escardio
  • Tweet 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 Twitter profile
  • Double check spelling and grammar
  • If you have a concern/complain don’t use social media to raise it. Talk to a member a staff. We are always at your service
  • Won’t have time to tweet? You can still retweet (RT) @escardio , @ESC_Journals or your network’s tweets; stay engaged and comment to their tweets with your view, or RT with comment (quote)
  • Apply same ethics & etiquette you would in any other context

Video / Audio / Photos

The recording of video or audio during any session of ESC Preventive Cardiology 2022 Congress is strictly prohibited.

It is the responsibility of each 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.