Virtual Congress Period: Nov. 13th (Fri) 3:00p.m. - 26th (Thu) 3:00p.m.



How to join the Virtual Congress

We have collated the most important information you need to help you join and make the most of your Virtual Congress experience.

Please read the additional joining instruction information below.

Congress opening hours

  • Open: November 13 (Fri), 3:00 p.m. (JST)
  • Interactive Discussion Session (live stream): November 15 (Sun), from 5:00 a.m. to 7:10 a.m. (JST)
  • Close: November 26 (Thu), 3:00 p.m. (JST)

The Virtual Congress platform is accessible 24 hours a day.
On-Demand: You will be able to watch all talks at a time, location, and pace that suits you, as the platform will be available until November 26 (Thu), 3:00 p.m. (JST) except for Interactive Discussion Session

Official language

The official language of the Congress is English.

How do I login to the Virtual Congress platform?

After you completed the registration, all registered participants will receive an email from Organizing Secretariat with a ID & Password and simple instructions to login. If you have not received this, check your junk mail first, and if you are unable to find it, email

I can’t login, I need my password

If you are still experiencing issues, please review the troubleshooting guide and checklist. If you still cannot log in please email Please ensure you review the troubleshooting guide in case we are unable to respond immediately.

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The platform supports most mainstream browsers – Microsoft Edge, Google Chrome and Firefox are recommended. We cannot support technical queries if you are using Internet Explorer or are on a very old operating system, e.g. Windows 98, etc.

Timetable of Interactive Discussion Session

In IADPSG 2020, the session “Interactive Discussion Session” will be live stream on November 15 (Sun) from 5:00 a.m. to 7:10 a.m. (Japanese Standard Time).

Schedule is below

Session Time (JST) Moderators Presenters
Session 1 5:00 a.m.-5:15 a.m. Robert Lindsay,
Janet Rowan
Janet Rowan,
Christina M. Scifres
Session 2 5:15 a.m.-5:30 a.m. Fidelma Dunne,
David H.McIntyre
David H. McIntyre,
Tomoaki Ikeda
Session 3 5:30 a.m.-5:45 a.m. Fidelma Dunne,
Elizabeth R. Mathiesen
Elisabeth R. Mathiesen,
Helen R. Murphy,
Denice S. Feig
Session 4 5:45 a.m.-6:00 a.m. Takashi Sugiyama,
Robert Lindsay
Martin Overgaard,
David Simmons,
Fidelma Dunne
Break 6:00 a.m.-6:10 a.m. - -
Session 5 6:10 a.m.-6:25 a.m. Fidelma Dunne,
Boyd E. Metzger
Donald R. Coustan,
Boyd E. Metzger,
Ronald C. Ma
Session 6 6:25 a.m.-6:40 a.m. Patrick M. Catalano,
Fidelma Dunne
Rosa Corcoy,
Patrick M. Catalano,
Aoife M. Egan
Session 7 6:40 a.m.-6:55 a.m. Robert Lindsay,
Takashi Sugiyama
Jaakko Tuomilehto,
Ichiro Yasuhi,
Naoko Arata
Session 8 6:55 a.m.-7:10 a.m. Gernot Desoye,
Takashi Sugiyama
Camille E. Powe,
Gernot Desoye,
Koshi Hashimoto

Have another question?

Visit our “Troubleshooting Guide” page for explanation relating to the program, and technical advice (e.g. setup, optimal viewing, preferred browsers, audio), exhibition participation, etc.

Need to contact the organizers?

If you have any questions, please contact us by e-mail.