Frequently Asked Questions

GENERAL QUESTIONS

It will be hybrid event. Those unable to travel to Barcelona can participate virtually through a dedicated event platform where all sessions will be livestreamed, there’s a virtual exhibition and poster display, and participants can interact via chat, direct messaging, etc.

The Congress is an exciting event experience that promotes learning, knowledge-exchange and networking. It features a comprehensive program with numerous compelling presentations and discussions from thought leaders, hospital decision-makers and health system actors who’ll share best practices, innovations, and solutions from across the globe.

There will be keynotes, panel discussions, parallel sessions, oral presentations, posters, the IHF Awards, hospital visits, networking opportunities, social activities and an industry exhibition.

You can view the program here.

You can register here.

No, although IHF members and their affiliates are entitled to discounted rates.

You need to enter the member code before completing the registration form. If you don’t have the code, please contact congress@ihf-fih.org.

You can view the list of members here.

If unfortunately you can no longer join us, contact WHC2021Registration@gruporic.com. You can view the cancellation policy under the Terms and Conditions section here.

We’d love to have you onboard as a partner. We have sponsorship opportunities which you can view here.

Yes, on-demand videos of all sessions will be available after the event.

IN-PERSON PARTICIPATION RELATED QUESTION

  • Live access to all scientific sessions
  • Live Q&A and exchange with speakers
  • Live access to the exhibition and associated activities
  • Face-to-face networking and opportunities for business meetings
  • Daytime catering on 8-11 November
  • Access to the Welcome Reception on 8 November
  • Congress delegate pack
  • Access to the event virtual platform / mobile app with opportunities to network with virtual attendees
  • Access to all session recordings after the event
  • Opportunity to join the After Work Social Dinner, Socio-cultural night and Hospital Visits (tickets can be purchased at an additional fee)
  • Opportunity to explore the rest of Barcelona and Catalonia (tours can be purchased at an additional fee)

Yes, there is the Welcome Reception in the evening of 8 November, and this is included in the registration.

There is the After Work Social Dinner in the evening of 9 November. Tickets are not included in the registration and can be purchased for € 90.

There is also the Social-cultural night at the Palau de la Música Catalana in the evening of 10 November. Tickets are not included in the registration and can be purchased for € 20. Proceeds will be donated to Fundació La Marató de TV3.

You can purchase tickets to these optional events during registration. If you already registered, please contact WHC2021Registration@gruporic.com

You can sign-up for the hospital visits taking place afternoon of 11 November for an additional cost of € 30 (part of the proceeds will be donated to charity). You can book your slot during registration. If you already registered, please contact WHC2021Registration@gruporic.com

You can view the government updates here. This page is updated regularly.

For more information about securing your visa, click here. We highly recommend that you apply for a visa early to avoid inconveniences.

Yes, we have secured special room rates for congress participants at Catalonia Barcelona Plaza Hotel and other partner hotels. For more information, click here.

VIRTUAL PARTICIPATION RELATED QUESTIONS

  • Access to the Congress exchange platform
  • Access to the live streaming of all scientific sessions
  • Opportunity to send questions for the speakers
  • Access to the virtual exhibition hall
  • Virtual networking with virtual and in-person attendees
  • Access to all session recordings after the event

If you will participate in-person, we recommend you download the event mobile app (the link will be sent prior to the Congress).

If you will be connecting virtually, we recommend you login to the event platform using Google Chrome in your laptop or desktop computer. You can also use a mobile device but we suggest using a computer for a better experience.

We recommend you use Google Chrome. Make sure you have the latest version installed so that all features would work properly.

We recommend at least 4 mbps. A higher mbps will of course provide a smoother experience. You can check your internet connection speed here.

Yes, our tech team will be online to assist you should you encounter any technical difficulties. If you are already logged in to the event, you can send a message to the HELP DESK. Otherwise, you can email us at congress@ihf-fih.org