CHEST Virtual Congress 2020 in Partnership with the Italian Delegation

Creating an engaging event and immersive learning experience

CHEST postponed its planned global congress in Italy from June 2020 to June 2021. In order to fill the educational gap and give the opportunity for accepted abstract submitters to publish their research in 2020, a one-day educational congress was created, focusing on the most recent discoveries on COVID-19, pulmonary, critical care, sleep medicine, and more.

29.07.2020
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" It was a brilliant Congress. You must’ve put lots of thought and every guy into it. I specifically booked the day off as study leave. And really enjoyed #CHESTVirtualCongress2020. Thank you. "

Client: American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)

Event: CHEST Virtual Congress 2020 in partnership with the Italian delegation

Service: Virtual event management; ePosters; Online activities; Q&A facilitation; Gamification; Marketing

Challenge

Due to COVID-19, the planned CHEST Congress to take place in Italy, June 2020, was postponed to 2021. In order to fill the educational gap and give the opportunity for accepted abstract submitters to publish their latest research in 2020, a one-day educational congress was created. The challenge was to find the perfect format to deliver the content while reaching the maximum number of delegates and doing all that while providing an engaging educational meeting.

Solution

26th June 2020 turned into a true celebration for chest physicians. CHEST and Kenes Group organised a 6-hour event that would be ideally fitting the time zones in the US and Italy. In order to create it, Kenes Group created the perfect mix of platforms to support the event, followed by a number of rehearsal meetings. Orchestrated by 10 people at Kenes, with a 3-week lead time for marketing, the congress was successfully produced with overwhelmingly positive feedback from delegates and speakers alike.

Outcomes

The CHEST Virtual Congress was free for participants, supported by an educational grant received by Elsevier – the publisher of the journal CHEST. This enabled 2,100 participants to attend the event live and have the opportunity to claim 5 CME points afterward. With all sessions and meeting materials being hosted online for three months, delegates can register late, consume the content at their own pace, and upon completion also claim CME points.

CHEST Virtual Congress featured:

Some of the social media buzz during the event: