Will the congress be a fully in-person event?
Yes. The conference will not be an online or hybrid event.

Is a Covid Pass or similar document required to attend the congress?
As the situation is rapidly evolving, we are not able to tell what restriction will be in force at the time of the event. Please check our website for up-to-date information.

Can I give my talk together with my co-authors?
Yes. If an abstract is accepted, all authors can participate in the talk.

Can I give multiple talks during the conference?
Normally, only one talk per person is accepted. However, someone may give a talk by themself and give another talk together with co-authors.

Is childcare available during the conference?
Depending on the number of requests, a daycare service may be offered. If you are interested in this service, please write to us at contact@sopha2022.events.

How can I pay the registration fee?
Fees will be payable online starting mid-May.

What is the cancellation policy?
Conference registration can be cancelled up to two weeks prior to the start of the event. In this case, the registration fee will be refunded in full. The cancellation request must be sent by email to contact@sopha2022.event.

What is the cancellation policy regarding the pre-booked accommodations?
In the event that the conference participant cancels their attendance, the pre-booked accommodations (chambre Tour des Cadolles, chambres Foyer des Sablons et dortoir du Cercle de la Voile) will unfortunately not be reimbursed.

Who can participate in the General Assembly of Sopha?
All persons who have paid the conference registration fee may attend the GA.

What are the guidelines for chairing a session?
Make sure that the talks start and end on time. Each talk is 20 minutes in length, followed by a 10-minute Q&A. There is a 5-minute period between each presentation to facilitate the transition.

During the discussion, keep the following points in mind:

  1. One question per question. A participant who wants to ask a second unrelated question will be put on the waiting list.
  2. Requests for clarification and follow-up questions are possible, but make sure that the discussion does not turn into a dialogue between the questioner and the speaker.
  3. Questions need not be taken in the order they are noticed. The chair controls who asks the next question.
  4. The chair should be prepared to interrupt a participant asking a question if the questioner is rude, aggressive, etc.
  5. If a speaker's response to a question is lengthy and there are several questions on the waiting list, encourage the speaker to continue the discussion after the session and move on to the next question.