Features of the platform

Majority of the sessions are live sessions with few recorded presentations in order to increase the interactivity. All sessions can be viewed at the time they are being held, and the majority of the sessions (except the ones with two-way communication) can be viewed any time after the original time slot of the session. This year in order to increase engagement, we have additional features such as two-way communication possibility in a number of sessions, public and private chats, direct messaging between participants, etc…

For all session types please visit Session Types page.

Networking & Wellness
This year we have tried to increase the engagement among the conference participants. Here are some features:

Chat Groups: In the “Network & Interact” section of the virtual platform you’ll have a Chat feature which can be used via different types of channels:

Public chat channels: These are channels created by the organizers and are available for each conference participant’s attendance. Please have a look into the list of public chat groups below and join the ones that you are interested in!
(56 of these public channels are for the Poster Viewing Groups (PVGs) which are allocated on certain time slots of the program. For joining the discussion in these PVG channels, please follow up the details explained under the Poster Viewing Groups title above.)

Please do remember to “Join” the channels you are interested in first to get involved in these group chats:

1. Central Park Lounge (General Channel) - General chat group for all participants to interact with each other
2. Daily Lists for Poster Viewing Groups - Info channel to list the poster viewing groups every day
3. Society Discussions - Chat group for society related discussions
4. New Members - Chat group for new ISEE members
5. Message board / Job postings - Chat group to be used as a message board for job postings
6. Journals - Chat group for official and affiliate journals of ISEE: 1- Epidemiology / 2- Environmental
Epidemiology / 3-Environmental Health Perspectives / 4- International Journal of Environmental
Research and Public Health
7. Chapters – NAC - Chat group for “NORTH AMERICA” Chapter discussions
8. Chapters – LAC - Chat group for “LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN” Chapter
discussions
9. Chapters – EM - Chat group for “EASTERN MEDITERRANEAN” Chapter discussions
10. Chapters – Africa - Chat group for “AFRICA” Chapter discussions
11. Chapters – Europe - Chat group for “EUROPE” Chapter discussions
12. Chapters – AWP - Chat group for “ASIA & WESTERN PACIFIC” Chapter discussions
13. Committees – Anti Racism Task Force - Chat group for “ANTI RACISM TASK FORCE”
Committee discussions
14. Committees – Capacity Building and Education - Chat group for “CAPACITY BUILDING
AND EDUCATION” Committee discussions
15. Committees – Communications - Chat group for “COMMUNICATIONS” Committee discussions
16. Committees – Ethics and Philosophy - Chat group for “ETHICS AND PHILOSOPHY”
Committee discussions
17. Committees – Membership - Chat group for “MEMBERSHIP” Committee discussions
18. Committees – Policy - Chat group for “POLICY” Committee discussions
19. Committees – Student & New Researchers Network (SNRN) - Chat group for “SNRN”
Committee discussions
20. Committees – Annual Conference - Chat group for “ANNUAL CONFERENCE” Committee
discussions
21. Committees – Awards - Chat group for “AWARDS” Committee discussions
22. Committees – Nominations - Chat group for “NOMINATIONS” Committee discussions
23. Poster Viewing Group 1 - on August 23 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
24. Poster Viewing Group 2 - on August 23 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
25. Poster Viewing Group 3 - on August 23 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
26. Poster Viewing Group 4 - on August 23 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
27. Poster Viewing Group 5 - on August 23 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
28. Poster Viewing Group 6 - on August 23 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
29. Poster Viewing Group 7 - on August 23 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
30. Poster Viewing Group 8 - on August 23 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
31. Poster Viewing Group 9 - on August 23 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
32. Poster Viewing Group 10 - on August 23 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
33. Poster Viewing Group 11 - on August 23 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
34. Poster Viewing Group 12 - on August 23 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
35. Poster Viewing Group 13 - on August 23 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
36. Poster Viewing Group 14 - on August 23 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
37. Poster Viewing Group 15 - on August 23 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
38. Poster Viewing Group 16 - on August 24 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
39. Poster Viewing Group 17 - on August 24 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
40. Poster Viewing Group 18 - on August 24 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
41. Poster Viewing Group 19 - on August 24 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
42. Poster Viewing Group 20 - on August 24 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
43. Poster Viewing Group 21 - on August 24 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
44. Poster Viewing Group 22 - on August 24 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
45. Poster Viewing Group 23 - on August 24 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
46. Poster Viewing Group 24 - on August 24 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
47. Poster Viewing Group 25 - on August 24 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
48. Poster Viewing Group 26 - on August 24 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
49. Poster Viewing Group 27 - on August 24 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
50. Poster Viewing Group 28 - on August 24 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
51. Poster Viewing Group 29 - on August 24 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
52. Poster Viewing Group 30 - on August 25 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
53. Poster Viewing Group 31 - on August 25 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
54. Poster Viewing Group 32 - on August 25 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
55. Poster Viewing Group 33 - on August 25 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
56. Poster Viewing Group 34 - on August 25 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
57. Poster Viewing Group 35 - on August 25 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
58. Poster Viewing Group 36 - on August 25 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
59. Poster Viewing Group 37 - on August 25 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
60. Poster Viewing Group 38 - on August 25 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
61. Poster Viewing Group 39 - on August 25 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
62. Poster Viewing Group 40 - on August 25 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
63. Poster Viewing Group 41 - on August 25 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
64. Poster Viewing Group 42 - on August 25 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
65. Poster Viewing Group 43 - on August 26 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
66. Poster Viewing Group 44 - on August 26 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
67. Poster Viewing Group 45 - on August 26 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
68. Poster Viewing Group 46 - on August 26 by 08:30 - 09:30 US Eastern time
69. Poster Viewing Group 47 - on August 26 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
70. Poster Viewing Group 48 - on August 26 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
71. Poster Viewing Group 49 - on August 26 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
72. Poster Viewing Group 50 - on August 26 by 13:00 - 14:00 US Eastern time
73. Poster Viewing Group 51 - on August 26 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
74. Poster Viewing Group 52 - on August 26 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
75. Poster Viewing Group 53 - on August 26 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
76. Poster Viewing Group 54 - on August 26 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
77. Poster Viewing Group 55 - on August 26 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time
78. Poster Viewing Group 56 - on August 26 by 20:30 - 21:30 US Eastern time

Private chat channels: These are channels that you can create for a private group of colleagues. Please feel free to create a private group for yourself and invite your colleagues there to have a discussion / communication over something scientific or non-scientific / formal or informal.

Direct messaging: There is also a possibility of direct messaging. You can send a message to a specific colleague or friend through the platform. The platform delivers your request to the mailbox of this person and when they reply, you can continue your direct communication over the platform.

For all three types of chatting listed above, it is possible to have written or audio/video communication.

World Map / Interactive List of Participants: The participants of the conference can be seen on a world map (which you can click from the banner in the virtual lobby). You can easily see how many people and who is attending the conference from which country. And you can have the opportunity to leave them a message through the direct messaging feature in the Chat section.

Twitter Wall: The twitter wall displaying the hashtag #ISEE2021 will be available on the virtual platform during the conference. We encourage you to tweet about the conference, the sessions you have joined and the topics you have discussed. When tweeting, please do remember to tag us @ISEE_global and mention via the hashtag #ISEE2021.

Wellness: We know that it is very hard to stay seated in front of a screen throughout the day. In the “Network & Interact” section (Networking Lounge), we’re leaving some wellness videos for you to enjoy your breaks with some short training or stretching times.