Virtual Edition

The 4th World Bronchiectasis & NTM Workshop is realised in virtual format.

The virtual platform will be accessible only for registered participants from December 9th, 2020 to June 30th, 2021.

As per December 9th, 2020 registered participants may access the:

  • Pre-recorded sessions
  • Pre-recorded lectures and keynote lecture
  • Published Poster Presentations in the Poster Lounge Area

Live sessions as scientific programme will take place on December 16th – 19th. Check the programme for timing.

The lives sessions will be recorded and made available to all registered participants from December 23rd, 2020 to June 30th, 2021.


Personal Credentials

To access the 4th WBNC Virtual Platform use the credentias you received when registering and reconfirmed with the confirmation letter received at beginning of December.

Credentials are strictly personal and you should not share them with colleagues.

Free name changes are always possible, please write to . Name changes are guaranteed before December 15th  and could be not so immediate during the dates of the live.

Please note that each set of credentials provides ONLY ONE ACCESS to the platform.


Personal Data

If you have accepted to be listed in the Participants List the following data will be visible to other participants.

– Picture (if provided)
– Surname Name
– Role
– Department
– Institution / Company and address
– Telephone
– Email
– Website
NB: The mobile phone is used only by the secretariat and will not be published.

At any moment you can access from the platform the page My Profile” “and change the authorisation status.

Please note that if you do not provide authorisation to share your data with the other registered participants you cannot access the data of other participants.


Differentiated Accesses

Some contents are dedicated to Healthcare Professionals and cannot be accessed by other professionals.

Healthcare Professionals and Pharma Company staff members may access all the content of the platform with the exception of the Press Room.

Patient Associations Representatives may access all the content of the platform with the exception of promotional contents by Pharma Companies and Press Room.

Only Speakers can access the Speakers Ready Room.

Only Poster Presenters and Speakers can access the “Poster Presenters Ready Room”


Speakers Ready Room

Only Speakers can access the Speakers Ready Room.

The Speakers Ready Room would be accessible every day from half an hour before the beginning to the end of the live programme. More precisely the Speakers Ready Room will be available in the following periods:

December 16th – From 12:30 to 15:00 (CET Time)

December 17th – From 12:00 to 16:00 (CET Time)

December 18th – From 12:00 to 17:00 ( CET Time)

December 19th – From 10:30 to 15:30 ( CET Time)


Poster Presenters Ready Room & Posters sessions

Poster presenters and speakers can access the Poster Presenter Ready Room starting from 30 minutes before each poster session. The regia will split the Poster presenters in the different Poster sessions held in parallel.P

Refer to the Scientific Programme to check which is the poster session your poster presentation will be discussed in

Each Poster presentation should not exceed 5 minutes.

The best posters will receive the 4th WBNC Poster Award. Winners will be disclosed in the Closing Address on December 19th at 15:20

Poster Awards winners will benefit of recognition on the congress website and Abstracts Book and a free registration for the 2nd NTM & Bronchiectasis Conference planned in Milan on July, 1st – 3rd, 2021.


Live question chats and live poll

The participation to live question chats and live polls during the live sessions is facultative.


Networking Opportunities

In the Networking Lounge you can see who is connected in each moment, chat with the other participants (general chat of the congress).

Furthermore, accessing the participants list you may download the virtual “Business Card” of other registered participants who have authorised, as yourself, to share their data. The Business Card includes e-mail and phone number to start, eventually, a personal conversation.

Also the side bar offers you the possibility to see who is online in each moment and eventually ask for a video call (private and encrypted). Please note that the person you call can refuse the call.


Presence control

The virtual platform allows the Congress Secretariat to follow the path done by each participant within the platform.

These data are strictly confidential and will be used only for:

  • Issue a Certificate of Attendance only to attendees effectively present during the days of the live congress
  • Issue CME Credits Certificate to attendees who have effectively followed the sessions.

The attendees who have authorised the publication of their data may share them with the relevant sponsor while entering  their specific Partner Corporate Page


Certificate of Attendance

The certificate of attendance will be downloadable from the website at using the personal log-in credentials sent by e-mail, starting from December 22nd  2020.

For Sponsored Groups: Please note that in order to provide the certificate of attendance to each participant, we will need the personal e-mail address.

The Certificate of attendance will only be delivered to those having attended the Conference.


CME Accreditation

4th World Bronchiectasis & NTM Conference, 16/12/2020-19/12/2020 has been granted 16 European CME credits by the European Board for Accreditation in Pneumology (EBAP) and 8 CME credits (ECMEC®s) by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®)

The Credits Certificate will be delivered only to those having attended the Conference.

To download your certificate please log in the website using the personal log-in credentials sent by e-mail, starting from December 22nd, 2020. CME Credits certificates are downloadable up to January 11th. After this date, in order to comply with the reporting deadline of UEMS, the CME Credits will no longer be downloadable.

For Sponsored Groups: Please note that in order to provide the CME certificate to each participant, we will need their personal e-mail address.


The official language of the Conference is English. No simultaneous translation will be provided.