Join us for the ISIMS 2021 Virtual Conference!

  • Dates: Monday July 26 -  July 30, 2021 (afternoon Central Europe Summer Time)

  • Oral sessions: Zoom

  • Poster display:

  • Poster presentations:

  • Networking: Zoom and

  • Conference swag: Conference patch with conference logo (to be mailed to participants)

  • Registration fee: USD $20 With conference attendance, ISIMS membership fee is waived for the year. Registration fee is non-refundable.

  • Organizers: Osmo Anttalainen, Alex Bohnhorst, Ritu Chaturvedi, Chris Prüfert, Maggie Tam

If accommodation is required to make the virtual conference more accessible for you, please contact the conference organizers. 

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Tentative Schedule (CEST)


Monday July 26th: 4 pm Networking session

Tuesday July 27th: 4-6 pm Oral session 1; 6:15-7 pm Poster session I

Wednesday July 28th: 4-6 pm Oral session II; 6:15-7 pm Poster session II

Thursday July 29th: 4-6 pm Oral session III; 6:15-7 pm Poster session III

Friday July 30th: 4-6 pm Oral session IV

Information for Participants

Information for Presenters

Abstract submission is now closed.

Oral Presentation

  • Zoom meeting will be used for oral sessions. [Note: we had previously announced that would be used. We are reverting back to Zoom to provide live transcription and option to join meeting by phone.]

  • Presenters will use the screen sharing function to show their presentations.

  • Presentations will be 12 minutes each, plus 3 minutes of question & answer

  • There will be a 15-minute audio/visual check with presenters every hour. 

  • Presenters are encouraged to use a headset during their presentation, instead of using the computer microphone

  • Presenters, please be ready to share your presentation file with conference hosts during the audio/visual check on the day of your presentation; early audio/visual is available from 9 am EDT | 3 pm CEST.

Poster Presentation

  • Poster files will be accessible to registered participants a week prior to the conference.

  • Please submit your poster file to the Webmaster by July 20, 2021. The  file format for posters is PDF, landscape, 16:9 ratio. Please do not use animation. For poster template examples see:

  • Poster presenters are required to be present during the assigned poster session. Poster and/or supplementary data can be shown to conference attendees using the screen sharing function. 

Information for Vendors

The ISIMS would like to showcase commercial IMS products and services at the annual conference. There is no cost to participate. Please contact the conference organizers for more details. 

Conference Abstract Book
Submit brochures, white papers, and/or application notes, to be included in the digital conference abstract book.

Virtual Vendor Exhibition Hall
Submit posters to be showcased in the ISIMS Virtual Vendor Exhibition Hall, which will remain open for a year. Throughout the year, vendors have the option to update their product posters as necessary. ISIMS will share the link to the exhibition hall on the Society's website, Twitter and LinkedIn. Vendors are welcome to share the link as well. Participating vendors should note that the exhibition hall is open to everyone, which is suitable for promoting products and services. For technical presentations, the conference's oral and poster sessions are recommended. Vendor materials submitted after July 20 will be added to the virtual exhibition hall after the virtual conference ends.

IMS Vendors are, of course, welcome to attend the Virtual Conference, and to submit technical abstracts for oral and poster presentations. To register, click here. 

Information for Research Groups

Thank you for submitting research group updates. Submission is now closed.

Click here for templates: