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October 15, 2018
Behind-the-Scenes Tour at ESMO 2018

On October 22, CTI Meeting Technology hosted a tour “Behind the Scenes” of the European Society for Medical Oncology’s 2018 Congress at Messe München in Munich, Germany. ESMO’s annual conference is one of the largest and most prestigious in Europe, and through the years, ESMO has found many innovative uses for CTI’s tools. For example, in Munich, the society livestreamed sessions to overflow rooms and viewers on the web. With CTI’s cSLIDE presentation management software, no additional equipment for this webcasting is necessary. Instead, the same laptop that speakers operate to run their slideshows can livestream their presentations, including videos and their cursor movements on the screen. In the process, the laptops also capture content that is stored in a searchable cloud library and is available for access within twenty-four hours. The cSLIDE system permits speakers to upload their presentations through an online portal before the meeting. They can also upload or edit their slides or ePosters in ESMO’s Speaker Centre (which was another stop on the tour), which was staffed by CTI throughout the Congress. From a central server, all of the presentations streamed to ESMO session room projectors where they were queued up according to plan without the need for thumb drives or any technical assistance.

ESMO also uses CTI’s cPAPER system for abstract submission, reviewing and session building. The seamless integration between cPAPER and cSLIDE makes for the most efficient handling of content throughout the congress lifecycle—from the initial abstract submission through the attendee programme and the digital signage outside the session door.

The tour was led by Richard Rettenbacher, CTI’s Chief Operating Officer; Hans Friis, CTI’s Executive Director of Business Development; and Account Director, Keith Foley.

For more information about ESMO, please visit www.esmo.org. For more information about the tour or CTI software, please email info@ctimeetingtech.com.