Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I claim CME or a Certificate of Participation?

To receive CME/CE credit for this meeting, you must attend the learning sessions, complete the online evaluation accessible from the Accreditation area in the Resource Center within the virtual platform, and certify the number of credits you are eligible to receive. Upon completion, you will electronically receive your CME certificate. 

Where can I access the program? Is there a Schedule-at-a-Glance?

You may access session details and general GEST 2021 information in the Final Digital Program. A Schedule-at-a-Glance and detailed program listing for the GEST 2021 Annual Meeting and Focus Days is accessible on the GEST 2021 website. Within the virtual platform, an interactive schedule is accessible from the Lobby, Resource Center, or Help Desk. Clicking on any session or activity to direct you to the appropriate room within the virtual environment.

How do I access the virtual meeting?

All registrants will receive an email with instructions on accessing the virtual platform prior to the live meeting days. For new registrants, instructions are sent following the completion of online registration. To ensure you do not have any troubles connecting, we encourage all participants to conduct a system check. See more tech tips here.

How do I navigate the virtual meeting?

Watch our training videos to learn how to navigate through GEST 2021 and read tips on how to make the most of your virtual meeting experience!

I could not attend a live session at the time it was being broadcasted, will it be available to view on demand?

All GEST 2021 sessions are being recorded and will be available to view on demand in the virtual platform approximately two weeks after the conclusion of each session. All GEST 2021 sessions, Focus Day sessions, and the Best of GEST session will be accessible in the platform until January 29, 2022.

Where can I find oral and poster abstracts?

Accepted abstracts will not be presented in conjunction with the GEST 2021 Annual Meeting. A separate Best of GEST Abstracts session will occur on Saturday, July 31 where the top oral abstracts will be presented, and the top three poster presentation abstracts will be announced. In addition, all accepted oral and poster abstracts will be available for viewing on the GEST website beginning July 31, 2021.

Whom do I contact if I’m having a technical issue accessing the platform or content?

Live technical support will be available during each upcoming Focus Day and the Best of GEST session.  If you are on the virtual platform outside of these days, please email for technical support.

If you are unable to successfully log in, please contact the GEST Registration Center at to verify your access credentials are accurate.

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