Practical Information - FAQ

The 12th World Congress on Targeting Mitochondria will be happening as an Interactive Online Congress. The meeting will also include special sesions dedicated to Live Discussion & Netwroking with all participants.

Modality of the Presentations:

As the congress will be held exclusively online, a platform will be used to share the presentations with all participants. All contributions accepted by the scientific committee will be added to the specific conference platform prior to the conference, as indicated in the session of the program.

  1. All speakers will record their presentations prior to the event;
  2. The speakers also have the possibility to present their talks live. In this case, the presenters should also record their presentation and send it to the organizing committee prior to the congress.

All contributions accepted by the Scientific Committee will be added to the specific conference platform prior to the conference, as indicated in the session of the program.

Due to restriction and time zone difference, a pre-recorded contribution can be separately viewed online from the date of the conference, October 28, 2021, via the use of access code. This will be valid for at least 1 month after the date of the congress.


Like each year, 3 awards will be given: the Best Scientific Contribution, Best Short Oral Presentation and Best Poster Presentation. The best poster will be selected by the vote of all virtual attendees.

Questions, Contact, and Networking:

The conference platform allows each participant to contact speakers, attendees, and sponsors. If you wish to submit your questions to speakers, you can do it before the meeting.

To make the congress even more interesting and interactive, the organizing committee of Targeting Mitochondria 2021 decided to dedicate 2 sessions for Interactive Discussion & Networking, according to different time zones. These Interactive slots and sessions will be reserved for the questions and comments that the attendees have for the speakers.

For more information about the Interactive Discussion & Networking, as well as their timings, please click here

Chairmen and Round Table Discussion:

The Chairmen of each session will record an overview of all talks of the sessions. You can send also your questions to chairmen.

 Frequently Asked Questions

 What is an Interactive Online Congress?

An Interactive Online Congress consists of including sessions that will be delivered with an enthusiastic environment: Live speakers and pre-recorded talks. You will feel as if you are physically there and you will be able to participate from the comfort of your home, without worrying about the sanitary issues an in-person congress can have.

There will be two interactive slots allocated for all discussions, exchanges of ideas and thoughts that can be done, linking each and avery speaker, presenter and attendee.

All attendees can contact and get in touch with all speakers and vice versa, short oral and poster presenters and vice versa. As a result, all the online audience can come together, participate in the Congress and get the same experience and content at the same time, from different locations.

In case you were unable to participate in any of the interactive slots, the event will be recorded, and will be available on-demand after the event (for at least 1 month after the event) so you may watch it at your convenience, and as many times as you like to refresh your memory or study a particular talk.

Like the case of our in-person conferences, these virtual meetings feature a keynote lecture, discussions by the chairmen and short talks and posters presentations showcasing cutting-edge, emerging, and unpublished research.

For more information about the Interactive Discussion & Networking, as well as their timings, please click here

How will the schedule and program be adapted to the online audience?

All sessions will be also recorded so that delegates can access the academic tracks either live or on-demand via the virtual platform.

The duration of the sessions has been adapted to offer the most optimized experience for all the virtual attendence.

All virtual participants will have the chance to join a la carte networking activities on top of the congress platform interactive features, and will also have the chance to connect with all speakers, short oral and poster presenters to exchange ideas, comments, innovations.

A detailed program with color codes for activities taking place as hybrid, on-site only or online only will be available and downloadable from the ‘Program’ menu item.

 What are the registration options?

Participants are encouraged to join in at least one of the Interactive slots of the congress.

The registration includes:

- Access to live streaming of the virtual conference programme
- Access to view these sessions on-demand after the conference
- Certificate of attendance
- Access to view all abstracts electronically
- Access to view all e-posters electronically
- Book of abstracts in PDF Format

For more information about Registration:

How to Present my Communication? (Short Oral Presentation or Poster Presentation)

For Major Presentations:

  • You are encouraged to send us a pre-recorded video of your presentation via the conference platform.

For Short Oral Presentations:

  • You are encouraged to pre-record your 10 minutes talks.

For Poster Presentations:

  • You must record your presentation for 5 minutes.

You also have the possibility to present your talk live, during the time slot reserved in the agenda.

How will the abstract submission and acceptance change?

All abstract submission procedures will remain unchanged. All presentations will be submitted using our abstract submission system.

If your abstract is accepted, we will send a link to invite you to create a recording of your presentation or you can record your presentation locally and send us to mitochondria[at] The recorded presentation length will be of 10 minutes for short oral contributions, and 5 minutes for posters.

In the case of Poster presentations: After acceptance, authors should also submit their posters in PDF format to the platform.

To submit your abstract, please click here.

Can I cancel my registration?

All cancellations must be faxed, electronically mailed or postmarked. Refund of registration fees will be as follows:

  1. If you cancel before September 31 at midnight, 50% of registration fees will be refunded minus 70€ for administrative fees. 
  2. No refund will be accepted for cancellations after September 31, 2021.
  3. Substitutions are free of charge, but you must submit a letter authorizing the transfer signed by the registered delegate two days before the event starting days.

Can someone replace me if I choose not to come?

Yes, it is possible and free of charge. However, you must submit a letter authorizing the transfer signed by the registered delegate two days before the event starting days.

What if unexpected restrictive measures are issued by French authorities impacting the authorized format and capacity of the event?

As the Congress is changed from Hybrid (in-Person & Online) to only interactive online congress format: The organizing committee will refund the difference between in-person participation and online participation minus 5% for administrative fees.

However, the Scientific Comittee proposes to you two options.

-  The first option is to participate as an online attendee in this year's congress and we will reimburse you the administrative fee mentioned above.

-  The second option is to also participate as an online attendee, with the opportunity to benefit from a free registration for Targeting Mitochondria 2022.

Also note that If you already paid and booked your hotel and flight, the organizing committee decided to reserve a conference room and the location will be later on revealed, to justify your presence. 

How will the sponsors exhibit their products?

With an advanced platform, sponsors will have a virtual space where they can expose their virtual product presentation. They can also have an online webinar link so attendees can connect directly to discuss further.

By using the platform, sponsors can get a list of attendees’ details on who visited their virtual space and chat with them directly from one single platform.

As an attendee, can I ask questions to the speakers?

Yes, the digital media platform offers a chat function where you may submit questions for the speakers. Speakers will respond to you on the spot if they are presenting live, or any time before, after and throughout the congress.

All speakers are also included in at least one of the slots, so you will also have the change to ask your questions and exchange ideas during these interactive & live slots.

You can also submit your questions in advance and the speakers will aferwards respond to your questions in the pre-recorded video.

Additionally, each session will have a dedicated Chairman who can comment and answer your questions. 

Can I ask questions to the poster presenters?

You can contact them directly using the chat function via the platform during and after the conference, or connect with them during .

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