The #RCOphth2018 app will give delegates full details of all Congress sessions including synopses, speaker’s biographies, timings of individual talks and location. Delegates will be able to create their own timetables, syncing them with their calendars, so they can make sure they attend all the sessions relevant to them.
Programme sessions are also split into sub-specialty interest, so for example, delegates can view all the glaucoma or neuro ophthalmology sessions in one place. Abstracts can also be viewed by sub specialty, enabling delegates to seek out relevant posters. There are also interactive Google Maps plus floor plans of the ACC Liverpool so you can find your way around as well as a floor plan of the trade exhibition.
All aspects of the app will be fully integrated with social media so delegates, exhibitors and speakers alike can network through Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn plus an in-app event chat feature.
Users will be asked to log-in the first time they open the app. This will allow them to personalise their agenda, add exhibitors and speakers as favourites, add notes and PDF documents/handouts from sessions and instant message other delegates.