An important aspect of conferences is to meet and socialize with your fellow researchers. In real-life you might bump into colleagues in the hallway, or meet for a coffee during the break. To translate such opportunities for meeting colleagues into the virtual WEON we use the online platform "Gather".

During the breaks, all WEON participants can virtually connect with each other using the online patform "Gather". You can walk around in this platform and when you approach a colleague, you can simply start a conversation. The platform will be open the entire conference.

In addition, there will be an area in this platform, with virtual stands of the epidemiology educators and the Netherlands Epidemiology Society (Vereniging voor Epidemiologie).

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You can learn more about how Gather works by viewing this video:

Intro to Gather - YouTube