Speakers FAQ


If you have a question that isn’t answered here, please check our attendees FAQs for more information, or email Mark Lenner from our events team on mlenner@bmj.com.


  • When will the rescheduled conference take place? Will my invitation to speak remain in place for the rescheduled event?

    The International Forum Copenhagen will now take place as a fully virtual conference on 2-6 November 2020.

    All confirmed speakers from the April event will have the opportunity to provide content for the virtual event. A small number of presentations and workshops will be invited to take part as live sessions during the event, and the majority of sessions will be asked to pre-record a video presentation which will be hosted on the virtual platform.

    You will be notified of your session format and duration in August 2020.

  • What do I need to do to confirm or decline my participation on the new dates?

    Once you receive confirmation of your session format and duration via email in August, please respond within 2 weeks to confirm or decline your participation in the event.

    If you already know you cannot speak in November, then please email Mark Lenner on mlenner@bmj.com.

  • If I’m not available in November can I transfer my presentation to a future conference?

    If you are unable to attend in November you will need to resubmit your abstract for consideration at a future event. The Call for Speakers for International Forum London 2021 is currently open

  • Can I ask a colleague to present in my place?

    Yes, we can transfer your speaker place to a colleague as long as they are able to cover the same content that you were originally invited to present. To make the change, please email Mark Lenner on mlenner@bmj.com with their name, photo and short biography.

  • I’d like to modify my presentation in light of the response to COVID-19. Is that possible?

    Yes, we would encourage speakers to think about how the pandemic has affected and shaped their projects, as long as the overall topic stays the same. If you would like to make any changes to what you originally submitted, please email Mark Lenner on mlenner@bmj.com with the details and a member of our content team will be in touch to discuss further.

  • I am nervous about presenting virtually. Will there be training provided?

    Yes, we will ensure that all presenters are provided with support and guidance on designing and delivering content in a virtual environment.

  • Will I have to pay to attend the virtual event?

    No, all speakers on the programme will receive free registration to the virtual event. This will cover all 5 days of the virtual programme.

  • I've booked and paid for attending the pre-day of the April conference. How do I request a refund?

    Please send your refund request to events@bmj.com.

  • I’ve booked my accommodation for the April International Forum via MCI Copenhagen. How can I cancel it?

    You will receive an email directly from MCI by Wednesday 1 July with information on how to receive your refund for your accommodation. If you have not received this after 1 July please email bmj-hotels@mci-group.com.

  • I have other questions I can't see answered here.

    If you have a question that isn’t answered above, please check our attendees FAQ page for more information, or email Mark Lenner from our events team on mlenner@bmj.com.