Platform Guidance

International Congress 2021 Key dates infographic
We will be using 6Connex as our Congress platform. 6Connex is the leading provider of virtual environments and will offer you an immersive and interactive experience despite not being able to meet in person.

Everything you need to access for the Congress will be available through one link. This will be sent to you prior to the Congress taking place. Once logged in you will enter a Lobby area, from here you will be able to view sessions, posters, the exhibition hall and interact with other delegates.

To access 6Connex and for the best user experience you will need the following:

  • Desktop, laptop (MAC or PC) or tablet (iOS or Android)
  • A strong internet connection
  • Chrome, Firefox, Safari or Microsoft Edge - 6Connex is a web based platform so you will not need to download an app
  • Pop up blockers disabled
  • Cookies allowed
  • Allow flash
  • Disconnect from any VPN

You can check your system via the following link. If any issues arise you may need to contact your IT department  https://virtualdestinations.6connex.com/event/TheWayToDoVirtual/system-check

On the day

  • Prior to the Congress taking place you will receive a link to join the platform
  • After clicking on the link you will be taken to a log in page
  • Please log in with the email address registered on your RCPsych account
  • You will not be able to log in to the platform before Monday 21 June

Your online profile will be populated with the information on your RCPsych Account, including your name, place of work and email address. Please be aware that any information on your profile can be viewed by other delegates.

You can update your profile by performing the following steps:

  1. Click the gear icon in the upper right corner
  2. Click on “edit registration info”
  3. On the screen that appears, update any/all of your registration information
  4. Click “Submit” at the bottom of the page to save your changes

  • Lobby area - Once you have logged in you will enter a lobby area. From here, using the navigation buttons, you will be able to access the help desk, auditorium, the exhibition hall, the poster lounge, the Congress Fringe and the Congress Lounge
  • Help Desk - We will be available at the help desk throughout the Congress programme times to assist with any queries
  • Auditorium - The Auditorium is where the main sessions and keynote presentations will be located. On-demand (recorded) content will be accessible from this area as well. Click directly on the content screen to display the content window
  • Exhibition Hall - In the Exhibit Hall you will be able to explore the Congress exhibitors, including our RCPsych Stand. On each booth you will be able to access resources specific to that exhibitor and connect with booth representatives
  • Poster Lounge - In the poster lounge you can view all the Congress poster presentations. From here you will also be able to view the Rapid Fire Poster presentations
  • Congress Fringe - The Congress Fringe is new this year and will replace our normal social events. From the Fringe section of the platform you will be able to access all of our Fringe activities. The full fringe programme will be announced shortly
  • Congress Lounge -  The Congress Lounge is where some of our more interactive sessions will be taking place, including the Meet the Expert Q&A with some of our keynote speakers

Our interactive platform was specially designed with online networking in mind. Within the platform there are a number of ways to interact with others

  • You can view who is attending by clicking on “Now Attending” or “This Location” in the upper right corner of your screen or you can use the “Search” function to search for attendees
  • You will be able to initiate a private, one to one chat or email other delegates directly, if they have provided an email address
  • There will be a number of public chats around the platform, from these you can chat to and post messages to all attendees
  • When you enter an exhibition booth you will be able to chat with their representatives
  • If you enter an exhibition booth, the exhibitor will be able to view your basic profile information and chat with you through the platform. They will not be given your email address unless you provide this
  • Within the sessions you will be able to ask questions to the speakers through the Q&A function. Each session should allow time for questions towards the end
  • All content will be available on demand for up to 6 months following the Congress dates. You will need to use the same log in link to access the platform where the content will be uploaded
  • If you are planning on watching the Congress on demand you will need to ensure you are registered in advance
  • On demand content will be uploaded to the platform within 24 hours of it taking place. So if a session took place on Monday 21 June at 09.00 it will be uploaded on the platform by Tuesday 22 June at 09.00
  • Speaker presentations will be made available to you with their consent
  • You will have a 'Briefcase' in the platform that will act as your Congress bag, any content that you want to access later you can download to your briefcase

The programme for this year's International Congress is bigger and more exciting than ever before. We have a number of different types of session taking place this year. You will be able to access each type through the single 6Connex log in link. You do not need to log in and register for each session individually, unless otherwise stated.

Please see the breakdown below to guide you through the programme

  • Keynote: Keynote speakers will present for 30 minutes. There will not be Q&A opportunities in these sessions
  • Sessions/Masterclasses/Training Courses: These sessions will be taking place during the main Congress programme and will be 75 minutes in length. Training courses will either be full day or half day courses. These sessions will include a Q&A section
  • Congress Lounge: The Congress lounge sessions will run alongside the main Congress programme. These sessions will include special Q&A with our Keynote speakers, a new addition this year, which will give you the chance to interact with our world renown keynotes
  • Rapid Fire Poster presentations: The rapid fire poster presentations will include short presentations from the top scoring submitted abstracts. Each presenter will present for 5 minutes in total including a short time for questions. The presentations will be broken down into various sub categories
  • Congress Fringe: The Congress Fringe is another new addition this year and will include a number of Cultural sessions, including yoga, comedy, dance, drama, music and poetry
  • RCPsych Lounge: The RCPsych Lounge will be situated in the Exhibition Hall alongside the RCPsych Stand. The Lounge will include informative and interactive sessions updating you on key College information