Learn, Share and Connect with Other Transplant Survivors and Caregivers from the Comfort of Your Own Home

How does an online or "virtual" symposium work?

Since it is not advisable to meet in-person this year, the virtual symposium will bring you the same great workshops and speakers, and an opportunity to interact with other survivors and caregivers via the internet. All you need is a computer or other electronic device such as an IPAD, a tablet, or a cell phone that connects to the internet, and you’re ready to go!
 

How do I attend the virtual symposium?

The first step is to get registered.  Use the Register button at the bottom of this page.
 
After you complete the registration form, you will receive an email with a link to the website where the symposium will be hosted.  There, you can participate in the live presentations on their scheduled date and time, or view presentations that have already occurred and were recorded for you.
 

Bring your questions!

When you attend a live presentation, you will have the opportunity to ask the speakers questions.  You will submit them through a Chat Box that will appear on the screen of your computer or electronic device. The speakers will answer as many questions as time permits.
 
You are also welcome to submit your questions in advance by emailing help@bmtinfonet.org.
 

How long do the presentations last?

Each presentation is 30-40 minutes long, followed by a question and answer session. The entire workshop lasts one hour.
 
The Expressive Writing Workshops are one hour and fifteen minutes.
 

What if I miss a presentation I signed up to watch?

No problem. All the presentations will be recorded and you can view them at any time after the live event, beginning one hour after the workshop ends.

No special programs, downloads or equipment needed.

You will not need to download any new programs or apps on your computer or electronic device in order to view the presentations. The link you receive by email after you register is all you will need to participate.
 

Download the speakers’ slides. 

You will be able to download a copy of the slides speakers are using for their presentation, as well as any extra handouts they provide. There will be a tab on each presentation that allows you to do so.  You can use the downloaded slides to take notes for future reference. You will not be able to download the videos of the presentations, but you can view them online after the live presentation.
 

After I register, can I change my mind about which workshops to attend?

Yes. We ask you to select workshops in advance so that we know how many participants to expect, and can provide sufficient connections. However, you are welcome to attend workshops other than those you registered for if you change your mind.
 

Will I see other participants when I listen to a workshop?  Will they see me?

No. You will be watching and listening to the presentation on your computer or other electronic device. You will not be able to see others who are listening to the workshop, nor will they be able to see you.
 

How can I connect with other survivors and their loved ones?

On Friday, April 23, 2021, BMT InfoNet will be hosting a special workshop called Just Write:  No Experience Required!  
Writing is a helpful tool for healing. You do not need to be a poet. If you can make a grocery list you can do this! Expressing your thoughts and feelings with pen and paper can help you understand, process, and heal after a transplant. Join a small group of survivors or caregivers on Zoom for this interactive writing workshop.   
 

Questions?

If you have any questions, please email us at help@bmtinfonet.org or phone 888-597-7674 (847-433-3313 if you are outside the U.S.)  Please note that most of our staff is working from home, due to COVID 19 restrictions, and will return your call as soon as possible.