Live Streaming 101

You may have heard of the term “live streaming,” also referred to as “streaming,” but aren’t too sure what it meant. This guide will answer your questions and explain how you can use it to join us, and other melanoma survivors, at any of AIM’s Living with Melanoma symposiums from the comfort of your own home or office.

What is Live Streaming?

Live streaming is the technology used to broadcast live video footage or video feed to an audience in real-time, over the internet. The viewing device can be a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, smartphone or digital screen at home, at the office – anywhere you have a reliable internet connection. Streaming transmits data – usually audio and video as a continuous flow, which allows the recipients to watch or listen immediately as the event is happening.

Can I Save The Presentation and Go Back Later to Watch It?

No, the data is automatically deleted after you use it.  Nothing is downloaded or stored on your device.

What Are the Requirements for Live Streaming?

Live streaming content requires a relatively fast and reliable internet connection – just how fast depends on the type of media you are streaming. A speed of 2 megabits per second or more is necessary for streaming standard definition video without skips or buffering delays.

Why is AIM at Melanoma Live Streaming the Living With Melanoma Symposiums?

We broadcast all our symposiums so that your geographical location, physical well-being, and other commitments won’t be an obstacle in participating.  From the comfort of your home, you can easily join any of AIM’s Living with Melanoma symposiums in real-time, experiencing the same educational experience.

Live streaming also allows you to attend multiple symposiums at nationally renowned cancer centers across the United States. We know that melanoma survivors face many challenges during their melanoma journey and they can’t all be addressed at one event.  By participating in multiple events, each with a different agenda, you can hear experts talk about an array of topics, eg treatment options for patients in the metastatic and adjuvant setting, emerging therapies, managing the side effects of treatment, coping with melanoma, physical fitness, and nutrition, to name just a few.

I Am Interested In Live Streaming a Symposium, How Do I Register?

  1. Visit our Living With Melanoma symposium page.
  2. View the different symposiums and agendas.
  3. Choose which symposium(s) you want to join and complete the registration form which can be found below the agenda on each page.
  4. Choose “live stream” on the registration form.
  5. Submit the form.

Shortly after submitting the form, you will receive an email notification that you are registered for the symposium. For each symposium you want to join, you will need to complete a separate registration form. For questions or assistance, you can also email us sguild@AIMatMelanoma.org.

I Registered to Live Stream a Symposium, What Happens Next?

The week of the symposium, we will send you an email with the link to live stream the symposium, along with the date and time. Just before the event is about to start, simply click on the link and begin watching!

Can I Participate in the Q&A?

Both the email notification and the email containing the link will include an email that you can use to send your questions to us before and during the event. We will try our best to answer as many questions as possible.

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