Two months before the Session, all the duly registered delegates will have access to the Special Reports. The Special Reports are essential for the group discussion meetings, because they structure the participation of the delegates who want to contribute to the discussions in these meetings.
These reports are prepared by the Special Reporters, who are experts appointed by the Study Committee Chairs to review all the papers accepted for the Session.
Study Committee Chairs may appoint one or more Special Reporters depending on the number of papers received and accepted by their Study Committee, to prepare the discussion on the different preferential subjects.
Therefore, one or more Special Reporters may assist the Chair who leads the group discussion meeting of a Study Committee.
A Special Reporter has to read all the papers of a given preferential subject, in order to summarize the papers, to identify topics of discussion, and to prepare questions addressed not specifically to the authors of the papers, but to the community of experts who will attend the Session.
Each of the sixteen Study Committees edits one Special Report that combines the analyses of the papers, and the questions prepared by its Special Reporters.