UK: Doctors Say Face-to-Face Meetings are the Right Prescription
As research shows three-quarters of healthcare professionals prefer face-to-face meetings to virtual encounters, organisers of the third annual Healthcare Meetings Forum have vowed to spark debate on the future of medical conferences.
Sharon Poole, director of Athena Medical Meetings, said a survey of more than 400 health workers - which will influence the forum's content - endorsed human interaction.
"There is a lot of talk at the moment about the future for medical congresses: some say the model is dead, but evidence from the survey so far shows that they are evolving," she said.
"This data will be a central pillar of the forum. With analysis from leading medical figures such as Dr Alistair Lindsay, from the Royal Brompton Hospital and Virgil Simons, of The Prostate Net, this session promises to be an invaluable resource for anyone working in the healthcare meetings sector."
The Healthcare Meetings Forum is delivered by a steering committee of corporate healthcare specialist agencies and medical societies.