Satellite symposia are an integral part of modern medical conferences, providing healthcare professionals with vital opportunities to take part in small group discussions specifically designed to meet their continuing medical education needs. They are a chance for physicians to meet and hear from other professionals in their therapy area including, if they are lucky, a renowned national or international KOL in the field.
Attending medical conferences is a great way for healthcare professionals to learn about the latest advances in therapies and treatments for diseases in their chosen area. Not only can Specialists listen to lectures delivered by world-renowned Key Opinion Leaders, with whom they may not normally come into contact, but they can speak directly to exhibitors, listen to abstracts, read posters, attend workshops… the benefits go on. However, attendance at these events comes at a price, both literally and figuratively.
Preceptorship meetings are a fantastic way for newly qualified healthcare professionals to build on the education they received during formal training and continue the learning process. They help smooth the transition from student to Specialist and build confidence in being able to work autonomously – all of which leads to increased quality of care and patient satisfaction.
Virtual meetings well and truly became an integral part of our lives in 2020 and thanks to their convenience they are here to stay. But are you really making the most out of what the technology can offer? Are you planning your meeting effectively or efficiently? Is the audience actually engaged with what’s on screen? These are some of the questions that The Corpus team answered during our first Virtual Masterclass.
As highlighted in our previous blog post from the European CME Conference, virtual meetings are here to stay. Although there has been some talk of ‘zoom fatigue’ in the past few weeks, recent surveys of healthcare professionals (HCPs) has highlighted a continued enthusiasm for online meetings if done right. Further evidence is rolling in from successful virtual medical congresses held throughout 2020, reinforcing the benefits of well-planned digital events.
Most people would argue that there’s no substitute to meeting face to face, and for good reason. Communication is about more than words — tone and body language are key, and this can often get lost outside of face-to-face conversations. However, it’s not always possible or practical to be physically present for every discussion, whether due to restrictions on travel (thanks to Covid-19 or otherwise) or for reasons of cost or convenience.
The COVID-19 pandemic has increased the demand for virtual advisory boards across the global medical communications industry. At the Corpus, we can offer various technology and expertise to make virtual meetings effective and rewarding experiences for the presenters, organiser, and attendees.
Most companies will run Advisory Board meetings as part of their ongoing brand strategy, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to balance the effectiveness of these meetings with tighter budgets and growing regulatory restrictions. So what can we do to maximise the efficiency and outcomes from these meetings?
Set clear objectives
Keeping your audience engaged is always tricky, but this can be even more challenging during an online meeting.
As a dedicated provider of virtual meetings, The Corpus has picked up a few tips over the years on how to make them a resounding success.
Start as you mean to go on