Dr. Philip Gardiner (@PhilipGardiner) writes:
I have just returned from the annual European Rheumatology EULAR 2013 (#EULAR2013) meeting in Madrid. This massive conference was attended by about 14,000 delegates, with over 500 ‘posters’ per day and over 230 invited speakers. There were 10 concurrent oral sessions in the programme 4 or 5 times a day, often with very little time in between.
I can remember many conferences in the past where I felt that I hadn’t get much out of the conference, but I think that this one was better than most. Over the years I have learned that it takes a lot of preparation and focus to make the most of the experience. For what it’s worth, I’m going to share with you how a I went about my preparation this.