The format of medical society conferences has remained unchanged for over 100 years http://www.fims.org/en/general/about-fims/

 

But not for much longer…

 

What constitutes a ’ meeting’ today? It suggests that the way doctors once related was episodic and isolated. We would come, then we would go away. I m in, I m out. Now we re engaging, now we re not. Until we meet again. Now the meeting and the conversation never really end, and our engagement is increasingly continuous and VIRTUAL!