Medical conferences brings doctors and researchers together to present and discuss their work. These conferences provide an important channel to exchange of information between health care professionals.
Professsinal medical conferences can expose those in the field to new ideas and skills. They are considered essential in the field to keep abreast with new techniques and methodologies that those in the profession need to ehance their practice or research. If your in the medical field have attending a conference is in your future, there are some tips that will make your conferencing experience rewarding for you.
Think about your primary reason for going to the conference and what you expect to gain from it. Neworking with co-workers is always advisable, but you should limit conference networking to those who can give you information that you are looking form.
Before arriving at the conference, look at all the brochures, shedules, etc. that were sent to you, so that you have a pretty good ideas about what sessions you want to attend and who is presenting. Make sure you take a notebook, pen and plenty of business cards. Take organized notes because you will probably have to report what you learned to hospital or research administrators upon your return.
The medical community is a small one no matter where you are. Always maintain a professional image and keep your mind open to other professional ideas and opions. Do not blantantly criticize someone's work unless you are in a panel discusoin or a forum that is set up to do just that.