From the Horse’s Mouth

Innovation against the backdrop of a pandemic can be tricky. Even more so for those in the medical field, who have now had to switch from live sessions to webinars. But as always, the right combination of people can work wonders, and it was quite the hit when CIMGlobal successfully assisted the AHNOK (Academia of Head & Neck Oncology, Karnataka) to seamlessly switch from physical to virtual formats without compromising on quality.

Dr. Akshay Kudpaje, Associate Professor, Dept. of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Program Director, Division of Minimally Invasive Head & Neck Surgery, HCG Cancer Centre, Bangalore, touches upon on the benefits of going digital, the doctors’ experience with CIMGlobal and the pandemic in general.

How has Covid 19 affected you?

The Covid 19 infection has affected us significantly, both in our personal and professional lives. It will be at least a year before we can resume the academic activities we had pre-Covid, such as live surgery, conferences, CMEs (Continued Medical Education series) etc.,

Why have you decided to go digital?

To keep the learning going in these tough times we need to adapt to new ways of teaching, i.e., online platforms. The Head and Neck team at our Centre has initiated a series of online teaching activities in Head and Neck Oncology in collaboration with CIMGlobal.

How was collaborating with CIMGlobal for digital events?

We have been conducting bi-weekly webinars for postgraduates and young head and neck surgeons regularly over the last four months. The assistance and services offered by the team at CIMGlobal were very professional and helped us make our teaching initiative a great success.

Based on the positive feedback our team had received from the weekly meetings, we went a step ahead and conducted two international online CMEs (COMEd – Continued Online Medical Education series) on Transoral Laser Surgery and Robotic Surgery. These meetings featured globally renowned speakers and had participants from all over the world.

It was a great experience working with the CIMGlobal team, and we look forward to associating with them for future events. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a conference management team.

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