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Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Death Of In-Person Medical Conferences

The Death Of In-Person Medical Conferences

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Will the withdrawal of large financial resources from big pharma, which have historically supported medical conferences, occurring at the same time as the entry of large numbers of physicians who are facile with and comfortable with virtual meeting tools spell the end of medical conferences in the US?

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  1. Yes, physicians will not be getting their CME credits in Vegas, Honolulu or Vail. The funding will dry up and physicians won't be willing to pay $1500 conference fees, not counting hotel and airfare. It will be done on-line. The virtual arena is also threatening the exam room. Insurance companies are now starting to cover telemedicine, where patients are evaluated by physicians who view them on webcams. So much for the 'laying on the hands'. Will the physical exam follow CME conferences into oblivion? www.MDWhistleblower.blogspot.com

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  2. That is OK. The physical exam is overrated.

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  3. Medical BusinessmanJanuary 13, 2010 at 6:16 PM

    The medical conferences are extremely expensive and are funded with the intention to educate physicians and other medical professionals of new procedures, drugs, and devices. Our entire medical industry has been propelled by the desire to make money. Our advancement has far outpaced those of other nations and even other generations. If government intrusion continues or escalates as this tactic in the war on prosperity, look for the conferences to dry up. Look for the investment to dry up. Look for the advancement of medicine to come to a crawl if it doesn’t stop completely. Look for the talent to chase the rewards just as it has for the previous several millennia.

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