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Stay at home

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: (Published 15 September 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:0-f
  1. Fiona Godlee (, editor

    It's conference season again. The summer break is over and people all over the globe are leaping on planes and heading off to exotic, and not so exotic, locations to flit through windowless conference centres in anonymous air conditioned airport hotels, to give or watch or sleep through ever more elaborate PowerPoint presentations in darkened lecture halls. It's fun. It's traditional. But is it necessary? And is it good for us or the planet?

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