Views & Reviews Outside the box

Lecturing by remote

BMJ 2007; 335 doi: (Published 12 July 2007) Cite this as: BMJ 2007;335:100
  1. Trisha Greenhalgh, professor of primary health care
  1. University College London
  1. p.greenhalgh{at}

    I recently suggested that conference organisers should stop using so-called “international experts” (defined as anyone who arrives on a business class flight with a PowerPoint presentation and is incapable of locating their hotel unaided) as the pull to get bums on seats locally.

    Soon after that, an important-sounding gathering in California wanted me to speak, and was up for the creative use of new technology. The chair sent me a detailed brief, and I prepared my presentation, along …

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