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Are international medical conferences an outdated luxury the planet can’t afford? Yes

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a358 (Published 26 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1466

Follow the FOGSI way

FOGSI stands for Federation of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists SOciety of India.They have been now regulraly conducting satellite meetings in India.India being a poor country it is very difficult for most Gynaecologists to attend conferences due to financial probelms But FOGSI has come with a big idea of Satellite conferences They are really good and widely appreciated by all Obstetricians all over India .I wish all developing nations should follow this idea. Also millionsof Dollars are wasted in COnferences,this expenses can be brought down drastically if everyone opts for Satellite conferences.

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29 June 2008
Dr Jayaraman Nambiar
Associate Professor
KMC Manipal