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Are international medical conferences an outdated luxury the planet can’t afford?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

I agree

Apart from meeting new faces and personalities, there could not be any other reason for conferences if technological advances are available to achieve the same goal.The whole delivery may be more affordable than travel, time away from home and work. I will miss the opportunity at making new friends, though.

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Competing interests: No competing interests

10 September 2008
Nape Mampane
Medical Advisor
Rosslyn, South Africa 0200