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Has the reality of virtual conferences lived up to their promise?

Has the reality of virtual conferences lived up to their promise?

Using findings from a recent poll conducted among Oncologists, Harrison Gaiger explores what they really thought of ASCO 2020 and discusses the the changing nature of medical conferences.

In March, much of the world went in to lockdown and the prospect of medical conferences running as normal became unimaginable. Seeing no alternative, many organisers who would have spent months meticulously planning their upcoming events made the difficult decision to cancel. The more optimistic among them opted to postpone until 2021, while some deferred indefinitely. However, among the flurry of cancellations and postponements, some professional bodies and event organisers saw an opportunity to go a different route. As the old saying goes, “Necessity is the mother of invention”.

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