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How to organize and manage scientific meetings 

How to organize and manage scientific meetings
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How to organize and manage scientific meetings
Author(s):

Olivier Andlauer

, Carla Obradors-Tarragó

, Clare Holt

, and Driss Moussaoui

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780198723646.003.0009
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date: 28 October 2021

Organizing a scientific meeting requires excellent scientific, organizational, and human skills. This chapter provides psychiatrists with practical information to make sure their meeting, whatever its size, will be a success. The size and duration of the meeting will determine the need to create committees, and delineate clearly their responsibilities. The scientific committee defines the theme of the meeting, its programme and sessions, and the relevant speakers and chairs of these sessions. One of its duties is also to arrange a review process for submitted abstracts. The organizing committee is responsible for preparing practical issues, such as the location and venue, finances, advertising, and for ensuring that the meeting proceeds without difficulties. Good communication between committees and committee members is very important, as there are many aspects that need to be dealt with.

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