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J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2000 Jan-Feb;7(1):21-7.

Virtual congresses.

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Universidad de la Rep├║blica, Montevideo, Uruguay.


A new form of scientific medical meeting has emerged in the last few years--the virtual congress. This article describes the general role of computer technologies and the Internet in the development of this new means of scientific communication, by reviewing the history of "cyber sessions" in medical education and the rationale, methods, and initial results of the First Virtual Congress of Cardiology. Instructions on how to participate in this virtual congress, either actively or as an observer, are included. Current advantages and disadvantages of virtual congresses, their impact on the scientific community at large, and future developments and possibilities in this area are discussed.

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