Unbelievably, it was over 30 years ago that Dr. James Hansen, then director of NASA’s Institute for Space Studies, first said to a Committee: “In my opinion, the greenhouse effect has been detected, and it is changing our climate now.”
Many public healthcare systems are based around a ‘sick care’ model where people seek and receive treatment when they fall ill. With many countries grappling a growing and ageing population (1), there is an increasing overall burden on healthcare systems per capita. One way of managing the growing demands on healthcare systems is a refocusing of resources and treatment towards a ‘preventative care’ model. In such a model, people are treated earlier, before they become ill, and they are assisted in maintaining healthy, active lifestyles.
The annual European CME Forum is a must for anybody working in medical education. The forum brings together like-minded individuals to discuss the challenges faced over the past year, analyse success stories and share best practice. Although forced to move online this year, the organisers did a great job of keeping participants engaged throughout the course of the three-day event. Here are just a few of my top take-aways:
I doubt there is anyone in the world right now that hasn’t been affected or somehow impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Although each country has a different level of infection, there is one thing common to all. Life as we knew it has changed.
Leveraging Online Meetings in Healthcare
The role of the Medical Science Liaison has evolved over the last thirty years, and rightly so.
With the introduction of the internet, everyone’s role has taken a more digital edge. Gone are the days when you had to send all your important communications in the post, or spend days tracking down a telephone number for that KOL you wanted to speak to.