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n South African Journal of Sports Medicine - Conferences - do they still serve a purpose? : editorial

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Abstract

Methods of communicating new information have undergone a rapid change. Twenty years ago it was important to go to conferences to remain at the cutting edge of a discipline or specialty. New information was presented at conferences, often months or years before it appeared in print. Experts in the field were invited to present exhaustive overviews on a topic. Other researchers presented their research findings in either oral or poster presentations. A prerequisite was that the data had not been presented or published before. In this era it was tantamount to professional suicide if you missed a major conference. Conferences stimulated new ideas and ensured that as a scientist or practitioner, one stayed abreast of the trends and new findings in a field.

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2012-06-01
2016-12-07
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