Nicholson Center Blog

How to Network at Medical Conferences

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Mar 20, 2017 2:08:54 PM

Networking is an essential part of any career. While it may seem like the medical field is one of the last industries to rely on networking, it can actually lead to valuable opportunities down the line. Making connections and building lasting, mutually beneficial relationships can help you to discover career opportunities and find out more about your specific field.

Medical conferences and CME events are one the best opportunities for connecting with others in your field. Below are some tips and best practices to help you successfully network at the next conference you attend.  Remember people do business with people they know, like and trust.

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Topics: Medical Conference, networking

Public Speaking: Leaving an Impression on Your Audience

Posted by Kendall Beaumont on Mar 8, 2017 11:00:00 AM

Preparing your presentation or poster for a medical conference is the first step, but ensuring the audience remembers the content of your topic is much more difficult. You’ve put a lot of time and energy into your session, but an unresponsive audience could cut down on the perceived value of your research. Below are some tips to help listeners leave your session with a lasting impression.

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Topics: Presenting, Medical Conference, Meeting Planning

How the Military is Transforming Medical Education

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Mar 1, 2017 3:07:37 PM

The military is at the forefront of cutting-edge technology and methodology, from virtual reality simulation to highly strategized training regimens. Medical training and education often borrow best practices from the innovations within the military, and our experts at the Nicholson Center are continuously modeling our methods after what’s been tried and true.

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Topics: Surgical Simulation, training, Virtual Reality, Military Team Training

PACES 2017 Advancing the Field

Posted by Carl Pfeiffer on Feb 15, 2017 3:06:57 PM

From February 20th-21st in Celebration, Florida, we are hosting a forum that focuses on Pediatric and Adult Congenital Electrophysiology. This course will be featuring Florida Hospital’s own Bhavya Trivedi, MD who is accompanied by his esteemed co-course directors, Anthony McCanta, MD, and Vincent Thomas, MD. This event is intended for an audience of Physicians, Residents, Fellows, and Nurses who specialize in congenital electrophysiology or heart disease. This course will be featuring some exciting state-of-the-art topics that deal with, innovations in arrhythmia surgery, new methods in cardiac rhythm management, and a showcase of presentations of new procedures, research, and much more. Learning objectives include the following:

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Topics: Medical Innovation, training, Medical Conference, cardiac, cme

3 Effective Ways to Increase Event Registration

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Jan 6, 2017 3:13:17 PM

Organizing an event, especially any type of medical conference, requires hard work and time. And when the event doesn’t draw the amount of people you were hoping, it can be disheartening. Here are some ways to increase registrations during your next conference.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Meeting Planning, Event Registration

Top Six Tips for Speaking at a Medical Conference

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Jan 3, 2017 11:35:34 AM

Speaking at a medical conference or educational event doesn’t come without challenges. Attendees invest time, money and effort to attend, so the expectations are high. A speaker is responsible for not only conveying a message to the crowd, but also keeping them engaged. Presenters in the healthcare field also have the added weight of education and accreditation on their shoulders, making sure attendees are fully engaged to earn their CME credits. Below are some tips to make sure your next presentation goes smoothly, keeping the above challenges in mind.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Audience Engagement, Presenting, Medical Conference

AR & VR: How to Utilize Both in Medical Training and CME

Posted by Kathleen Kroll on Dec 27, 2016 4:49:26 PM

 Both augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) have the very unique goal of breaking our perception of reality by incorporating technology into how we see the world, or how we perform certain tasks. For medical education, both of these relative technologies have their place in helping surgeons train, and applications are continuing to be developed every day.

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Medical Technology, Virtual Reality

Introducing this Year's Greatest Medical Innovations

Posted by Joseph Fanfan on Dec 12, 2016 5:21:00 PM

It’s been a productive year in robotics, and medical innovation is leading the charge. As we move into 2017, we took a look back at some of the greatest advancements in robotic surgery this year. Whether it’s a step for surgeon education or a leap for patient safety, this progress is monumental for the growing surgical market. Check out our noted innovations and 2017 predictions below:

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Topics: Surgical Innovation, Healthcare technology, Medical Innovation, Flexible Robot, Robotic Surgery, Soft Robots

10 Best Social Media Practices for Your Medical Event

Posted by Joseph Fanfan on Nov 28, 2016 2:26:40 PM

When it comes to promoting your event, it’s no longer a matter of if you’ll use social media, but rather how you’ll use it. It comes down to much more than adding in the details on a pre-determined event page template. There is a good amount of planning and strategy that should go into your campaign before, during and after your event. Below are some best practices to ensure you’re getting the attention of your target audience and hitting your attendance goals.

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Topics: Continued Medical Education Event Planning, Social Media

SAW: A New Invention in Medical Technology

Posted by Joseph Fanfan on Nov 15, 2016 3:00:00 PM

 

Science and technology often take a page out of Mother Nature's book, using environmental adaptations to navigate the complex world of robotics. This month, we caught news of an original robot wiggling its way into future robotic surgeries: the SAW, or Single Actuator Wave-like Robot.

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Topics: Surgical Innovation, Healthcare technology, Medical Innovation, Robotic Surgery