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“The conference was a huge success – it sold out four months in advance of the meeting,” Dr Ronan Kavanagh, one of the founders and main organisers of the event, told the Medical Independent.
dotMED’s mission is to expose healthcare professionals to ideas that take place at the interface of medicine, technology and the humanities, and Dr Kavanagh said it “has evolved into a retreat for curious doctors.”
“The feedback from the meeting has been great with great media coverage and social media chatter surrounding the event.”
The meeting hashtag #dotmed14 trended on Twitter for the whole day – with over 3,000 Tweets from 560 Twitter users, and 9.2 million impressions.
“It’s hard to pick a highlight but meeting one of my heroes in medicine, Dr Samuel Shem was one. Whereas the demand of the meeting is enormous (70 people of the waiting list for tickets) and whereas we could possibly move it to a bigger venue, we love the intimacy of Smock Alley and don’t want to spoil the magic.”
Dr Kavanagh added that “We are already putting together next years meeting – watch this space!”