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ESOT Connects 3,412 Transplantation Specialists

At ESOT Vienna 2013 47% of participants brought their own iPads. SpotMe provided loaners for the other 53%. Over four days the participants posted 1,246 session comments, made 2,284 appointments and exchanged 27,735 messages. They also used the app to document their event journeys, saving 47,133 abstracts, posters and notes to their online briefcases. Thousands of .pdf abstracts and posters replaced the “phone book” distributed to every participant at earlier ESOT congresses, saving 4,675 kilograms of paper.

The innovations grew out of a multidisciplinary collaboration between Stefan Schneeberger, who championed the project as a member of the ESOT board, ESOT Executive Officer Annalisa Ponchia, Ruud Janssen of TNOC, who consults with ESOT on the overall vision of the event, Sascha Tretenhahn of AIM Group International, ESOT’s PCO, the SpotMe team and many more.

Interview with ESOT Executive Officer Annalisa Ponchia:

Interview with Ruud Janssen, Founder of TNOC:

One of our favourite voices at ESOT is Carl-Ludwig Fischer-Fröhlich from DSO, telling us how a new research initiative covering several countries was spontaneously organized through the SpotMe app:

Agencies: TNOCAIM Group International

Elling Hamso interviews Ben Hainsworth, Ruud Janssen & Hema Chowdurry

Meeting formats are changing; needs of conference participants are changing. How are Associations and membership based organisations considering these changes and applying new options? Elling Hamso interviews Ben Hainsworth, European Society for Cardiology Congress Director, Ruud Janssen, Managing Director TNOC and Hema Chowdhury, Congress Producer for Association Congress on their innovative views and opinions on the matter at the European and International Association Congress in Estoril, Portugal April 2013.