Being a member of joint work aimed at discussing topical issues is of importance not only for research but also for practical activities. Recent participation in a three-day academic Congress is an example of how productive the exchange of experience with colleagues may be. This high score is due to the quality of the organization of the event, as well as the value of the reports and hypotheses presented by the members of Congress. As a result, the assessment of this meeting can make it possible to determine which approaches to preparing for performances should be applied and how to utilize the acquired knowledge in the future. The analysis of the Congress visited allows determining the merits of membership in such meetings and identifying the key takeaways that may be useful in life and, in particular, in a medical career.
Value of the Visited Congress
Since the analyzed Congress took place over three days, this allowed many of its participants to get to know one another well and establish working contacts. According to Lassmann and Cornaglia (2017), at such events, the environment is “uniquely conducive to generating new ideas and solutions to problems” (p. S70). Consequently, the more effective the interaction among the meeting members is, the higher is the likelihood that new discoveries and achievements will be the result of preliminary discussions.
At the visited Congress, many outstanding ideas were proposed, and it is likely that research work will be carried out in the near future. The professionalism of the participants was high, and the event rating confirms this. There are also no complaints about the organization of the entire Congress because the participants had an opportunity to both speak in a formal setting and share experience and knowledge outside of conference halls. Due to this format of the meeting, all the members had a chance to share personal ideas. The ethical principles of diversity and inclusion were respected since the Congress was multinational, and the representatives of different cultures performed. As a result, interest in the topics discussed increased, and all the participants without exception were satisfied with productive work and new acquaintances.
Applying the Gained Knowledge in the Future Career
A number of valuable conclusions were drawn after the visit to the Congress and the analysis of all its stages. Firstly, the preparation of materials for reports should be ideal since the presentation of any research or hypothesis publicly requires a sufficient amount of justification. As Berthold, Bartenhagen, and Krempel (2015) argue, successful congresses where members interact productively are key to publication success. As a result, the academic community has an opportunity to evaluate the results of the discussion work in printed materials. Therefore, after receiving an invitation to such an event, it is essential to think through the course of the speech and its key theses in detail.
Secondly, after visiting the Congress in question, one can conclude that more attention should be paid to research work. Those employees who show a lack of initiative and indifference to their duties will not be able to contribute to promoting health among the population and the enhancing prestige of medicine in general. In addition, Berthold et al. (2015) remark that at congresses, crucial topics are raised, and their study is the result of disseminating the outcomes of professional scholarly activities. Therefore, more active research with the involvement of interested parties can help make important discoveries, thereby promoting the rating of healthcare among the population.
Role of Collaboration in Personal Professional Development
At the Congress in question, the work was organized in groups for the convenience of speakers and the audience. At the same time, all the program members had an opportunity to ask questions, thereby joining discussions with speakers and receiving answers to the topics of certain reports. This mode of activity is productive since involvement in collaborative activities allows creating an active environment for research. Turco and Baron (2016) give an example of the 2016 World Congress on Continuing Professional Development and argue that at that event, sharing learning experience was up to standard largely due to collaborative activities. The event attended allows evaluating how the work can be built so that as many guests as possible could have a chance to take part in disputes. Accordingly, in case of participating at other official conferences, one can resort to the strategy of this Congress where the members interacted with one another and maintained vigorous discussions. Thus, in further medical practice, the collaboration model may be used as a highly effective mechanism for analysis and planning.
When summing up the evaluation of the visited Congress, one can assume that membership in such an event is valuable due to an opportunity to share experience and participate in active collaboration on relevant research issues. The quality of the organization of the meeting was high, and creating a special interaction program allowed many guests to make useful contacts. The knowledge gained may be used in a subsequent medical career with benefit, for instance, as a model for analytical and planning work.
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Lassmann, B., & Cornaglia, G. (2017). Place of international congresses in the diffusion of knowledge in infectious diseases. Clinical Infectious Diseases, 65(suppl_1), S70-S73. Web.
Turco, M. G., & Baron, R. B. (2016). Observations on the 2016 World Congress on Continuing Professional Development: Advancing learning and care in the health professions. Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions, 36, S4-S7. Web.