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Webinars in orthopaedics and spine surgery – A review on current status and future considerations-will it be a new normal?


 Department of Spine, Sancheti Institute of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Pune, Maharashtra, India

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Pramod Dashrath Bhilare,
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DOI: 10.4103/JOASP.JOASP_57_20

Technological advancements are rapidly changing the face of medical science in terms of knowledge sharing. It therefore becomes essential for medical professionals to remain up to date with recent trends and innovations in the field. Especially in India, this is even truer as the country is striving to foster the development of innovative tools and strategies to improve health outcomes in the country. It is therefore complementary to its other training initiatives to ensure medical professionals have access to avenues to disseminate their research, discuss their work, and network with peers. Continued medical education (CME) in the form of seminars and conferences is a good opportunity for sharing and discussing new insights and networking with peers and can be considered as scientific meetings. CMEs have been the backbone for spreading the knowledge and means to get updated regarding the innovations and treatment strategies. With the growing situation of COVID-19 pandemic that has glorified the need for “Social Distancing,” the idea of conduct of these in-person activities is farfetched. Also with the economy hitting the new low, the prohibitive traveling costs and increased logistics, it is not always feasible to organize and attend numerous regular seminars. In an increasingly interconnected world brought about by technological advancements in communications, other alternatives can be used to supplement the in-person experience. Webinar can serve as an important link for conducting CME in the era of “Social distancing.” Here, we review the webinars in orthopedics and spine surgery – its standard operating procedure and its future directions.


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