Dr Pawan S Chandak
I am happy to share you that as most prestigious International Conference were held in Country where Homoeopathy is second number of system of medicine practiced & used by peoples of India.
I agree more than 2400 delegates including BHMS students, PG students, Doctors, Academicians, Principles of Colleges, Govt Medical officers, research officers & scientist.
Even more than 70 overseas delegates were also present to attend this event.
But I have question in my mind that ‘What we learned from LIGA 2011’ ?
Did our congress was success?
If successful then what’s the criteria for judging it successful?
Reason should be excellent interaction between delegates & speaker, feedback received from homeopath in all session with good, scientific discussion?
OR as commonly we say ‘NUMBER OF PARTICIPANT’.
If number of participant judges the success then u might be right as more than 2400 delegates were present. But really all are practicing Homeopath?
But what I observed is number of participants were BHMS students then PG students, then Principles of colleges, Homoeopathic leaders then Clinicians.
Another thing how many participants were attending the scientific sessions or E-posters?
When we say LIGA was successful then response from the participants in various halls should be seen.
What I think Conference is not just the platform for meeting our old friends, having photos with them, enjoying ‘GALA Dinner’ with beautiful dances, even though our culture goes at back foot.
I think it should be positive interaction between Delegates & Speakers, Participants & E-poster presenters.
I am surprised to see there was excellent interaction in E-poster Hall than Scientific session for Oral Speakers.
The quality of scientific papers are very poor, even the selection committe may be biased.
Even cases in the Poster Hall was having excellent scientific base, scientific evidences like before & after photos, video, pathological reports etc. So there was good rush & positive interactions.
But then why rush was decreasing in Scientific session Hall from 2nd day – Delegates were busy in sightseeing, taking photos or may be ‘TOPICS in scientific session was not up to mark to attract the participants in the HALL’.
If it is the unique platform to unite all different thoughts, methods & theories together then why different schools in Homoeopathy or their main Speakers are not presenting their thoughts, works in LIGA ?
They have not invited or they are not interested?
But another thing I should appreciate that rush to Exhibition stall was good.
Many Exhibition stall was educating participants through demonstration, LCD display about their work, products & participants attending their exhibitions interestingly.
300 papers were selected for this conference & at the last moment some paper has gone for E-poster, some gone for Oral poster. There were some poster which was not in the list but at last moment has came in the list of ‘ORAL Posters’.
Yes some papers can be exceptions but what about that papers who were absent in the seminar at last moment change of papers from E-poster to ORAL or vice versa. I don’t want to take any individual names & it’s my personal opinion so you please don’t mind about it.
At the last again question comes what we learned from conference?
I have expressed different thoughts came into my mind.
But now it’s your turn to think, express & share your thought but before that please go through topics, subject & papers who were divided into ORAL/Poster.
Otherwise in future some will think this conference will be of some particular group & we are not part of it.
I apologize if by mistake I hearted to anyone’s with individual name, thought but it just my thought came from my mind when I am returning to my place.
Readers are requested to post their views here, which will be really useful in conducting future conferences & workshops.