About the conference
The Institute of Obstetricians & Gynaecologists is one of six faculties and institutes within the Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI). Each year, the Institute organises up to 20 events.
Neill Coen is the Institute’s Faculty Coordinator. He administrates and coordinates two of the conferences organised by the Institute: the Institute Four Provinces - JOGS - RAMI Meeting and the Irish Congress of Obstetrics, Gynaecology & Perinatal Medicine (ICOGPM). His role involves looking after the Chairs and committees, budget planning, organising speakers, and taking care of the technical aspects of the programme.
Using an abstract management system for the first time
Neill took over the organisation of these conferences two years ago. At the time, he had little experience collecting papers for conferences and had never used any abstract management system.
Ex Ordo has been a preferred provider of RCPI since 2012 and on his colleagues’ advice, Neill decided to use the system to manage submissions and ensure a smooth event.
An efficient support team to reduce the learning curve
Organising a research conference and understanding the nuts and bolts of abstract management can be somewhat challenging for first-time organisers. Ex Ordo’s support team helped reduce the learning curve.
One of Neill’s primary concerns is to ensure a positive experience for delegates and committees. Thanks to the system’s ease of use, authors and reviewers quickly got the hang of the tool.
Growing the conference internationally
Ex Ordo has helped Neill handle an increase number of submissions and grow the JOGS conference internationally, with more and more papers coming from Canada, America, Australia and the UK.
Institute of Obstetricians
& Gynaecologists, RCPI
Type: Medical Association
Organiser: Neill Coen. Coordinator
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