From PHUSE’s EMEA Director – EMEA Bitesize Single Day Events

Did you attend PHUSE’s virtual EMEA Bitesize SDEs? Take a look below at how the EMEA SDE team converted their presentations that were due to run at face-to-face meetings into two new complementary bitesize days.

View all of the presentation recordings on the EMEA Bitesize 1 & 2 playlist.

From PHUSE’s EMEA Director…

As Stephen Bamford mentioned in the recent PHUSE “State of the Union” webinar, we knew things were going to be tough this year due to the impact of COVID19, but we also knew that we had a strong and experienced team working behind the scenes to ensure we could continue planning and running our Single Day Events. 

One of our biggest obstacles was how we could convert existing presentations that were planned to run at our classical face-to-face events – a lot of our SDE presentations are specifically created for interaction and feedback and it was just not feasible to have these running over a webinar (as much as we would like to!). 

So, working with our EMEA SDE Chairs, we decided to set up a pair of complementing European webinars to which we could all contribute, and in doing so, we killed two birds with one stone – we kept the sense of unity that is so common a vein in all of our events, but we also managed to get some fantastic eclectic content; from an overview of building a team for legacy data conversion through to transforming and automating the future of clinical research, we covered a huge range of topics which kept our presenters invigorated and our attendees engaged. Our sponsors have also provided great feedback, telling us how pleased they are with the exposure they are receiving through the PHUSE virtual events.

We even broke the pan-European barrier by having presenters from across the globe – my thanks to all our presenters, but especially to our US and China-based colleagues, who braved the early morning and late evening to share their knowledge with our membership.

The Japanese art of kintsugi involves repairing broken pottery by mending the area with gold and silver lacquer – the philosophy being that the breaking and subsequent repairing becomes part of the history of the object, rather than something to disguise. I think, in a way, we applied a type of kintsugi to our Single Day Events, and in doing so, we came together as a team and created something in which we can take pride.

­­– John Salter, PHUSE EMEA Director

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