Sophie Tichelaar, Koen Santing, Laure Nicolai

The main goal of the Research & Development committee of ISCOMS is to innovate and improve the congress compared to previous years. We establish this by extensive evaluation that helps us determine what we can and should change. Also, we try to think of how it has to be changed. We, as the R&D committee, make sure the improvements are implemented at the upcoming congress. Brainstorming is also a great part of our committee’s task. Thinking of new ideas that will enhance the congress. These ideas come from the evaluation sheets that participants fill out and, for example, brainstorm sessions with the entire organisation that our committee organises.

A good example of innovation of ISCOMS is the application for smartphones that has been set up and launched three years ago. In the mean time it has been updated by R&D and it is now possible to receive push-notifications. So you will always be up-to-date during the congress about what is happening and where. This year we will be looking for more ways to improve the ISCOMS App.

Furthermore, R&D is responsible for the website. This means that in addition to providing the website with its lay-out, we also keep the website up to date at all times to ensure you will receive the correct information.

We are also the committee that maintains partnerships, because these are vitally important to the improvement of medical congresses. Each year we evaluate these partnerships and look for possible new ones. As partners, ISCOMS tries to become an even more inspiring congress and hopes to inspire others.

We would be delighted to welcome you to ISCOMS 2017!

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