Care Medicine in the Year 2000 New
task of organising the CIMC2000 is
both an honour and an even greater
responsibility for us. Especially
following the outstanding success of
CIMC99. The first congress was to
call attention to a new form of Medicine
using the Internet.
1000 congressionalists are using or have
used the congress pages on the Net. Much
of the organisational work was carried
out by UNINet and Maria de Jesus Coma (a
driving and enthusiast force) as well as
various colleagues and computer experts,
who managed to put together an
unparalleled happening using the Internet
medium. Throughout the world many
colleagues collaborated and joined forces
in order to make this congress happen.
clear difference with respect to
traditional congresses, is that wherever
we are, we can see the conferences and
round tables, the free communications and
at any moment read and comment on them.
congress gives us the chance, in real
time via the IRC, to discuss with
colleagues in other places, the most
varied matters, without limitations on
the number of participants or their
II International Critical Care Congress
via the Internet is therefore a challenge
at least equal to the first, counting on
the logistic and scientific key stones of
the previous congress.
dynamic process of CIMC2000 will be
similar to that of CIMC99. A web
page has already been launched,
inscriptions have commenced; the
scientific programme is in the final
stages and includes a wide variety of
issues pertinent to critical care
medicine. The speakers hail from all four
corners of the world and are considered
experts in their fields.
open space for presentation of free
communications, in their different forms:
oral, poster and image, will be
available. A prize will be awarded to the
best presentation. The congress material
will subsequently be sent to
congressionalists in the form of a CD.
are counting on your presence, which will
enrich, without doubt CIMC2000.
President of CIMC2000