ICT solutions provider, Gearhouse ICS, used touch-screen ‘posters’ for as one of the interactive conference tools at a recent high profile congress in Cape Town. The company also introduced AbstractVue, which simplifies the submission and allocation of papers.
Interactive access to speakers
Have you ever needed to pose a question to the speaker at a conference, but due to time constraints, or other reasons, were unable to? If so, this is where you may appreciate the touch-screen ‘poster’.
The ‘poster sessions’ are designed as a platform for just this scenario. Traditionally a researcher prepares a paper poster illustrating their research methods and outcomes for discussion with colleagues. ICS has taken this process digital making it easier for participants to share concepts and invite delegates to respond.
Any place any time
At the above-mentioned event, touch-screen posters were displayed throughout the venue so that visitors to the congress could interact with them at any time. “With our system, we can scatter touch-screens around the venue in strategic places, or create a ‘poster café’ where delegates can gather around screens in groups to discuss the posters,” explains Brenda Caplen, one of the Directors of Gearhouse ICS. According to Brenda, the poster café was “a huge hit” and has already led to enquiries from the industry.
Another facet of this operation is its online abstract submission system. Gearhouse ICS’ application, AbstractVue, manages the submission and allocation of papers by all prospective speakers.
Medical operation streamed live
ICS was the primary service provider in showcasing the first live streaming of doctors implanting an artificial valve in the heart of a 14-year-old Namibian boy. The operation was done without opening his chest.
About 400 heart specialists attending the 6th annual World Congress of Paediatrics witnessed the operation via ICS technology.
*For more information on the company’s offering visit www.gearhouse-ics.co.za.