The NorDocs webinar series commenced in August 2020 and is continuing in 2021. Meetings are now scheduled on a regular basis for 7.30 pm on the second Wednesday of the month.
NorDocs is an independently run organisation and receives no funding from the government or government related entities. As such it relies on its own activities, and sponsorship and advertising from its supporters. It is a model used by most publications around the world and by podcasts on the web.
Our webinars policy is to acknowledge our sponsors at the beginning and end of each podcast and grant them the opportunity to address the audience for one to two minutes. This occurs at the beginning of the meeting. To date only one of our sponsors has taken up this option.
It is understood by our sponsors and advertisers that they exert no control over the content or format of the presentations, which are determined solely by the presenters and the NorDocs webinar committee.
There are many webinars and podcasts available on the web today, some of excellent quality. However, the particular advantage of the NorDocs webinars is that they give local GPs the opportunity to hear and see the specialists to whom they refer regularly. We believe this makes for a better understanding of the issues that both GPs and specialists face in providing a sound, efficient and affordable service.
Our preferred structure is for case based learning that spans all sectors of the health system from primary and secondary to tertiary care, involving doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. The sessions are live and interactive, allowing practitioners to pose questions to the presenters in ‘real time’ as well as being recorded if members are not able to make it at the allotted time. However, we feel that the greatest value derives from being a participant.