Doctot iCon - The Medical Conference Information App Platform
To help stay up-to-date with the latest research and treatment, Doctot's founder Prof. Declan Lyons would attend numerous Medical Conferences each and every year. At such events, he would be inundated with a huge amount of weighty print literature that was irritatingly burdensome to carry around. Due to print deadlines, Declan also found that said literature was often littered with programme errors. Aware that paper and ink prices were going through the roof (thus driving the price up for attendees), and of society’s increasing preference for convenient, accessible produce, Declan believed Mobile Technology provided the solution.
Sitting down with the extended team, Declan et al started to devise what would become the App Store’s most complete Medical Conference Information App platform. Intended to supplement the traditional Conference Brochure before eventually replacing it, each “iCon” App would take advantage of its digital form, thus providing exciting, interactive bonus material (such as Online Ticketing and Accommodation Booking Systems, Interactive Conference Centre Maps, and Social Media Integration). Presented in a touch-screen wizard format that enabled the user to easily navigate through the App in a clear and time-efficient manner, the Irish Gerontological Society were the first Conference Holder to sign up to the contemporary concept. Ripples felt across the sector, the organisers of The St. Luke’s Symposium and The IOG Conference soon followed suit.
Continuously refining the platform for the benefit of users and clients alike, the future of the iCON programme looks rather bright for all concerned.