THE EVOLUTION OF COMMUNICATION
– DR. RUBÉN DARÍO MORA
FORMER ADMINISTRATIVE DIRECTOR OF FLASOG
From the beginning of humanity’s existence it has been characterized by living in community and staying in communication. This is how humans tend to group together to live together and keep things in common in our relationships.
As towns and cities develop, the creation of groups related to common interests appears, be they work, cultural, sports or political.
The medical professional, although it is true that, generally practiced alone; it is more and more frequent and necessary to create groups with common denominators, such as the workplace or the type of specialty to which it is dedicated.
The call to communicate and share the knowledge of the specialty is what motivates the creation of organizations, as is the case of our Latin American Federation of Obstetrics and Gynecology Societies (FLASOG). Since 1952, with the First Latin American Congress in Buenos Aires, the commitment to hold regular meetings of all members who can attend the country chosen as the venue begins. To date, 22 FLASOG congresses have been held in different venues in Latin America. This way of maintaining scientific exchange communications each day becomes more difficult to carry out and as the term now established by statute is every 3 years, it is necessary to maintain more fluid and frequent communication with other communication tools.
This is how the intention of the printed magazine initially appears, for distribution in different countries (1993), which is very onerous for the federation and for the associations. This type of communication is not viable and with the advent of the new millennium and the appearance of electronic communication, our first FLASOG web page comes to light, very rudimentary, due to not having a budget and only with the disinterested collaboration and friendship of the German pharmaceutical house Schering was able to keep that page in force for several years and until a budget was obtained and a professional team was hired that has built what we now make available to all obstetricians – gynecologists in Latin America and the world.
To nourish the page and keep it current and attractive, the participation of all National Societies and their members is necessary, providing informational, scientific and cultural material from each country that could be of interest to those who visit the page.
Ideally, when approaching the FLASOG website, you can find recent and interesting scientific information, know about the local congresses in each country and even the names and addresses of colleagues so that those who want to communicate can do so by obtaining that information by this way, or if it is not on the page, in our physical offices in Panama.
FLASOG currently makes its website, social networks, Gineco FLASOG Magazine, the Newsletter, blogs, videos, etc; available to all; as well as all the electronic tools, services and products that have been designed by the FLASOG Alliance for us to make use of them. Let us participate by sending scientific papers, communications, news and activities of the Societies of the specialty in the continent, FLASOG has put the most effective contemporary platform to disseminate our achievements and we must use it.