J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent.  2021 Nov;48(4):384-396. 10.5933/JKAPD.2021.48.4.384.

The Analysis and Evaluation of the First Online Congress of 61st Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry in 2020 during COVID-19

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyung Hee University
  • 2Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Kyung Hee University Dental Hospital at Gangdong

Abstract

The 61st Korean Academy of Pediatric Dentistry congress was hosted online for the first time in 2020 due to coronavirus disease-19. The congress was operated using the ZOOM platform. The aim of this paper is to analyze and evaluate the overall satisfaction and feedbacks from congress participants via anonymous Google Forms online survey. A test meeting was previously organized before the actual congress to facilitate the smooth process and the participants overall showed high satisfaction. Members who participated in test meeting compared to those who did not, found it significantly helpful, which contributed overall higher satisfaction with the online congress. Abstracts were accepted from the current pediatric dentistry residents and the oral presentations were also held online for the first time. The presenters and the judges were overall very satisfied. In an unguaranteed situation of termination of coronavirus disease-19, the decision to conduct an online congress was a favorable option.

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