Our last Global Conference was held 15-17th November 2019 at the Stanwell Hotel Heathrow, London.
The conference was one of our biggest yet, with 46 delegates from 17 countries attending, providing a dynamic and supportive atmosphere within which members shared updates and learnt from one another. Delegates attended interactive sessions led by experts in their respective fields on different topics, including: vaccine hesitancy, successful events fundraising, social media use, and the recruitment and management of volunteers and trustees. Attendees also gained an update on the WHO's exciting "Defeating Meningitis by 2030" global plan, as well as surveillance and vaccine updates from a leading expert. Member case studies helped ground some of the learnings gained from the sessions and inspired other members with their success. We'd like to thank everyone who attended in person or virtually and can't wait till 2020! If you have any questions about 2020's conference please email us.
Our 2018 Global Conference was held 16-18th March 2018 at the Village Hotel Katong, Singapore.
The conference included workshops to facilitate member development, as well as presentations on specialist topics from invited expert guests. A space for learning from one another, Global CoMO and members shared project updates and key learning points. We delved deep into specialist issues, using case studies, interactive workshops, and regional-specific data to discuss how best to overcome issues like funding limitations and vaccine hesitancy. Reflecting on global initiatives like the WHO's "Defeating Meningitis by 2030", allowed the alignment of organisational goals with supranational organisations while maintaining regional specificity.
A great success, our members reported back, saying that they felt the global conference was very valuable, clarifying key issues, gaining new skills, and providing opportunity for networking, collaboration, and consolidation of regional strategies. Until next time!
In addition to our Global Conference, CoMO also organises Regional Conferences that provide our members with the opportunity to meet, share ideas, attend workshops and develop best practice skills to support their organisations. Our 2016 conferences gave our members the opportunity to hear experts discussing regional meningitis issues and were held in Brussels, Bangkok and Orlando.