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Running effective meetings: a primer for doctors
  1. N A O’Dea1,
  2. P de Chazal2,
  3. D C Saltman3,
  4. M R Kidd3
  1. 1EdAct Consultancy, Australia
  2. 2Postgraduate Medical Journal
  3. 3University of Sydney, Australia
  1. Correspondence to:
 Professor D C Saltman
 Postgraduate Medical Journal; deborah{at}


This paper uses a series of exercises and practical examples to assist individuals and groups of doctors in training to gain skills in a critical area of management: conducting and participating in effective meetings. Through this paper, readers will be shown how to recognise and manage situations as they occur in meetings to work towards appropriate outcomes. By understanding the elements of conducting a meeting from preparation through to follow up, doctors will be able to conduct and participate more effectively in meetings that arise in their workplaces.

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  • Funding: none.

  • Conflicts of interest: none declared.

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