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DIAZ MARTINEZ, Ana Gloria; CASTELLANOS GALLARDO, Inalvis; FERRER CUTIE, Marta Elizabet  and  ABREU GARCIA, María Teresa. Characterization of health events managed with the Open Systems Conference in Cuba. ACIMED [online]. 2012, vol.23, n.4, pp. 346-361. ISSN 1024-9435.

The scientific meetings developed by a web platform (virtual meetings), provide ubiquitous access to information that often is not published in academic and professional journals or other accredited means of dissemination. The management of such meetings in health sciences, by the Health Conventions Virtual Center in Cuba has suffered a technological evolution in favour of the information requirements and interaction with users: starting with PHP, and continuing with HTML, XML Plone, and finally using the Open Conference Systems. This article presents the scope of the information in seven health sciences virtual meetings managed with the latter system. Statistical indicators are analyzed by the Piwik web analytics system. Rather than exposing the usefulness of the tool aims to demonstrate the potential importance of this platform in the dissemination of information and their contributions to knowledge from managing events.

Keywords : virtual meetings; information management; Open Conference Systems; Piwik; Health Conventions Virtual Center; National Information Center of Medical Sciences; Infomed.

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