"...thank you for (an) exceptional symposium with such stimulating conversations and brilliant discussions... I am committed to address and promote implementation of the actionable conclusions especially in the area of the social determinants of health".
"...many thanks for organizing this symposium in a most effective way and very pleasant atmosphere. The opportunity of sharing opinions and visions in such a multi-disciplinary group was quite rewarding".
"The symposium was indeed a splendid occasion to meet an array of remarkable individuals committed to developing a more equitable world. I came away inspired and reenergized. As always the hard work is to apply new abstract understanding to our individual work. Please let me know how can I help in our post-symposium tasks."
"I thoroughly enjoyed the intellectual stimulation, the opportunity to interact with so many leaders and most important get a truly holistic view of health care. I am sure this global perspective will be translated in... my personal sphere of influence however small it is. The social interactions and the exposure to a different culture was equally fascinating. Thank you once again for putting this meeting together. I do hope that we will at least make an honest attempt to translate our ideas into actions".
"...what a pleasure it was to professionally interface with colleagues at the Symposium. I am especially grateful to you for the hospitality and warm welcome....I look forward to helping with the follow up documentation and planning".
"I think I took away far more from the symposium than I contributed. In any case, I was delighted to take part, and I'd be happy to come back...."
"My wife and I are most grateful for your generous hospitality and thoughtful attention to the needs of all participants. Organisationally the conference reflected meticulous planning and execution, even as the intellectual content was outstanding. It was an intellectually challenging and rewarding meeting -- something that doesn't happen as often as it might for a working academic. It was a wonderful group. I will remain in correspondence with many of them".
"After attending countless rather tiresome symposia on health care ... where we tend to discuss the same desiderata in health care and obstacles to their achievement over and over and over again, I found your symposium so refreshing and instructive. Evidently a lot of careful planning went into the intellectual content of the symposium, and also into its logistics, which were flawless. I shall long remember it".
"I truly enjoyed the symposium - not only the great presentations and the mind-stretching discussions that followed, but also all the fabulous social gatherings..."Perhaps of greatest value is the group of participants ...this was an overwhelmingly impressive group of individuals each of whom it would have been a privilege to meet (or see) again".
"I thought it was very good session, well organised and well led, and will be interested to see what you manage to do by way of a summary and course of action".
"This was a fantastic weekend. I truly enjoyed myself and learnt a great deal -- well worth the trip".
"It was the first time that I was exposed to the view of health care from 30,000 feet, having spent most of my professional life dealing with the issues at ground level. So thank you for the learning!"
"Having organised a few conferences in my time, I know just how much blood, sweat, tears and toil goes into these things..."
"It seems to have been very well received by the participants - with more than one confessing to me that it had massively exceeded their initial expectations. That it had done so would be down to the exceptional quality of speakers and participants and the interaction between them. That in turn must be down to the EMC team's efforts in identifying, attracting and orchestrating them. So thank you indeed for an excellent event".
"For me there were a good many points and insights I will be pondering, and a number of good contacts made that I will be following up on that made the weekend both stimulating and useful"
"This was a very successful conference... I enjoyed it thoroughly...It is a very good start for the EMS"
"I thought the conference was tremendous. An outstanding group of people, fascinating discussions - both in and outside the formal sessions. And the whole extremely well organized".
"Flowers for your organization of the meeting, the choice of participants and agenda, all of which contributed to a very enjoyable weekend. The interactions both inside and outside of the formal conference were most stimulating. Please let me know if I can be of any further help".