Matweb Network Initiative
Coordinator: Dr. Soerjo Hadijono
The 8th Post-Graduate Course for Training in Reproductive Medicine and Reproductive Biology was held in Geneva Switzerland from September 1st, 1998 until October 16th, 1998. The course itself was conducted by the WHO Collaborating Center for Reproductive Health in Human Reproduction, Infertility and Gynecologic Endocrinology Clinic, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, Geneva University Hospital in collaboration with UNDP/UNFPA/WHO/World Bank Special Programme of Research, Development & Research Training in Human Reproduction.
Twenty six course participants, who were all obstetricians and/or gynecologist, came from 4 different continents and 18 countries all around the world. After sharing experiences, working together and providing good team works in order to accomplish their assignments for one and a half months in Geneva, they have found that collaboration and friendship can promote and expand their works in research. As a result, they decided to keep their memories of Geneva, communicate and exchange their experiences and research in Reproductive Health using the modern electronic mailing system. This is the cheapest mailing system they could find that covers every corner of the world and can support the network to serve their needs in communication.
The idea to make the network was then supported by the Post-Graduate Course Organizing Committee and Prof. Aldo Campana (Head of the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Geneva University Hospital). To bring the network into reality, Dr.R.Soerjo Hadijono SpOG from Indonesia was then selected as the Matweb Network Coordinator. The network coordinator has the responsibility to distribute (to the network member) every communication to the Matweb Network and in charge for the network ongoing activity.
MEMBERS OF THE MATWEB NETWORK
The first members of the network are those who have access to the internet through and Internet Service Provider (ISP) in their home country and/or have the ability to receive and send e-mails. Some of them have this access before they were joining the postgraduate course in Geneva.
The Matweb Network now is open for everyone who is interested in reproductive health advancement and research development.
FUTURE DEVELOPMENTAs the Matweb Network grows in its activity and amount of members, some new activities will be done in the near future such as:
Get an internet connection through your country Internet Service Provider (ISP) You will get a user ID and an e-mail address which is usually contains <user ID>@<internet service provider> for example: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Send an e-mail stating your new e-mail address to email@example.com Your message will be circulated through all Matweb RH Network users And you will get also a continuous message through your e-mail system which is served by the Matweb Health Reproductive Network
NB. An "easy to fill" form will be provided for joining the network in the near future at the Matweb Homepage
Please send your comments or suggestions to my e-mail. Thank you! Dr.R.Soerjo Hadijono SpOG Last update 01/03/99
Edited by Aldo Campana,