Every year CMTC-OVM organizes a general membership meeting in the Netherlands. This meeting is open only to members, physicians and volunteers who support our organization.  Various activities for children of all ages have been organized at the hotel with great success.

The meeting has several purposes. The 'formal' part usually takes about half an hour to complete. During this segment, issues such as annual reports and the activity plan for the coming year are discussed. This is followed by various other (interactive) sessions covering diverse subjects. These may be medical or psychological but can also include many other topics. Since 2011 we have organized parallel sessions so that people can choose from a variety of topics. A standard session includes a question and answer session during which answers are provided by one or more of our medical advisors.

During lunch there are plenty of opportunities to make new contacts and renew old ones, the usefulness of which should not be underestimated!

More sessions are scheduled after lunch.  The topics of these meetings vary each year.

Since our organization is international, members from other countries may also be present,  so our presentations are prepared, maintained and published in various languages. We consider this an advantage.

In 2008 the meeting was made available for the first time as a web broadcast to members who were unable to attend.  Our intention is to continue this practice in the coming years.

Our American and Candian sister organisations organise similar meetings in their own countries.

Free medical diagnoses are available during the entire day from one or more specialists.  Our professors and doctors perform this work entirely voluntarily and in their own leisure time!

 

Impression Activities

With special thanks to Mark Knopfler to be allowed to use his music!