I am off to Christchurch for a few days to attend the New Zealand Rural General Practice Network conference. I am presenting a paper on e-mentoring.
This is the conference that Carolyn and I submitted several papers to on social networking for professional development and they were all rejected. As a second thought, I was eventually invited along to do my thing on e-mentoring.
This network mainly consists of GPs and I know that they were not too keen on hearing from midwives. I think that is because of the historical and on-going power struggle between the two professions. I think this is a real shame because if ever there was a case for collaboration, then it is here in the rural context of New Zealand.
So, I'm off to the lion's den. Will let you know how I get on. If the worst comes to the worst, I can always go shopping instead!