Egyptian Federation of Child Health and Nutrition under the supervision of

Dr. Gihan Fouad partnered up with UMAMI to create the first Online Children Obesity Conference in June 2020. Proudly, we were able to hold a successful virtual conference.

According to a report from Cisco Visual Networking Index, by 2021, it is estimated that 80% of web traffic will be video and Live Streaming, including video conferencing. And while some may believe that virtual conferences would not be conducive to attentiveness, 86% of participants in online meetings say they are as attentive as or more attentive than they would be in an in-person meeting.

"Working with Umami has been an enriching experience. Their professionalism, talent and creativity impresses the best in class. Started as a short term engagement and now is a long erm partnership. Amazing team"

Dr Assem



Before COVID-19 pandemic:

  1. Your attendees had to travel, pay for accommodation in hotels to attend their favorite conferences.
  2. They sometimes had to miss work to attend such events.
  3. They sometimes had to miss work to attend such events.


While the idea of online conferences sounds like a new one, virtual meetings, virtual networking, and online conferences have been around for a long time, and now is their time to shine and become the new normal.

In fact, 86% of the attendees who filled the evaluation form preferred the virtual conference over the offline one.

Spreading the know how

We summarized our whole experience of our first online Children Obesity Conference to present it to you




The design of the learning experience should always be human centered, and this happens when you take into consideration the following factors:

  1. Demographics.
  2. Needs.
  3. In our case, they were medical school graduates aged 45 and above having a below average knowledge of technology.

1st choose whether your virtual conference is going synchronous or asynchronous.

The ideal approach for our clients was asynchronous (pre-recorded) videos.

2nd schedule your speakers list for the recording day, shoot edit your videos.

3rd Redesign each speaker’s notes to match the e-learning format.

4th Synchronize speakers’ notes with their recorded videos.

  1. Prepare your content
  2. Choose your medium

Here comes the importance of choosing a Learning Management System (LMS) that fulfills your attendees’ needs.

And here comes the role of UMAMI Academy

UMAMI social learning platform that hosted the conference.


  1. Forum
  2. Contact Course Teacher

  1. Go Online
  2. Evaluate your experiment.

” If you can’t measure it, You can’t improve it. “



More than 25% of the conference attendees filled the post conference evaluation form and here are the results:

Would recommend the conference for their peers.


Satisfaction rate


Found that the online conference is more interactive than its previous offline versions.



Educate your attendees

Take into consideration the whole system is still new for them, help them to enroll & use the platform to have a smooth learning experience.