What is the meaning of PONSIST?
PONS is an interesting word in the medical world.
The word originates from Latin and translates to 'bridge' or 'passage way'.
In medicine it refers to the part of the brainstem that is intermediate between the medulla oblongata and the mesencephalon and is composed of a ventral part and the tegmentum (Pons Varolii).
It’s also used in a more general way to describe a bridgelike formation connecting two disjoined parts of a structure or an organ.
The suffix -IST is used in the english language to describe ‘one who’ or ’a person who does’.
Combined together it creates the new word, PONSIST.
Our interpretation of the word is One Who Connects.
We feel that this covers all our objectives in the most simple way.
You are free to give it your own value such as the one who creates bridges, the thing that joins us together or maybe even being the crucial part of something bigger.
Why did PONSIST get started?
The creation of PONSIST is based on two thoughts;
Decades of working with surgeons led to a substantial awareness that they face many challenges and the pressure to perform is never fading.
Still surgeons need to keep up with the latest techniques and stay on top of their performance.
In an ever evolving landscape, time is never a good friend.
PONSIST sprung from the desire to support surgeons in the most time efficient way possible by being the actual bridge that carries and delivers insights, the latest news and best practices from peer to peer all around the world. Delivered in an easy package to your screen and in real time.
PONSIST is also a direct response to the overcommercialising the medical world in general, but especially the strong commercialisation of online personal details and privacy.
Not only can such actions be harmful to individuals, but more simply put these companies are selling your trust and we think that this crosses a line.
We strongly believe that it’s not okay to collect personal details to sell them. We feel that tracking your behaviour to create high profitable commercial profiles is just not right.
Only when new leadership steps up and builds a solid business foundation and installs sound core values, changes are made. PONSIST does exactly that.
When did PONSIST get started?
PONSIST was designed and built throughout 2018 and launched on November 15, 2018.
Who is behind PONSIST?
PONSIST is founded by Alinda Jansen. You can find out more about her on the About Page.
This includes a video message so you can see the face behind this concept.
What is the mission of PONSIST?
Being aware the anyone at any point in their lives may need the help of a surgeon, the main driver at PONSIST is to support those every day hero’s.
PONSIST is on a dedicated mission to assist surgeons on their continuous quest for knowledge, to aid in gathering wisdom, to support surgeons in reaching their envisioned goals and to simplify the way to get where you need to be.
What is the vision of PONSIST?
Upon creating PONSIST it soon became clear that the possibilities are almost endless when thinking about the future of the platform.
PONSIST will remain the Global Surgical Society in its core and faces a bright future in terms of development tools, easy access to local projects and patient management.
We envision the digital future to be open and honest.
Who has created this platform?
PONSIST is designed and developed by Tiron Graphics.Led by Dutch professionals and based in the United Arab Emirates, they form an international team of creative and very skilled young talent.PONSIST and Tiron Graphics have built a solid, trustworthy and long term relationship.
What does Unsponsored mean?
Unsponsored means that PONSIST has never received money from third parties or investors. The initial set up is entirely funded out of personal pocket. So no advertisements, no commercial influences and no investors.
PONSIST is maintained and developed through the support of its members.
What does Non Commercial mean?
Non Commercial means that PONSIST never had financial support or relations with commercial parties. PONSIST is free of advertisements and holds no commercial messages or a hidden agenda.
How is PONSIST different from any other medical communities, medical websites or social media?
PONSIST allows you to meet peers around the globe from behind your desk. So your reach will increase tremendously and extends far beyond your current network.
Anything inside the platform is not public and is only accessible to verified members. The content is not accessible for web crawlers or index robots either.
This means that whatever you share on PONSIST is only visible to other verified and subscribed surgeons. Allowing for leveled discussions with like minded professionals.
The biggest differentiator of PONSIST is the fact that it’s not sponsored by third parties and PONSIST does not collaborate with any commercial parties, it’s solely supported from within. Here lies our autonomy.
Should you still have doubts about our intentions; this means that any reason to collect and sell your data or any reason to influence your thoughts is annihilated.