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Monica Lalanda’s take on dotMD18

Dr. Mónica Lalanda is the Spanish doctor and professional medical cartoonist who has meticulously captured dotMD 2018 in her unique ‘cartoon style’ of taking notes. She is in demand as a professional graphic artist for conferences  – and was also the cartoonist for dotMD 2016. She has an ability to simplify (and add humour) to even the most complex information graphically and has even managed to produce a cartoon version of the Spanish Medical Council’s ethics guide.

Here’s Monica’s notes from the day. We think they’re fantastic!


  1. Paul Reynolds on 13th March 2018 at 9:33 pm

    Brilliantly, and evocatively done!
    Brings back the day and it’s themes beautifully- skilfully hitting the right bits to bring the rest flooding back.
    A wonderful aide memoire. Thank you!

  2. Stephen Murphy on 14th March 2018 at 1:19 pm

    Monica is such a lovely person and this comes out in her drawings. Continue to be amazed at her real gift at condensing a discussion or lecture into razor sharp bullet points enlivened by colourful and astute drawings . If you weren’t there, this is the next best thing. Bravo.

  3. Jane A on 14th March 2018 at 1:28 pm

    I wasn’t able to attend the conference this year, but the cartoons are brilliant – they give me a flavour of what I have missed.

    Thank you so much, Dr Lalanda.

  4. Monica Lalanda on 14th March 2018 at 10:11 pm

    Oh…thank you all for such increadibly kind comments!!
    I actually think that Stephen should scan and send his drawings to be posted here somewhere, too. It was mermerising watching him draw, fantastic resemblance!!

    Thank you Ronan and team for so much fun and such a great opportunity!!

    • Ronan Kavanagh on 14th March 2018 at 10:14 pm

      Great suggestion Mónica! We will ask Stephen and see if he’d be happy for us to upload them. RK

  5. Mark Mathews on 15th March 2018 at 1:44 pm

    Congratulations ! Wonderful cartoons Monica . You are very talented . Your special skill to draw while absorbing the presentations is “magnifico ” ! Muchas gracias , Mark

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