MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2014 recap

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In this event recap, MedBiquitous would like to thank the speakers and participants who made the″ target=”_blank”>MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2014 such a success. Dr. David Nichols began the conference with a warm welcome to attendees, and Dr. Peter Greene followed with an update on MedBiquitous accomplishments, encouraging attendees to build the bridges necessary for collaboration and innovation. Dr. Catherine Lucey gave a riveting keynote about her experience as faculty for a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) and the unique opportunities that the MOOC approach offers health professions educators. Participants then got to see technology in action during Innovation demonstrations, which covered a range of technologies from virtual worlds and virtual patient innovations to performance visualization and competency-based portfolios.
Participants continued the discussion over a “Birds of a Feather” lunch. After lunch, Dr. Jonathan Fryer presented how Northwestern and others are using streamlined mobile technologies to document resident progression towards independence in the operating room. Dr. Paul Sergeant followed with an overview of a distributed simulation-based learning approach to cardiac surgery skills training that has participants from five continents. Following a brief break,…. target=”_blank”>Drs. Eric Holmboe and Tim Willett led the group in a discussion about tracking progression to competence and the cultural and pedagogical changes necessary to implement milestones for physician training. Dr. Peter Greene and Craig Wiggins followed with a discussion of how the Experience API (XAPI) experience tracking specification might support our evaluation goals. We may be, as David Topps described, “Dataholics,” but to achieve our goals we need to capture the right data and have a common language for doing so. Heads spinning with possibilities, participants headed to McCormick and Schmick’s for a delightful dinner and award ceremony overlooking the harbour.
The second day began with outstanding” target=”_blank”>panel sessions on virtual patients, e-portfolios, curriculum inventory and curriculum mapping, and infrastructures and frameworks for learning. Participants rejoined for the Philip Dodds Memorial Lecture from Dr. Manny Dominguez, who presented the VA Virtual Medical Center, an extraordinary virtual venue for patient and provider learning, patient care, and peer support. Dr. Jack Kues, Joel Farrell, and Dr. Steve Clyman shared their take home messages with us and left us with some questions. How can faculty catch up with learners on the use of mobile technologies for learning? Can we get virtual patients and hybrid simulation experiences to the point of maturity where they become, in effect, boring? And have we created the infrastructure needed to improve both learning and clinical outcomes? The conference ended with an outstanding set of” target=”_blank”>case studies and workshops on MOOCs, the AAMC Curriculum Inventory, informatics infrastructures for medical education, and Data Commons.
And the Innovator Award goes to…
Dr. Tim Willett, Director of Research and Development, was the recipient of the MedBiquitous Innovator Award. MedBiquitous says Dr. Willett’s insights and vision have been key to establishing both the MedBiquitous Competency Framework and the MedBiquitous Performance Framework, both of which hold great promise for transforming health professions education.
MedBiquitous would like to thank all the speakers and participants who made the conference such a success. MedBiquitous also wishes to thank the event sponsors:

American Osteopathic Association
Data Commons
Decision Simulation

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