Call for Abstracts

Join colleagues from around the world in examining how learning technologies can transform health professions education across the continuum. The MedBiquitous Executive Committee is seeking high-quality abstracts for panel presentations and innovation demonstrations for the MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2012. The conference will take place May 2-4 at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD. We are seeking abstracts related to the following topics:

  • Educational technology research
  • Virtual patients and simulations
  • Electronic portfolios
  • E-learning repositories and content interchange
  • Data Exchange supporting professional development and certification
  • MedBiquitous standards implementation
  • Solutions for competence measurement and tracking

Accepted abstracts will be published on the MedEdWorld website, an international network through which organisations, medical schools and individual teachers can share ideas, experiences and expertise and collaborate in the further development of medical education. Authors of accepted abstracts may also submit papers or voiceover presentations based on their conference presentation for publication on MedEdWorld.

Abstracts are due November 30 and may be submitted online.

Please note that presenters are required to register for the conference by March 1.

Panel Presentation

A 15 minute presentation to be grouped with other presentations on the same or similar topic. A question and answer period will follow.

Technology Demonstration

A 20 minute session demonstrating innovative technologies including those that implement MedBiquitous and other learning technology standards. Each session will include 10 minutes of demonstration and a 10 minute question and answer period. The demonstration will be given to small groups of attendees five times over a 100 minute period as attendees circulate among the demonstrations of greatest interest to them. This format is intended to provide an opportunity for direct interaction between attendees and technology developers. As a consideration to fellow presenters, please refrain from using external speaker systems.

Review Criteria

Abstract reviewers will be seeking abstracts that demonstrate:

  • New and innovative use of technology in medical/healthcare education. Innovation may be technical, pedagogical, or both.
  • Useful and novel implementation of technology standards related to the conference themes.
  • A significant impact, realized or potential, pedagogical or technical, on the use of technology in medical/healthcare education

Please note that abstracts are limited to 1500 characters.

Abstract Submission

The deadline for abstract submission has passed. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in early December. 

Our thanks to the American Osteopathic Association for hosting MedBiquitous abstract submission.