There was little technical innovation at ICVP 2010, “And that’s a good thing!”

During the 2nd International Conference on Virtual Patients and MedBiquitous Annual Meeting Dr Rachel Ellaway from the University of Northern Ontario Medical School in Canada talks about technical innovation and the future of e-learning.

Social Media in Medical Education: “There is still work to be done”

Rosalyn Scott, MD, a member of CTSNet, a not-for profit organisation created by the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS), the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and the European Association for Cardio-thoracic Surgery (EACTS), shared her thoughts of the 2nd International Conference on Virtual Patients and MedBiquitous Annual Meeting.

“Technology Can Flatten the World”

During the closing session of the 2nd International Conference on Virtual Patients and MedBiquitous Annual Meeting, Dr Bas de Leng from Maastricht University in The Netherlands shared his thoughts on the week’s events.

Health informatics students use workflow modeling simulations in Second Life

Health informatics students must develop workflow modeling skills in order to create efficient health information systems.

Using the MedBiquitous Virtual Patient standard to analyse formative assessment

Jörn Heid from University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany, outlined how the standardization of the MVP allows the development of additional standards.

How Long Does it Take To Repurpose a Virtual Patient?

One of the key issues regarding virtual patients is the time and effort involved in the repurposing process.

Web 2.0 and Cultural Immersion in Australia’s Northern Territory

For medical students developing empathy is important, particularly in cross-cultural environments such as the Northern Territory in Australia. Perhaps in this context, Web 2.0 technologies in education really can come into their own.

Dipping into the Virtual Patient Pool at the University of Helsinki

The Virtual Patient Pool (VPP) is “a teacher friendly method of authoring virtual patient cases,” explained Romanov.

Reducing Cognitive Errors in Clinical Reasoning

Dr Bas de Leng from Maastricht University, The Netherlands, outlined his approach of combining virtual patients with ‘diagnostic time out’ to promote reflective practice in clinical reasoning.

Enhancing clinical reasoning using probabilistically generated VP cases

Dr Jeroen Donkers, from the University of Maastricht, The Netherlands described his research looking at using artificial intelligence and probability to generate virtual patients.