Hopefully, those of you who attended MedBiquitous’ Annual Conference earlier this month learned a lot, took advantage of some fantastic networking opportunities, and returned home feeling motivated and energized about all of the great things happening within health professions education. Our Executive Director, Peter Greene, kicked things off with a tremendous recap of our organizational activities and achievements, setting the tone for the event and assuring us all that the presentations to follow would be insightful and inspiring.
And that they were. The keynote was presented by Charles Prober, Vice Dean for Education at Stanford University School of Medicine, who presented a vision for reimagining medical education through use of more collaborative and interactive learning models. Digital Medic was another key focus, with emphasis on how integrated and shared content is improving health outcomes globally, and specifically in developing countries. It was amazing to see how energized everyone in the room became considering the potential impact of our work!
New to this year’s conference, and a truly successful addition, were our “Speedy Standards Stories.” These quick yet powerful presentations resonated well with conference attendees, because they had an opportunity to not only listen and learn, but then also to discuss the scenarios that were shared, one-on-one with our speakers. Experience API and virtual learning were key themes in many of the stories shared, along with competency-based learning and systems integration. The conference also gave attendees an opportunity to explore newer technologies, including natural language processing, artificial intelligence, big data and analytics.
The conference provided an opportunity to recognize extraordinary contributions to MedBiquitous. Prasad Chodavarapu received the Innovator’s Award for his work in developing technical guidelines and innovative applications, and Dr. Ian Graham received the Leadership Award for his work in advancing our cause.
It was great to see so many familiar faces, while also having the opportunity to meet new members and many first time conference attendees. I’d like to thank all of you who attended for valuing this event and making it a priority to join us. I believe you and your organization will benefit from the wealth of information it provided. And special thanks to our sponsors: Scholar Rx, Knowledge4You and CECity.
For your convenience, we have posted the presentations from the Annual Conference to our web site. You can access, download and share presentations through the agenda. Mark your calendar regarding next year’s Annual MedBiquitous Conference. It will again be held at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, May 21-22, 2018. We look forward to seeing you then, and hopefully even sometime before!