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</o:shapelayout></xml><![endif]--></head><body lang=EN-US link=blue vlink=purple><div class=WordSection1><p class=MsoNormal>Dear working group and committee members,<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>This note is just to let you know that we’ve extended Early bird registration for the <a href="http://www.medbiq.org/conference2011">MedBiquitous annual conference</a> through this week. The conference provides an opportunity for working groups to meet in person, and also provides an opportunity to highlight the important work you are doing. I know several of you submitted abstracts for the meeting – be sure to take advantage of the discounted registration rates!<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal>We’re fortunate to have two great keynotes – Bob Galbraith and Sachin Jain. Bob will be providing a vision for portfolios for lifelong competence assessment. Sachin will outline how EHRs can support professional education. We’ll have reactor panels to both presentations to provide a context for broader discussion.  In addition, we’ll have unconferences, demonstrations, and panel discussions related to:<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-right:30.0pt;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><![if !supportLists]><span lang=EN style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>   </span></span></span><![endif]><span lang=EN>Educational technology research <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-right:30.0pt;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><![if !supportLists]><span lang=EN style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>   </span></span></span><![endif]><span lang=EN>Virtual patients and simulations <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-right:30.0pt;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><![if !supportLists]><span lang=EN style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>   </span></span></span><![endif]><span lang=EN>Electronic portfolios <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-right:30.0pt;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><![if !supportLists]><span lang=EN style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>   </span></span></span><![endif]><span lang=EN>E-learning repositories and content interchange <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-right:30.0pt;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><![if !supportLists]><span lang=EN style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>   </span></span></span><![endif]><span lang=EN>Data Exchange supporting professional development and certification <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-right:30.0pt;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><![if !supportLists]><span lang=EN style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>   </span></span></span><![endif]><span lang=EN>MedBiquitous standards implementation <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal style='mso-margin-top-alt:auto;margin-right:30.0pt;mso-margin-bottom-alt:auto;margin-left:45.0pt;text-indent:-.25in;line-height:18.0pt;mso-list:l0 level1 lfo1;background:white'><![if !supportLists]><span lang=EN style='font-size:10.0pt;font-family:Symbol'><span style='mso-list:Ignore'>·<span style='font:7.0pt "Times New Roman"'>   </span></span></span><![endif]><span lang=EN>Solutions for competence measurement and tracking <o:p></o:p></span></p><p class=MsoNormal>The <a href="http://www.medbiq.org/conference2011/agenda">online agenda</a> has links to all of the abstracts for the presentations – we’ve got some great sessions lined up! Register this week for the discounted rate at <a href="http://www.medbiq.org/conference2011/registration">http://www.medbiq.org/conference2011/registration</a> . I hope you can attend! Below are some links to selected panel abstracts to whet your appetite for learning:<o:p></o:p></p><p class=MsoNormal><o:p> </o:p></p><p class=MsoListParagraph style='text-i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