Conference Agenda

MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2011

May 9-11, 2011
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland USA

May 9, 2011

8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Registration and refreshments

9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Preregistration required, limited seating

MedBiquitous Orientation (Download PPTX, 8 MB)
Valerie Smothers, MedBiquitous
Chara Balasubramaniam, MedBiquitous Europe

Designing and Implementing a Competency Framework (Download PPT, 9.8 MB)
Susan Albright, Tufts University

9:00  – 10:30 am

Activity Report Working Group Meeting

10:30 am – 1200 pm

Learning Objects Working Group Meeting

12:00 – 1:00 pm


1:00 – 4:00 pm

Preregistration required, limited seating

Building a Virtual Patient Curriculum
Terry Poulton, St. George’s University of London
Chara Balasubramaniam, St. George’s University of London
Trupti Jivram, St. George's University of London

Design tips for Effective, Reusable E-learning (Download PPTX, 5.8 MB)
Nina Diebler, Serco NA

1:00 – 2:30 pm

Competencies Working Group Meeting

2:30 – 4:00 pm

Metrics Working Group Meeting

May 10, 2011

7:00  – 8:30 am

Technical Steering Committee Meeting

8:00  – 9:30 am

Continental Breakfast

8 am – 6:00 pm


9:00 am –10:50 am

Plenary session

Edward D. Miller, M.D., Dean and CEO, Johns Hopkins Medicine

Introduction (Download PPT, 1.2 MB)
Don E. Detmer, M.D., M.A., Chairman, MedBiquitous Board of Directors

Advancing Health Education: A MedBiquitous Update (Download PPTX, 2.9 MB)
Peter Greene, M.D., Executive Director, MedBiquitous

An Innovation Center for Medicare and Medicaid: Opportunities for IT and Education
Sachin Jain, M.D. , Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Reactor Panel

Dave Nichols, M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, chair;
Harold Lehman M.D., Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Nancy Davis, Ph.D., National Institute for Quality Improvement and Education

10:50 – 11:15 am


11:15 am – 12:30 pm

Plenary session

Portfolios for Lifelong Competence Assessment, Robert Galbraith,M.D., National; Board of Medical Examiners (Download PPTX, 4.1 MB)

Reactor Panel

Eric Holmboe, M.D., American Board of Internal Medicine, chair;
Linda Lewin, M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
Tim Willett, M.D, Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada

12:30 – 2:00 pm


2:00  – 3:00 pm


What does it mean to be learner centric in the healthcare education IT world?
Eric Holmboe, M.D. American Board of Internal Medicine and
Peter Greene, M.D., MedBiquitous, co-leaders

Influencing the environment to drive change in healthcare education
Ross Martin, M.D., M.H.A., Deloitte Consulting, leader

3:00 – 3:20 pm Break

3:20 – 5:00 pm

Innovation Demonstrations

Implementing secure Web services using Professional Profile (Download PPTX, 212 KB)
Madhav Iyer1 ; Neal Swearer2
1National Board of Medical Examiners, 2Association of American Medical Colleges

Playing Well With Others: Using Web Services For Interoperability and Content Interchange (Download PPTX, 5 MB)
Dmitriy Babichenko ; James B McGee ; Teppituk Krinchai
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

XML-based E-learning Development: Designed for Efficiency and Flexibility (Download PPT, 7 MB)
Rebecca Bodrero
Concurrent Technologies Corporation

An Evaluation of Mobile Phone SMS Text Messaging Technology for Managing Attendance at Academic Regularly Scheduled Series using ACCME PARS Web Standard (Download PPTX, 1.3 MB)
Jeremy Curtis Lundberg1, Mila Kostic2 ; Zalman Agus2
1DLC Solutions, 2University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

ACCME PARS Implementation (Download PDF, 832 KB)
Bill Bunting ; Nick Momich
Rievent Technologies

De-Identification of Facial Images Using Composites (Download PPT, 4.2 MB)
Mark Edward Engelstad, Genevieve Melton
University of Minnesota

Development of Virtual Patient Simulations for Medical Education
Douglas Danforth1 ; Chad Jackson2 ; Eloise Pasteur3 ; Mary Johnson4 ; Mike Procter5 ; Richard Chen1 ; Robert Heller5
1The Ohio State University, 2American College of Chest Physicians, 3Eloise Pasteur Educational Designs, 4Florida State University, 5Athabasca University

Medical Virtual Patients in Virtual Worlds (Download PPT, 3.4 MB)
Sheetal Kavia ; Luke Woodham ; Terry Poulton ; Trupti Bakrania
St Georges University of London

Using Electronic Virtual Patients To Develop Skills For Evidence-Based Medicine And Clinical Reasoning (Download PPTX, 9.7 MB)
Ralph AARONS; Joseph Rencic ; Susan Albright
Tufts University School of Medicine

The Burden of Completing Educational Metadata for Digital Resources: a Focus Group Study on User Perceptions (Download PPT, 5.8 MB)
Panagiotis D Bamidis1; Daniela Giordano2 ; Maria Nikolaidou1 ; ; Philip Davies3 ; Stathis Konstantinidis1 ; Stefanos Triaridis1 ; Theodoros Kontakiotis1
1Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 2University of Catania, 3European Cervical Cancer Association

5:00 – 6:00 pm


May 11, 2011

7:00  – 8:00 am

Continental Breakfast

7:00 – 8:00 am

Virtual Patient Working Group Meeting

7:00 am – 12:00 pm


8:00 – 9:30 am

Panel: Virtual Patient and Simulation Research and Innovation

Can a Virtual Patient Be Used as an Individual, Team and System Needs Assessment Tool? (Download PPTX, 578 KB)
Timothy Willett1,  Pierre Cardinal2, Thomas Low2 
1 Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
2 University of Ottowa

Using the MedBiquitous Virtual Patient Data Standard to Import and Export VP Cases – A Reality Check (Download PPT, 5.8 MB)
James B McGee ;Christopher Toth ; Dmitriy Babichenko ; Jane Alexander ; Teppituk Krinchai
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Using Rules as a Pedagogical Tool in Linear and Global Virtual Patients (Download PPT, 2.2 MB)
Susan Albright; Daniel Walker ; Janet Cowan ; Joe Rencic ; Laurie Demmer ; Mark Bailey ; Ralph Aarons
Tufts University School of Medicine

Developing Data Exchange Protocol Standards for Healthcare Simulators (Download PPTX, 1.5 MB)
Beth Ann Fiedler; Brian Goldiez, University of Central Florida; Teresita Sotomayor, Army Research Lab

Panel: E-learning Practice

WebEncounter: An Online Application Enabling Remote Encounters between Learners and Standardized Patients for the Practice, Assessment, and Remediation of Clinical Skills (Download PPTX, 1.3 MB)
Gregory James McGee; Christof J Daetwyler ; Dennis Novack
Drexel University College of Medicine

Building and Assessing a National Online Curriculum on “The Clinical Assessment of Substance Use Disorders” (Download PDF, 299 KB)
Christof Juerg Daetwyler1; Barbara Schindler1 ; Dennis Novack1 ; Paul Lanken2
1Drexel University College of Medicine ; 2University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Web-based Simulation as a Component of Continuing Medical Education: Data from the CSAT Project (Download PDF, 1.9 MB)
Tristan Gorrindo; Elizabeth Goldfarb ; John A Fromson ; Lee Baer ; Robert J Birnbaum ;
Massachusetts General Hospital

Pathways for Open Resource Sharing through Convergence in Healthcare Education (PORSCHE) (Download PPT, 1.9 MB)
Lindsay David Wood1 ; Kate Lomax 2; Megan Quentin-Baxter1 ; Richard Osborn 2; Suzanne Hardy1
1Higher Education Subject Centre MEDEV, 2 NHS eLearning Repository

Panel: Data Exchange and the Professional Continuum

Two Years of CME FastTrack: More than One Hundred Thousand Credits* transferred via the MedBiquitous Activity Report Standard (Download PPTX, 366 KB)
Steve Kenney1; Benjamin Greenberg2;
1American Osteopathic Information Association, 2WebMD Health

Formative Evaluation of the Implementation of the Medical Education Metrics Standard for Continuing Education (Download PPT, 838 KB)
Francis Kwakwa1 ; Andrew Rabin2 ; Sean Hayes3 ; Valerie Smothers4, and the MedBiquitous Metrics Working Group Members5
1Radiological Society of North America, 2CECity, 3AXDEV Group, 4MedBiquitous, 5Various

Expanding Academic Medicine through the Continuum of Learning Initiative (Download PPTX, 2 MB)
Eric Wilkerson, Robby Reynolds
Association of American Medical Colleges

Data Commons, a Web-services Data Exchange System in Development by AAMC and NBME (Download PPTX, 586 KB)
Kirke B. Lawton1; Theresa Roselli2
1Association of American Medical Colleges, 2National Board of Medical Examiners2

9:30 – 9:45 am


9:45 – 11:15 am

Panel: Virtual Patient Practice

Designing a Virtual Patient for Training Communication Skills (Download PPTX, 2.5 MB)
April Barnes-Renfro1 ; Jennie Gallimore1 ; Phani Kidambi1 ; Rosalyn Scott2
1Wright State University, 2Dayton VA Medical Center

Implementing an Online Interactive Curriculum using Virtual Patients (Download PPT, 4.8 MB)
Trupti Bakrania; Alexandra Higton ; Luke Woodham ; Sean Hilton ; Terry Poulton ; Sheetal Kavia ;
St George's University of London

Beyond the Software - What Educators Need to Implement Virtual Patients (Download PPTX, 384 KB)
James B McGee; Dmitriy Babichenko
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Implementation of the MedBiquitous Virtual Patient Standard – Generalizable Best Practices from the eViP Project (Download PDF, 2.5 MB)
Nabil Zary
Karolinska Institutet


Panel: E-learning Research and Innovation

The Use of Distance Learning Technologies to Bring Simulation-based Critical Care Training to a Remote Community in Northern Canada (Download PPTX, 1.8 MB)
Timothy Willett1, 2, David Neilipovitz3 ; John Kim3 ; Pierre Cardinal1 ; Rick Hodder3 ; Shahin Shirzad4 ; Susan Brien2 ;
1CRI Critical Care Education Network , 2Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 3University of Ottawa, 4University of British Columbia

Applying Semantic Web Technologies to the Meta-description of Medical Education Resources (Download PPT, 5.4 MB)
Evangelia Mitsopoulou1 ; Panagiotis Bamidis2 ; Daniela Giordano3 ; Stefan Dietze4 ; Charalampos Bratsas2
1St. George's University of London, 2Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 3Universita' di Catania, 4The Open University

The Interagency EXCHANGE: Technology and Standards Solutions for Sharing with Multiple Agencies 
Dawn Carroll ; Haley Steele
Department of Veterans Affairs

HeLMS - Development and Implementation of a Health e-Learning Management System Framework for the Clinical Workplace (Download PPTX, 635 KB)
Ian Graham
Postgraduate Medical Council of Victoria

Panel: Competence Measurement and Tracking

Online Mini-cex Plus: A Novel Tool for the Documentation of Observed Clinical Skills Competencies that Provides Feedback with Remediation Assignments (Download PDF, 337 KB)
Christof Juerg Daetwyler1, Anthony Donato2 ; Gregory McGee1
1Drexel University College of Medicine, 2The Reading Hospital and Medical Center

Tracking Clinical Case Logging and Professionalism in a Distributed Education Model (Download PPTX, 1 MB)
Lise McCoy, Frederic N. Schwartz
School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona

A Proposed Conceptualization for the Standardized Digital Representation of Competencies (Download PPTX, 1 MB)
Timothy Willett1, 2 ; Rachel Ellaway3 ; Rosalyn Scott4 ; Valerie Smothers5 Simon Grant6
1CRI Critical Care Education Network , 2Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, 3Northern Ontario School of Medicine, 4Dayton VA Medical Center, 5MedBiquitous, 6JISC Centre for Educational Technology and Interoperability Standards

The Curriculum Inventory Portal: An International Health Professions Education Curriculum Inventory (Download PPTX, 2.7 MB)
Terri Cameron
Association of American Medical Colleges

11:15  – 11:30 am


11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Closing Plenary

Life After Jeopardy! Watson and the Application for Machine Learning in Healthcare Education and Performance Improvement (Download PPT, 4.3 MB)
Joel Farrell, IBM

Earlier this year, Watson, an IBM supercomputer, competed against two grand champions on the quiz show Jeopardy. The computer’s fabulous performance showed the world that natural language processing, knowledge reasoning and machine learning can be used to answer all kinds of questions quickly and accurately. But how can this technology help the healthcare practitioner trying to stay current and improve her performance in practice? And what role might standards play in that process?

The National Board of Medical Examiners and others are encouraging the development of practice profiles that summarize key details about a physician’s practice and performance.With access to practice profile, physician CME records, and to the underlying EMR data for a clinician’s patients, Watson might make recommendations or validate hypotheses  for learning and system improvements, or even help with the development of new outcome measures based on what it can learn from the clinical data. Joel Farrell, IBM Senior Technical Staff, will explore these questions and provide telling background on the Watson experience.


Technologies for Health Professions Practice and Learning
Mike Zarski, JD, American Osteopathic Association

Competence Tracking and the Professional Continuum
Rosalyn Scott, MD, Department of Veterans Affairs

Virtual Patients and Simulation Research
Nabil Zary, Ph.D., Karolinska Institutet

1 – 2:30 pm

Professional Profile Working Group Meeting