MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2008

May 13-15, 2008
Sheraton Baltimore City Center
101 W. Fayette St.
Baltimore, Maryland

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Tuesday May 13, 2008

8:00 AM–
4:00 PM


9:00 AM–
12:00 PM

Concurrent Workshops and Meetings

Pre-registration Required, limited seating


MedBiquitous Orientation   (PPT, 2.7 MB)
Valerie Smothers, MedBiquitous


Implementing MoodleEric Clarke, Claire Doody, and Ruaidhri McVey, Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Designing Systems and Standards using Use Cases and Requirements
Andrew Rabin and Melissa Geyer, CECity


Virtual Health Instructors In Mobile Augmented Reality Learning Games
Jayfus Tucker Doswell, Georgetown University & Juxtopia

9:00–11:00 AM

E-ViP Meeting
Invitation only

11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Virtual Patients in a Nutshell
Open to all conference attendees

10:30–10:45 AM


12:00–1:00 PM


1:00–4:00 PM

Concurrent Workshops and Meetings
Pre-registration Required, limited seating


Scorm: An Introduction
Rebecca Bodrero, Concurrent Technologies Corporation


Emerging Technologies For Learning
Barbara Brandt; Billie Wahlstrom; Janet Shanedling; University of Minnesota


Implementing a Competency Framework
Ted Hanss, University of Michigan


Authoring Virtual Patients
Jonathan Round, Emily Conradi, St. George’s University of London

1:00–3:30 PM

Virtual Patient Developers Meeting

Working group members only

1:00–5:00 PM

Technical Steering Committee Meeting

Non-committee members interested in attending should contact

3:30–5:00 PM

Virtual Patient Working Group Meeting

Open to all conference attendees

4:00–5:00 PM

SCORM 2.0 Discussion

Plans are underway for the development of SCORM 2.0, a next generation of the Shareable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) for running, describing, and exchanging e-learning activities. The current version of SCORM supports self-directed web-based learning. What other learning and teaching approaches should SCORM support? The Learning-Education-Training Systems Interoperability (LETSI) federation is gathering Teaching and Learning requirements for SCORM 2.0. Dr. Jacqueline Haynes and Nina Deibler will ask questions of the group to incorporate the needs of healthcare educators into the broader SCORM model.

6:00–9:00 PM

Board of Directors Dinner

Closed Meeting

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

8:00 AM


Continental Breakfast

9:00–10:30 PM

Plenary Sessions

9:00 AM

Welcome  (PPT, 908 KB)

Paul Miles, MD
Secretary, MedBiquitous, Vice President, Director of Quality Improvement & Practice Assessment, American Board of Pediatrics

9:15 AM

Keynote Address: Supporting a Culture of Collaboration Across Professional Medicine  (PPT, 11 MB)

Darrell G. Kirch, MD
President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges

While higher education and health care have held fast to their traditional, individualistic culture, the world has fundamentally changed to a greater emphasis on collaborative, coordinated, and integrative efforts. These transformations are already underway in professional medicine, but more can be done to support the diffusion of change across the industry.

10:00 AM

Philip Dodds Memorial Lecture: “What are we saying to each other?”  (PPT, 1.3 MB)

Rachel Ellaway, PH.D.
Assistant Dean and Associate Professor Education Informatics, Northern Ontario School of Medicine

Philip Dodds, chief technical architect of the SCORM model for interoperable e-learning, was a major force for the development and adoption of technology standards for education and training. As Vice President for Engineering for ARP Instruments, he both programmed and played the synthesizer that communicated with the alien spaceship in "Close Encounters" and spoke the now famous line "what are we saying to each other?" Starting from this seminal question Dr Ellaway will consider healthcare education technology standards as a lingua franca for all involved in the education and training of healthcare professionals in the years to come.

10:30–11:00 AM


11:00 AM–
12:30 PM

Plenary Sessions

11:00 AM

Realizing Collaboration: A MedBiquitous Update  (PPT, 2.1 MB)

Peter Greene, M.D.
Executive Director, MedBiquitous

Educators and examiners are increasingly realizing the benefits of collaboration and collaborative technologies for healthcare education. As a developer of technology standards for healthcare education and competence assessment, MedBiquitous seeks to promote professional competence, collaboration, and better patient care. Dr. Greene reviews MedBiquitous' progress to date and key implementations that are changing healthcare education.

11:30 AM

What is an excellent teacher in an e-learning economy?
Ronald Harden, M.D.
IVIMEDS and University of Dundee

The proliferation of e-learning resources has many health professions educators reevaluating their role as a teacher. How can teachers leverage e-learning resources and effectively engage learners to achieve the expected learning outcomes? Professor Harden discusses the equation for excellent teachers in the new world order.

12:00 PM

Rethinking Maintenance of Competence  (PPT, 3.0 MB)

Dame Lesley Southgate, DBE DSc FRCP FRCGP
St. George’s University of London, Recertification Technical Group UK Royal College of General Practitioners, and HCaT (Health care Assessment and Training. Sheffield. UK)

Assessing a clinican’s competence is a difficult activity from both a scientific and political perspective. While many in the health professions consider competence to be maintained through continuing education and professional development activities, more rigorous assessment is necessary to provide evidence of competence. Professor Dame Lesley Southgate discusses how the health professions might rethink the approach to maintenance of competence.

12:30–2:00 PM


2:00–3:00 PM



Transforming Medical Education

Moderated by Darrell G. Kirch, MD
President and CEO, Association of American Medical Colleges

Should healthcare education undergo a transformation, and if so, what are the steps on the path of change? Dr. Kirch moderates a discussion where you, the participants, voice your ideas about how healthcare education should change and what we need to do to get there. A synthesis of ideas will be captured online.

Visit to share your ideas before the conference.


Towards a Lifelong Learning Portfolio
Moderated by Steve Clyman, M.D.

Just what is a lifelong learning portfolio, how should the health professions be using them, and towards what ends? Dr. Clyman moderates a discussion where participants can address these questions head on. A synthesis of ideas will be captured online.

Visit to share your ideas before the conference.


Registries for Sharing Educational Content

Moderated by David Twitchell, Ph.D.

The use of registries to share health professions educational resources is on the rise. Is government willing to contribute to these registries, and is a larger infrastructure to connect these registries feasible? A synthesis of ideas will be captured online.

Visit to share your ideas before the conference.

3:00–3:20 PM


3:20–5:00 PM

Innovation Demonstrations


Implementation Of The Medbiquitous VP Standard In Web-SP And Development Of Conformance Suite To Validate Exported VPs
Patrik Bonnevier; Uno GH Fors; Nabil Zary
Virtual Patient Lab Karolinska Institute


An Electronic Virtual Patient Simulation Of Tropical Malaria Implementing The Medbiquitous Virtual Patient Standard
Arnold Somasunderam; Terry Poulton
St Georges University of London


Casus–15 Years Of E-learning Experience
Inga Hege1; Martin Adler2; Norman B. Berman3; Martin R. Fischer1
1Schwerpunkt Medizindidaktik LMU Muenchen;   2Instruct AG;   3Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center and iInTime


Simucase: Interactive Virtual Patients To Improve Clinical Reasoning
Tim Willett; Angèle Landriault; Pierre Cardinal; Patti O'Brien; Brad Genereaux
CRI Critical Care Education Network


Merging Reality And Virtual In Medical
Stephan K. Thieringer
Giunti Labs


Collaborative And Sharable Healthcare E-learning
David Twitchell1; Rebecca Bodrero2
1Department of Veterans Affairs;   2Concurrent Technologies Corporation


Metadata Implementation At The Department Of Veterans Affairs
Dawn Carroll1; Rebecca Bodrero2
1Department of Veterans Affairs;   2Concurrent Technologies Corporation


Point Of Care Internet Search Utilizing Unique Search Technology And Unique Databases.
Robert Stern2; Paul Edelblut3; Mila Kostic1; Zalman Agus1
1University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine;   2MedPageToday;   3iSeek Enterprises Inc


Mapping & Distributing Competency-based Curricula: Tools And Techniques
John D Voss1; John M Jackson1; Vladimir Goodkovsky1; Ye Chen1; Bonnie Jerome-D'Emilia2
1University of Virginia School of Medicine;   2University of Virginia School of Nursing


Managing Asynchronous Continuing Education Certification
Alex Gleason1,2
1Boston College School of Nursing;  2Liberty Mutual Insurance Group

5:00–7:00 PM

Reception in Exhibit Hall and Presentation of Awards

Thursday May 15, 2008

7:15–9:15 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:30–9:15 AM

Concurrent Working Group Meetings


Learning Objects Working Group


Point of Care Learning Working Group

9:15–10:25 AM

Concurrent Panels

9:15–10:25 AM

Web 2.0 and Data Exchange


American Osteopathic Information Association –Professional Profile Data Interchange   (PPT, 682 KB)
Bryan Pawlak1; Mike Zarski2
1American Osteopathic Association;  2American Information Osteopathic Association


The Personal Knowledge Management (pkm) Challenge: A New Learning Literacy For Web 2.0   (PDF, 1.1 MB)
Jeff Cobb,


The Thigh Bone's Connected To The Hip Bone: SKEL-ML And The Development Of KAMLS   (PPT, 1.3 MB)
Rachel Ellaway; David Topps,
Northern Ontario School of Medicine

9:15–10:25 AM

Competency-based Learning


Competency-based Electronic Learning Portfolios For Trainees in Gastroenterology  (PPT, 2.8 MB)
Elie Aoun, MD, James B McGee; David A Brokl; Miguel D Regueiro
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Automatic Capture of Clinical Notes in a Portfolio  (PDF, 4.9 MB)
Anderson Spickard III, MD, MS, Joshua Denny, MD,
Vanderbilt School of Medicine


Self-Assessment within a Learner-Prescribed CME/CE Curriculum: Case Study on Restless Legs Syndrome  (PPT, 1.7 MB)
Destry Sulkes, MD1; Martin Irvine, PhD1; Vincent Muehter1; Mazi Abdolrasulnia, PhD2; Linda Casebeer, PhD2; Hamid Doroodchi, MD2; Nancy Roepke, MBA3
1Medscape; 2Outcomes Inc

9:15–10:25 AM



Pocketsnips: More Than Just A Movie   (PPT, 2 MB)
David Topps; Rachel Ellaway
Northern Ontario School of Medicine


Where There's A Will, There's A Way: Developing E-learning From The Perspective Of Two Generalists   (PPT, 854 KB)
Audrey Helen Kuntz, EdD, MSN, RN,  James Lucian Bills, EdD, MS,
Vanderbilt University Medical Center


E-mentoring In A Radiology Residency Program: Expanding Scholarship Through A Community Of Learning  (PPT, 209 KB)
William E Brant3; John Parboosingh1; Timona Obura2; Mellie Pouwels1; Fiona Miller1
1Radiological Society of North America;   2Aga Khan University Postgraduate Medical Education Nairobi Kenya;   3University of Virginia Department of Radiology

10:50 AM–12:00 PM

Virtual Patients


Design-criteria For Virtual Patients In Medical Education: A Focus Group Analysis
Soeren Huwendiek1; Friedrich Reichert1; Joern Heid1; Burkhard Tonshoff1
1Medical Faculty of Heidelberg University;   2Medical Faculty of Maastricht University


Virtual Patients As A Tool For Assessment  (PPT, 1.4 MB)
Emily Conradi; Jonathan Round
St Georges University of London


Evip : A European Electronic Virtual Patient Project  (PPT, 2.6 MB)
Chara Balasubramaniam1; Terry Poulton1
1St Georges University of London;   2eViP Project Partners

10:50 AM–12:00 PM

Linking Education and Quality Improvement


Optimizing Venous Thromboembolism Prophylaxis Using A Novel Evidence-based Electronic Order Entry Program  (PPT, 1.1 MB)
Michael Blake Streiff; Paula Biscup Horn; Elliott R Haut; Deborah B Hobson; Hanan J Aboumatar
Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions


Integrating Quality Improvement Data Into A Web-based CME Activity  (PPT, 918 KB)
Annette Boyer
CE City


Healthcare Quality Data Integration for Improving the Management of HIV/AIDS Across Pennsylvania   (PPT, 128 KB)
Mila Kostic
University of Pennsylvania

10:50 AM–12:00 PM

Learning Management Systems


Moodle, A Freely Available Open Source Virtual Learning Environment....but What Are The Actual Costs?   (PPT, 2.3 MB)
Eric D Clarke; Clarie Doody; Ruaidhri McVey
Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland


Use Of Xml For A Medical Education Curriculum Database (PDF, 2 MB)
Anthony J Levinson; John Bousfield; Meghan McKibbon; Liz Bayley; Sarah Garside
Michael G DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University


Bridging The Divide: High Technology In Low-resource Settings (PDF, 828 KB)
James BonTempo; Peter Johnson; Chandrakant Ruparelia; Girmay Gebrekirstos; Richard Iams

12:00–2:00 PM

Lunch and Concurrent Working Group Meetings


Competency Working Group


Metrics Working Group

2:00–3:15 PM

Closing Plenary Session

2:00–2:45 PM

Ongoing Evaluation of Physician Performance: Developing a Performance Portfolio   (PPT, 461 KB)

Cary Sennett, MD, PhD, Senior Vice President, Strategy and Clinical Analytics, American Board of Internal Medicine

Self-evaluation of practice performance is an integral part of the Maintenance of Certification programs of the ABMS-member certifying boards. The American Board of Internal Medicine—the largest of those boards—offers PIMs (Practice Improvement Modules) to help physicians analyze their performance in specific areas of practice. In some sense, though, the PIMs are just part of a broader portfolio that can help physicians identify and capitalize on opportunities to improve performance. Dr Sennett provides an overview of a performance portfolio designed to support physicians in their ongoing efforts to improve the quality of care.

2:45–3:15 PM

Applying Advances: Practical Steps for Moving Forward   (PPT, 186 KB)

Bob Galbraith, MD, National Board of Medical Examiners Rosalyn Scott, MD, Wright Sate University Boonshoft School of Medicine Nancy Davis, Ph.D., National Institute of Quality Improvement and Education

How do you synthesize new ideas and innovations and apply them within your own organization? Your colleagues bring it all together and spotlight the most important messages of the conference in this closing session.

3:15–3:30 PM


3:30–5:00 PM

Concurrent Working Group Meetings


Activity Report Working Group


Professional Profile Working Group