MedBiquitous October 2012 Newsletter

MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2013: Technologies transforming health professions education and improving outcomes

Details about the MedBiquitous Annual Conference 2013are now available on the conference website. The conference takes place April 8-9 at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, Maryland. We are seeking abstracts on a variety of topics, including virtual patient; eportfolios; solutions for performance measurement, tracking, reporting, and improvement; and connecting learning, performance and patient outcomes. Abstracts are due November 15. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hilton Garden Inn, Baltimore Inner Harbor. Transportation will be provided between the hotel and Johns Hopkins. We have negotiated a special rate of $169 per night (single or double occupancy). To guarantee a room at this rate, reservations must be made by March 6. Make your reservation online.

New standard supporting competency-based education

MedBiquitous is pleased to announce that theMedBiquitous Competency Framework has been approved as an American National Standard. The MedBiquitous Competency Framework,  ANSI /MEDBIQ CF.10.1-2012, is a technical standard for representing competency frameworks in XML. Organizations that publish competency frameworks can do so in this standard format, making it easier to integrate competency frameworks into educational technologies like curriculum management systems. The standard allows medical schools and other health professions schools to connect their curriculum, learning resources, and assessment data back to a common set of competencies, ultimately enabling competency-based views of the curriculum and of learner performance. Read the press release or download the implementation toolkit for more details.

Upcoming presentations

MedBiquitous staff, co-chairs, and working group members will be participating in several sessions at the upcoming AAMC conference, November 2-7 in San Francisco, California.

November 2, 2012, 3:00 PM
Hands-On Workshop for Creating an XML Upload to the Curriculum Inventory
Terri Cameron, M.A., Director, Curriculum Management, AAMC

November 3, 2012, 8:00 AM
Preparing for the Curriculum Inventory - What do Curriculum Deans Need to Know?
Terri Cameron, M.A., Director, Curriculum Management, AAMC  ; Sascha Benjamin Cohen, BA, MA, University of California San Francisco; Marc M. Triola, M.D., Associate Dean for Educational Informatics, New York University School of Medicine;  Robby J. Reynolds, M.P.A., Director, Educational Resources & Services, AAMC;  Susan Albright, BA, Director, Technology for Learning in the Health Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine. 

November 3, 2012, 5:00 PM
Implementing the MedBiquitous Curriculum Inventory Standard
Terri Cameron, M.A., Director, Curriculum Management, AAMC ;  Victoria Cannon, Associate Director, Ohio State University College of Medicine;  Marc M. Triola, M.D., Associate Dean for Educational Informatics, New York University School of Medicine;  Robby J. Reynolds, M.P.A., Director, Educational Resources & Services, AAMC; Valerie Smothers, MA, Deputy Director, MedBiquitous;  Susan Albright, BA, Director, Technology for Learning in the Health Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine. 

November 5, 2012, 1:30 PM
Driving Curricular Reform and Continuous Improvement: the Curriculum Inventory, eFolio Connector, and MedBiquitous
Terri Cameron, M.A., Director, Curriculum Management, AAMC;  Linda Lewin, MD, University of Maryland School of Medicine;  Marc M. Triola, M.D., Associate Dean for Educational Informatics, New York University School of Medicine;  Valerie Smothers, MA, Deputy Director, MedBiquitous;  Susan Albright, BA, Director, Technology for Learning in the Health Sciences, Tufts University School of Medicine.

November 5, 2012, 5:00 PM
CEI/SACME Integrated Program - Session 6: Hot Topics in CME/CPD - Joint CEI/SACME Session
Deborah Samuel, MBA, Director, Division of CME, American Academy of Pediatrics  

In addition, Nabil Zary will be participating in the 6th NOVO Symposium, November 15-16 in Stockholm, Sweden. Look for his poster: Speaking the Same Language: Technology Standards to Improve Healthcare Education.

Zary appointed working group co-chair

MedBiquitous is pleased to announce Nabil Zary, Ph.D. as the new co-chair of the Virtual Patients Working Group. Dr. Zary is Associate Professor of Medical Simulation at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, where he conducts research related to Medical Simulation, Virtual Patients, Health Informatics, E-health, Medical Education, and E-learning. MedBiquitous thanks outgoing co-chair Rachel Ellaway, Ph.D. for her years of leadership and technical guidance. Dr. Ellaway continues to participate in the working group.

Membership Update

MedBiquitous is pleased to welcome the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) and Campbell Alliance as new members. The AACN is the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education, representing 690 schools of nursing at public and private universities and senior colleges nationwide. Campbell Alliance, Ltd., an inVentiv Health company, is an industry leader in biopharmaceutical and medical technology consulting and serves as the project management office for the REMS Program Companies, a consortium of extended-release and long-acting opioid analgesics companies.

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