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Mobile Computing in Medical Education Conference call for proposals

Feb. 6, 2014

The IU School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education and the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development are accepting proposals for the second annual Mobile Computing in Medical Education Conference scheduled Friday, May 30, in downtown Indianapolis. 

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This conference will focus on how to use mobile computing within the medical education arena, particularly covering use by medical students, residents and fellows, and faculty. 

“Last year’s conference was an excellent focused and targeted opportunity for medical educators to share their work and learn from others on the role of mobile technology in what we do on a daily basis," said Gary S. Ferenchick, M.D., professor of internal medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. "The conference’s organization and agenda was excellent.”

Last year’s inaugural conference featured a unique emphasis on the use of emerging technology in medical education, including demonstrations of ways educators can leverage technology, as well as how learners can use mobile computing in their care of patients. This year’s conference will feature a similar theme, with speakers such as keynote presenter Bryan Vartabedian, M.D., assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, where he directs emerging programs in digital professionalism and literacy.

“We’re excited about bringing this conference to our faculty, residents, fellows and medical students, and to learn from and collaborate with outstanding educators such as our keynote speaker,” said Alexander M. Djuricich, M.D., associate dean for continuing medical education and associate professor of clinical pediatrics and medicine at the IU School of Medicine.

Online proposal submissions are due Friday, Feb. 14. Proposals that cross disciplines, and those that come from or involve students, residents, and fellows are strongly encouraged.  For more information about the proposal process, visit the conference webpage

Applicants will be notified by Friday, Feb. 21, of the status of their proposals. If you have questions, please email ofapd@iupui.edu or call 317-278-3089.

This conference has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit by the IU School of Medicine.

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