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The second annual Mobile Computing in Medical Education Conference is May 30

May 22, 2014

The second annual Mobile Computing in Medical Education Conference will be held Friday, May 30, in downtown Indianapolis. 

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This conference, presented by the IU School of Medicine Division of Continuing Medical Education and the Office for Faculty Affairs and Professional Development, will focus on how to use mobile computing within the medical education arena. Clinical physicians as well as students, residents, fellows and faculty are welcome to participate.

Bryan Vartabedian, M.D., who will serve as the keynote speaker, is the author of the popular blog "33 Charts," which was recently selected to be archived in perpetuity at the National Library of Medicine. Dr. Vartabedian, a pediatric gastroenterologist at Texas Children's Hospital and a faculty member at the Baylor College of Medicine, writes about the convergence of social media and medicine.

“We are excited about building this conference into our continuing education portfolio, and to learn from and collaborate with outstanding educators such Dr. Vartabedian,” said Alexander M. Djuricich, M.D., associate dean of continuing medical education and associate professor pf clinical pediatrics and clinical medicine.

The inaugural conference last year was well received, Dr. Djuricich added. Each year the event's unique emphasis on the use of emerging technology in medical education includes demonstrations about how educators can leverage technology to teach learners, as well as how learners themselves use mobile computing in their care of patients.

Registration is underway for the one-day conference, which will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on May 30 at Fairbanks Hall, 340 W. 10th Street.

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

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