Medical Education: Scaling up international production and diffusion of virtual medical cases

Track: Innovation

Session Number: 2035
Date: Tue, Sep 26th, 2017
Time: 5:00 PM - 5:45 PM

Description:

Medical education: scaling up international production and diffusion of virtual medical cases via the MedicActiv platform

Today the gap between theoretical clinical training and physicians' real-life experience with patients is widely recognized. Yet, improving medical education is crucial, since better training means better care for patients.

● Students and professionals must be given the opportunity to work on as many real-life cases as possible, without putting real patients at risk.
● Current classical training methods do not fit the rapid growth of medical knowledge
● Medical education needs more realistic and immersive instructional technologies to prepare tomorrow’s clinicians.
● Digital technologies have a major role to play in filling this gap but are still underrepresented in clinical training. Moreover, there is no roadmap for the transition and no consensus on the instructional technologies that will lead to new standards of medical education. In all likelihood, the coming years will see the birth of multiple, isolated pilot projects in medical schools in the US and around the world.
This talk will demonstrate how digital solutions like virtual clinical cases can improve medical education, focussing on 3 points:
- the educational advantages of virtual clinical cases and virtual reality
- the benefit of improving collaboration between patients, clinicians, education experts, and 3D engineers
- how an innovative international platform, MedicActiV, based on partnerships between a technology start-up, SimForHealth, and medical schools on all continents, has the potential to propel medical knowledge forward.
Session Type: Presentation

Learning Objective 1: Discover the educational advantages of new technologies (VR, AR, 3D real time simulation)
Learning Objective 2: the benefit of improving collaboration between clinicians, patients, education experts, and 3D engineers
Learning Objective 3: how an innovative international platform, MedicActiV, based on partnerships between a technology start-up, SimForHealth, and medical schools on all continents, has the potential to propel medical knowledge forward.
Session Type: Presentation

Learning Objective 1: Discover the educational advantages of new technologies (VR, AR, 3D real time simulation)
Learning Objective 2: the benefit of improving collaboration between clinicians, patients, education experts, and 3D engineers
Learning Objective 3: how an innovative international platform, MedicActiV, based on partnerships between a technology start-up, SimForHealth, and medical schools on all continents, has the potential to propel medical knowledge forward.