Toronto, Canada
September 4-5, 2008
Medicine 2.0™ is an international conference on Web 2.0 applications in health and medicine, organized and co-sponsored by the Journal of Medical Internet Research, the International Medical Informatics Association, the Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, CHIRAD, and a number of other sponsoring organizations.

Medicine 2.0™ will contain a mix of traditional academic/research, practice and business presentations, keynote presentations, and panel discussions to discuss emerging issues.

Medicine 2.0™ strives for an interdisciplinary mix of presenters from different disciplines (e.g. health care, social sciences, computer sciences, engineering, business) and with a different angle (research, practice, and business).

Participants are invited to either submit a 500 word abstract to propose a 15 minute single-presenter talk, or can submit a a 500 word panel proposal to present or discuss a topic in a 45-60 min session with 3-4 colleagues from other organizations/institutions (panel proposals with all authors from the same institution are discouraged). Panel presentations are the preferred format for non-research presentations.

Proposed Topics
(you will be asked to submit your panel proposal or scientific single-presenter abstract under one of the following broad topic headings)

  • Blogs
  • Building virtual communities and social networking applications for health professionals
  • Building virtual communities and social networking applications for patients and consumers
  • Business models in a Web 2.0 environment
  • Collaborative biomedical research, academic / scholarly communication, publishing and peer review
  • Consumer empowerment, patient-physician relationship, and sociotechnical issues
  • Ethical & legal issues, confidentiality and privacy
  • Health information on the web: Supply and Demand
  • Innovative RSS/XML applications
  • Personal health records and Patient portals
  • Public (e-)health, population health technologies, surveillance
  • Search, Collaborative Filtering and Recommender Technologies
  • Semantic Web ("Web 3.0") applications
  • The nature and dynamics of social networks in health
  • Usability and human factors on the web
  • Virtual (3D) environments, Second Life
  • Web 2.0 approaches for behaviour change, public health and biosurveillance
  • Web 2.0 approaches for clinical practice, clinical research, quality monitoring
  • Web2.0-based medical education and learning
  • Wikis
  • Youth and Digital Learning
  • other

Deadline for Abstracts: May 2nd, 2008.

Deadline for Early Bird and Speaker Registration: June 30th, 2008.

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