Submissions/Wikipedia and Medicine
This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.
- Submission no. 3053
- Title of the submission
- Wikipedia and Medicine
- Type of submission
- Author of the submission
- James Heilman
- E-mail address
- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
- Wikiproject Med Foundation
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
Wikipedia is the single most used health resource in the world. Like much of Wikipedia; however, it is not as good as it could or should be. A group of editor at WPMED and Wiki Project Med Foundation are working to try to improve things. The presentation will discuss our efforts including:
- Translating high quality content into as many other languages as possible in collaboration with Translators Without Borders. Currently working in around 60 languages and have translated more than 3 million words of text. How we are addressing the fact that different languages have different readership and one version does not fit all.
- Collaborating with other evidence based medical organizations including the Cochrane Collaboration, the National Institute of Health and Cancer Research UK
- Collaborating with the University of California San Francisco College of Medicine. Have run two pilot 4 week 4th year medical student electives.
- While we have a clear idea what people are looking at in English. What does medical viewership look like in other languages? A discussion of new data from Wikipedia's other 286 languages.
- How we are dealing with conflict of interest editing.
- WikiCulture & Community or GLAM Outreach or Education Outreach
- Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
- 60 Minutes (NB 30 minutes on programme now)
- Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
- Slides or further information (optional)
- The slides of the presentation can be viewed here 
- Also see the meetup-event on Thursday - Pre-Conference: Medical Wikipedians
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