Submissions/Medical information online; Wikipedia's place in the ecosystem

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2014.

Submission no. 2026

SATURDAY 5.30pm, Frobisher 456

Title of the submission
Medical information online; Wikipedia's place in the ecosystem
Type of submission (discussion, hot seat, panel, presentation, tutorial, workshop)
panel and discussion
Author of the submission
Johnbod
E-mail address
Special:EmailUser/Johnbod
Username
User:Johnbod
Country of origin
UK
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (at least 300 words to describe your proposal)
Wikipedia is one of the leading online sources of medical information, and as an encyclopedia our medical content is used by a wide range of groups, including patients, those with a general interest, medical professionals, and students. How is, and how should, Wikipedia's coverage be different from that of other major online medical sources, many aimed primarily at patients? A panel including medical Wikipedians and people from other major medical websites discuss the issues. We will also talk a little about research planned by Cancer Research UK, one of the UK's largest charities, whose new Wikipedian-in-Residence is John Byrne/Johnbod.

The panel will be:

  • James Heilman (Jmh649]/Doc James) MD, CCFP-EM, Clinical Faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia (Clinical Instructor)
  • Henry Potts, Senior Lecturer, Centre for Health Informatics and Multiprofessional Education (CHIME), UCL Institute of Epidemiology & Health Care (Bondesgesou)
  • Henry Scowcroft (HenryScow) Cancer Research UK's news and multimedia manager.
  • Chair: John Byrne (Johnbod), now the Cancer Research UK Wikipedian-in-Residence (as Wiki CRUK John).
Track
Length of session (if other than 30 minutes, specify how long)
30 minutes
Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
YES
Slides or further information (optional)
PROBABLY NOT


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  1. MartinPoulter (talk) 12:38, 7 April 2014 (UTC)
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  3. James Heilman, MD (talk · contribs · email)(please leave replies on my talk page) 15:22, 19 April 2014 (UTC)
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