Next week we’ll be in Liverpool in the UK for the 4th European Congress of the WCPT. We are excited to be actively involved in the conference with presentations, an exhibition stand and the day before the very first Physiopedia Hackathon!
Starting with our Hackathon on Thursday 10 Nov a small focused team of enthusiasts will be pulling apart the Physiopedia project and building it back up again into a modernised and innovative resource that our our profession can be proud of. Any Physiopedia user is welcome, no technical skills required, just enthusiasm to help us build the very best resource for our profession. We would love to have your ideas to improve Physiopedia. We have a couple of places that have come available if anyone would like to join us (places are limited, booking is necessary!!).
On Friday 11 Nov Physiopedia team member Michelle Lee will be presenting her work that reviews the educational projects in Physiopedia (14:45 room 3B). Pertinent to our work, Physiopedia director Michael Rowe will be presenting his work that identifies the current landscape of open online courses in health professions education (11:45 room 11C). Our collaborative poster that summarises the rise of the Big Physio Survey will also be on display throughout the day (poster number 232) .
On Saturday 12 Nov it’s Rachael’s turn. Rachael Lowe, Physiopedia co-founder and director, is taking part in a panel that discusses the legalities, ethics and frameworks of election, implementation and evaluation of digital technologies in healthcare. Under this title Rachael will be discussing open access digital resources (Discussion panel and debate, 3B, 09:35 – 10:45). After the coffee break it’s back to open access digital resources with a round table opportunity to discuss embedding digital technologies in healthcare education and clinical practice. Rachael’s table will be discussing the opportunities, benefits and pitfalls of using open access digital resources for global knowledge translation. For this session you are invited to bring your ideas for digital projects that offer universal access to physiotherapy knowledge (Workshop, 4A, 12.11.2016, 11:15 – 12:30).
In addition to all of this, and not to be missed, is the opportunity to meet the Physiopedia team on our exhibition stand in the exhibition hall (number 45 next to the Elsevier book stand), we have a great team in attendance this year so come over to the stand to find out who is behind the Physiopedia monster! Last but by no means least come and try out virtual reality on the Physiopedia stand, we’ll have an oculus rift for you to try. We’re all over virtual reality this year, how can we optimise it’s use in physiotherapy practice for individual health? Come over, give it a go and brainstorm some ideas with us.