Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Calling all Nurses and Midwives in Second Life

A group of nurses, midwives, technicians and e-learning specialists were musing on the problems they faced in creating scenarios for teaching in SL. From their frustration the idea of a UK Nurse and Midwife Education group in SL was born.

We are holding our first meeting in SL on 5th May at 0930 if you are interested in using SL for teaching (or even if you only have an unformed idea) do please feel welcome to join us. If you would like to join the group and/or come to the meeting just contact me ("Tim" Johnson) on

People from all over the country have already joined the group and between us we have contacts with nurses and midwives in Australia, New Zealand, America and Canada.

Come and join us - share your miseries and your joys about teaching in SL.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Centre for Health Informatics Open Evening

The Centre for Health Informatics, City University London are holding an Open Evening on 12 May 2009 (6pm-9pm).

The evening is designed to showcase activities in the Centre including:
Invited talks by
Peter Knight (Programme Director of NHS Connecting for Health's Research Capability Programme)
Prof Denis Protti (University of Victoria, Canada)
Specialist presentations by
Prof Jonathan Kay (CHI, John Radcliffe Hospital)
John Chelsom (CHI, Eleven Informatics)
Stuart Rowe (Pan Thames Paediatric Intensive Care (PICU) Network NHS)
Current research projects
Masters in Health Informatics and Healthcare Technologies

For further information go to: