Online Medical Events
 
Last update: September 17, 2001

Online Medical Events attests to the growth of medical professional information on the Web. Online events share at least one of two features: (1) they are time-limited, such as a live or archived (stored) broadcasts; teleconferences or chat room exchanges during specific hour(s); reports and presentations from a specific convention, live or archived; and/or (2) they use cutting edge technology, such as player software that coordinates video or slide presentations with text or audio, and presentions that incorporate content with real time interactivity. The specific Type of Event (medcast, convention report, slide show, online course, etc.) is a descriptive classification with much crossover. For example, an archive of a live medcast may be indistinguishable from a slide show or an archived presentation from a convention or meeting.

Events listed below are divided into:

The vast majority of on line events are freely available, although many will require health professionals to register online -- some to enter just the event, others to gain access to the full site. Not surprisingly, many events are sponsored directly or indirectly by pharmaceutical companies. Those that offer CME are required to disclose conflict of interest information. Note that this list necessarily overlaps with Electronic CME so physicians may want to browse both.

(Free) player software that plugs into a browser is required to access webcasts, medcasts, and slide shows. By far the two most popular are RealNetwork's RealPlayer and Microsoft's Media Player. Each accommodates unique files, so it's best to download both. Broadcast.com is a comfortable first stop for those new to the medium, both for its impressive breadth and depth of resources and for its excellent technical section.

Please contact the medical editor with comments and suggestions, or the editor if you'd like your event or site considered for inclusion on Online Medical Events.


Live Events


Archived Events
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(Free) player software that plugs into a browser is required to access some online resources. By far the two most popular are RealNetwork's RealPlayer and Microsoft's Media Player. Each accommodates unique files, so it's best to download both. Broadcast.com is a comfortable first stop for those new to the medium, both for its impressive breadth and depth of resources and for its excellent technical section.


 
Sections Multiple Specialties
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