Medicine20.net User Profile: Bertalan Mesko

Bertalan Mesko (NCurse)
Budapest, Hungary
 
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http://www.webicina.com/

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Bertalan Mesko, MD graduated from the University of Debrecen, Medical School and Health Science center in 2009 and started PhD in the field of clinical genomics. He is the managing director and founder of Webicina.com LLC, the first free medical social media guidance service for patients and medical professionals. He speaks at prestigious conferences; covers online international events and is a health 2.0 consultant for pharma and medical companies. Healthspottr.com included him in the Future Health Top 100 list. He is the author of the award-winning medical blog, Scienceroll.com and the educator of the Medicine and Web 2.0 university credit course which is the first of its kind worldwide. He was mentioned in Nature Medicine, the New York Times, British Medical Journal and Wired Science, among others. He is a member of the Kairos Society.

Conferences

Attended Medicine 2.0'08 (Toronto, Canada)
Wednesday, September 3, 2008 to Thursday, September 4, 2008
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Attended Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)
Monday, November 29, 2010 to Tuesday, November 30, 2010
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Attended Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)
Friday, September 16, 2011 to Sunday, September 18, 2011
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Attended Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)
Saturday, September 15, 2012 to Sunday, September 16, 2012
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Accepted Abstracts

Medicine 2.0'08 (Toronto, Canada)

Medical education and building an on-line reputation in the world of web 2.0
Bertalan Mesko*

The new websites, services and tools of web 2.0 can play an important role in the future of medical education. These web tools, expert-based community sites, medical blogs and wikis can facilitate the work of physicians, scientists, medical students or medical librarians. The new generation of web services can change the way medicine is practised and healthcare is delivered. In the new, web-based world, building an on-line reputation is becoming crucial for medical professionals. Patients a...

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Medical Bloggers Panel
Bertalan Mesko*, Jennifer McCabe Gorman , Keith J Kaplan*, Sam Solomon*, Peter Murray*

The Medical Bloggers' Panel aims to give deeper insight into medical blogging; why it is beneficial to maintain a medical blog and how one can start their own blogs. The Panel also plans to discuss the dangers web 2.0 can cause to medical professionals in the medical blogosphere and to present some medical blogging careers. Medical blogs allow the hospital, medical, and health/wellness management communities to build bridges to populations and individuals that have traditionally existed as...

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Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)

Perceptions and Attitudes Toward Virtual-Reality Medical Training: The Ann Myers Medical Centre
Francisco J. Grajales Iii*, Bertalan Meskó

Medical education is a discipline where science, practice and art meet to with one common goal - to improve the quality of life of patients and save lives. Since Socrates and Galen’s time medical professionals have gathered together to interact and share their knowledge and practical experience to become better health professionals. Today, the Social Web has changed how humans interact, think, learn and simulate. Unfortunately however, medical training remains dispersed, often varying signi...

Medicine 2.0'10 (Maastricht, NL)

Digital Literacy in Medical Education: An Elective Course
Bertalan Mesko*

Background: Online literacy is becoming crucial in medical education as the number of e-patients and medical websites are exponentially growing. Preparing medical students for practicing medicine today not only requires clinical skills, but young doctors also have to face the huge number of medical resources and patients seeking health-related information online. Objective: In order to investigate whether the online literacy of medical students can be improved in the medical curriculum, w...

Quality of Medical Information in Social Media: Webicina.com
Bertalan Mesko*

Background: The number of health-related websites is still exponentially growing and there is also a huge amount of medicine-related content in social media. Examples include Facebook, community sites, video channels, Twitter accounts, blogs and slideshows, among others and it is becoming increasingly difficult to find relevant and reliable resources. Objective and Methods: We aimed to select the most relevant medical social media resources in over 50 medical specialties and conditions th...

Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)

Quality of Medical Information in Social Media: Webicina.com
Bertalan Mesko*

Background The number of health-related websites is still exponentially growing and there is also a huge amount of medicine-related content in social media. Examples include Facebook, community sites, video channels, Twitter accounts, blogs and slideshows, among others and it is becoming increasingly difficult to find relevant and reliable resources. Methods We aimed to select the most relevant medical social media resources in over 80 medical specialties and conditions through a quality ...

Digital Literacy in Medical Education: An Elective Course
Bertalan Mesko*

Background Online literacy is becoming crucial in medical education as the number of e-patients and medical websites are exponentially growing. Preparing medical students for practicing medicine today not only requires clinical skills, but young doctors also have to face the huge number of medical resources and patients seeking health-related information online. In order to investigate whether the online literacy of medical students can be improved in the medical curriculum, we launched the ...

Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)

Digital Literacy in Medical Education: A Global Course with Gamification
Bertalan Mesko*

Background Digital literacy is becoming crucial in medical education as the number of e-patients and medical resources are exponentially growing even in social media. Preparing medical students for practicing medicine today not only requires clinical skills, but young doctors also have to face the huge number of medical resources and patients seeking health-related information online. In order to investigate whether the online literacy of medical students can be improved in the medical curri...

Full Paper Publications

JMIR Medical Education

Digital Literacy in the Medical Curriculum: A Course With Social Media Tools and Gamification
Bertalan Mesko, Zsuzsanna Győrffy, János Kollár
JMIR Med Educ 2015;1(2):e6

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Wikipedia: A Key Tool for Global Public Health Promotion
James M Heilman, Eckhard Kemmann, Michael Bonert, Anwesh Chatterjee, Brent Ragar, Graham M Beards, David J Iberri, Matthew Harvey, Brendan Thomas, Wouter Stomp, Michael F Martone, Daniel J Lodge, Andrea Vondracek, Jacob F de Wolff, Casimir Liber, Samir C Grover, Tim J Vickers, Bertalan Meskó, Michaël R Laurent
J Med Internet Res 2011;13(1):e14

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