Medicine20.net User Profile: John Moore Wiecha

John Moore Wiecha (john383)
Boston University Medical Center
 
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Boston
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617 414 3345

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http://www.bu.edu/fami...

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Founder and Director, Distance Education for Health, Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs; Associate Professor

Conferences

Attended Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)
Thursday, September 17, 2009 to Friday, September 18, 2009
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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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Attended Medicine 2.0'14 Summit & World Congress (Maui, Hawaii, USA)
Thursday, November 13, 2014 to Friday, November 14, 2014
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Accepted Abstracts

Medicine 2.0'09 (Toronto, Canada)

Learning In a Virtual World: Experience With Using Second Life for Medical Education
John Moore Wiecha*, Robin Heyden

So called "Web 2.0" technologies hold great potential for medical education. Second Life is the best known of a group of new web-based social networking virtual reality environments. Although these environments are being increasingly explored for use in education, we are aware of almost no use or evaluation of these environments for formal medical education, either at the undergraduate, residency, or post graduate levels. Most applications of these environments in medical education have been ...

Medicine 2.0'11 (Stanford University, USA)

Health Education in a Virtual World: Experience with Patient and Professional Education in Second Life
John Moore Wiecha*, Milagros Rosal, Robin Heyden, Neil Heyden, Roberta Capelson, Karen Chalmers, Suzanne Mitchell

Virtual worlds are rapidly becoming part of the educational technology landscape. Second Life (SL) is one of the best known of these environments. This presentation will describe two of our recent educational projects using SL, one for physicians, and one for patients. Physician education The aims of the project were to explore the feasibility, acceptability and limited efficacy of a virtual world platform for delivering motivational interviewing (MI) training. MI is an evidence-based coun...

Medicine 2.0'12 (Boston, USA)

Learning in a Virtual World: Experience Using Second Life for Medical and Health Behaviors Education
John Moore Wiecha*, Milagros Rosal, Marloes Schoonheim, Mario Meraldi, Robin Heyden, Neil Heyden

Virtual worlds are becoming an important part of the educational technology landscape. Second Life (SL) is one of the best known of these environments. This presentation will describe two of our recent educational projects using SL – one for healthcare professionals (HCP) and one for patients. The HCP project was a pilot to determine the feasibility of using virtual worlds for the global “Training in Sexual and Reproductive Health Research” distance-learning course co-sponsored by ...

Medicine 2.0'14 Summit & World Congress (Maui, Hawaii, USA)

Women in Control: A Comparative Effectiveness Pilot Study of a Virtual World- VS. a Face to Face- Intervention Format to Promote Diabetes Self-Management among African American Women
John Moore Wiecha*, Milagros Rosal, Robin Heyden, Roanne Mejilla, Veerappa Chetty

Background: Face to face programs designed to promote healthy lifestyle changes for patients with diabetes are hampered by a number of challenges. The Internet, through its potential for increased access to specialized behavior change experts, convenience to patients, and potentially lowered costs, offers alternatives to these challenges. However, while online alternatives show promising improvement in health behaviors and glycemic control, effect sizes have been small. Limited human intera...

Full Paper Publications

Journal of Medical Internet Research

Learning in a Virtual World: Experience With Using Second Life for Medical Education
John Wiecha, Robin Heyden, Elliot Sternthal, Mario Merialdi
J Med Internet Res 2010;12(1):e1

A Pilot Study of Motivational Interviewing Training in a Virtual World
Suzanne Mitchell, Neil Heyden, Paul Schroy, Stephen Andrew, Ekaterina Sadikova, John Wiecha
J Med Internet Res 2011;13(3):e77

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