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Medicine X conference issues call for papers

Stanford Medicine X, a new conference exploring how emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health and empower patients, will be held at the School of Medicine Sept. 28-30. Organizers recently issued a call for papers and will be accepting abstracts from Jan. 15 to April 15. From the conference website:

Scientific research studies and scholarly practice-based work in the area of emerging information and social technologies and their effects on the field of medicine will be the primary scientific focus of the Medicine X conference. We seek submissions in a broad area of topics including:

  • The role of Web 2.0 and Internet-based technologies and their effects on patients, health care professionals;
  • Social/mobile technologies and their use in the areas of science, health and medicine;
  • Health information and content on the internet;
  • Collaboration using the Internet and the use of these technologies to change health care delivery and practice.

Papers will be eligible for publication in the conference's partner journals, PLoS ONE and the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE). All accepted abstracts and presentations will be published in an electronic publication entitled Stanford Medicine X Proceedings.

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