September 30, 2010

Medical Education Grand Rounds, Tuesday Oct. 5, Noon

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
The Office for Teaching and Learning in Medicine, & The Academy for Excellence in Teaching
are proud to present

““Using the Virtual Reality World of Second Life for Teaching and Clinical Care”


Betsy Weiner, PhD, RN-BC, FAAN, FACMI
Senior Associate Dean for Informatics
Vanderbilt University School of Nursing

Tuesday, Oct. 5, 2010
noon - 1
208 Light Hall

Betsy Weiner, PhD, RN-BC, FACMI, FAAN, is the Senior Associate Dean for Informatics at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing. She is also the Centennial Independence Professor of Nursing and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, a joint appointment between nursing and medicine. Prior to joining Vanderbilt in 2000, she served 21 years at the University of Cincinnati, 10 as director for a university wide faculty technology center, and four years as director of university academic computing. Considered a pioneer in multimedia development (with over 30 years of experience in the health sciences), she is responsible for the distance learning programs in nursing, and the informatics tools that help to tie together the research, practice, and academic arenas. She currently is the PI on $3 million worth of HRSA grants for faculty development. Dr. Weiner publishes and speaks nationally and internationally on both informatics and emergency planning and response, and has served as an international consultant for the World Health Organization. She was the 2008 recipient of the AMIA Virginia K. Saba Award.

Please REGISTER to attend:

Boxed lunches will be provided for participants who register by Friday, Oct. 1, 2010

CME Credit:
Sponsored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine; Department of Office of Teaching and Learning in Medicine.

Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

It is the policy of Vanderbilt School of Medicine to require disclosure of financial relationships from individuals in a position to control the content of a CME activity; to identify and resolve conflicts of interest related to those relationships; and to make disclosure information available to the audience prior to the CME activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Don Moore, Ph.D., course director, has no financial relationships to disclose. Betsy Weiner, PhD, presenter, has no financial relationships to disclose.

This educational activity received no commercial support.