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Oral presentation at the EAHP congress 25-27 March 2009

Oral presentation at the EAHP congress 25-27 March 2009



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  • European Association of Hospital Pharmacists in Second Life with ASHP, FIP and WHO. S. Letellier 1, J. Surugue 2. 1 Centre Hospitalier Saint Louis, Orne, L'Aigle, France. 2 Centre Hospitalier Georges Renon, Deux-Sèvres, Niort, France.
  • What is a virtual world ?
    • A virtual world is a computer-based simulated environment intended for its users to inhabit and interact via avatars.
    • Virtual worlds represent a powerful new media for instruction and education. Persistence allows for continuing and growing social interactions, which themselves can serve as a basis for collaborative education.
    • Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_world
  • What is Second Life ?
  • What changes to users?
    • The Sense of Self
    • The Death of Distance
    • The Power of Presence
    • The Sense of Space
    • The Capability to Co-Create
    • The Pervasiveness of Practice
    • The Enrichment of Experience
  • Why use a Virtual World ? After ThinkBalm © 2008
  • 2 nd floor : Healthcare landmarks 1 st floor : EAHP meeting room and exhibition EAHP exhibition in Second Life
  • 1st floor : EAHP meeting room and exhibition
  • Pharmatopia: the tabeleting lab
  • The Ann Myers Medical Center
  • The Palomar West Hospital
  • Imperial College London Hospital
  • A place for conferences
  • Play2Train
  • HealthInfo Archipelago
  • In-world groups Support groups within Second Life
    • Virtual Ability -- helping those with disabilities
    • Wellness Island -- Mental Health support group.
    • Cystic Fibrosis meeting and educational area
    • Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America's SL office.
    • Transgender issues – meeting and resource Area.
    • Multiple Sclerosis Society Office
    • Autism Liberation Front
    • American Cancer Society / Relay for Life
    • Cape Able area oriented towards those with disabilities
    • Alternative Healing
    • And a host of others…..
  • Chemistry activities in Second Life http://slusage.com/chemistry.asp
  • Chemistry in practice M4 : Magical Molecular Model Maker Hiro’s rezzers : ORAC and OpenSLEDware
  • Pharmaceutical laboratories Pfizer Spain Johnson & Johnson
  • Questions ? More information : http://eahpvirtualexpo.net78.net “ Within five years, the 3-D Internet will be as important for work as the Web is today” Forrester (2008)