MinnesotaFutura Conference: Takeaways

Image credit: Theresa Malin  @tmalinMLS

MinnesotaFutura is a community of educators from HealthPartnersHennepin County Medical Center and Mayo Clinic working together to develop a new architecture for the medical education of the future. On August 17, the community came together at Regions Hospital for the Digital Health Professions Education 2.0 Consume, Create and Curate Conference. The key objective was to have attendees reflect on their current personal learning network and be intentional and directional in their future personal learning network after the conference.

Speakers, conveners, and contributors included educators and clinicians with experience in navigating digital resources. The conference consisted of three-panel discussions that focused on how to consume, curate and create open medical education.

Image credit: Theresa Malin  @tmalinMLS

Panel 1: Consume – Best Practices For the Use of Social Digital Education

The Consume panel discussed responsibilities of digital learners and ideas for building and managing a personal learning network on social media. The discussion also focused on some practical techniques to avoid feeling overwhelmed by the amount of information that is available.

Panel 2: Curate – How to Manage and Distribute Knowledge

The Curate panel discussed ideas about organizing and filtering the information that is available to digital learners. Discussions also involved some techniques and best practices for critically assessing the quality of digital content in the absence of a traditional built-in review process.

Panel 3: Create – Why and How to Create Open Medical Knowledge

Panelists discussed the personal and shared experience of being creators of digital information. They discussed tips on managing resources, time commitments, and inspiration for starting their own resources that contribute to the larger community of FOAM.

Image credit: Theresa Malin  @tmalinMLS

Keynote: KnowMad Society

Keynote speaker and founder of Knowmad Society, Jon Moravec contributed to the discussion by providing a perspective from outside medical education.

Information about each panelist and future event updates are available at the MinnesotaFutura website.

Live stream of the event is available to watch here:


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