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Electronic Proceedings, Presentations and Posters of Leading Conferences
iproc (iproceedings) is a peer-review and publishing platform for conference papers, abstracts, posters, and presentations. JMIR Publications partners with leading conferences such as Medicine 2.0 or the Connected Health Symposium to provide peer-review and editing services, and/or to publish proceedings, posters, or abstracts. If you are a conference organizer or conference chair running a leading medical or technology conference, and wish to outsource the submission and peer-reviewing process, or are interested in hosting a virtual poster show or wish to publish electronic proceedings, or if you are looking for a permanent and open dissemination venue for presentations at your conference, please contact us to discuss partnership options. Starting in 2017, we will also accept individual submissions from researchers who wish to disseminate their poster presented at a major peer-reviewed conference.
The Connected Health Symposium is a change-agent conference that promotes innovative thinking and the application of personal consumer health technologies to support new models of care delivery. This year's theme, “The Internet of Healthy Things: Integrating Connected Health into Real World Care Delivery," focuses on trends at the intersection of technology and new models of health care delivery. The Symposium, presented by Partners HealthCare, convenes thought leaders in an effort to grow the rapidly-expanding connected health marketplace. The audience is a high-profile gathering of innovators, researchers, industry representatives, and policymakers who gather for knowledge-sharing across the connected health landscape. Over 100 speakers and more than 1,000 attendees come together to define the future of care delivery and impact the day-to-day lives of patients.
As in the last year, there are no submission/publication fees (unless presenters want to turn their submissions into full papers published in a JMIR journal) and poster presenters will enjoy free registration (no registration fees) at the symposium. And if that's not enough, presenters get 20% discount on APFs if they publish their full work in JMIR.
What is different in 2016 from previous years is that we no longer require an expanded abstract (5 pages) - a 500 word abstract is enough!
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Objective: Addiction or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a growing public health problem which affects the person, the whole family and society. The primary care physician is often the first point of c...
Objective: Addiction or Substance Use Disorder (SUD) is a growing public health problem which affects the person, the whole family and society. The primary care physician is often the first point of contact in health care and can play a significant role in early detection and intervention. It is well established that early intervention is associated with better outcome, however in their formal medical training; primary care physicians receive no formal training on drug addiction management. In this pilot study we developed an innovative tele-mentoring model for drug addiction management and looked at feasibility as well acceptability among remote primary care physicians (PCPs). Methods: The tele-mentoring model consists of both synchronous and asynchronous components. The synchronous component (which includes the National Institute of Mental Health And Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) academic centre Hub and remote district level primary care Spoke), is implemented by use of low-cost multipoint videoconference based tele-ECHO clinics. During the tele-ECHO clinics, held fortnightly, the remote PCPs used internet enabled smartphones to connect as well as present the patient case summaries to the multidisciplinary expert team of NIMHANS HUB. The asynchronous component consists of mobile based ubiquitous e-learning integrated to a course completion certificate. We evaluated this innovative tele-mentoring Programme on participant engagement, learning, competence and satisfaction. A pre-post design and e-learning assignments were used to measure the outcomes. Results: Of the proposed 21 tele-ECHO clinics, 11 were held till the end of August 2017. All the primary care physicians were able to virtually join at least one drug tele-ECHO clinic. Out of 38 participants, two participated in all the tele-ECHO clinics and 47.36% (n=18) attended more than six (>60% of total) tele-ECHO clinics. 76.31% (n=29) of the PCPs presented 41 patient case summaries. Among 38 PCPs, a cumulative of 89.47% has completed three E-Learning assignments. Majority of participants (80%) used smartphone with 4G connections to join the tele-ECHO clinics. There was a significant increase in the score on knowledge gained over the time duration of 1 month (3.00±0.86, p < 0.001) and 3 months (3.16±0.90, p < 0.001) assessments compared to the baseline (1.77±1.02). 32.25% (n=10) reported improved confidence level in managing a case of SUD on 10 point scale. Discussion: It has been feasible to connect an academic hub i.e. NIMHANS to the PCPs of 36 remote districts of Bihar and conduct multipoint videoconference based tele-ECHO clinics. The results indicate high-participant retention. The learners are comfortable in adapting new technology based learning as evidenced by higher rate of e-learning assignment completion. These findings suggest this new innovative learning model using technology can be an important way for effective training to address addiction management.