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Submissions/Wikipedia and Medicine, A Year in Review

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This is an accepted submission for Wikimania 2017.

Submission no. 2128 - C7
Title of the submission
Wikipedia and Medicine, A Year in Review
Type of submission
Author of the submission
James Heilman
type of submission
Language of presentation
E-mail address
Doc James
Country of origin
Affiliation, if any (organisation, company etc.)
Wiki Project Med (Chair), Wikimedia Canada (Board member)
Personal homepage or blog
Abstract (up to 300 words to describe your proposal)

Wiki Project Med Foundation is an organization with more than 150 members while the on Wikipedia medical editing community has more than 300 core members. We have ongoing collaborations with a number of like minded organizations, educational institutions, governmental bodies, and tech organizations. This talk is a review of what we have been working on this last year, what we have planned for the coming year, how you can get involved.

Specifics aspects of the talk will cover (1) a look at readership, editor numbers, and references (2) the offline medical app (3) key collaborations (4) soon to be published research looking at the quality of Wikipedia's medical content

What will attendees take away from this session? You will learn about many of the exciting efforts that are ongoing to improve Wikip/media's medical content and expand our editing community. There will also be an opportunity to ask questions and details regarding how to get involved.
Theme of presentation
  • WikiCulture & Community
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Length of session (if other than 25 minutes, specify how long)
25 minutes
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Slides or further information (optional)
Slides presented at Wikimania in Montreal in 2017 about Wikipedia and Medicine


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