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We have got a new handbook available in print for our users - "Social Media in Clinical Practice" by Bertalan Mesko, MD, PhD medical futurist, geek doctor with a PhD in genomics, popular Twitterer, award-winner developer of the Social MEDia Course, Futuremed alumni and university lecturer. It is more than a handbook but a set of practical guidelines, check-lists, and practices on how medical professional can use different social media platforms to make their personal and department work more efficient.



Dr. Wendy Crebbin, PhD, M Ed Admin, University of Ballarat, Manager, Education Development and Research Department, Royal Australasian College of Surgeons, met with the Educational group (of Dr. Melina Vassiliou MD, D.Ed.) in the DeK today, October 26th, sharing her expertise in medical education.



We are back from the SAGES 2012 Annual Conference which took place in San Diego on March 7-10.

It was a great meeting full of presentations, courses, sessions, exhibits, panels, videos and social events!


Our Centre has just recently joined the Mayo Clinic Social Media Health Network!

Please see below the slides that will briefly explain what this Network is about, what it gives us and how we can benefit from it. 


We now have the recordings available of the webinars we recently provided in the DeK: 

“Your hospital’s best PR move: Live-tweet a surgery" on March 22nd

 "Design the best mobile experience for your patients" on May 16 by the Mayo Clinic Centre for Social Media.

If you failed to attend any of these webinars or would like to use them for your current projects, please feel free to contact us. 

(The recordings are on DVD, we do not replicate it and do not have plans to publish it somewhere online due to the copyright)


Our Henry K.M. de Kuyper Education Centre is officially opened on October 28, 2011!

Many thanks to our investors, volunteers, and guests!


Here are the most interesting moments of this event (turn sound on!)



In the Surgical Grand Rounds chapter we post the video recordings of the Surgical Grand Rounds that take place every Thursday in the Sir William Osler Amphitheater 6th floor Cedar entrance A6.105.

For registered users only (go to My DeK tool in the right top corner to register or log in).


This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activityas defined bythe Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Everyone is encouraged to attend and support these Rounds at the MUHC and McGill.

Please check every week.

If you do not see a recording of some recent sessions you are particularly interested, please contact us at 45390, as it may be available on DVD and not yet uploaded on the web site.

Thank you!

In the August issue of the E-EnBref you can find an article "Welcome to the DeK" telling about our Centre, its current and future projects.

You can read the original on the MUHC Portal online. For those of you who do not have access to it, we copy the text below.



We made the first presentation video about the deK - it will give you a glimpse of what we do and how we might help you. (5:00 min)

The Henry K.M. de Kuyper Education Centre Presentation