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Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2016/Programme/Submissions/Wikipedia & Medicine: Current State, Lessons Learned and CEE Involvement

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Title of your proposal[edit]

Wikipedia & Medicine: Current State, Lessons Learned and CEE Involvement

Name(s) and/or username(s)[edit]

Shani Evenstein, User:Esh77
WikiProject Medicine, Wikipedia Education Program, Wikimedia Israel


  • Wikipedia & Medicine
  • Wikipedia Education Program
  • Content Translation
  • Wikidata
  • Building partnerships
  • Best Practices

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Presentation, short discussion & practical workshop


This session is about enhancing the work done in the CEE in regards to medical content in Wikipedia & Wikimedia Projects and will include a presentation followed by a discussion and practical workshop. The presentation will familiarize attendees with what is already happening worldwide in relation to medical content, including a review of existing types of collaborations, available resources, best practices of involving medical students, faculty & researchers with Wikimedia projects and lessons learned from various endeavors around the world. We will discuss the medical translation project and new frontiers enabled by Wikidata. A short discussion on what could be done specifically in the CEE will follow, after which we we will conduct a short practical workshop that will give participants a taste of what they could do to get involved. For participants with a vast experience and successful collaborations with GLAMs and Educational institutions, this session aim to expand these collaborations to include working with medical institutions and harnessing medical students & faculty to work with our community. It will also allow participants that have been thus far less involved in outreach, some ideas and tools to get started.

Expected outcomes[edit]

  • Better familiarity with what is already happening, existing resources and best practices that will hopefully inspire CEE members to engage with Wikipedia & Medicine outreach locally.
  • Beginning of new translations of medical articles in various languages during the workshop.
  • A list of volunteers willing to join a pilot in the CEE this year.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

  • Total of 90 minutes.

Specific requirements[edit]

  • Might also present in EDU sessions.
  • A projector, internet connection, flip chart, sticky papers in different colors, pens.
  • If possible, the room layout should be suitable for groups, i.e. a few medium tables with chairs around them.

Slides or further information[edit]

Wikipedia & Medicine - CEE 2016

Interested attendees (Please add yourself, and you may indicate your questions to the presenter).[edit]

  1. Halibutt (talk) 14:49, 20 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]
  2. SusikMkr (talk) 15:05, 21 July 2016 (UTC)[reply]