Wikimedia CEE Meeting 2016/Programme/Submissions/Wikipedia & Medicine Part 1: Current State and Lessons Learned Worldwide

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Title of your proposal[edit]

Wikipedia & Medicine Part 1: Current State and Lessons Learned Worldwide

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

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


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

Type of submission (Please choose one)[edit]

  • Presentation


This session is about enhancing the work done in the CEE in regards to medical content in Wikipedia & Wikimedia Projects. Since the CEE has a vast experience and successful collaborations with both 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. The session has been divided into two parts:

Part 1 - a presentation;

Part 2 - a collaborative workshop.

Each part was submitted separately, to allow flexibility in participation.

Part 1, the presentation, will familiarize attendees with what is already happening worldwide in relation to medical content. This part will include a review of existing types of collaborations, available resources and best practices of involving medical students, faculty & researchers with Wikimedia projects. Among others things, we will discuss the medical translation project and new frontiers enabled by Wikidata. The session will also include lessons learned from various endeavors around the world and will conclude with Questions & Answers.

Part 2 of the session, a collaborative workshop, will follow. For more details about the workshop, please check the following submission.

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.
  • The next step will be the practical workshop that follows.

Duration (without Q&A)[edit]

  • Total for part 1 = 60 minutes. 45 minutes presentation + 15 minutes Q & A.

Specific requirements[edit]

  • Might also present in EDU sessions.
  • For part 1 only a projector & internet connection.

Slides or further information[edit]

Slide will be available later on.

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

  1. Halibutt (talk) 14:48, 20 July 2016 (UTC)