[spsp-members] Call for Abstracts: Medical Knowledge In the Clinic and Out of the Clinic workshop at the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich

Janna Hastings janna.hastings at gmail.com
Tue Apr 18 09:58:58 UTC 2023

(with apologies for cross-posting)

Call for Abstracts: Medical Knowledge In the Clinic and Out of the Clinic
workshop at the Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich

Medical knowledge is accumulated via clinical research and disseminated via
multiple synthesis and translation mechanisms into daily clinical practice.
Historically, there was a large divide between ‘expert’ knowledge available
only to highly trained clinicians, but increasingly, the boundaries between
knowledge domains are blurring, as medical knowledge is also becoming
available directly to members of the public via digital tools, for example,
Google and WebMD. Medical facts and discoveries are an integral part of
health coverage and debates in the general media, and increasingly in
social media, affecting public and patient knowledge of medical topics
which in turn informs - and is informed by - lived experiences that
patients bring into clinical encounters. On the other hand, medical
knowledge is represented by medical training and (ongoing, cumulative)
medical evidence base, which itself is being transformed by trends such as
the acceleration of research accumulation and disciplinary specialization.
As a result, there is an ongoing interplay of these different knowledge
domains with doctor-patient shared decision-making.

The Digital Society Initiative of the University of Zurich Health community
plans to hold an international and interdisciplinary workshop exploring the
role of digitalization on the communication of medical knowledge in
different knowledge domains, and how medical knowledge obtained via digital
tools such as Google and WebMD affect the doctor-patient relationship and
shared decision-making. The workshop will bring together an
interdisciplinary group of researchers, health practitioners, and
interested members of the public to discuss topics around medical knowledge
creation and exchange, flow, and transfer within and between different
knowledge domains.

The workshop organizers would like to invite abstracts on any topic related
to medical knowledge, digitalization, and their effects on the
doctor-patient relationship.
Specific topics may include:

   - The role of digitalization in democratizing medical knowledge
   - Digital translations, disciplinary specializations, and
   multi-perspective bridges
   - Medical knowledge in the media
   - Narratives and discourses in medical knowledge
   - Digitalization of the medical scientific literature
   - Knowledge negotiation in clinical dialogues
   - Digital support for medical knowledge in shared decision-making
   - Digitalization as an accelerator of knowledge translation
   - The doctor-patient relationship

Abstracts should be 200-500 words in length and should be submitted via
this form by the 30th of April, 2023:

Abstracts will be reviewed by the organizing committee and may be selected
for oral or poster presentation.

For more information, please visit our website.

You can contact Prof. Janna Hastings (janna.hastings at uzh.ch) or Marie Wosny
(marie.wosny at uzh.ch) if you have any questions.
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