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Medicine X Call for Papers

From: Nigam Shah <nigam@stanford.edu>
Date: Thu, 5 Apr 2012 13:30:23 -0700
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Dear Colleagues,

I am forwarding a message about a meeting on Stanford campus, which may be
of interest to those interested in the emerging area of social technologies
and their effects on the field of medicine. IMIA's Social Media Working
Group (SMWG) is handling the peer-review for this meeting. Details below.

Regards,
Nigam.

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Call for Papers

Stanford Medicine X invites you to submit your work to its conference,
taking place at Stanford University September 28-30, 2012. Submissions will
be accepted from January 15, 2012 to April 15, 2012. Papers will be
eligible for publication in the conference’s partner journals, *PLoS ONE* and
the *Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE)*. Accepted abstracts will be
published in an electronic publication entitled the *Stanford Medicine X
Proceedings*.
Area of Focus

Scientific research studies and scholarly practice-based work in the area
of emerging information and social technologies and their effects on the
field of medicine will be the primary scientific focus of the Medicine X
conference. We seek submissions in a broad area of topics including:

   - The role of Web 2.0 and Internet-based technologies and their effects
   on patients, health care professionals;
   - Social/mobile technologies and their use in the areas of science,
   health and medicine;
   - Health information and content on the internet;
   - Collaboration using the Internet and the use of these technologies to
   change health care delivery and practice.

Type of Presentations

The following types of submissions will be accepted for presentation at
Stanford Medicine X:

   - Oral Presentations
   - Poster Presentations
   - Demo Interactive Presentations
   - Workshops
   - Panel Discussions

A selection of submissions will be invited to prepare full papers for
consideration for publication along with other Stanford Medicine X
conference papers in one of our partner scientific journals. As with our
previous conference at Stanford, we will offer DEMO Interactive sessions,
oral presentations and poster presentations at the conference. We are also
accepting applications for interactive workshops to be held on Sept 28,
2012.
Official Academic Publishing Partners

We are delighted to announce that Stanford has partnered with two leading
academic journals to publish papers from our conference: PLoS ONE and JoVE.

One of our core missions is to unite all health care stakeholders to work
together to solve health problems and we believe these two leading journals
have a very broad reach, bringing work presented at Medicine X from small
niche audiences to the broader scientific and medical establishment. As the
largest scientific journal in the world, PLoS ONE will provide a
wide-reaching platform in which to present your work. Because visual
presentation is so important for many who work with emerging technologies
and medicine, we are also excited that JoVE (the only MEDLINE and
PubMed-indexed video journal of science) will be publishing video-based
multimedia papers presented at the conference.
PLoS ONE: Public Library of Science ONE

 <http://www.plosone.org/>The official journal for standard papers of the
proceedings from Medicine X is *PLoS ONE*. *PLoS ONE* is an international,
peer-reviewed, open-access, online publication that is published by the
nonprofit organization Public Library of Science. *PLoS ONE*is indexed by
the world’s leading organizations, including MEDLINE, PubMed, PubMed
Center, Google Scholar, Scopus and Web of Science. Launched in December
2006, PLoS ONE is currently the largest journal in the world.

In partnership with Medicine X, *PLoS ONE* will create a *Proceedings of
Medicine X Virtual Collection* that will represent a broad range of work
being conducted at the intersection of emerging information/social
technologies and medicine, ranging from intervention-based studies of
eHealth tools to improve chronic disease care to the study of mobile health
applications and their role in empowering patients to more actively
participate in their own health care.
JoVE: Journal of Visual Experimentation

 <http://www.jove.com/>The official journal for multimedia papers of the
proceedings from Medicine X is*The Journal of Visualized Experiments* (*JoVE
*). *JoVE* is a peer-reviewed scientific journal with the focus of
publishing medical research in video format. Launched in December 2006,
JoVE is abstracted and indexed in Index Medicus, MEDLINE and PubMed.

In partnership with Medicine X, *JoVE* will create a *Proceedings of
Medicine X*collection that will feature video presentations of work
presented at the Medicine X conference. As a special benefit to Medicine X
presenters, the Stanford AIM Lab will produce video submissions in
collaboration with authors for publication in *JoVE* (a $2400.00 value).
Authors accepted for publication will only be responsible for the standard
access *JoVE* charge of $850.00. Medicine X will be providing partial and
full publishing scholarships to help offset these additional charges for
authors with demonstrated financial need.
Proceedings of Stanford Medicine X

All abstracts (poster and oral presentations) accepted for presentation at
Medicine X will be published in an electronic publication, *Proceedings of
Medicine X*. There will be no additional fees associated with publication
in the Proceedings. Submissions will be indexed in Google Scholar.
Peer-review Process

We believe that high-quality peer-review is vital to maintaining the
highest academic standards for Stanford Medicine X. Therefore, we have
partnered with the International Medical Informatics Association (IMIA)
Social Media Working Group (SMWG) to provide peer review for all
research-based submissions to Medicine X. These reviews will not only
provide authors with an objective framework from which to improve their
scholarship for publication, but will also ensure that only the
highest-quality scientific work is presented at the conference.

Submissions of the highest quality will be recommended to develop their
work into full papers for submission to one of our official conference
publications, *PLoS ONE* or *JoVE*. The final full papers developed from
these submissions must undergo additional peer-review to determine their
suitability for publication in *PLoS ONE* or *JoVE*.
Scientific Awards

To encourage and reward scholarly work in the area of emerging
technologies, Stanford will provide the following awards, adjudicated by a
special international judging panel:

   - *Stanford Medicine X Award*: Award for best overall scientific paper
   presented at the conference. Publication fees for*PLoS ONE* ($1350) or *
   JoVE* ($850+AIM Lab video production valued at $2400) will be paid, in
   addition to a $1000.00 prize.
   - *Stanford Medicine X Poster Award*: Award for best poster presented at
   the conference. A prize of $500.00 will be offered.
   - *Stanford Medicine X Demo Interactive Award*:  Award for best demo
   interactive presentation at the conference.

How to Submit to Present your Work at Stanford Medicine X

Submissions open January 15, 2012. Please subscribe to our Medicine X
list <http://medicinex.stanford.edu/pre-register-and-join-the-stanford-medicine-x-network/>to
be the first to learn about new developments and announcements from
Medicine X.
About Medicine X

Originally described by O’Reilly in 2004, Web 2.0 is defined as a “set of
economic, social and technology trends that collectively form the next
generation of the Internet, a more mature, distinctive medium characterized
by user participation, openness, and network effect”. The terms Medicine
2.0 and Health 2.0 have been increasingly used over the past few years to
describe work that uses Web 2.0 technologies as applied to the field of
medicine with the goal of improving health and health care. Because web and
emerging technologies are ever evolving, we have created a conference
centered on the concept of Medicine X.

Medicine X is a catalyst for innovative ideas about the future of medicine,
healthcare, and wellness. The initiative explores how emerging technologies
will advance medical practice, improve health outcomes, and empower
patients to be active participants in their own care. The “X” is meant to
encourage thinking beyond numbers and trends—it represents the infinite
possibilities for current and future information technologies to improve
health and well-being.

Where other healthcare technology conferences may focus on consumer trends
or business-to-business needs, Medicine X will bring a broad,
research-driven approach to understanding emerging technologies with the
potential to improve health and advance the practice of medicine. Drawing
on the best traditions of Stanford—an incubator in the Silicon Valley—the
conference aims to ignite interdisciplinary thinking and collaboration
while encouraging a rigorous, quantitatively driven approach to
understanding emerging technologies. In other words, the conference hopes
to encourage “moon shot” thinking while actually offering the intellectual
tools to make those ideas reality.
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