Continuing medical education website launched

A website providing Australian medical practitioners with free virtual access to educational conferences and meetings has launched.

Medical Update Pty Ltd director Gary Smith said video and power point slides from events from around the country are uploaded on to the site – www.medicalupdate.com.au – where they are easily accessible by subscribers.

“We work by filming educational meetings and conferences doctors would normally attend and then place the material up on line,” Mr Smith said.

Mr Smith said the site, which has been live since October, currently includes presentations from local and international clinicians covering a variety of topics including eating disorders, cardiology and ophthalmology.

He said the aim of the website was to save doctors’ time.

“The service was brought about as a time saver,” Mr Smith said.

“Some practitioners leave home first thing in the morning and don't arrive home until late at night because they have to attend educational dinner meetings after work.”

“The website allows them to watch video of the conferences and meetings online at home or work, instead of spending hours at a meeting.”

Mr Smith said the website was attracting positive feedback from rural medical practitioners and said the service would be adding a wider variety of topics in the near future.

“We are still fairly new so there will be much more to come,” he said.

Medical Update is free to Australian medical practitioners who can register online.

Posted in Australian eHealth

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