January 2020 What I’m Thinking About…

Integration of Emerging Media and Visualization Tools into Medical Education

Prof. Paul Rea & Dr. Claudia Krebs

Date: January 7, 2020

Time: 12:00 – 1:30PM

  • formal presentations and discussion from 12:00 – 1:30pm, with a pause at 1:00pm for those who need to leave early
  • feel free to bring a bagged lunch


  • LSC CMR 1312 (host venue)
  • DHCC 2262
  • NHSC 9-374
  • SHY F414

Remote Access: Additional access options are available. Please email ches.communications@ubc.ca to request remote access.


The utilization of technology in education, and specifically the biomedical field, has been growing at an exponential rate over recent years. However, one thing which is core to this drive is the pedagogy behind it. We have to ensure that what we develop, utilise and train future generations with when using technology is carefully developed in line with appropriate pedagogical grounding, and is validated, engaging, accurate, reproducible and reliable. To do this requires the input of our students, faculty and industry, grounded in effective learning techniques for the end-stage user. By working together in a co-creation approach with our partners in this journey, we can truly shape the digital applications of technology in education for biomedical visualization. This talk will specifically focus on how a collaborative approach, engaging our students in this journey, can truly revolutionize the way we use technology in education. We shall demonstrate, through case studies and examples, our applications of co-creation partnerships and how and why we can use technology in education, but equally how our students can be at the core of what we do.


  1. Gain an understanding of the potential and the limitations of integrating technology
  2. Explain the process for planning a technology intervention from idea to first prototype.
  3. Discuss the specific needs of medical education for integration with technology and visualizations.

Accredited by UBC CPD



The University of British Columbia Division of Continuing Professional Development (UBC CPD) is fully accredited by the Committee on Accreditation of Continuing Medical Education (CACME) to provide study credits for continuing medical education for physicians. This program meets the certification criteria of the College of Family Physicians of Canada and has been certified by UBC CPD for up to 18 (1.5 per session) Mainpro+ Group Learning credits. Each physician should claim only those credits accrued through participation in the activity.

RCPSC Accreditation

What I’m Thinking About… is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.