13th Conference on Professional Information Resources

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Poster Session

Session coordinator: Jana Machonská, Albertina icome Praha s.r.o., Czech Republic

Where: 28. 5. 2008, 16.00 - 17.30, Auditorium D

Community 2.0 and Its Consulting Potential: An Example from a Medical Environment

Autor: Vendula Papíková, Centre of Biomedical Informatics, Institute of Computer Science of the Czech Academy of Sciences


Richard Papik, Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic



The advent of the second generation of web services and tools, so called Web 2.0, have strongly influenced information seeking behaviour of professional communities. Applications originally developed for the general „internet public“ have found their use also in groups of professionals and specialists in many areas. This work deals with use of a social networking phenomenon for sharing and searching of information in medicine and related sciences. There is given an overview of available systems aimed to support communication and sharing of information among physicians, scientists working in biomedical fields, or among medical students. Chosen systems are evaluated from a view of availability and credibility of professional information on given medical topics. This work was supported by the projects 1M06014 MŠMT ČR and IAA701010606 GA AV ČR.

About author:

Vendula Papikova, M.D. graduated at the 1st Medical Faculty of Charles University at Prague. In 1996 she achieved specialization from internal medicine and in 2000 from clinical chemistry. She worked as physician at several faculty hospitals and as assistant professor at 2nd Department of Medical Chemistry and Biochemistry (nowadays Institute of Biochemistry and Experimental Oncology) of the 1st Medical Faculty of Charles University in Prague. In years 1997 – 1999 she worked as pharmacovigilance and scientific medical information adviser in pharmaceutical company Ferring-Léčiva. In 2001 she passed short time educational internship focused on a diagnostics of inborn errors of metabolism and on evidence-based medicine. Since 2006 till present she works at Department of Medical Informatics and at Centre of Biomedical Informatics, Institute of Computer Sciences, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic.

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