Supporting Medical Education through Emerging Technologies and Innovation Services (CE101)

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Friday, May 15, 1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

Cost: $265 (nonmember: $490)
Attendance maximum: 30

Learn about the latest, amazing medical technologies, how academic medical libraries are using these technologies, and how you can justify requests for them at your institution. Interactive demos of 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, and more are included.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Develop an understanding of how emerging technologies (including but not limited to 3D printing, virtual and augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and wearable technologies) function and their current and potential uses in medical education, research, and practice. Any newer technologies that become available at the time of the CE session will also be discussed.
  • Learn about select cases of medical libraries providing emerging technologies services and technology-rich spaces to support medical education.
  • Draft either a justification or a promotional and outreach plan for emerging technologies services/spaces at their specific libraries.

* Note: Attendees are required to bring a laptop computer or other device with WiFi capability to participate in interactive activities.


Chelsea Misquith is the Emerging Technologies Librarian at the Ruth Lilly Medical Library, Indiana University School of Medicine. She works with the library's Technology Team to connect medical faculty, students, residents, and staff with the emerging technologies services offered through the library's Nexus Collaborative Learning Lab. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, watching horror movies, and traveling.

Elisandro Cabada is an Assistant Professor and the Medical and Bioengineering Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Cabada holds faculty appointments in the University Library and in the engineering and innovation-focused Carle Illinois College of Medicine. His research interests include studying the barriers to access, affordances, and integration of emerging and immersive technologies in research and instruction in higher education.

MLA CE Credits: 4