History

MEI2018 is the 3rd International Conference on Medical Education Informatics. It follows a nice tradition started back in 2012 and featuring a triennial event organisation pattern.

MEI2015 was the 2nd International Conference on Medical Education Informatics organised within the framework of the CAMEI Project (http://www.camei-project.eu/) funded by the FP7 programme of the European Commission. Key papers from MEI2015, in association with the ePBLnet project (www.epblnet.eu), appeared in a special issue in the MEFANET Journal (http://mj.mefanet.cz/index.php?pg=issues--volume-5-issue-1). MEI2015 was supported by other funded projects, namely, ePBLnet (http://www.epblnet.eu/) [funded by the TEMPUS programme]; Millennium Hospital (http://www.mhel-project.eu/) [funded by the Lifelong Programme of the European Commission; Leonardo da Vinci]; WHAAM (http://www.whaamproject.eu/) [funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Commission; Key Activity 3 Multilateral Projects]; and STHENOS (http://www.sthenos.gr) [funded by the Greek Ministry of Education and Religious Affairs, Culture and Sports (ref. number 2012ΣΕ245802840)].

These two follow MEI2012, which was the 1st International  Conference on Medical Education Informatics, organised by the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki team of the mEducator project [ECP 2008 EDU 418006] which was funded by the eContentPlus European Commission programme. Key papers from MEI2012 appeared in a special issue in the Journal of Medical Internet Research (http://www.jmir.org/themes/108).

Finally, MEI2012 was preceded by two International Workshops on "Multi-type Content Repurposing and Sharing in Medical Education" organised in Larnaca, CY (2009), and Plovdiv , BG (2010), as well as, many other clustering and dissemination events which have taken place since 2009, in the framework of the mEducator project. The MEI2012 conference created the space for discussion and debate about the evolution of learning technologies and the web and its integration and role within modern medical education.

This year, MEI2018 is supported by numerous projects like CAPTAIN (http://captain-eu.org/) [funded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 769830], TAME (http://www.tame-project.org/) [co-funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union; Key Action 2 Co-operation for Innovation and the Exchange of Good Practices;Key Action 2 - Capacity-building in the Field of Higher Education], SmokeFreeBrain (http://smokefreebrain.eu/) [funded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 681120], WAVES (http://wavesnetwork.eu/) [funded by the Erasmus+2015 Programme of the European Commission; Higher Education - Knowledge Alliances],  LLM Care (http://www.llmcare.gr/) [funded by individuals,  private and public bodies and  associations], iPrognosis (http://www.i-prognosis.eu/) [funded by European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 690494], AD-Autonomy (http://www.adautonomy.eu/) [funded by the ERASMUS+ 2017 Programme of the European Commission, Key Action 2 - Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education], DS Leisure (http://www.dsleisure.eu/) [funded by the ERASMUS+ 2017 Programme of the European Commission, Key Action 2 - Strategic Partnerships for Adult Education], myPAL (http://mypalinfo.leeds.ac.uk/) [funded by Health Education England], TELECOMS (https://time.leeds.ac.uk/time/index.php)  and others.