University of Calgary

LINDSAY: The future of medical education

Submitted by darmstro on Fri, 2012-07-13 13:33.

July 13, 2012

Researchers at the University of Calgary have created a new, interactive tool that will change the way medical education is taught. LINDSAY is a virtual human, named after Lindsay Kimmett, a bright, promising medical student who died in a car crash.

The University of Calgary is holding a media availability and photo op on Monday, July 16th at 10 am, to introduce LINDSAY, whose applications bridge the gap that often exists between real life and the textbook.

What: Demonstration of LINDSAY, virtual human.

When: Monday, July 16 at 10 am.

Where: Theatre 4, Health Sciences Centre, 3330 Hospital Dr NW, Calgary

Parking: Media can park in Lot 6.

Who:

  • Dr. Bruce Wright, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Medical Education
  • Christian Jacob, Professor, Faculty of Science
  • Heather Jamniczky, Assistant Professor In The Faculty Of Medicine
  • Mike Paget, Virtual Reality Developer
  • Dianne and Kelly Kimmett - Lindsay’s Parents

Media contact:
Leanne Yohemas
Media Relations
University of Calgary
leanne.yohemas@ucalgary.ca