Projects

The MEI-RG is an active participant in a number of international projects in collaboration with several healthcare institutions of the EU and the rest of the world. Moreover, it demonstrates strong management capacity having coordinated a large number of EU grants in eContentPlus, FP7, LIFELONG LEARNING, and INTERREG programmes.

  • ePBLnet: MEI coordinates the Supraregional network for medical curriculum transformation with e-problem based learning and Virtual patients (ePBLnet, http://www.epblnet.eu) funded by the Tempus program;
  • mEducator: MEI has successfully coordinated an eContentPlus project on Multi-type Content Repurposing and Sharing in Medical Education (mEducator, http://www.meducator.net/)
  • DISCOVER: MEI actively participates with technical developments and pilot design and deployment of trials for carers of elderly within the CIP-ICT-PSP DISCOVER project (http://www.discover4carers.eu/).
  • CHILDRENHEALTH: MEI co-ordinated a regional/cross-border collaboration project between Greece and FYROM dealing, among other issues, with education of health professionals and the general population on issues of obesity and cardiovascular diseases starting from the infancy.
  • Millennium Hospital: The Millenium Hospital (MHeL) project is funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme and aims at the delivery of eLearning content in the Italian Continuing Medical Education by adopting best practices, innovations and quality standards from the mEducator and Mirror Projects. (http://www.millenniumhospital.it/en/project/overview)
  • WHAAM: The project is funded by the Lifelong Learning Programme to support students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and their parents and teachers. MEI and other partners are currently developing a Web Application to monitor student interventions and an e-Learning module on ICT-based interventions (http://www.whaamproject.eu).
  • CROSSBORDERHEALTH: The project aimed at the promotion of the border areas rural doctor's medical education in topics of technology and social medicine with the use of multimedia and the internet. It was successfully completed in 2008 by MEI, involving cross-border cooperation between Greece and Bulgaria to identify and cover the needs of health and public health of the border areas.
  • INTRAMEDNET: MEI has contributed to the development of a medical educational/research intranet between higher education & research institutions from Greece, Italy & Cyprus to disseminate web-based lectures and seminars and promote research collaborations through shared workspaces (http://www2.cs.ucy.ac.cy/intramednet).
  • WIDEMEDNET: MEI participated in a wide online medical education institutions’ alliance which created an open system for inserting and sharing educational resources in a distributed repository and disseminated innovative educational technologies
  • OpenLabyrinth3.0: The Group collaborates with the University of Calgary in building the interface and semantically extending the old version of the Virtual Patient platform OpenLabyrinth.
  • UroEDU: The Group has transferred advances of social media and semantic web technologies from the mEducator project into Continuing Education for Urology and constructed the responsive web site, gaming and virtual patient case for the educational activities of the Institute for the study of Urological Diseases (http://www.imop.gr/en)
  • C4C: The Group collaborates with psychology and secondary school counseling experts for building up affective gaming environments for moderating the bad psychological impacts of crisis in teenager behaviours (http://www.connecting4caring.gr). 
  • CAMEI: CAMEI is funded under FP7 as a coordination and support action to foster IT skills for healthcare workforce in the EU and USA. It aims to coordinate research activities/policies towards the development of educational material and programs, to boost new trends for acquiring new knowledge in respect of the implementation of eHealth systems in practice, foster transnational access to research infrastructures and establish a network of best practices in Medical Education Informatics. (http://www.camei-project.eu)