Time (UK - BST) 12/07/2021

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08.30 - 08.45 Conference Welcome

Professor Joanne Lymn (Dean & Head of School of Health Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK)

Conference co-chairs: Dr Stathis Th. Konstantinidis, Prof. Heather Wharrad, Prof. NG Chirk Jenn

08.45 - 09.30 Keynote
Capacity Building in E-Learning: Innovative Digital Pedagogy for Healthcare and Medical Education in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Dr Muhammad Helmi Norman

Chair: Prof. NG Chirk Jenn

09.30 - 09.40 Stretch Break
Room A

Theme: ACoRD

Chair: Sazlina Shariff Ghazali

Room B

Theme: ReHIn

Chairs: Klas Karlgren, Vicente Traver Salcedo

09.40 - 09.50 Sharing expertise in digital co-creation and pedagogy: ACoRD - a capacity building project between Europe and Malaysia in Higher Education (HE) e-Learning

H. Wharrad, S. Konstantinidis, P. Lee, P. Yong Voon Chen, M. Taylor, C.H. Teo, P. Mordt, N. Stathakarou, K. Karlgren, H. M. Lim, Chirk Jenn Ng, P.S. Jahn Kassim, Y.H. Yap, S. Shariff Ghazali, C. Poussa

Identifying and prioritizing topics to inform the content of reusable learning objects: a three-step approach

Natalia Stathakarou, Maxine G. Harjani, Ioanna Dratsiou, Annita Varella, Iraklis Tsoupouroglou, Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Stathis Konstantinidis, Vicente Traver Salcedo, Lucia Aparici Tortajada, Klas Karlgren

09.50 - 10.00 Knowledge transfer in developing digital learning resources: Lessons learned from a UK/EU-Malaysia capacity building project

Hooi Min Lim, Chirk Jenn Ng, Heather Wharrad, Yew Kong Lee, Stathis Konstantinidis, Chin Hai Teo

Developing RLOs for refugees health integration

Maxine G. Harjani, Natalia Stathakarou, Stathis Konstantinidis, Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Vicente Traver Salcedo, Klas Karlgren

10.00 - 10.10 Prioritizing topics for developing e-learning resources in healthcare curricula: a comparison between students and educators using a modified Delphi survey

Yew Kong Lee, Hooi Min Lim, Ping Yein Lee Renukha Sellappans, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Wei Hsum Yap, Chin Hai Teo, Chirk Jenn Ng, Heather Wharrad, Stathis Konstantinidis

Panel: Co-creation of RLOs to enable refugees’ health integration: Lessons learned from the ReHIn Erasmus+ project

Natalia Stathakarou, Maxine G. Harjani, Ioanna Dratsiou, Annita Varella, Iraklis Tsoupouroglou, Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Stathis Konstantinidis, Vicente Traver Salcedo, Lucia Aparici Tortajada, Klas Karlgren

10.10 - 10.20 Technical Perspectives of Development of Reusable Learning Objects: Challenges and Solutions- Enna Ayub

Enna Ayub, Nurul Amelina Nasharuddin, Kuhan Krishnan, Zahiruddin Fitri Abu Hassan, Nurhanim Hassan

10.20 - 10.30 Q&A
10.30 - 10.40 Stretch break
Room A

Theme: ACoRD

Chairs: Chin Hai Teo, Hooi Min Lim

Room B

Theme: Simulated Learning

Chairs: Alkinoos Athanasiou, Dimitrios A. Fotiadis

10.40 - 10.50 Repurposing of Digital Education Resources

Natalia Stathakarou, Petter Mordt, Stathis Konstantinidis, Heather Wharrad, Ping Yein Lee, Chirk Jenn Ng, Phelim Voon Chen Yong, Klas Karlgren

Co-creating escape rooms for healthcare education; infrastructures and methodologies for the interactive classroom

P.E. Antoniou, M. Nikolaidou, N. Kyriakidis, P.D. Bamidis

10.50 - 11.00 Strategies to Incorporate Reusable Learning Objects (RLOs) in the Curriculum

Puteri Shanaz Jahn Kassim, Ping Yein Lee, Wei Hsum Yap, Zahiruddin Fitri Abu Hassan, Chirk Jenn Ng, Faridah Idris, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Phelim Voon Chen Yong, Renukha Sellappans, Shyamala Doraisamy, Heather Wharrad, Klas Karlgen, Petter Mordt

Combining 3D Printing and Crowdsourcing into an Online Application to Improve Remote Simulation-Based Education for Health Professions Education Trainees

Krystina M. Clarke, Ahmad Barrari, Andrew Hogue, Adam Dubrowski

11.00 - 11.10 Users’ Reaction and Learning Performance of the ACoRD Reusable Learning Objects- Chin Hai Teo

Chin Hai Teo, Nurul Amelina Nasharuddin, Wei Hsum Yap, Chirk Jenn Ng, Puteri Shanaz Jahn Kassim, Renukha Sellappans, Hooi Min Lim, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Phelim Voon Chen Yong, Klas Karlgen, Petter Mordt, Heather Wharrad

Affect detection in rehabilitation using wearable robotics,multiple biosensors and serious gaming: a concept using the NeuroSuitUp platform

A. Athanasiou, P.E. Antoniou, N. Pandria, A. Astaras, K. Nizamis, K. Mitsopoulos, A. Praftsiotis, N. Terzopoulos, A. Arvanitidis, T. Apostolou, I. Magras, P.D. Bamidis

11.10 - 11.20 Measuring the impact of a capacity building project on reusable learning objects: The ACoRD Study

Chirk Jenn Ng, Ping Yein Lee, Chin Hai Teo, Phelim Voon Chen Yong, Sazlina Shariff Ghazali, Matthew Pears, Stathis Konstantinidis, Heather Wharrad

State-of-the-art sensors in computer-based simulation systems for medical education

Dimitrios A. Fotiadis

11.20 - 11.30 Q&A Q&A

Time (UK - BST) 13/07/2021

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08.30 - 09.20 Keynote
Tech Vs Trust: Scaling Simulation for 21st Century Students

Professor Debbie Holley

Chair: Prof. Heather Wharrad

09.20 - 09.30 Stretch Break
Room A

Theme: Digital Transformation of Health and Care

Chairs: Claudia Stura, Peggy Richter

Room B

Theme: Chatbots in Education


09.30 - 09.40 Training Blueprint for the Digital Transformation of Health and Care (TBDTHC), an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnerships for Vocational Education and Training

Paola Tessari, Oscar Mayora

Panel: Chatbots in Education – A new era on digital learning

Stathis Th. Konstantinidis, Natalia Stathakarou, Eirini Schiza, Iraklis Tsoupouroglou, Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Constantinos S. Pattichis

09.40 - 09.50 Digital Health Technology Trends & Implications for Health Professionals

Claudia Stura

09.50 - 10.00 Digital & Soft Skills of tomorrow’s health professionals

Lisa Leonardini, Cristina Rolli, Elena Squizzato, Alberto Bottaro

10.00 - 10.10 TBC


10.10 - 10.20 Trentino (PAT and FBK) DHLLs

Olivia Balagna, Riccardo Farina, Paola Tessari, Oscar Mayora, Monica Moz

10.20 - 10.30 Q&A
10.30 - 10.40 Stretch break
Room A

Theme: TBDTHC Digital Health Learning Lab: Enhancing Digital Soft Skills

Chairs: Lisa Leonardini, Ad van Berlo

Room B

Theme: Towards Future Curricula

Chairs: Anna Stefanowicz-Kocoł, Jorge Riquelme-Galindo

10.40 - 10.50 Technische Universität Dresden DHLLs

Peggy Richter, Emily Hickmann, Carola Gißke, Hannes Schlieter

Health Informatics in the medical curriculum – students’ perspectives in an Australasian university

Rebecca Grainger, Hermaleigh Townsley, Amy O'Neill, Diane Kenwright, Mary Leigh Moore, Tim Wilkinson

10.50 - 11.00 Sticthing Smart Homes DHLLs

Ad van Berlo, Marjolein Winters

Virtual Erasmus – Co-Creation of Inclusive Digital Learning Packages for Student Midwives across Europe

Borrelli S., Nespoli A., Mets-Oja S., Smit A., van Oost M., Fumagalli S., Karema A., Coolin K., Konstantinidis S., Walker L., Spiby H., Falkenhagen K

11.00 - 11.10 TBC


Supporting Internationalisation of Traineeships in the Healthcare Sector: Healint & Healint4ALL Projects

Riquelme-Galindo J., Lillo-Crespo M., Konstantinidis S., Feliciano S., Höijer-Brear V., Bamidis P., Cunningham S., Stefanowicz-Kocol A. & Hall C.

11.10 - 11.20 Fachhochschule Kufstein Tirol DHLLs

Claudia Stura, Lukas Huber, Sarah Plank

Improving Geriatric Patient Satisfaction: Development of a High-Fidelity E-learning Simulation Course to Develop Intercultural Skills in Geriatric Nursing

Aneta Grochowska, Anna Stefanowicz-Kocoł, Małgorzata Kołpa, Hanna-Mari Pesonen, Johanna Kero

11.20 - 11.30 Q&A Q&A
11.30 - 12.30 Lunch break
Room A

Theme: TBDTHC Enhancing Digital Soft Skills in Healthcare

Chairs: Paola Tessari, Riccardo Farina

Room B

Theme: Future of Digital Learning

Chairs: Maria Nikolaidou, Gill Langmack

12.30 - 12.40 University of Nottingham’s Digital Health Learning Labs

Stathis Th. Konstantinidis, Heather Wharrad

Driving Open Innovation in Medical Education Technology

M. Nikolaidou, P.E. Antoniou, T. Poulton, T. Roberts, M. Fotaki, P. D. Bamidis

12.40 - 12.50 Panel: Digital Health Training Guidelines

Paola Tessari, Oscar Mayora, Alberto Bottaro, Riccardo Farina, Olivia Balagna

Carers' needs, skills and competences analysis in order to develop an Education PrOgram for Carers in Facilities with Neuro Disabled Subjects (EPOCFINDS)

Eleftheria Vellidou, Yannis Dionyssiotis, Stathis Th. Konstantinidis, Pavlos Sarafis, Sofia Artemi, Katerina Stergiopoulou, Anne Mette Vind, Niculina Birsanu, Sophie Duport, Dimitrios Koutsouris, EPoCFiNDS Consensus attendants group

12.50 - 13.00 Preliminary Data Results Regarding the Development of a Virtual Education Simulation of an Adult Proximal Tibia Model for Intraosseous Insertion Simulators to Train Pre-Hospital healthcare Providers

Dania, Andy, Bruno, Bill, Andrei, Adam

13.00 - 13.10 Band 5 Registered Nurse’s experiences, understanding and perceptions of Computerised Decision Support Systems in the NHS hospital ward setting

Hannah M. Jackson

13.10 - 13.20 Q&A
13.20 - 13.30 Stretch break
Room A

Theme: Guest Talk

Chairs: Paola Tessari, Oscar Mayora

Room B

Theme: Posters Session

Chairs: Matthew Pears, Daniyar Sapargaliyev

13.30 - 14.15 Guest Speaker
TRENTINOSALUTE 4.0: Experience in Digital Health of the Autonomous Province of Trento

Dr Lorenzo Gios

How Do Nursing Intern Students Obtain Evidence-Based Health Information?

Asim Alhejaili, Heather Wharrad, Richard Windle

Use of Telerehabilitation Approaches in Saudi Arabia Patient and Physiotherapist Acceptance

Ahmed Alanazi, Heather Wharrad, Fiona Moffatt

Mental fitness promotion through a mobile application in healthcare workers in the United Kingdom: A Feasibility Study Protocol

Mehmet Yildirim, Timothy Carter, Laura Bedford, Holly Blake

Co-Designing Mental Health Virtual Reality Education

Da Silva C., Torres A., Kapralos B., Peisachovich E., Anyinam C., Coffey S., Graham L., Dubrowski A.

Co-Designing a Virtual Reality Framework to Enhance Reminiscence Therapy for Persons with Dementia

Sun, W., Quevedo, A., Schewaga, R.


Time (UK - BST) 14/07/2021

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08.30 - 09.20 Keynote
Shaping an Inclusive Future of Medical Education in the Digital Age

Dr Eleni Dafli

Chair: Dr Stathis Th Konstantinidis

09.20 - 09.30 Stretch Break
Room A

Theme: 360°/VR Resources

Chairs: Panagiotis Antoniou, Eirini Schiza

Room B

Theme: Chatbots Workshop


09.30 - 09.40 Co-creation of Virtual Reality reusable e-resources for European Healthcare Education - CoViRR

Stathis Th. Konstantinidis, Heather Wharrad, Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Constantinos S. Pattichis

Workshop: Designing an Educational Chatbot: "Hello, where should I begin?"

James Henderson, Matthew Pears, Iraklis Tsoupouroglou, Suhail Muzaiek, Fotos Frangoudes

09.40 - 09.50 Technical facilitation of XR resources co-creation; A Visual editor for authoring virtual environments in XR

P.E. Antoniou, P. David, L. Ioannidis, E. Sidiropoulos, P.D. Bamidis

09.50 - 10.00 360ViSi – An internationally focused cross sector alliance in European Health education training using 360° video simulation technology

Taylor M., Sapargaliyev D., Wharrad H., Whittingham K

10.00 - 10.10 Virtual Reality Applications in Neurological Diseases

Eirini Schiza, Maria Matsangidou, Kleanthis Neokleous, Constantinos S. Pattichis

10.10 - 10.20 Participatory workshops of XR resources for healthcare education; Observations from the field

P.E. Antoniou, A. Varella, M. Nikolaidou, S. Lachanoudi, A. Athanasiou, P.D. Bamidis

10.20 - 10.30 Q&A Q&A
10.30 - 10.40 Stretch break
Room A

Theme: 360°/VR Showcase


Room B

Theme: Simulated Learning


10.40 - 11.30 Virtual Reality Reusable e-Resources

Matthew Pears, Stathis Th. Konstantinidis, P.E. Antoniou, Panagiotis Bamidis, Fotos Frangoudes, Kleanthis Neokleous, Gerge Ntakakis, Eirini Schiza, D. Bamidis, Constantinos S. Pattichis

Understanding the basics and building a chatbot

Iraklis Tsoupouroglou, James Henderson, Suhail Muzaiek, Fotos Frangoudes

11.30 - 12.30 Lunch break
Room A

Theme: Co-Design VR Workshop


Room B

Theme: Healthcare Education Innovation

Chairs: Matthew Pears, N. Göktepe

12.30 - 12.40 Co-design workshop of Virtual Reality Reusable Resources

Michael Taylor, Panagiotis Antoniou, Eirini Schiza

A low-cost interactive platform for visual display of global engagement

Stanley C W Ko

12.40 - 12.50 Digital signatures for easy recognition of student professional development progress

Stanley C W Ko, Benjamin White, Paul Stronge, Gwen Hughes

12.50 - 13.00 Moving teaching online – an opportunity to re-evaluate the core aims of taught sessions

Dr M. Kokolski

13.00 - 13.10 Digital Divides in healthcare education innovations

Mrs Clare Rainey, Dr Sonyia McFadden, Dr Raymond Bond

13.10 - 13.20 Experience in developing online reusable learning objectives for early career health researchers in international collobration: Threshold project

N. Göktepe, R. Windle, H. Wharrad, M. Taylor, A. Hill, A. Karadağ, Z. Zeybekoğlu, S. Akgül, M. Ekerim

13.20 - 13.30 Curricular Integration of 3D Printed Simulators to Support Home Based Practice in a Nursing Program: Development and Evaluation of Efficacy and Realism

Brenda Barth, Julia Micallef, Artur Arutiunian, Jason Wang, Dana Chorney, Elaine Salmers, Janet McCabe, Adam Dubrowski

13.30 - 13.40 The Effectiveness of Mobile Phone Messaging-Based Interventions to Promote Physical Activity in Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus : A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis

Mohammed Alsahli, Alaa A Abd-alrazaq, Stathis Th. Konstantinidis, Mowafa Househ, Holly Blake

13.40 - 13.50 Virtual simulated learning activity to support culturally based ethical practice

Dr Brenda Gamble, Dr Catherine Drea

13.50 - 14.00 Q&A Q&A

Time (UK - BST) 13/07/2021

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08.30 - 09.20 Keynote
How Standards Boost Innovation: Examples from Erasmus+ and ISO

Sandra Feliciano

Chairs: Prof. Ping Yein Lee, Dr Phelim Yong Voon Chen

09.20 - 09.30 Stretch Break
Room A

Theme: 360° Workshop (CoViRR)


Room B

Theme: Chatbots in Education

Chairs: Brenda Gamble, Pamela Mutombo

09.30 - 09.40 Developing a 360°/Virtual Reality resource: A practical hands-on workshop

James Henderson, Fotos Frangoudes, Giorgos Ntakakis

Seniors Cultural Competency Virtual Learning Environment (SCCVLE): An Innovative Education Tool to enhance Competencies

Pamela Mutombo, Andrei Torres, Bill Kapralos, Brenda Gamble, Beheshta Momand, Celeste Adams, Lynda Lawson, Celina Da Silva, Adam Dubrowski

09.40 - 09.50 A Qualitative Study on Expectations Towards an Online Course Among Physiotherapy Students in Malaysia

Harikrishnan Ranganathan, Devinder Kaur Ajit Singh, Saravana Kumar, Shobha Sharma, Chua Siew Kuan, Nabilah Binti Ahmad, Kamalambal Harikrishnan

09.50 - 10.00 Redesigning Biomedical Science Practicum towards a New Frontier

Chia Yoke Yin, Adeline; Ooi Yin Yin; Teoh Ming Li; Tor Yin Sim; Chua Lin Lin; Lee Sau Har; Looi Chung Yeng; Ng Woei Kean; Tang Yin Quan; Yong Voon Chen, Phelim

10.00 - 10.10 Digitally bolstered assessments - Robust and comprehensive

Dr Prabal Bhargava

10.10 - 10.20 TBC


10.20 - 10.30 Q&A Q&A
10.30 - 10.40 Stretch break
Room A

Theme: Virtual Reality in Education

Chairs: Chin Hai Teo, Hooi Min Lim

Room B

Theme: Healthcare Technology

Chairs: Steve Gallagher, Duraisamy Sathya

10.40 - 10.50 Panel: Feasibility and acceptability of Virtual Reality Reusable e-Resources

Matthew Pears, Panagiotis Antoniou, Eirini Schiza, S. Th. Konstantinidis

Digital healthcard information security using blockchain

D. Sathya, D. Jagadeesan, P. Betty

10.50 - 11.00 “It’s not the same as really being there”: Medical Educators’ attitudes to digital technologies for clinical experiential learning

Steve Gallagher, Shakeel Mohammed, Tehmina Gladman, Phil Blyth

11.00 - 11.10 Development and Feasibility Testing of a Web Based Self-Management Intervention for Nurses with Low Back Pain: A Mixed Method Study

Alduraywish, R., Hendrick, P., Blake, H.

11.10 - 11.20 Recommendations for use of virtual reality reusable e-resources in healthcare curricula in terms of pedagogical aspects

Matthew Pears, Panagiotis Antoniou, Eirini Schiza, Panagiotis D. Bamidis, Constantinos S. Pattichis, S. Th. Konstantinidis

Factors influence healthcare professionals’ Compliance intention with EHR privacy policy, a Scoping Review

Nabil Alhassani, Richard Windle, Stathis Th. Konstantinidis

11.20 - 11.30 Q&A Q&A
11.30 - 12.00 Closing Ceremony

Please refer to the Abstracts and Conference Programme in full (PDF format) below.