New Online Cyber Journal Club Platform Launched

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I am thrilled to share that we have launched the world’s first journal club of tomorrow bringing a 200 year-old mainstay of medical education into the 21st century. For the first time, using the latest in video technology, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) participated in a live online transcontinental Journal Club for practicing […]

New Multimedia Article Format Revolutionizes Medical Research

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DITM BREAKING RESEARCH REPORT:  First Announcement— Fertility and Sterility, the flagship journal of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and its publisher Elsevier have created, and for the first time ever published,  a new multimedia article format that integrates video and traditional print research. This project has been my labor of love for the […]

Welcome to the New Multimedia Fertility & Sterility

Medical research teaching has remained essentially unchanged for over 200 years….until now. Dr. Steven Palter has been named the first ever Editor for video and New Media for the world’s leading fertility journal Fertility & Sterility. F&S is the official publication of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM). I am excited to lead the […]

Fertility Sterility New Media Podcast

New Media at Fertility and Sterility! [display_podcast]  

The Next Revolution in Medical Devices: Self-Design and Prototyping

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have just returned from the Maker Faire and have seen the future of medical device innovation, invention, and design– Self-design and rapid home prototyping.  For those unfamiliar with the jargon basically technology now exists that can allow the creation of a working prototype of a device from idea to an actual working hand-held version in […]

New Program for Centers of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Launched at International Congress of the AAGL

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AAGL CGE Center of Excellence Program In Minimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery Launch Information by Steven Palter, MD President CGE

Can Vision Testing Improve Surgical & Athletic Performance?

Gizmodo is reporting today about how White Sox catcher A.J. Pierzynski said he improved his performance though the daily use of a Nintendo video game. This reminded me of research I did while at Yale on similar visual testing on surgeons. We found back then that for both athletes, and surgeons (especially endoscopic surgeons) visual […]

Top 6 Most Dangerous Medication Abbreviations Now Banned in Hospitals

Medication errors in the hospital are a major cause of preventable suffering and death. I wanted to share with you the top 6 handwriting errors of doctors in the hospital that have been banned in to prevent these errors. First some background:  You may recall the landmark Institute of Medicine (IOM) study that found medication […]

Google Finished With Cataloging the Internet Moving on to Your DNA

It was just reported today that: “A Harvard University scientist backed by Google Inc. and OrbiMed Advisors LLC plans to unlock the secrets of common diseases by decoding the DNA of 100,000 people in the world’s biggest gene sequencing project.” What nothing better to spend $1Billion on?  Why are they doing this you ask…. Harvard’s […]

Second Life for Medicine

More and more social networking sites, web 2.0 sites, and other initially recreational new internet systems are migrating to work and educational related functionality.  The potential for medical uses, online research, education, and patient networking is seemingly endless. This wiki lists general grid and teen grid educational sites on second life as does this very comprehensive […]