#FOAMed 2012-11-20T19:14:10+00:00

Western Sono is part of the #FOAMed movement!

Taken from Life in the Fast Lane:

FOAM stands for Free Open Access Meducation

Medical education for anyone, anywhere, anytime.

The term FOAM was coined in June 2012 in a pub in Dublin [watch the Dublin video] , over a pint of Guinness during ICEM 2012.

FOAM is the concept, #FOAMed is the Twitter hashtag.

FOAM is the movement that has spontaneously emerged from the exploding collection of constantly evolving, collaborative and interactive open access medical education resources being distributed on the web with one objective — to make the world a better place. FOAM is independent of platform or media — it includes blogs, podcasts, tweets, Google hangouts, online videos, text documents, photographs, facebook groups, and a whole lot more.

If you want to know how we practiced medicine 5 years ago, read a textbook.
If you want to know how we practiced medicine 2 years ago, read a journal.
If you want to know how we practice medicine now, go to a (good) conference.
If you want to know how we will practice medicine in the future, listen in the hallways and use FOAM.

— from International EM Education Efforts & E-Learning by Joe Lex 2012