Today id the last day of the Alcmaeon project!
All the partners are happy with the final prodcuts developed and will commit to keep the project alive by using the material in the courses while sharing the resutls with their network.
It's been a great experience!
The Multiplier Event gathered 44 participants in totally participants from them 42 being outside the ALCMAEON project partnership.
The aim of the event, concerning the involvement of target group, was to bring together staff members from the academic sector, universities, press, research institutes to share their experiences in teaching history of medicine and to transfer to those interested in this field.
All the participants are working in the education and medical sector and their registrations for participation in the ALCMAEON Multiplier event, have been accepted based on their interest in increasing their knowledge and competences in developing innovative methods in teaching history of medicine. In this context, the ALCMAEON project has been presented as an example.
The online meeting took place on 16 September 2021. Emanuele Valenti and Andrea Anzanello presented the project activities carried out so far and the last ones that have to be concluded before the end of the project. At the end of the meeting all the partners had a clear view of the last deliverables that will be carried out to wrap up the project.
12 participants were involved from different medical settings in Rome and from psychological societies. We had the possibility to involve doctors, students and teachers in medical humanities from different realities, working with elderly patients, adults or teaching.
The project partners are nfinalising the translation of the Educational Material in the national languages of the project.
The translated Material will be available in the Educational Material section giving the deliverable a usability at Europan Level.
12 participants: professors of medical humanities and bioethics, university professors of health sciences of other subjects, doctors.
The profile of teachers involved: Members of the research team of the ALCMEON Project and professors of medical humanities.
The contents of the multiplier event:
- Presentation of the "ALCMEON" Project. Objectives and recipients.
- Project website. Teaching tools.
- Example with a teaching unit.
- Doubts and discussion.
The conclusion achieved: In general, the project was well received.
The Joint Training activity was carried out between the 19th and the 23rd of April 2021 online because of the lockdown affecting most of the countries involved in the consortium.
The Joint Training activity has been structured in 5 different days and offered the possibility to all partners to be involved in the course and introduce their corresponding deliverable. The training program has been crucial to detect the issues related to the platform use and make improvements to all the sections. All the partners provided feedback about their material and the entire content available on the platform and discussed how to emend and improve them.
The Video Library section on the Alcemaon project portal is now available. Project partners are keeping intrewing experts and uplaoding the videos online.
Users can already consult the videos that are being uplaoding.
The Digital Museum section on the portal have beenc developed!
Project partners from now on can upload the objects they identified in the museums.
The Digital Museum will be a databse of historical and medical objects useful for lecturers and undegraduate medical students to integrate the contents of the Educational Material.
The online meeting took place on 15 January 2021. Emanuele Valenti and Lorenzo Martellini presented the project activities carried out so far to the partners. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to discuss about future activities. At the end of the meeting all the partners had a clear view of the future project's implementation and deliverables that will be carried out in the next months, which is the finalisation of the IO2 – Digital Museum and recording of the videos of the IO3 – Video Library.
Project partners started getting in contact with universities museums to collect historical objects to be part of the Digital Museum.
At the moment the work is slowed down due to COVID19 restrictions but the partners are confident to get the work done in the next months respecting the quality of the material.
The online meeting took place on 29 October 2020. Emanuele Valenti and Lorenzo Martellini presented the project activities carried out so far to the partners. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to discuss about future activities in relation with the COVID19 situation around Europe. At the end of the meeting all the partners had a clear view of the future project's implementation and deliverables that will be carried out in the next months, which is the finalisation of the IO1 – Training Package and the implementation of the IO2 – Digital Museum and IO3 – Video Library.
During the teachers seminar held in Iasi (Romania) on 8 September 2020, EuroEd has the possibility to present Alcmaeon brochure and some of the project's results. The project aims and results were fully explained to the participants ans it was examined if there was the possibility of further collaboration.
Due to the Covid 19 emergency the project partners agreed to ask the Spanish National Agency an extension of the Alcmaeon project with the aim to gain the time lost during the initial months of the pandemic and produce high quality deliverables respecting the quantitative indicators.
The new end date of the project is now 30 September 2021.
The online meeting took place on 27 – 28 April 2020. Emanuele Valenti and Lorenzo Martellini presented the project activities carried out so far to the partners. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to discuss about future activities and the possibility of a project extension in order to deal with the COVID19 situation around Europe. At the end of the meeting all the partners had a clear view of the future project's implementation and deliverables that will be carried out in the next months.
During the inaugural lecture at Aristotle University, Niki Papavramidou, contact person of the project partner "Aristotle University" presented the Alcmaeon project to the medical students aksing them to have a look at the project portal and give their thoughs about it.
The HEIs partners of the project are now finalising the second unit of the Educational Material, which will then be reviewed by the project scientific cooordinator in order to be tested by the involved lectueres furing their lectures.
The project partners are involving doctors, experts and lectuers in order to be involved in the video interviews that will be made in the second year of the project. Each partner needs to involve 4 doctors/lectures with different expertise in order to take part in a discussion realated to history of medicine.
The second meeting took place in Thessaloniki (EL) on 12 – 13 September 2019. Benjamin Herreros Ruiz Valdepenas, Emanuele Valenti and Lorenzo Martellini conducted the meeting and all partners contributed with the presentation of the activities carried out at national level for the production of the educational material. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners to make a detailed planning of the project future activities and to organize the project's work that focuses on the production of the video gallery of testimonials related to history of Medicine.
The partners of the project are implementing the first unit of the Educational Material. This deliverable is the main objective of the Alcmaeon project and consists in 12 units which deal with differernt historical periods to be used by medical humanities lectures during their courses.
Different lectures, experts in history of medicine, doctors and medical students at BA level are being contacted to join the project in order to work together with the project partners in order to put into practice the project deliverables in Universities.
Different Focus Group are taking place in the different partner's countries, such as Italy, Spain, tUnited Kingdom, Romania and Greece. The Universities are orgnising the Focus Groups involving doctors, professors of history of medicine and university students in order to answer different questions focused on four main areas:
- Clinical practice
- Meical ethics
- Medical social sciences
- Communication skills
Different maps presenting the courses where History of Medicine is an integrated module in a bigger course have been created and uploaded on the Alcmaeon project website by the Higher Insituttions partner of the project. This maps will be used by the partnership in order to present the importance of history of medicine and to implement the Educational Material to be used by lectures.
The Kick off meeting took place in Florence on 11-12 February 2019. Emanuele Valenti and Lorenzo Martellini persented the project and the activities to be carried out to the partners. The meeting was also an opportunity for the partners ot get to know each other and to discuss all the details related to the project's activities. At the of the meeting all the partnrs had a clear view of the future project's implementation, the financial rules and the activity whch consits in the development of the mapping curricula in the Universities partner of the project and the implementation of 1 focus group per country with experts in gistory of medicine in orde to develop an educational material to be used by lectures in class.
The portal of the Alcmaeon project was developed by Pixel, as techincal coordinator, together with UCM as scientifc coordinator.
The portal will be presnted during the Kick-off Meeting of the project in February and it wil represent the main tool of the project used by projcet partners and end-users to access the material developed.
The ALCMAEON project is funded, by the European Commission through the Spanish National Agency for the Erasmus+ Programme. The project is based on the assumption that nowadays medical humanities courses at medical schools are frequently fragmented, due to the participation in the teaching activities of lecturers with different expertise with the result of a lack of expertise of lecturers and the reduction of historians of medicine in medical schools. The Alcmaeon project attempts to overcome the gap between clinical practice and historical perspective of medical humanities, through the representation of the historical scenarios.