Designing Worlds visits the Mayo Clinic and discovers how healthcare can benefit virtual worlds

The Mayo Clinic in Second Life
The Mayo Clinic in Second Life

Join us at 2pm SLT today, Monday 22nd October, for the new episode of Designing Worlds at our studio in Garden of Dreams as we visit the virtual world presence of a famous real life teaching hospital – the Mayo Clinic – and learn some of the many ways it is using the grid for a variety of different programs from actualization to education and familiarization.

Showing us some of the projects that the Mayo Clinic has undertaken is Brian Kaihoi, known in Second Life as Svea Morane, the Mayo clinic contact who has initiated much of the Mayo Clinic’s presence in virtual worlds. He’ll be explaining the thinking behind many of the designs we see, and explaining how much healthcare can benefit from a virtual presence – both on a professional level for healthcare workers, and on a mutual support level with self-help groups.

The Mayo Clinic Conference Centre - where guest speakers have included the Dalai Lama
The Mayo Clinic Conference Centre – where guest speakers have included the Dalai Lama

It makes for a fascinating show. So do come and join us at 2pm!

Or – if you can’t attend in person – tune in at 2pm SLT on Monday for the live show on http://treet.tv/live – where you can now chat with other audience members and even some of the participants during the show – or catch it later in the week on our shows page on the Treet.tv web site at http://treet.tv/shows/designingworlds – our very own version of the iPlayer!

Relaxing after work at the Mayo Clinic is rather different in Second Life!
Relaxing after work at the Mayo Clinic is rather different in Second Life!

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