|H-Net meeting in Sweden
The second meeting of the H-Net partners took place in the beautiful and tranquil village of Sigtuna, near Stockholm, in September. A year into this EU funded project, H-Net already yields interesting preliminary findings on the competences of hematologists in Europe who are at the beginning of their career, and the development of an online hematology portfolio website is nearing completion. At the meeting, these deliverables were presented and the next steps were discussed. For the immediate future, the focus will be on the analysis of the survey results, the development of the European Hematology Master Class and the political implications of European harmonization.
Preliminary Survey Results
The participants of the H-Net meeting in Sweden were presented with the preliminary results of the Survey. The data presented are yet too premature for rigorous analyses and the discussion focused on the optimal way to analyze and present data. By the end of this year the first report of the results will be drafted.
HematologyNet Portfolio System
The HematologyNet portfolios form a network on the web where you can easily search for learning resources related to hematology; upload your own resources and link to those from others. The portfolios include a digital version of the EHA CV passport, making it possible for you to:
(1) "tag" how resources relate to a specific part of the passport, (2) fill in your current and your desired passport profile electronically.
This information can be used to make smarter searches from within your own portfolio, based on the EHA CV passport, where the results can be ranked according to how well they match the gap between your present and your desired EHA CV passport profile.
H-Net Master Class
In 2010 EHA will start the pilot of a web-based Master Class under the H-Net Project.
Primarily web-based, H-Net Master Class will cover the areas in the CV-passport:
Groups of 4 - 5 students will be supervised by one mentor.
- Clinical Hematology
- Hemostasis and Thrombosis
Representatives of National Hematology Societies are asked to nominate candidates. Eligible candidates are medical students who will finish their training in hematology mid 2011. The Master Class is free of charge; participants of H-Net Master Class will get free registration to the 15th Congress of EHA in Barcelona. For more information, please visit out website www.hematologynet.eu or contact EHA by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Frequently asked questions:
1) What is the H-Net project about?
H-Net (full name: European Network for Harmonization of Training in Hematology) is an educational project funded by the European Commission (Leonardo da Vinci project in the Lifelong Learning Program). H-Net is a three year project and is based on the Curriculum Passport that was developed in an earlier project that was also funded by the European Commission.
2) Who is involved in the H-Net project?
The coordinator of H-Net is the European Hematology Association (EHA). The project partners of H-Net are representatives of 22 National Hematology Societies in Europe, the European School of Haematology and the universities of Liverpool and Uppsala.
3) Can I join the H-Net project?
The deliverables from the H-Net project, such as the Tutorials, Scientific Workshops, European Hematology Master Class and HematologyNet Portfolio System will become available for all hematologists and people interested in the field of hematology. During the project participation in H-Net is possible through the National Societies of the countries that collaborate in the project.
4) What if I am a recently trained specialist in hematology?
If you are a specialist and you have completed your training in hematology within the past few years, you are eligible to fill out the survey, which will entitle you to become one of the first users of the HematologyNet Portfolio System. You can apply to be included in the H-Net survey, by visiting http://www.hematologynet.eu/Join-the-Survey.
5) Where can I find extra information on H-Net?
For the most up-to-date information on the H-Net project, visit us at www.hematologynet.eu