“Virtual Colonoscopy” gets a whole new meaning as Mayo Clinic prepares to host a colon cancer event in Second Life. You may have heard of Second Life- a unique simulation community where users interact through the use of avatars. Turns out it can be the source of some vital information about your health! Mayo Clinic is diving headfirst into the 21st century with a 100% virtual colon cancer information session at 3:30 p.m. CDT today.

The 100% online event is being put on to recognize the close of Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Dr. Paul Limburg (Departments of Gastroenterology and Hepatology and Preventive, Occupational, and Aerospace Medicine) will be giving a lecture on “Tools & Tips to Prevent Colorectal Cancer.”

For more information about how to participate (or to download and join Second Life) visit this page on Mayo Clinic in Second Life.

You may have noticed that the CCAC is increasing its web presence- do you think we should conquer this virtual world, too?