Make this the year you do!
October 20-23 in Rochester, MN
Registration opens today for a week of lively learning and conversation about current best practices for health care social media. Highlights of the week include:
Or, purchase a registration bundle that includes a one-year SMHN membership.
Otherwise, you may register for the#MayoRagan Summit directly on the Ragan site.
Once you have registered for Social Media Week, check out the hotel options.Posted by Meredith Gould, PhD
I am a practicing physician. Is this media week geared toward healthcare organizations or can a physician benefit in a significant way from attending?Reply by al odom
Resounding "yes" to your question! Hear what #MCCSM Medical Director @Farris Timimi has to say in the video posted here: http://network.socialmedia.mayoclinic.org/book/. I'm also tagging EAB members (physicians) @Matthew Katz, MD @Christian Sinclair @Wendy Sue Swanson, MD and @Bryan Vartabedian to offer their thoughts about how you might benefit.Reply by Meredith Gould, PhD
Dave, good question. If you are seriously interested in learning about digital health communications, I think Mayo's offerings are among the best. I'm a busy private practice doc, and to date it's the only one I've found worth attending.
For me, it was a little overwhelming at first because it's different from a medical/academic meeting. It's more of an immersion experience, but Mayo gives you practical learning information about social media. It's also an opportunity to meet similarly minded people face-to-face, rather than just digitally. And if you are a part of a healthcare organization, I suspect most are eager to have savvy, empowered doctors capable of using social media help with content and organizational leadership.Reply by Matthew Katz, MD
Thanks, Matt. Appreciate that you've underscored that we offer an immersion experience quite unlike a meeting during which papers/posters are presented. Nothing passive about our learning environment, that's for sure!Reply by Meredith Gould, PhD
Absolutely. While I might suggest that the programming is more geared toward institutions/hospitals, there's lots of derivative information that can be gleaned. Perhaps the best opportunities are in the networking. I would personally extend an offer to sit with you and help you work through issues related to your professional public presence. And I could introduce you to others who can do the same.
I hope to see you there.Reply by Bryan Vartabedian
Do you need a certain level of expertise with social media to benefit from this meeting. I like what Matthew and Bryan had to say. Sort of a strategic move.Reply by al odom
Dave, short answer is "no." Longer answer is that we've created the Social Media Residency to accommodate all levels of expertise and comfort with social media. We've had Residents with lots of experience and a relatively high level of geekery to those who weren't quite sure how to set up a Pinterest account. All are welcome and all are met where they are and led to a greater level of expertise and comfort.Reply by Meredith Gould, PhD
When will the winners of the Mayo Clinic Essay Contest be announced?
Linda Hageman, RNReply by Linda Hageman, RN
Linda, the deadline for judges to return their votes is this Friday, so if that goes smoothly we'll announce by next week.Reply by Meredith Gould, PhD