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.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 dave crockett
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