#ACR16 Tweetup – Washington D.C.

Paul SufkaAnnouncements, Conferences, Education, Social Media

“Social media is not a fad because it’s human.” — Gary Vaynerchuk (@garyvee) #ACR16 Tweetup When: Sunday, November 13 from 4:30–6:00 PM Where: West Overlook – 2nd Floor – Walter E. Washington Convention Center Who: Everyone! Official session overview: The tweet up is an informal event without an agenda organized by ACR members. It is an opportunity for members who … Read More

Using Twitter in Medical Education – 2016 ACR Program Directors’ Conference – Chicago, IL

Paul SufkaUncategorized

Signing up for Twitter – Browser: twitter.com/signup – Mobile: twitter.com/download Resources for getting started with Twitter – RheumJC’s guide: rheumjc.com/getting-started – Mom This is How Twitter Works: www.momthisishowtwitterworks.com Lists of rheumatologists on Twitter – My list – List by @ACRheum Why educators should be on Twitter – International Clinician Educators Network Blog: Personal learning networks: A hack to maintain competence … Read More

One Physician’s Approach to Quantified Self: My Key Performance Indicators and How I Track Them

Paul SufkaFitness, Hobbies, Med Tech

”What gets measured, gets managed.” – Peter Drucker Despite being considered one of the techie people in the physician/rheumatology community and a self-proclaimed Apple fanboy, it might be surprising to know that I don’t own (or want) an Apple Watch. Part of my reasoning comes from the importance of avoiding interruptions. But the main reason I don’t own any type … Read More

#ACR15 Wrap Up: Review Course, Tech Med Track, Tweetup, #RheumJC, San Francisco Food, & More

Paul SufkaConferences, Education, Med Tech, Social Media

”We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” — Aristotle #ACR15 marked the eighth consecutive American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting that I have been fortunate enough to attend. I had the feeling of coming full circle, since the first ACR meeting I ever attended (when I was just a chief resident) was … Read More

#ACR15 Presentation: Introduction to Automation and Workflows to Save Time and Increase Office Productivity

Paul SufkaConferences, Education, Med Tech, Medical Practice, Social Media

Introduction/overview Hard Work – Not Relevant – Reed Hastings, CEO Netflix Mise en Place xkcd: Is It Worth the Time? NY Times: How Different Groups Spend Their Day Principles Parkinson’s law: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for it’s completion.” Decision Fatigue in Physicians and Medicine: The Importance of Routines and Habits: Humans have a finite store … Read More

Twitter for Journal Clubs and Medical Education – Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) Grand Rounds

Paul SufkaConferences, Education, Social Media

Links and notes: First Tweet by current Twitter CEO, @Jack Dorsey How to Twitter: #RheumJC’s guide #NephJC’s guide Mom This is How Twitter Works International Clinician Educators Network Blog: Personal learning networks: A hack to maintain competence Life in the Fast Lane: FOAM/FOAMed Astronaut Dr. Kjell Lindgren (@astro_kjell) on the @Space_Station The Wall Street Journal: Why the Dean of Harvard … Read More

#ACR15 Tweetup – San Francisco

Paul SufkaConferences, Education, Social Media

“It was impossible to get a conversation going, everybody was talking too much.” — Yogi Berra #ACR15 Tweetup When: Sunday, November 8 from 4:30–6:00 PM Where: Moscone West – Room 2000–2002 (building map) Who: Anyone The Tweetup has become an yearly event at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, and the use of Twitter at medical conferences is now … Read More

DreamRCT: Role of Rituximab in Lupus Nephritis?

Paul SufkaEducation, Social Media

[This post can also be found on MedPageToday] The DreamRCT Initiative is a project by Dr. Jordan Weinstein (@drjjw) of UKidney and Dr. Joel Topf (@kidney_boy) of pbfluids.com and #NephJC. The project points out that nephrology has the fewest randomized controlled clinical trials of any subspecialty in medicine, and hopes to bring interest to areas where gaps in knowledge are … Read More

Online Roundup and Upcoming Projects

Paul SufkaAnnouncements, Conferences, Education, Hobbies, Med Tech, Rheumatology Podcast, Social Media, Uncategorized

“Life can be much broader, once you discover one simple fact, and that is that everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you. And you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use. Once you learn that, you’ll never be … Read More