Social Media in Medicine - Minneapolis VA Grand Rounds

Paul Sufka

My Affiliations and Disclosures. My Journey on social media: Tweetup at the 2011 ACR Scientific Meeting in Chicago. Social Media and the Tweetups at #ACR13. #ACR14 Follow Up: Social Media Bootcamp, Tweetup, Podcasts, and #RheumJC Beginnings. #RheumJC. ACR Committees. dotMD Conference in Dublin. Advocating for Rheumatology. The Rheumatologist: Fellows Forum: Helpful Twitter Follows & Chats for Fellows in Training. @ACR_Journals … Read More

My Top Priorities at a Medical Meeting

Paul Sufka

“It is not that we have a short time to live, but that we waste a lot of it.” — Seneca This year will be the tenth consecutive American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting that I have been able to attend. Each year, I have spent time prior to each meeting thinking about how to best optimize my time there, … Read More

HealthPartners Orthopedic Surgery Grand Rounds: Rheumatology Update

Paul Sufka

Download PDF of slides (1.3 MB). References: Arthritis Care & Research: 2017 American College of Rheumatology/ American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons Guideline for the Perioperative Management of Antirheumatic Medication in Patients With Rheumatic Diseases Undergoing Elective Total Hip or Total Knee Arthroplasty Schairer WW, et al. Preoperative Hip Injections Increase the Rate of Periprosthetic Infection After Total Hip … Read More

Three Steps to Keep Up With Twitter at a Major Medical Meeting

Paul Sufka

Image by AaronMosh7 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0], via Wikimedia Commons. “Consider getting smaller in order to get bigger.” — Sir Richard Branson Many people feel a bit of overwhelm at the idea of using social media during a medical meeting. These same people are recognizing the many benefits of using social media: connecting with others, actively learning, and promoting … Read More

What I’m Looking Forward to at #ACR16

Paul Sufka

“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” — Benjamin Franklin The ACR Annual Meeting (#ACR16) is such a huge event that it’s worth your time to spend an hour or two planning your time at the meeting. (I highly suggest Dr. Philip Gardiner’s post: How to make the most of a … Read More

#ACR16 Tweetup – Washington D.C.

Paul Sufka

“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

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

Paul Sufka

”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 Sufka

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 Sufka

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 Sufka

“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