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

Twitter Journal Clubs

Paul SufkaConferences, Education, Social Media

Thank you for asking me to present at the 2015 Metro Minnesota Council on Graduate Medical Education (MMCGME) Coordinator Conference. Conference hashtag: #2015GMEConf Unfortunately, I’m not able to give this presentation in person, but given the topic I’ve been asked to discuss, it seems appropriate to be done virtually. If anyone has questions that relate to this presentation, I would … Read More

#ACR14 Follow Up: Social Media Bootcamp, Tweetup, Podcasts, and #RheumJC Beginnings

Paul SufkaConferences, Rheumatology Podcast, Social Media

Group picture from #ACR14 Tweetup. “A tribe is a group of people connected to one another, connected to a leader, and connected to an idea. For millions of years, human beings have been part of one tribe or another. A group needs only two things to be a tribe: a shared interest and a way to communicate.” ― Seth Godin … Read More

How to Blog – #ACR14 Social Media Bootcamp

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

“When you first start off trying to solve a problem, the first solutions you come up with are very complex, and most people stop there. But if you keep going, and live with the problem and peel more layers of the onion off, you can often times arrive at some very elegant and simple solutions. Most people just don’t put … Read More

Speaking at HealthPartners Primary Care Update Conference

Paul SufkaAnnouncements, Conferences

I’m happy to be invited to speak for the upcoming conference HealthPartners Primary Care Update: Pathways to Knowledge on September 19, 2014. I’ll be giving a presentation titled Rheumatology Pearls from 11:15-12:00, which will briefly review: Common labs ordered in rheumatology Differentiating inflammatory from non-inflammatory arthritis. Gout: diagnosis, acute and chronic management Download slides: PDF (15.1 MB) Keynote (17.2 MB) [stored on … Read More

Social Media and the Tweetups at #ACR13

Paul SufkaConferences, Education, Rheumatology Podcast, Social Media

I was fortunate again this year to attend my sixth American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting (ACR) in San Diego. This year was much different than every other because of the (self-imposed) stress of organizing the #ACR13 tweetups, relating to my goal of trying to spend time meeting with people at medical conferences. I want to thank everyone who attended. Every year the tweetups … Read More

#ACR13 TweetUp – San Diego

Paul SufkaConferences, Social Media

Here’s the current plan for our social medial Tweetup for #ACR13 in San Diego: *** updated 10/3/2013 with plan for lunchtime session at Maryjane’s *** *** updated 10/26/2013: Twitter highlights from #ACR13 review course *** This year, we’ll be having two events, in hopes that more people can attend. This is an open event. Anyone interested can attend. You do not … Read More

Optimizing Your Meeting Experiences

Paul SufkaConferences

I attended my fourth American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting this past November in Chicago. Each year, prior to attending the biggest yearly meeting of rheumatologists in the world, I spend some time thinking about how to best optimize my limited time there. The first three years I tried to make it to every lecture that I could, and heard … Read More