Social Media in Medicine - Minneapolis VA Grand Rounds

Paul SufkaConferences, Education, Social Media

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

Launching @ACR_Journals Account as Social Media Editor

Paul SufkaAnnouncements, Med Tech, Social Media

I’m honored to announce that I’ll be working as social media editor for the newly formed @ACR_Journals social media account on Twitter, curating online content for the official American College of Rheumatology Journals: Arthritis & Rheumatology, Arthritis Care & Research, and the soon to be launched (on March 15th), ACR Open Rheumatology. A great portion of my personal rheumatology knowledge … Read More

My Top Priorities at a Medical Meeting

Paul SufkaConferences, Social Media

“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

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

Paul SufkaConferences, Education, Med Tech, Social Media

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

#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

#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