Slides from the session Jeremy Faust and I presented at Resuscitation 2014, including course faculty contact info:
Last year I started a page to highlight medical conferences that make an effort to incorporate social media and FOAM into their programming – Conference FOAM. Only two conferences made the list at the time, the inaugural SMACC and the International EM Teaching Course. Nobody else was doing much of anything to activate attendees and to reach those who could not physically attend. At most, if conferences were lucky enough to have some Twitter types in attendance they would end up with a good twitter feed. Things are slowly changing. Organizers are realizing the added value of FOAM and SoMe involvement. This year we can add Resuscitation 2014 and two Canadian conferences – CCME/Ottawa Conference and ICRE – to the list.
Resus14 is stepping up its social media presence by inviting those in attendance to be more active, by hosting moderated Twitter Q&A, and also by providing some materials online for free (full disclosure: I am a member of the social media team for #Resus14). CCME will be hosting a pre-conference “Social Media Bootcamp” with leading speakers from the FOAM world and ICRE is conducting a pre-conference “Social Media in Medical Education Summit.” And once again, amazing content is expected from SMACC and the IEMTC (a spring session was added to IEMTC this year, see their website for more details).
For full details on these conferences visit the Conference FOAM page.
To keep up with all EM, CC, and related conferences, including hashtags, twitter handles, and submission deadlines, check out the continually updated Conferences page.
If you know of any conference affiliated FOAM and social media activities that I’ve missed let me know so I can add them to the list!
Working nights and have to miss conference?
Researching a talk on new approaches to septic shock?
See a link or photo you liked on the #EMconf stream, but can’t find it now?
Want to see what other residencies are saying about the topics you’re covering this week?
The #EMconf Archive has your back
To see which programs are already on Twitter visit this Map by Salim Rezaie
The EMconf hashtag was launched several months ago as a way to expand the reach of – and discussions around – academic sessions conducted at Emergency Medicine Training Programs beyond the walls of their respective home institutions. If you’d like more background, or are trying to get buy-in from your faculty, read this Dear Program Director letter by Nikita Joshi, and this Introduction, also from ALiEM.
Please let Salim know if your program is missing from the ALiEM Map. If you’re not sure why you’d even consider incorporating Twitter and FOAM into your training program, use the comments box below. And to everyone who took time to respond to the poll, thank you!