Next week the nephrology world will gather in Philadelphia for the annual ASN Kidney Week. This will be the most social Kidney Week ever. If you are interested in social media and nephrology I'd like to call your attention to a handful of events:
Thursday November 13 ASN Special Session on Social Media. 10:30 in Room 201C. This is the first time social media has been covered a part of the core curriculum at ASN. It should be awesome. ASN has assembled an all-star team to present:
- Dr. Brian Vartabedian (@Doctor_V) author of The Public Physician and blogger at 33 Charts
- The Public Physician: The Emerging Role of the Physician in a Connected, Always-On World.
- Dr Margaret S. Chisolm (@Whole_Patients) contributor to the Johns Hopkins Reflections on Clinical Excellence blog. Author of Social media and physicians' online identity crisis.
- Social Media Challenges to Professionalism: Do the Rules Change or Do We Change Social Media?
- Sarah E. Kucharski (@AfternoonNapper) an ePatient with fibromuscular dysplasia. She is the Coordinator of ePatient Programs for Stanford's MedX and founder of the twitter chat FMDchat.org.
- Patients Turning Likes and Retweets into Healing: Social Media and the Age of the Empowered ePatient.
- Joel M. Topf, MD (@Kidney_boy) blogger at PBFluids.com, contributor of AJKDblog, co-creator of NephMadness, DreamRCT and NephJC.
- Social Media: How to Get Started
Thursday at 12:45 CJASN and the guys from eJC will be running a session on doing A Better Journal Club. I think I will be speaking for 5 or 10 minutes about my experience with NephJC. Room 104 of the Pennsylvania Convention Center.
Thursday night at 8:30 pm, Blogger Night (after the ASN Presidents Reception). If you like the Neph Social Media Crew from Twitter, Renal Fellow Network, AJKDblog or NephJC, join us for drinks at Field House Philly. It is a sports bar. Look for me in the AJKD hat.
Saturday 10-12 Poster Session. SA-PO661 NephMadness Poster session. Sucks that I'll have to miss late breaking trials, what is usually the best session of the week, but oh well. I'll have to keep up via Twitter.
Saturday 12:30-1:20. NephJC Live. NephJC is doing a live ancillary session. We will take the awesome dynamic of the twice monthly twitter chats and see how well it translates to a live session. We have two young investigators presenting data.
The first is Deirdre Sawinski, MD, Assistant Professor from University of Pennsylvania who is going to speaking on her study of kidney transplants in HIV positive patients.
The second is Francis Wilson, MD who will be presenting data from a recently completed RCT on acute kidney injury. In addition to a platinum pated CV he is an experienced singing waiter so hopefully we will get an ad hoc performance.
NephJC Live will also be awarding the first Nephrology Social Media Awards. We will be giving awards for best tweeter, best new tweeter, best blog post about the conference and best curtain of the conference (best Storify related to ASN Kidney Week) I will have a post on the Social Media Awards later this week-end.
The thing about the NephJC Live is that if you want to come you need to register by Sunday, November 9 so we can buy you lunch. Registration closes on Sunday. Register now.