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KT Therapy for the Social Media Phobic: #CAPO2011

May 2, 2011

Social media is the burgeoning frontier of knowledge translation (KT) – indeed some would say a thriving mainstay. However, despite social media’s growing popularity and relevancy, many researchers and clinicians have been reluctant to embrace it. This engaging interactive exploration of online tools will demonstrate how you can use social media to disseminate your research and best practices broadly, and stay current on recent developments in your field.

So begins our abstract accepted by the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology for their 2011 conference (#CAPO2011) May 4-6. Co-presenters Shelly Cory and Tricia Yerex, Canadian Virtual Hospice will join me on stage to share social media insights, stories and lessons learned.

I’ve been tasked with demystifying some of the social media tools, so I turn to you my blog readers and Twitter followers. Help me show the skeptics the potential of social media tools and how they can help take KT beyond publications and conferences and into a realm of exponential sharing, learning, and connecting. Here’s what I hope you’ll do:

  • Follow the hashtag #CAPO2011 on Friday, May 6 at 9:30 am ET (3:30 pm CET 6:30 am PT) and join the workshop.
  • Add your thoughts to this blog.

I’ll be asking questions like:

  • What’s your single biggest benefit of using social media for health info sharing?
  • Share your favourite social media ‘secret strategy.’
One Comment leave one →
  1. May 5, 2011 4:01 pm

    Great interest at the Canadian Virtual Hospice booth about social media. We see incredible examples of research and work being done that begs the larger audience that social media can provide. Thank you in advance to all the #hcsmca community for supporting our presentation tomorrow at 9:30am EST. Join us #CAPO2011.


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