From the International Medical Informatics Association

Social Media and Medinfo2010

As part of an initiative lead by Gil Kuperman, AMIA2010 Symposium SPC Chair, we have created a social media site to collate as much of the online social media interaction around Medinfo2010 as we can.

The site is at – it has several aims:
– to aggregate such tweets, blog posts, etc as we can locate or are informed of around Medinfo2010;
– to provide a forum for focused discussions (in the ‘Forum’ area) around some specific topics;
– to provide an opportunity for blog posts by people who don’t have their own blogs.

If you wish to actively contribute, you can sign up for an account via the site (please provide information on who you are, to deter spammers etc.); or you can just read the contributions of others. See the ‘How to use this site’ page for more information.

After Medinfo2010, we will be collating and analysing materials, as well as holding some more focused discussions, to feed into sessions at AMIA2010; we will discuss further developments after that.

Members of the IMIA Web 2.0 Taskforce are contributing to the site – if you are willing to help monitor, moderate, etc., then please let us know.

We recognise that many people will also use their own blog sites, Twitter streams, etc. – please contact us if you are willing to explore collaboration on this.

Other social media activities at Medinfo2010:
-Using Social Media to Build an Online Community: Learning By Doing – Workshop 904 at 17:15 – 18:45 on Monday 13 September – lead by Robert Hsiung and colleagues. See and for more details
-Social Media New Tools for Personal Health and Wellbeing – Panel 518 at 13:30 – 15:00 on Monday 13 September – lead by Pirkko Kouri and others

August 25, 2010 - Posted by | Africa, AMIA, conference, IMIA, medinfo2010 | , , , , , , , , ,

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