From the International Medical Informatics Association

New Trends in Health Social Media: Hype or Evidence-based Medicine? (Medinfo Panel)

Members of the IMIA Social Media Working Group seek input and interaction form all those interested in addressing the title/topic of their Medinfo2013 panel – “New Trends in Health Social Media: Hype or Evidence-based Medicine?” Luis Fernandez-Luque, IMIA Social Media WG Secretary, writes:

In order to allow interaction with the health social media community we will post a series of blog entries about the different topics addressed in our panel. What do you think? Is Social media Hype or Evidence-based Medicine? Where do you think the research is going? What are your thoughts?
See the blog post on the SMWG site for further information:

The panel summary states: “The use of social media in the health domain is growing continuously in the terms of use and also complexity. This panel will provide and overview of the current situation and the challenges ahead. The presenters will provide an engaging discussion rooted in the evidence of the emerging field of Health Social Media. Among other topics the following aspects will be addressed: gamification, personalized medicine, patient safety and other topics that will be discussed in the panel.”

Panellists include heterogenous researchers from the WG:

  • Luis Fernandez-Luque, MS (Norut, Tromsø, Norway);
  • Annie Lau, PhD (Centre for Health Informatics, Australian Institute of Health Innovation, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia);
  • Carol S Bond, Dr (Bournemouth University, Bournemouth, United Kingdom);
  • Kerstin Denecke, PhD (University Medical Center of Göttingen, Göttingen, Germany) ; and
  • Fernando José Martín-Sanchez, Professor (Health and Biomedical Informatics Research Unit. The University of Melbourne, Australia).

Medinfo2013, the 14th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics will take place in Copenhagen, Denmark on 20-23 August, 2013 – see

April 14, 2013 - Posted by | conference, Denmark, education, IMIA, medinfo, Medinfo2013, WG | , , , , , ,

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