I'm going to be giving Grand Rounds for the Department of Medicine at University of California, Irvine School of Medicine on Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at noon PDT, as I mentioned in an earlier blog post. The title of my talk is "Social Media and the Digital Physician - #UCIMedGrandRounds." Since it would probably be a wee bit too challenging to try to livetweet my talk while actually giving my talk (I'm good, but not THAT good), I decided to pre-schedule a series of tweets using HootSuite with the #UCIMedGrandRounds" hashtag, to be posted during the talk, roughly correlated to the topics I am covering at the time. I fully plagiarized this idea from @colleen_young, who pulled this off in spectacular fashion I am told at the 2012 #Med2 conference in Boston - props to you!
So I am hoping that my Twitter community will join in the fun next Tuesday 10/16 at noon Pacific time. Please follow the #UCIMedGrandRounds hashtag that day, and "wave" to the audience by introducing yourselves to them via Twitter. I'll send out a few reminders at the start of the talk. While I don't know how social media savvy my physician audience will be, since it's an academic medical center I suspect that penetration of Twitter may be fairly minimal. I am hoping we can generate a little buzz by showing them the power of connection and interaction that we find in social media. Maybe we will get a few converts! Thanks.