I was honored to be asked by ASCO President Dr. Cliff Hudis (@cliffordhudis on Twitter) to give Grand Rounds at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York on the topic of social media, on Tuesday Feb 4 at 8:00 am EST. The title of my talk is "Connectivity, Collaboration, and Disruption: Social Media and the Oncologist." As I did with the last few talks I've given, I created a special hashtag "#msk_hcsm14" which I will use to create a live Twitter stream that I hope more than a few people will follow and respond to during the actual presentation. Also, using Tweetdeck, I pre-scheduled a series of tweets with the hashtag to be posted during the presentation, containing many of my references and few additional links to extend the talk. While I don't really think anyone will be fooled into thinking that I am live-tweeting in the middle of my presentation - not that I and others haven't thought about it - I find this a fun and educational technique to try to jumpstart online dialogue. And after the session is over, I will create a Storify of the collected tweets to share with the audience.
I know a few MSKCC doctors on Twitter, but I don't know how active they might be during the presentation. I don't think the level of interactivity you see at large meetings like #ASCO13 or #MedX is very common at smaller sessions like this, but there is always a first time!
So if anyone is reading this, feel free to join in the online Twitter conversation starting about 7:45 am on Tuesday 2/4/14. Be sure to save this hashtag and spread the word. Thanks.