Monday, March 1, 2010

Pallimed Related AAHPM Events: Twitter, Social Media, Party, Arts and More

Hooray the AAHPM/HPNA Annual Assembly week is finally here.  Before you stop checking the internet so much because you are at the Annual Assembly, here are a few Pallimed related events this week to check out while you are in Boston.

1) Twitter: Follow the action whether you are at the conference or not.  Two good websites to keep open in your browser are TweetChat (better for those with Twitter Accounts) or What the Hashtag (better for those without a Twitter account...what are you waiting for?)

For those at the conference the official Twitter Hashtag is #HPMAssembly but many may also be using #AAHPM so if you don't see much action on one check the other.

For more on how to best use Twitter check out this previous post.

2) Social Media in Palliative Care Communities: Developing and maintaining your online presence

Friday 7-8:15am

Presentation by: Christian Sinclair, Alexander Smith, Eric Widera
Guest Panel:

  • Amy Clarkson, MD, Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, Kansas City, MO (Pallimed)
  • Suzana Makowski, MD, MMM, FACP, UMass Memorial Medical Center
  • Drew Rosielle, MD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI (Pallimed)
  • Christian Sinclair, MD, FAAHPM, Kansas City Hospice and Palliative Care, Kansas City, MO (Pallimed)
  • Alexander Smith, UC San Francisco (GeriPal)
  • Eric Widera, UC San Francisco (GeriPal)
  • Amber Wollesen, MD, Saint Luke's Hospital, Kansas City, MO (Pallimed)

3) Party!:  Friday night March 5th at 8pm will be the 4th annual Pallimed meet and greet. This year we are joining with friends at GeriPal for a combined networking experience. It will be hosted at Lir Irish Restaurant and Pub with appetizers on us.  Please RSVP if you can on Facebook or email me: ctsinclair@gmail.com




4) Palliative Themes in Music: An Educational and Self-Care Exercise: Co-Editors Amy Clarkson, Amber Wollesen, and I will be presenting this interactive 1 hour session on using music as a tool in our daily work. Be watching for a post on the day of our talk, Thursday March 4th with the highlights and songs we discussed. For those in Boston, the talk is from 2:45-3:45. 

5) This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War by Drew Gilpin Faust. As mentioned in Amber's post here; Charlie Sasser blogged about it on the AAHPM blog too.  Amy, Amber and I will also be at the Book Club discussion on this amazing book looking at death during the Civil War. It's on Saturday March 6th from 12:15-1:15pm


6) Live Blogging: I will be Live blogging each day from the Annual Assembly.  Basically I will put up one post and continually update it through the day, or maybe just an AM and PM one.  That way your email inbox will not be flooded.  I believe the AAHPM blog will also have a lot of people blogging from the conference too.


Hope to see you there! Especially if you have a Pallimed 'P' sticker on!

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