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Tweet GC, watch GC … and more

Being in General Council (GC) chambers is just one way to experience the discussions and debate in Halifax this year.

At its 148th Annual Meeting, the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) is offering more options for delegates and observers who want to participate in GC proceedings or access highlights and summaries of the meeting.

Social media has been part of GC for a few years now, but this year the CMA is increasing the ways that attendees can interact and engage through Twitter and Facebook.

Once again, delegates and observers are encouraged to use the hashtag #cmagc when tweeting about GC and to follow the official CMA Twitter account, @CMA_Docs. Some sessions will feature a Tweetwall so those in attendance can view the tweets of others who are following GC remotely.

This year, delegates and observers who use Twitter or who want to learn more about it are encouraged to come to a special tweetup on Sunday evening, where they will have an opportunity to interact F2F in a social setting. For more details, follow @CMA_Docs on Twitter.

During 2015, the CMA has started to use Facebook as another useful way to inform members and the public about the many activities undertaken by the association. Follow CMA’s Facebook account during GC for news and information about what has taken place at the meeting.

The CMA’s own televised newscast returns for a second year. GCTV will broadcast highlights of the day’s proceedings each evening from Monday through Wednesday. The entertaining and informative video newscast will be available on YouTube and cma.ca.

Delegates and observers will receive an emailed newsletter each morning of GC with summaries of the previous day’s events.

And cma.ca, the CMA’s website, remains the go-to site for all the necessary information about GC including live and archived broadcasts of the main sessions. This year, the home page of cma.ca features GC, making it easier to find those important details to help you navigate the meeting.

When it comes to GC 2015, the opportunities to be an engaged, informed participant have never been greater.