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How physicians can harness the power of social media (Education session)

(Tues. Aug. 23, 1:55 pm - 2:55 pm)

This session will explore popular social media tools, demonstrate how they can be important to physicians in their work as well as how they can support the profession both in providing and advocating for quality patient care.

Presenter

Mr. Mark Blevis, author, speaker and digital public affairs strategist with Full Duplex

Learning objectives

Participants will:

  • evaluate whether physicians can and should position themselves as health care thought leaders on social media;
  • consider how physicians can use social media to enhance grassroots health advocacy;
  • summarize lessons learned from how politicians and organizations use social media.

 

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Click here to participate virtually (members only)


2016 General Council Program: This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 16.75 hours. This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 16.75 Mainpro+ credits (a certificate of participation will be emailed to participants at the end of the General Council Program).

 

Virtual participation (Social Media): This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada for 1 hour. This program has been reviewed and approved by the University of Ottawa, Office of Continuing Professional Development. This Group Learning program has been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada and the British Columbia Chapter for up to 1 Mainpro+ credits (a certificate of participation will be emailed to participants at the end of the General Council Program).