Social media used to be the new way people communicate, but that was in 2010. Today social media is the telephone.

Your hosts:

Joel Topf @Kidney_boy 

COI: Was, until recently, on the speakers bureau for Astute Medical. I have an ownership stake in four Davita dialysis clinics and one vascular access center. Takeda Oncology made a donation to MM4MM, the program that is taking me to Mount Everest in 2018.

Matt Sparks @Nephro_Sparks

COI: None

Swapnil Hiremath @HSwapnil

COI: None

Kevin J. Fowler @Grateful080504

COI: CareDx, Protalix, Horizon Pharma, TapCloud LLC, GLG

This workshop is part of the The Nephrology Social Media Collective. A team of doctors that help doctors gain knowledge and comfort with social media.


Digital natives

The incoming class of interns in July 2017 were not even in high school the year Facebook was born. It's been social media their entire adult life. But even if they have grown up with social media, using it professionally as doctors is not intuitive.


Today's workshop wants to offer value to people of all levels of social media savvy. From the occasional Facebooker to active bloggers. 

There are a lot of great introductions to social media that you can find at conferences and on the web. We suggest:

Twitter4Nephrons

Twitter Super User

All you need to know about Twitter

But that is not what this session about. This is not a sit back and enjoy lecture it is a log in, lean forward and participate workshop.

 This workshop is about moving people from the left to the right (not politically).

This workshop is about moving people from the left to the right (not politically).


A workshop in three acts:

  1. Blogging • Thought
  2. Tweeting • Conversation
  3. Case studies in social media professionalism

NEXT➤