FamMedRocks in NOLA

I hope that you join me for what I hope will be making a HUGE social media footprint in the Family Medicine landscape. This week will be one of the largest Family Medicine educator meetings of the year. It is the Annual Spring Conference of the Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM). Personally, I have never been to this particular STFM meeting, but I have been to New Orleans before (that's another story *wink*). The next few days will be a mix and match of social media using different outlets. Here is an outline of the action that I'll be helping out with:

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2011 at 9pET/8pCT: Family Medicine Rocks Podcast Number 7 live from NOLA. I'll be talking about the upcoming STFM meeting (BTW, we're using the #STFM hashtag during the meeting) with my guest Dr. Mark Ryan, otherwise known as @RichmondDoc on twitter. Did you know that Dr. Ryan was on the Advisory Board to the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media? I'm definitely jealous of that. Mark also moderated the first ever #FamMedChat on twitter. For those new to the show, there is even a live chat room so that you can make fun of me during the show LOL
  • Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 3pET/2pCT: Live stream via Ustream of presentation by Ben Miller and Mark Ryan entitled "Patient-Centered Engagement: A Social Media Approach." For those attending the conference, this session is scheduled to take place in room Napoleon C2. Here is a description to their talk: "In the current redesign of primary care in the Patient-centered Medical Home, there exist new and exciting opportunities for innovation. Social media is one innovative way to use technology to engage with others. There are numerous examples of popular social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube, each with strengths and limitations. Social media can promote patient centeredness in medical practices by increasing communication and interaction with patients and can be leveraged in medical school, residency, and clinical practice to enhance patient engagement with their providers and their health care. This presentation will introduce attendees to social media and offer suggestions on how to integrate social media tools into medical training, education, and practice." The short URL for the ustream is this:
  • Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 9pET/8pCT: The 2nd Family Medicine Twitter Chat. Check out the #FamMedChat section of this very site for more information and your way to watch the chat take place right before your eyes.
  • Friday, April 29, 2011 at  3:30pET/2:30CT: Live stream via Ustream of presentation my Deb Clements and me entitied "This Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Social Media In Medical Education." For those attending the conference, it will be in room Napoleon D3. Here is a description to our talk: "From the electronic health record to social media tools, technology is being used more frequently in the delivery of health care. In this presentation, we will introduce social media definitions and overview several types of uses. Examples will include Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, blogs, audio podcasts, live podcast sites like, video sites like You Tube &, and other platforms. We will include a discussion of the use of social media for marketing, recruitment, teaching, learning, networking, and career enhancement. We will also provide examples of newly established guidelines for use of Web 2.0 in the academic health center." The short URL for the ustream is this:
  • Throughout the week, follow me on twitter @DrMikeSevilla, on the Facebook page for Family Medicine Rocks, and consider subscribing to this blog for the latest updates from New Orleans!

Without a doubt, this is the most extensive and most complicated social media project that I have attempted in a compacted period of time. If anything else, you have to stay tuned to see if I succeed, if I fail (I'm bringing some video production stuff with me for the ustream stuff), and/or if I have a major meltdown during the week trying to get all this stuff done. Hope you're able to join me this week for the NOLA coverage!