This weekend, I'm in the great city of Hershey, Pennsylvania trying to learn something. I'm at the Pennsylvania Academy of Family Physicians (PAFP) CME Conference. On Friday, I'll be taking the Asthma module for the SAM study group. And, then on Saturday, I'll be taking the sold out DOT Medical Examiner Training Course. Did you know that physicians will have to be certified to perform US Department of Transportation physical examinations?
From a social media standpoint, the PAFP has been doing a great job in promoting their association and promoting the specialty. For the meeting, they will be using the #HersheyCME hashtag. They also have a strong PAFP facebook page and PAFP twitter feed.
If you have been reading my past posts over the past few months, you've seen that I've been enjoying writing about the personal interactions that I've had at these in-person meetings. Tonight, I got to meet up with some long time friends, and I keep track of their lives on a day-to-day basis on what they share on social media.
People are probably sick about reading phrases like this, but there really is nothing like getting together with people in person. In this digital world, the image that you put out there on social media, this only gives half (or even less than half) the story. In person meet ups are so unique and so special, I wish I had more time in my schedule to chat with people.
People will probably want to hear about some of the great content that I'll be learning this weekend. I also hope to share some of the "behind the scenes" stuff for me, the people that I meet, and the experiences I have. Have a great weekend everyone!