Croakey has a new feature: a listing of public health and health policy conferences.
Meanwhile, the organisers of a forthcoming conference on social media in healthcare have put out a call for help.
Seeking experts and ideas on social media and healthcare
Madeline Vaughan from Informa Australia writes:
Informa Australia is pleased to announce its inaugural Social Media in Healthcare conference, which will be held at the Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Sydney, on 24-25th May, 2012.
We are currently seeking both local and international speakers and case studies for this event.
The influence of technology is pervasive in our modern world. Ours is a world of increased mobility – where smart phones and other mobile devices enable people to connect in any time and place, where a simple internet connection enables almost limitless access to content on any topic imaginable, and where individuals are communicating and sharing knowledge through social media on an unprecedented scale. Social media has infiltrated every aspect of life, and the healthcare sector is no exception.
However, the industry has been quite cautious in the uptake of these technologies, particularly in Australia.
This conference seeks to explore the possibilities that social media has for enhancing the healthcare sector.
Just some of the topics it seeks to cover include:
· Social Media and Mental Health
· Social Media and Primary Healthcare
· Social Media and Healthcare Marketing
· Social Media and Crisis Communications
· Social Media and Professional Development
· Social Media and Patient Support
· Mobile Healthcare
· The NBN and the potential for Social Media and healthcare
· Social Media for managing chronic illness
· Social Media as a means of connecting to disadvantages communities
· Social Media Risk Management and Ethics
If you are interested in presenting at the conference or can recommend any case studies that are relevant to the topics mentioned above, please contact me on madeline.vaughanATinforma.com.au or (02) 9080 4036.