Five Reasons to Use Social Media at the ASCO Annual Meeting
- Join the discussion: Use #ASCO15 on Twitter to follow and participate in the conversation around the Annual Meeting in real time! During last year’s Annual Meeting, over 43,000 Tweets were sent by more than 8,500 individuals, reaching an estimated 145 million Twitter users. Tweets about the Meeting were sent and shared in 93 countries by health-care professionals, researchers, news outlets, patients, advocates, and many others.
- Connect with colleagues virtually: With social networking, it’s easier than ever to reach out to colleagues to initiate conversations. Twitter handles will be printed on attendee badges at the Annual Meeting, are included in the Membership Directory, and can be found in the speaker information section of the iPlanner.
- Connecting in person: Don’t miss the #ASCO15 “Tweetup,” a chance for attendees interested in oncology’s intersection with social media to meet, talk, and, of course, tweet. The Tweetup will take place on Saturday, May 30 at 5:45 PM. For more details and to RSVP, visit tweetvite.com/event/ASCO15.
- Stay up-to-date: Following ASCO on social media during the Annual Meeting will ensure you’re seeing the latest information from the Society. ASCO shares useful information such as live updates on new research, tips to help you navigate McCormick Place, and alerts when last-minute logistical changes occur.
- Enhance your learning: Several ASCO members have been selected as “Featured Voices” for the ASCO Annual Meeting. These volunteers will share their expertise and impressions on Twitter throughout the Meeting. Watch for their tweets as they lead this social media conversation!
The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO and Cancer.Net, ASCO’s patient information website, can also be found on the platforms below, as well as on Google+.
Visit asco.org/social-media to learn more about how to get started using social media. ■