Free Public Forum & live webcast: “Social Media for health”

Free Public Forum & live webcast: “Social Media for health”

February 4th 2013, 7 pm PST

A  public forum on “Social Media for Health: The Good, The Bad, and The Possible”, organized by the University of British Columbia (UBC) and sponsored by UBC Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies:

Date: February 4th, 2013 Monday

Time: 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm Pacific Standard Time

Live webcast link

Also link can be found on our web site:

Twitter:   #HCSMForum     

Location: UBC Robson Square Room C300, Downtown Vancouver


Opening remarks: 
The Honorable Minister of Advanced Education, Province of British Columbia, Mr. John Yap

Ms. Bernadette Mah, Peter Wall Institute of Advanced Studies


Introduction:  Dr. Kendall Ho, Professor and Director, eHealth Strategy Office, Faculty of Medicine, UBC


Moderator: Ms. Gillian Shaw, Vancouver Sun Digital Life writer


Keynote Speakers:

Social Media in Health: history, movements, and current practice

Mr. Dean Giustini, Reference Librarian, Biomedical Branch Library, UBC


Medicine 2.0 and beyond: where are we going with social media in health and medicine?”

Dr. Gunther Eysenbach, Professor & Senior Scientist, Centre for Global eHealth Innovation, University of Toronto, Editor/Publisher of Journal of Medical Internet Research


Analyzing the advantages of digital tools and dissemination technologies: The Experience of the Network on Equity, Health and Human Development PAHO/WHO

Ms. Ana Lucia Ruggiero, Knowledge Translation Specialist, Knowledge Management and Communication, Pan American Health Organization Regional Office of the World Health Organization


Huge Help: The Role of Social Media in Healthcare

Ms. Ashley Brooks, Customer Marketing Manager, Enterprise, HootSuite



Dr. Caroline Haythornthwaite, Professor & Director, the iSchool at UBC

Dr. Leanne Currie, Associate Professor, UBC School of Nursing

Dr. Helen Novak Lauscher, Assistant Director of Research, UBC Faculty of Medicine eHealth Strategy Office

Mr. Francisco Grajales III, PhD Candidate, UBC Interdisciplinary studies


This event is funded by a research grant from the University of British Columbia Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies, 
and is a collaboration between 5 Faculties and schools in UBC: Medicine, iSchool at UBC, 
Nursing, Engineering, and Sauder School of Business.


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