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my first guest post

I would like to invite all of my readers to wander over to the Social Slam web site to read my latest post. This is the beginning of the story I will be telling in my ten allotted minutes during Social Slam 2012 on April 27 in Knoxville. It chronicles the events that lead up to the Vaccine Town Hall held last fall here in Roanoke.

Its a great story: one worth telling, and sharing.

It demonstrates some of the power of social media (in this case, blogging, Twitter and Facebook) especially when social media is combined with a real-life activity such as the event that we ran. As physicians and others in healthcare wonder if, why and how they should participate in social media, I think it proves how much can be accomplished, and inspired by a group of passionate, focused individuals.

In the post I also talk a little about the evolution of this blog and how Twitter and the specific tweet chat I engaged in were instrumental in finding the right people at the right time.

You may recall that after the Town Hall I had an opportunity to discuss measles immunization on TV, and was interviewed by the Roanoke Times on social media use in medicine.

You can read the post here. Feel free to leave comments on that post or on this below or on the Social Slam site.

Thanks!

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