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Social Media

Social Media reality check at WONCA Rio 2016

Have you missed the opportunity to attend the WONCA World Conference in Rio?

 

You can still do a reality check and join #WONCASOME on Twitter!

#SoMe Ambassadors Network

The #SoMe Ambassadors Network of General Practice / Family Medicine is a project conducted by members of the regional Young Doctors Movements for new and future family doctors within the World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA).

 

VdGM Social Media Compass at United Nations

Have you read about the VdGM Social Media Compass in WONCA News?

 

1000 Followers on Twitter !

On June 18th 2014 the Twitter account of the Vasco da Gama Movement, @vdgmeu, reached its 1000th follower !
 
In the morning of August 6th 2011, just less than three years ago, the Twitter account of the Vasco da Gama Movement was created. 
 

Social Media Blowout in Family Medicine

Join the workshop at WONCA Europe 2014, on Friday 4th July at 5pm.

 

 

Employing Social Media to Encourage Active Participation of the Members of a Junior GP Association: The VdGM Paradigm (Medicine 2.0'13 Poster)

VdGM jumped in the social media whirlpool in 2011. We have tried to encourage participation with frequent posts on primary care and WONCA on our Facebook and Linkedin pages, while the Twitter account has been used as way to inform followers for our updates and activities.

 

David May Your Kind Soul Rest in Peace

It is a sad and sorrow moment in General Practice and all of us in the Vasco da Gama Movement.

 

Our dear friend David Lewis has passed away. He has been such a generous, inspiring and gentle soul and he has supported VdGM in many ways, being himself an enthusiastic youngster.

 

WONCA 2013: The Importance of Using Social Media in Rural Medicine

The Importance of Using Social Media in Rural Medicine workshop will be held during the WONCA World 2013 Conference Prague on Wednesday 26th June 2013, at 10.30am (room Club E). Organised by the Vasco da Gama Movement and EURIPA, moderated by R. Gomez Bravo, C. Lygidakis, S. Begg, E. McPhee, M. Sattler, R. Zoitanu, S. Rigon, N. Harris, S. Cherry, S. Maroto.

Objective: To analyse the importance, impact and use of Social Media among rural professionals worldwide.
Methods: The confluence of social media (SM) and medicine has many benefits, but isolated and rural Family Physicians are still not taking advantage of the opportunity to create this virtual network and to reach their patients and colleagues on the online community that has formed around SM websites to take medical interests forward.

WONCA 2013: Social Media and mHealth Now! Applications in Primary Care

The workshop Social Media and mHealth Now! Applications in Primary Care will be held during the WONCA World 2013 Conference Prague on Saturday 29th June 2013, at 10.30am (Small Theatre). Moderated by Raluca Zoitanu, Soleman Begg, Charilaos (Harris) Lygidakis, Martin Sattler, Raquel Gomez Bravo, Tiago Villanueva and Sara Rigon.

Social media is becoming part of everyday life for most individuals and companies. General practitioners/family doctors and their patients follow this trend as well, although at different pace in various countries around the world. For the past two years Vasco da Gama Movement, the Wonca Europe network for young and future GPs, showed in its workshops how Social Media can be used by GPs to strengthen organizations, their practice or how to use it as a tool to be easily and conveniently updated with medical and non medical information. Social Media refers to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, WordPress, Youtube and many more tools which allow people to interact over the Internet - create, exchange, comment and share. In this workshop we will focus more on how Social Media can be used in Primary Care for patient care. How can patients be empowered by using Social Media ? What are the limits for both patients and professionals in using Social Media? Do we need a code of conduct?

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