I think I may take the week off from blogging.
Until Tuesday afternoon, I need to get some writing projects done and make preparations to be away from work for the rest of the week.
I’m flying to San Diego Tuesday afternoon for the American Medical Association’s 28th Annual Medical Communications Conference. I’m excited about serving on this panel partially because I’m acquainted a little with Craig Stoltz and Jason Bhan.
Craig is a former health editor for the Washington Post, a former editorial director for Revolution Health, and a sharp guy I’ve enjoyed talking with. Last week, Craig’s Web 2.Oh…really? blog was recognized by TIME magazine as one its “Top 25”- and Craig (rightly) responded with an excellent critique of the feature in a post titled “In Which I Unwisely Bite the Hand That Feeds Me.”
I’ve had the pleasure of a longish phone conversation with Dr. Jason Bhan, Chief Medical Officer of Ozmosis. We had intended to talk solely about Ozmosis, but we turned out to have a number of similar perspectives and I’m looking forward to chatting more with Dr. Bhan.
Some sessions I’m looking forward to attending:
- A medical/media professional’s guide to Advanced Google™: Tips for effective surfing
(Taught by medical librarian and LIS professor Dr. Ellen Detlefsen, PhD)
- Using the Internet to stay on top of medical information
(Also taught by Dr. Detlefsen)
- How, when, and (most importantly) why: Best practices for healthcare blogging
(Taught by Craig Stoltz)
So I probably won’t be blogging much this week…but reserve the right to change my mind.
If you’re going to be at the conference, please say hello!