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  • Using Twitter in the Academic Health ProfessionsFeb 13, 20199:00 am - 11:30 am


UM Bannatyne: Basic Medical Sciences Building: Room 626

University of Manitoba, 745 Bannatyne Ave., Winnipeg

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The social media platform Twitter is quickly taking shape as a leading tool for students, staff, educators, and leaders across the health professions. But a tool for what? Please join Ottawa-based qualitative researcher Dr. Allan McDougall in this hands-on, interactive workshop focused on Twitter. This workshop is geared toward both novice Twitter users (“What is a tweet?”) and social media savants (“Check out my metrics!”). In a friendly, informal, non-judgmental style, this workshop will begin by discussing Twitter’s features and functions. From there, the workshop will focus on how Twitter can be leveraged for knowledge translation and networking. Participants are more than welcome to sign up for Twitter before or during the workshop—or not at all!

By the end of this workshop, participants will:

  •  Understand the user interface of Twitter and all of its core functions
  •  Appreciate using Twitter strategically for knowledge translation, research dissemination, and networking
  •  Learn and critique the fundamentals of Twitter etiquette

Please note that this session will also be available via webinar (select the “Online Webinar” option when registering).
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Allan McDougall

Dr. Allan McDougall is a qualitative researcher in the department of Medical Care Analytics at the Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA), a non-profit organization that protects the professional integrity of physicians and promotes safe medical care. He holds a PhD in Health Professional Education from Western University. Dr. McDougall is developing a research program on the medico-legal experiences of post-graduate trainees. As an Adjunct Professor in the University of Ottawa’s Department of Education, Dr. McDougall also continues to collaborate and publish in medical education with an interest in the role of spatial and software design in clinical learning and patient safety. Dr. McDougall has expertise in mixed methods research methodologies including content analysis, ethnography, sociomateriality, and grounded theory.

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Program Coordinator

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    Laurie Driedger
    Faculty Development Coordinator
    Office of Educational and Faculty Development
    S204 Medical Services Building
    Rady Faculty of Health Sciences
    University of Manitoba
    Tel: 204 272-3111
    Fax: 204-272-3169
    Email: Laurie.Driedger@umanitoba.ca