Crowdsource request: Help our dialogue with leaders in academic medicine regarding social media

Engaging our patients in the 21st Century (augmented reality display from Center for Total Health)

I have been invited by the Association of American Medical Colleges (@AAMCtoday) to join social media superstar physicians Vinny Arora, MD (@futuredocs) and Bryan Vartabedian, MD (@Doctor_V) in leading a discussion about social media at the (love the acronym):

2013 “Joint Gathering of the COD, COTH/CMOG, and the GFP

…in my hometown-adjacent, Scottsdale, Arizona, this Saturday.

I am soliciting your opinion/participation in this post – what do you think the leaders in the audience should hear? If you’re going to be in the audience, what would you like to talk about?

That’s the ask. Now some details (more info at this link):

  • COD = Council of Deans
  • COTH = Council of Teaching Hospitals
  • CMOG = Chief Medical Officers Group
  • GFP = Group on Faculty Practice

The 2013 Joint Gathering of the COD, COTH/CMOG and GFP brings medical school deans, teaching hospital CEOs, chief medical officers, and practice plan leaders together to shape future business, clinical, and education models while sustaining our commitment to quality care. Tomorrow’s health care will require both vision and courage to change, and this meeting will emphasize bold, collective, and creative approaches built around organizational commitment.

The plenary sessions are complemented by a series of eight discussion breakout sessions that allow for deep dives into forward-thinking topics including merging cultures, effective leadership, leveraging the workforce, leading with a vision, critical analysis, innovation, and maximizing communication.

I’ve put together a group of images to show in just 6 (six) minutes because this is a dialogue not a monologue, and these are below, to stimulate our thinking. Vinny and Bryan will be doing the same.

We are coming to this discussion with mindfulness about of the triple mission of excellence in education, patient care, and research. The organizations we represent engage in a combination of each, albeit in different proportions, which creates different opportunities to use social media to serve society better.

Ask anything you’d like, share your experiences, future visions, and innovative ideas in the comments below, via twitter, today, tomorrow, during, after.

If you are coming to the meeting and would rather share your thoughts with us in person, we will be most excited to have you join us, we’ll be at

2:00-3:15 pm MST in  (Breakout session G ) , and again from 3:30-4:45 pm MST (Breakout session P), in the Castillo Lucena Room on Saturday, April 6 🙂

Remember, this is a dialogue, social media = listening (tweet us!)


Nice post, Ted.  I just realized we don’t have a hashtag.  As soon as we have one perhaps we could make an addendum or add it hear.  
I’m hijacking your blog angle to discuss our panel on the BCM blog!  Well done.

@Bryan Vartabedian I know you know this already but for the audience – hashtag is here! It’s #AAMCJtMtg with #hcsm for our session. Let the tweeting begin!

Ted Eytan, MD