This is my August Now Update based on a movement created by Derek Sivers
Greetings from Washington, DC (of course) and welcome to my fifth now update.
My Now (@NowNowNow) Profile is visible at Link: Ted Eytan, MD Profile on NowNowNow.com & the regular tweeting of it is a reminder to update….
- I just returned from Low Carb San Diego, continuing my education in optimal nutrition, which for physicians is still very much a DIY process, with huge implications for our nation’s health. See my blog post: Adventures at Low Carb San Diego
- I’m continuing to understand the impact of #TransVisbility in our society or the lack thereof (and in the process changing it, it’s what my generation of physicians does)
- I thank that National Museum of African American History and Culture for their twitter dialogue with me about LGBTQ visibility. Responsiveness like this in the era of social media is wonderful.
- Finished Mistreated by Robert Pearl, MD
Emojis for the future
The collaboration continues: Proposal submitted to Unicode, August, 2017 update.
- Still reading Tools of Titans by Tim Ferriss.
- Began reading The 17 Day Diet Breakthrough Edition by family medicine specialist colleague Mike Moreno, MD
- Following up on the low carb adventures with deeper review of the literature
- Going deeper in self-education on digital engagement and customer relations management (CRM). One word – trailhead. I think I like computers 🙂 .
And, this tweet:
If you don't know him, use this link to meet @tedeytan – health advocate, #walkingmeetings enthusiast & tech visionary from @KPSCALnews https://t.co/etmyC9gd7Q
— Patti Brennan (@NLMdirector) August 8, 2017
My first real Washington, DC experience (or Bethesda adjacent…) was as a medical student at the National Library of Medicine informatics clerkship. During that time I taught myself perl programming (see comment about liking computers) and created a mini-expert system for preventive care services. I probably have the code for that project around here somewhere. This experience is responsible for bringing me, emotionally and ultimately physically, to Washington, DC, and I’ve never left.
It’s a special privilege to know the current Director, Patti Brennan, RN, PhD (@NLMDirector) and all of the ways she has championed a world learning to love better through her research and leadership.
The dream I had many years ago of a new generation of leaders shaping our society is coming true. That’s what I’m thinking about now.
Is there anything I should be doing that I’m not? Feel free to let me know in the comments.
Updated 2017.08.08 – Based on a movement created by Derek Sivers