Social Media

ASNR 2016 Meeting Social Media Recap

The ASNR 54th Annual meeting is in the books and was a huge success, thanks to the efforts of Dr. Howard Rowley and many others. The ever increasing social media presence of the society and its members continues to complement the live educational content and connect members. This year we saw a large online presence, growing lecture series, and got a glimpse at the different directions social media will head in the years to come.


By including the hashtag #ASNR16, users could participate in the meeting via platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Social media activity continues to grow from past meetings. During the week of the 2016 meeting there were 2,589 tweets and 369 participants on Twitter alone. 1,2

2014 2015 2016
Hashtag #ASNR14 #ASNR15 #ASNR16
Participants 50 340 369
Tweets 393 2,388 2,589
Data Date Range 5/16 – 5/22/14 4/22 – 4/30/15 5/20 – 5/26/16

ASNR 2014-2016 Annual Meeting Twitter Activity. Data obtained from

A new use of the online social media feed was trialed during the 2016 meeting — live tweeting of questions for panelists. This was successfully implemented for the Gadolinium symposium. Whether in the room or tweeting from home, Twitter users could ask Dr. Max Wintermark and panelists questions using the hashtag #GadSymposium announced at the start of the symposium.


This year’s meeting also incorporated social media content into its Healthcare Policy programming and Young Professionals Section (YPS) programming tracks. Dr. Amy Kotsenas (@AmyKotsenas) presented the well-received “Technology Disrupters and the Impact of Social Media” Monday morning. The next day, the YPS track series began with inspiring leadership lectures from Drs. Robert Barr (@rmbxray) and Christine Glastonbury (@CMGlastonbury). This was followed by ‘Why’ and ‘How’ we do it sessions from Twitter super users …

Tips and Tools for Social Media Use

As part of the dedicated Young Professional programming at ASNR 2016, there were several new lectures introducing neuroradiologists to the world of social media. For reference, some of these lectures and select reference links have been posted below.


Helpful tutorials to teach skills from basic to advanced:


Useful tools to make the most of your social media:


Related AJNR Blog Posts:


ASNR 2016 Events for Members In-Training and Young Professionals

Please join us at the ASNR 54th Annual Meeting for events with other Members-In-Training and Young Professionals!

Every day

  • Young Professionals Lounge
    • 6:30am – 6:00pm
    • Park 8226 (Lobby Level)
    • This will provide a “home base” for fellows, residents, young professionals & medical students to network and share knowledge and experiences throughout the meeting.

Saturday, May 21st

  • Unofficial Networking/Social Event
    • 9pm onward
    • Stone’s Throw Lobby bar at Marriott Wardman Park
    • Join us for a central location to relax and hang out with friends!

Sunday, May 22nd

  • The Foundation of the ASNR Visionaries and Young Professionals Reception
    • 7:30pm – 8:30pm
    • Stone’s Throw Restaurant (Lobby Level) at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park
    • The leadership of the ASNR and The Foundation of the ASNR will also attend. Enjoy visiting with other trainees, fellows, and recent graduates, as well as with some of the leaders. The evening reception will include beverages and appetizers. We hope to see you there!

Monday, May 23

  • 2C-Young Professional Programming: Adding Value to Your Practice
    • 8:35am – 10:00am
    • Washington 1/2/3 (Exhibition Level)
    • Moderators: Mark Mamlouk, MD, Joshua Hirsch, MD, FACR, FSIR
    • 8:35 AM – 9:00 AM — Radiology’s Role in Value Based Care — Arun Krishnaraj, MD, MPH
    • 9:00 AM – 9:25 AM Where are the Opportunities for Neuroradiologists Within the Threats to Us and Our Practices – Frank Lexa, MD
    • 9:25 AM – 9:50 AM – Utilizing Midlevel Professionals – Falgun Chokshi, MD
    • 9:50 AM – 10:00 AM – Discussion
  • 4B-Young Professional Programming: Practical Post-Treatment Neuroimaging
    • 1:15pm – 2:45pm
    • Washington 4/5/6 (Exhibition Level)
    • Moderators: Patricia Hudgins, MD, Ramon Barajas, Jr., MD
    • 1:15 PM – 1:40 PM — Post Treatment Brain — Soonmee Cha, MD
    • 1:40 PM – 2:05 PM — Post Treatment Neck — Suresh Mukherji, MD, FACR, MBA
    • 2:05 PM – 2:30 PM — Post Treatment Spine —

Next AJNR Tweetchat: MACRA Revealed

Our May 2016 Tweetchat moderated by Joshua Hirsch @JoshuaAHirsch, Gregory Nicola @GregoryNNicola, and Robert Barr @rmbxray will discuss MACRA (The Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act of 2015) and its impact on the field of radiology. Given the impact of the MACRA legislation on all radiologists during this time of transition to value-based models of payment, this is a chat that you won’t want to miss.

Mark you calendars for May 17th at 3 p.m. EST and join Twitter Editor Ryan T. Fitzgerald @ryantfitzgerald for this timely discussion.

Suggested Reading: Sustainable Growth Rate Repealed, MACRA Revealed: Historical Context and Analysis of Recent Changes in Medicare Physician Payment Methodologies by J.A. Hirsch, H.B. Harvey, R.M. Barr, W.D. Donovan, R. Duszak Jr, G.N. Nicola, P.W. Schaefer, and L. Manchikanti. Published online before print November 19, 2015, doi: 10.3174/ajnr.A4522…

Daniel S. Chow Selected as AJNR’s Next Editorial Fellow

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Daniel S. Chow

We at the AJNR are again gratified by the number of extremely qualified individuals who applied for the Editorial Fellowship position. From multiple applicants, Dr. Daniel S. Chow from the University of California, San Francisco was selected to serve as our fourth Editorial Fellow.

Dr. Chow graduated from UC Riverside with a degree in Biological Sciences, and then attended the David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles. He completed his radiology residency at Columbia University Medical Center – New York Presbyterian, and is currently a fellow in neuroradiology at UCSF. Dr. Chow is author or co-author on 28 manuscripts and has served as an active reviewer for the journal.

During his Editorial Fellowship he will participate in all AJNR activities including, but not limited to, manuscript evaluation and selection, editorial-related research, and conferences. The AJNR family is pleased to welcome Dr. Chow.…