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