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2013 Annual Meeting News
Social Media Contest Winners Announced!
We’re pleased to announce the winners of the social media contests held during the 2013 Annual Meeting!
FOR THE #FACESOFGERIATRICS INSTAGRAM CHALLENGE:
Ellia is a third year medical student at Touro University Nevada and the immediate past president of the school’s AGS student chapter.
FOR #AGS13CONTEST: GET YOUR TWITTER ON:
Over 300 tweets were eligible to win one of six prizes – and the winners are:
For most retweeted tweets:
Our other #AGS13Contest winners are:
@nettoyansvalic: #AGS13contest What Is #Geriatrics? Honoring the desired outcome of an older adult's health.
@ShaidaTalebreza: What is geriatrics? AGS mission: "improving the health, independence, and quality of life of all older people" #AGS13contest
@haskett_tim: Geri/palliative can educate public, patients, policymakers, colleagues about appropriate, realistic med care @ END OF LIFE #AGS13contest
@WarachalEFaison: Policy Change Needed: Implementable plan to increase the healthcare workforce to appropriately manage geriatric healthcare #AGS13contest
Congratulations to our social media contest winners! And of course, THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the #AGS13Contest. Please continue to use Twitter to stay in touch with @AmerGeriatrics and AGS members who also use Twitter!
P.S. We’re already tweeting about next year’s meeting with the hashtag #AGS14. You should too! For information on how to get involved with social media please visit www.americangeriatrics.org/socialmedia.
What Event had Almost 300 People Tweeting In May?
#AGS13, that’s what. The #AGS13 hashtag is social media speak for the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Geriatrics Society. Judging by the twitter traffic, our attendees were engaged with content and with each other – making great use of social media to get the word out about what excites them about geriatrics OR where to meet for coffee! Our “Twitterati” were not the only ones having fun. Over on Instagram, we debuted #facesofgeriatrics at the meeting. We challenged attendees to snap photos of each other and upload these to Instagram using our #facesofgeriatrics hashtag. Four days later, we had almost 400 pictures representing the diversity of geriatrics professionals.
Thank you to all the AGS meeting attendees who Tweeted and Instagrammed throughout the meeting. Together, our twitterati sent over 2,200 tweets – more than doubling our “tweet count” from #AGS12. We were excited to see that #AGS13 trended on Twitter on Saturday, May 4, which is pretty hard to do. We couldn’t have done that without you. It was great to see your tweets and how inspired many of you were by colleagues and how engaged you were with learning. We’ll be announcing our Twitter and Instagram contest winners next week. In the meantime, we wanted to leave you with some of our favorite quotes from the #AGS13 twitter stream:
#AGS13 HEARTILY CONGRATULATIONS to all award winning geriatricians/researchers and teachers! You inspire us! UMASS, worcester, Geri Fellow! - @drabhi2281
For policy change...Stay the course, be at the table, be persistent..Dr. Pacala @AmerGeriatrics #ags13 - @TransitionalRN
@AmerGeriatrics #ags13. Great points in the choosing wisely session. Continue to spread the word! - @Lm_solberg
Twitterati of #ags13 meet @AmerGeriatrics The Next Generation: @Amyamend @mariadsouza4 @annachodos & so many more we need to get on twitter! - @LouiseAronson
Just completed fantastic Education Committee meeting. So many great ideas. Great opportunities for you to BE INVOLVED! #ags13 - @SeniorJazz
Get in on the Instagram Action
We are hoping to grow our #FacesofGeriatrics photo collection and encourage you to download Instagram to your SmartPhone and start snapping photos. When you upload them to Instagram, tag them with the hashtag: #FacesofGeriatrics. Be sure to follow us at http://instagram.com/amergeriatrics. Want to learn more about social media? Visit www.americangeriatrics.org/socialmedia
2013 Presidential Poster Awardees
This year AGS bestowed 17 Presidential Poster Awards! To view the complete list of this year's winners click here. Congratulations!
Speaker Slide Site
In response to requests from past Annual Scientific Meeting attendees, PowerPoint™ presentations from the 2013 meeting's educational sessions are now available on the AGS website.
Save the Date!
The 2014 Annual Scientific Meeting will run from Thursday, May 15 to Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin.
April 11th, 2013
American Geriatrics Society Announces 2013 Award Winners
April 8th, 2013