RELIVE THE CONFERENCE
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Thursday, April 15, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Howard Rheingold, Lecturer, Stanford and UC Berkeley Universities – “New Media Literacies for the 21st Century”
Opening Panel: New Media and the Transformation of Health
1:00 Concurrent Seminars
Seminar 1: A Social Media Primer for Health Leaders: An overview of the New Media tools available to health leaders and how they are being used in a variety of health settings.
Seminar 2: Moving Your Organization Into the Future Using New Media : Organizational change can be challenging, particularly change involving the adoption of new technologies. Participants attended this seminar to hear about lessons learned from early new media adopters on how to effectively integrate new media tools into health organizations.
Seminar 3: New Media Tools for Advocacy and Community Organizing: New media can provide powerful tools for facilitating community building and community organizing for action. Through tools like Twitter, YouTube, and Facebook, and email, health advocates can bring people together and engage in collective action around the health and social justice issues that concern us most.
Seminar 4: Incorporating New Media into an Already Busy Life : For those of us who struggle to keep up with our email, integrating additional communication activities into our busy work schedule can be daunting. In this seminar, participants got tips from a personal productivity consultant on how to get the most out of their time and strategically utilize new media opportunities.
Speaker: Jody Ranck, DrPH, Principal Investigator/Consultant, Public Health Institute
Seminar 5: Leading New Media Adoption: Working Effectively Across Generations: There are vast differences in our use of new media tools across generations. How can seasoned and younger leaders partner to find ways to effectively integrate new media into our work and organizations across the generations?
Seminar 6: Mindfulness & Technology: Developing Healthy Relationships With Our Smartphones, New Media Tools and More: iPhone, email, Blackberry, Facebook, wifi... friend or foe? These elements of modern life can help us stay connected and communicate easily, but also can seem like obstacles to remaining present and grounded due to constant stimulus and interruption. In this seminar, participants explored their relationship to technology through discussions and exercises using tech gadgets, and explored strategies for developing "healthier" relationships with the technologies they may both love and hate.
Speaker: Anushka Fernandopulle, Management Consultant, Executive Coach, Meditation Teacher
Seminar 7: Using New Media & Health Communication Tools for Wellness and Disease Management: In an era of rising health costs and increasing demands on health care professionals, we must search for technological solutions for engaging patients in their health and health care. In this seminar, participants learned about developing strategies for engaging patients.
Friday, April 16, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Tessie Guillermo - "Overcoming the Digital Divide and Using New Media to Improve Health for All"
Concurrent Hands-on Workshops to train health leaders in how to effectively use New Media Tools.
Workshop 1: New Media Tools: Using Twitter, Blogs, and More for Health: Have you wondered how to use the new social tools to communicate? Do you want to learn how to build an audience? In this two hour hands-on workshop, participants learned how to start blogging and micro-blogging to communicate health information and engage online communities.
Workshop 2: Social Networking Tools: Using Facebook, Ning, and More for Health: A hands-on workshop, including case studies and instruction on how to strategically use social networking tools to connect with communities, near and far, and facilitate participation in health research, advocacy, and education.
Workshop 3: Digital Storytelling for Health: Participants learned how youth and adults around the world are using media tools to share, record, and value stories from their lives, with local and global examples from the health arena. "Digital storytelling" is a participatory new media practice that emphasizes first-person narrative, meaningful workshop processes, and a goal of promoting artistic expression, health and well being, and justice.
Workshop 5: Creating and Sharing Online Video: Video is a powerful means of communication that can be integrated into public health research, advocacy, and education. During this hands on workshop, instructors taught participants how to use Flip video cameras to capture places, people, and ideas in a way that communicates with colleagues, policymakers, and community alike.
Workshop 6: M-health: Mobile Phone Applications for Health Promotion and Disease Management: During this panel discussion, health researchers and advocates discussed broad applications and case studies of the ways in which mobile phones are transforming health around the world. This discussion focused on the hard part - getting started - and the approaches being taken.
Workshop 7: The Use of New Media in the Global Health Arena: Participants learned how powerful new media applications are transforming public health and health delivery in developing countries.