Misconduct with or without social media

MHSLA members were being introduced to Twitter in a Geeks bearing gifts course at the MHSLA 2009 Conference when the study Online Posting of Unprofessional Content by Medical Students appeared in JAMA, and hit the news.  That added a dimension to our discussion!

The story showed up in my email box in a posting from Nursing Times: Knicker-twanging dentist struck off, and when tweets go too far.

Knicker-twanging?  I don’t find that in the Urban Dictionary


MHSLA 2009 Conference Begins

The MHSLA Fall Educational Conference in Holland, Michigan is off to a rousing start with two continuing education courses presented by the staff of the Greater Midwest Region/National Network/Library of Medicine.

Geeks bearing gifts, presented by Max Anderson, introduced us to blogs, wikis, Facebook, Twitter, and podcasting.

Measuring your impact, with instructors Jacqueline Lescovec and Ruth Holst,  familiarized participants with evaluation process and planning, creating logic models, and working with data.

We’ve added a new widget to the MHSLA blog that links to Flickr photos of the events; find it in the right menu panel. Or visit the conference blog, http://mhslaconference09.wordpress.com, to see the images and our on-the-spot reporting of the conference.