A master class with Wendy Sue Swanson and Bryan Vartabedian

I’m proud to announce a Stanford Medicine X Master Class with Wendy Sue Swanson and Bryan Vartabedian on the physician online identity . The Master Class will be offered as part of the 2013 Stanford Medicine X conference, held on the campus of Stanford University September 27-29, 2013.

About the Stanford Medicine X Master Class Program

The Stanford Medicine X Master Class program is designed to provide a once-in-a-lifetime learning experiences with thought leaders and innovators in emerging technologies and medicine who are masters in their field. The unique format of our Master Class program provides an intimate venue in a small classroom setting at the Stanford University School of Medicine. With attendance capped at 15 people, our Master Class program ensures learning is ignited by one-on-one conversations, dynamic group activities and discussion. Although no additional fee is charged, admission to a Master Class is made by application and students are selected by the Master faculty member.

About the Master Class

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD is the author of the Seattle Mama Doc blog and Bryan Vartabedian, MD is the author of the 33charts blog and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine. Wendy and Bryan will conduct a 90-minute Master Class on the physician online identity. The final curriculum will be shaped by the learners themselves through their course applications, but their master class tentatively includes:

  • A new set of responsibilities: why a public presence is critical in the digital age.
  • Building the structure for a strong digital footprint
  • Strategies for balancing your personal and professional presence
  • Privacy, golden rules, and protected health information
  • Trolls and online fire: basics of personal identity crisis management
  • Will you create or curate? Understanding the balance of content creation and engagement

About the Instructors

Wendy Sue Swanson, MD, MBE is a pediatrician, clinical instructor of pediatrics at the University of Washington, and author of the Seattle Mama Doc blog, the first pediatrician-authored blog from a major children’s hospital. Dr Swanson is working to revolutionize health communications by using social media to bridge the gap between parents/patients and doctors. She interprets research and hopes to dispel myth.

Bryan Vartabedian, MD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine where he directs emerging programs in digital professionalism and literacy.  Present in the health blogosphere since 2006, he’s been an active witness to the social health revolution and its influence on doctors and patients.  He writes about the intersection of medicine, social media and technology on his blog, 33 charts.

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  • Karen Anaid Solis González

    It’s amazing to know this surprises!! I’ll be so glad to meet them and to make efforts together to help others!! Thank you Dr. Chu, the Panel and menthors!!! I’m the most happiest woman in the world at this moment!!

    See you on September 🙂


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