Join the next EAST Twitter Member Chat on February 25th!
Monday, February 15, 2021
Participate in EAST’s monthly #EASTMemberChat hosted by the EAST Membership Recruitment and Retention Committee. Join fellow EAST members on Twitter each month as they discuss topics relevant to your profession. Each month features a new topic.
Join the next conversation on February 25th when we partner with the EAST Rural Trauma Ad Hoc Taskforce to ask, “We’d like to hear from members who transitioned to practice in more rural centers compared to their past training. How has your practice changed since transitioning and what aspects of rural care do you wish you had learned about during training?"
To participate, just include #EASTMemberChat in your tweet and feel free to tag other EAST members to get them involved in the discussion. Following the conversation is as easy as clicking on the #EASTMemberChat hashtag or searching for it on the web or on your device’s Twitter app. We look forward to hearing from you!
Add Your Twitter Handle To Your EAST Profile
Don't forget to add your Twitter handle to your EAST profile so that other EAST members can find you on Twitter. Visit the "Manage Profile" page of your EAST member profile and scroll down to "Email" in the "Contact Information" section to add your Twitter URL. Allow other members to find your Twitter handle by checking the box, "Include in Membership Directory."
Getting Started with Twitter
Dr. Heather Logghe has posted an excellent introduction to the service, including signing up and creating your profile. Go to “Twitter 101: How to Set Up a Professional Twitter Account” for information.
Once you’ve signed up, learning to use the service isn’t hard. The University of Utah Health Sciences has developed an easy-to-read handout, “ Twitter 101: Understanding & Navigating Twitter” that describes @s, #s, replies, DMs, & RTs and other basics for health care professionals getting started on Twitter.
Joining a Twitter Chat
Hashtags like #EASTMemberChat allow many people to easily talk about a single subject without the “reply-to-a-reply-to-a-reply” chains seen in email or in small Twitter conversations. A group of people can use the same hashtag to create a “tweetchat” that can then be easily followed, searched, and archived. To participate in the EAST Twitter Member Chat, just include #EASTMemberChat in your tweet. Following the ongoing discussion is as easy as tapping or clicking on the #EASTMemberChat hashtag or searching for it on the web or on your device’s Twitter app. More tips and tricks for participating in a Twitter chat are available in the SocialTimes article, “Advanced Twitter Tip: How to Join a Twitter Hashtag Chat”.