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Employing Social Media to Encourage Active Participation of the Members of a Junior GP Association: The VdGM Paradigm (Medicine 2.0'13 Poster)

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VdGM jumped in the social media whirlpool in 2011. We have tried to encourage participation with frequent posts on primary care and WONCA on our Facebook and Linkedin pages, while the Twitter account has been used as way to inform followers for our updates and activities.

This poster will be presented in the Medicine 2.0'13 Conference in London.
For more information: http://www.medicine20congress.com/ocs/index.php/med/med2013/paper/view/1583

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Employing Social Media to Encourage Active Participation of the Members of a Junior GP Association: The VdGM Paradigm (Medicine 2.0'13 Poster)

  1. 1. • www.vdgm.eu • In www.tiny.cc/vdgm � @vdgmeu f www.tiny.cc/facebookvdgm � �,� WoncaWorld familydoctors. Caring for pt:ople. EUROPE What is it? Thename of the great Portuguese explorer,who discovered the sea route towards India almost five hundred years ago, has been employed by the Vasco da Gama Movement (VdGM), the working network within WONCA Europe (World Organization of Family Doctors - Europe), dedicated to trainees and junior General Practitioners / Family Physicians. As they set out for their own exploratory voyage in the discipline of Family Medicine in Europe,the movement functions as a communication platform and encourages their first steps by providing aforum,support andinformation. We are present in 32 countries of the European Region, from Ireland to Ukraine and from Norway to Spain and our initiatives include Educ ational & Research activities and workshops,and Exchange Programmes. in the lovingmemoryof@DrPlumEU EMPLOYING SOCIAL MEDIA TO ENCOURAGE ACTIVE PARTICIPATION OFTHE MEMBERS OFAJUNIOR GP ASSOCIATION The Vasco da Gama Movement Paradigm Raquel Gomez-Bravo, Charilaos (Harris) Lygidakis, Raluca Zoitanu, Martin Sattler, Sara Rigon, Soleman Begg, Tiago Villanueva Qwr Experience VdGM jumped in the social media whirlpool in 2011. We have tried to encourage participation with frequent posts on primary care and WONCA on our Facebook and Linkedin pages, while the Twitter accounthasbeenused asway toinformfollowersforourupdates and activities. Moreover,VdGM has been experimenting with social media during the preconference event and main conference of the WONCA Europe since 2011. To facilitate participants commenting on the conference,VdGM distributed instructions on how to use the network and encouraged them to make observationsonpresentationsinrealtime,suggestworkshops,help andcommunicatewith each other. w �,�2rs 350 300 Tweet activity of the #vdgm hashtag. Peaks refer to the annual Vasco da Gama Preconference and 250 WONCA Europe or WONCA World Conference. f 558 200 1,141,058 impressions members 202 participants Analyties andgraphic by Symplur.com L-- 150 .......... fIa�� 100 - 50 .......... 0 Jul'12 Jan '13 Apr '13 Jul'13 A common hashtag that identified all messages related to WONCA and VdGM from all users was provided. Furthermore,useful information concerning the schedule was posted and photographs were shared instantaneously through the official Twitter account. Overviews of the applications of Social Media and Web 2.0 in Primary Care combined with practical examples of their potential were given in dedicatedworkshopsin2012 and2013. Barriers & the Future Age Divide Technological and Social Media Literacy Fear of the Medium As a new generation of GPs/FPs is paving the way for a foundation of a new and enhanced primary care in Europe,VdGM will strive to employ any medium to Improve communication and fight isolation.

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