Social media is no longer just the place for sharing pictures and music; it is now part of the daily professional lives of people in nearly every industry — including health care.
AASLD encourages its members to explore social media as a place to network, share information and research, collaborate, create a strong presence in the medical / science community and establish themselves as thought leaders among colleagues, patients and the general public.
Social Media for AASLD Members
AASLD's Social Media Essentials provides the tools you need to join, engage and thrive in a social health care environment.
This project provides tools for AASLD members who are:
- Interested in social media, but not sure how to get started.
- Trying to understand the professional return on investment of social media.
- Active in social media, but not sure how to move from participant to thought leader.
AASLD has created tools to help you get comfortable with what social media is, what social media can do for you and how you can incorporate it into your already busy schedule.
AASLD Social Media Guide
Download the UPDATED 2020 AASLD Social Media Essentials Guide. [PDF] This guide is an introduction to social media for the health care professional. This guide will cover a variety of topics including:
- What is social media
- How to protect your privacy
- What are the various social media platforms
- How to know what content to post
- Managing social media on a busy schedule
How to Use Twitter and LinkedIn in 5 / 15 / 30 Minutes a Day
Download the AASLD Social Media Essentials Infographic. [PDF] This easy-to-follow infographic shows you what you can do in Twitter and LinkedIn in just 5 / 15 / 30 minutes a day.
What Can Social Media Do For Me?
NEW! Download the What Can Social Media Do For Me? infographic. [PDF] This handy infographic shows you the benefits of using social media as a clinician or medical associate, as a researcher, or as someone working in hepatology and liver disease.
Why I Use Social Media
NEW! In a new Q&A series — "Why I Use Social Media," we profile AASLD members to find out how they use social media in their professional lives, and what tips they have for colleagues who are looking to start using social media.
Social Media101: An Introduction for Health Care Professionals
Presenter: Mark Avera, Vice President, Digital, Porter Novelli
Held Thursday, April 12
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Have You Googled Yourself? Personal Reputation Management through Social Media
Presenter: Lee Aase, Director of the Mayo Clinic's Social Media Network
Held Wednesday, May 16
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- From the October 19, 2017 AASLD News: AASLD Social Media Essentials Project Offers Member-Only Benefits
- From the October 30, 2017 AASLD News: Social Media Matters: 3 Ways You Can Benefit from Getting Social
- From the March 5, 2018 AASLD News: Professionalism and Privacy on Social Media: Tips for Getting Started
- From the April 6, 2018 AASLD News: What, Where and How to Post on Social Media
- From the May 4, 2018 AASLD News: How Clinicians, Researchers and Medical Associates Like You Can Get the Most Out of Social Media
- From the May 30, 2018 AASLD News: Where are Health Care Professionals on Social Media? An Intro to Twitter, Doximity, LinkedIn and More
- Want to see what AASLD members are doing in Twitter? Check out -- and add yourself to -- the AASLD member list on Twitter.
Supported through AASLD's Innovation Fund
Social Media Essentials is supported through AASLD’s Innovation Fund. The Innovation Fund was created to fund new creative ideas / projects put forth by an AASLD Committee or Special Interest Group (SIG). Proposals must address an issue / process / disease / question / hypothesis etc. that advances the mission of the AASLD.