Media Advisory | Feb. 1, 2013

Social Media and Health: The Good, the Bad and the Possible

The Peter Wall Institute presents a public forum on social media and health

Event: “Social Media and Health: The Good, the Bad and the Possible” public forum

Date/Time:  7-9 p.m., February 4, 2013

Location: UBC Robson Square
Room C300, 800 Robson Street
Parking/directions: robsonsquare.ubc.ca/find-us/

Social media
: The event will be live tweeted using the hashtag: #HCSMForum


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Media are invited to attend a sold-out public forum – Social Media and Health: The Good, the bad and the Possible – organized by the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies and UBC.

The forum features three leading experts on social media and is moderated by the Vancouver Sun’s Digital Life writer Gillian Shaw (@gillianshaw).

Speakers include:

  • Dr. Kendall Ho, Peter Wall Institute and eHealth Office, UBC
  • Gunther Eysenbach, Centre for eHealth Global Innovation, Toronto (@eysenbach)
  • Ana Lucia Ruggiero, Pan-American Health Organization World Health Organization
  • Dean Giustini, UBC Biomedical Library (@giustini)

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Nicola Johnston
Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies
T: 604-306-7331
E: Nicola.johnston@pwias.ubc.ca

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