AIUM 2015 Twitter Transcript

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention was held on March 21-25, 2015 as a joint conference with the World Federation of Ultrasound in Medicine and Biology Congress.  The desginated hashtag was #AIUM15.  Below is a graph showing the tweet volume and trend from Symplur for the conference.

Below is a link to the twitter transcript with retweets removed.  Searching briefly before, during, and the day after the conference yielded 1,182 tweets from a variety of users.

Twitter Transcript from #AIUM15

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ACEP 2014 Twitter Transcript

The American College of Emergency Physicians had the Annual Scientific Assembly in October 27-30, 2014 in Chicago.  There were many didactics, research, vendors, and meetings.  Lots of great work done and publicized on Twitter with #ACEP14.  There were a total of 7,605 tweets captured in the search which ran for a few days before and after the conference dates.

The Symplur Hashtag project tracking shows a graph that shows the volume over time.

The linked document is a PDF of all the tweets captured on search with #ACEP14 in reverse chronological order.  Retweets are not included.

Twitter Transcript from #ACEP14


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Primer Videos for Ultrasound

These 2 videos are meant to be primer videos for point of care ultrasound. These were designed to be used as part of a procedural education course.  The physics and knobology presentations are meant as an introduction and not as exhaustive or comprehensive reviews.  Think of them as for people who are starting to learn procedural ultrasound, off service residents who need an introduction, or even medical students rotating in EM.

Enjoy and feel free to use as you see fit, no point recreating the wheel.

Primer on Ultrasound Physics

Primer on M-Turbo Knobology

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Kyoto Kagaku US Guided PICC Phantom: Hands On

I got the chance to use and evaluate the Kyoto Kagaku Ultrasound guided Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter procedure phantom.  The phantom consists of a torso and an arm that articulates at the shoulder to be able to place the arm in different positions.

The upper arm has a replaceable area that can be ultrasounded and cannulated.  The targets are the cephalic and basilic veins.  The vessels outside of the insert are clear so you can see the wire and/or catheter threading. There is the ability to place the wire in to the SVC and the IJ.  There is a vessel that is used to fill the model and could be considered an azygos vein, but its take off is a little odd.

The video goes over the phantom’s parts and images along with demonstration of access and wire threading.

Disclosure:  PICC Phantom was provided by Kyoto Kagaku for review.

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Twitter Transcript from SAEM14

Here is the Twitter transcript from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2014 Annual meeting, #SAEM14.  During the conference we became a world wide trending topic thanks to the discussions and retweets.


We also had a record number of attendees at the conference along with an increased number of people on Twitter and number of tweets.  Nowhere near the numbers that we get for ACEP but growing.  The Symplur graph shows the volume over the conference.

Download the Twitter Transcript pulled from Hootsuite.

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From Twitter to Tenure: SAEM 2014 Annual Meeting

At the 2014 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual meeting Michelle Lin (M_Lin), Nicholas Genes (@NickGenes), Robert Cooney (@EMEducation), and myself (@takeokun) give a didactic session entitled “Twitter to Tenure: Use of Social Media to Advance Your Academic Career”.

We discussed the relationship of social media and #FOAMed to scholarship, the traditional markers of academic scholarly activity in the setting of US Graduate Medical Education, and our experience in social media over the years.  Here is a recording of our lecture presentation and the questions from the audience.  The audio is limited due to some technical difficulties while traveling.

I would also pay attention to the discussion from Ed Panacek at about 57:24.  Ed has some very important things to say about social media and academic careers/advancement, Michelle may have also let a little surprise slip.

This video was in collaboration with:

Michelle Lin MD   @M_Lin

Nicholas Genes MD PhD   @NickGenes

Robert Cooney MD RDMS   @EMEducation

Hope you all enjoy.

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SAEM 2014 Poster on Swallow Screening for Acute Stroke Patients

At the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting at Dallas Texas I had the opportunity to present a poster on a project I had worked on. The project was entitled:

Customized Swallow Screening Tool to Exclude Aspiration Pneumonia Risk in Acute Stroke Patients

Unfortunately there were concurrent events at the meeting and I could not stay at the poster session the entire time.  Below is  a short video discussing the poster and our team’s findings.

The abstract can be downloaded in the Academic Emergency Medicine Supplement issue, abstract 622.

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AIUM 2014 Twitter Transcript

The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine Annual Convention was held March 2013 at Las Vegas.  It was a great conference with lots of social media coverage and information broadcast.

At the conference there were the expected ebb and flow of tweets based on session times as shown by the graphic from Symplur.

The full transcript can be downloaded as a pdf at:

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Resident Education in Ultrasound Using Simulation and Social Media AIUM14

There was a session at the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2014 Annual Meeting focusing on education in Point of Care Ultrasound.  There were several speakers and I was asked to speak on resident education, particularly to focus on simulation and social media and how it fits with EM Resident ultrasound education.  This is a fairly large and broad area to cover in 15 minutes or less.

I chose to focus on how to simulation and social media can assist in education and deliberate practice to get learners to an “expert performance” level.  The information may not be new to people who are familiar with simulation or social media. My goal was to show how these things can be helpful from a conceptual and design view for education.  Also to provide information that you can use if you have to justify to others why social media or simulation is important to your educational program and why it should be supported.

This is a recording of the presentation, sorry the audio is not as clear but did not have the external microphone for the recording.


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Twitter Feed from #ACEP13 Scientific Assembly

Another Emergency Medicine conference has come and gone.  Twitter was extremely active during the ACEP 2013 Scientific Assembly in Seattle.  There were meet ups organized all over the place, including the exhibitor floor booths.  I pulled the tweets with #ACEP13 and compiled them to the attached pdf document so you can search the tweets.  Be warned it is a large file 1,576 pages and 5 Mb.

A graph of twitter activity via Symplur’s healthcare hashtag project.  You can see the activity is during the conference but also the peaks are during the educational sessions.  This leads us to the thought that the tweets are about the sessions and conference more so then the social aspects of the gathering.  If you were following the hashtag you know this is true, at least in an unscientifically rigorous sampling anyway.

Some highlights include (estimates from aggregators and word counts not by hand):

  • In 12 pt font 1,576 pages
  • 10,842 tweets with the hashtag #ACEP13
  • 4,928 Original tweets (estimated)
  • 3,692 mentions
  • @srrezaie leading with 656 mentions followed by @gruntdoc with 523 mentions
  • @mastinmd (485 tweets), @kasiahamptonmd (454 tweets) and @gruntdoc (@444 tweets)

#ACEP13 Twitter Archive

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