The health conversation on the social web: laboratory or echo chamber?

A session at Science Online London 2010

Friday 3rd September, 2010

2:15pm to 3:15pm (GMT)

A number of regular health conversations take place on Twitter under hashtags such as #hcsm #socpharm #RNchat and #hcsmeu which have been effective in connecting early adopters of social technologies who have an interest in the discussing health on the social web. However, is their utility plateauing? Are they managing to recruit sufficient members from all of the key stakeholder communities in the health conversation (patients, carers, healthcare professionals, providers, industry, policy makers) to merit the claim that they are truly inclusive? Are they talking to themselves, or making a substantive impact on the future of health communications? What else could they be doing?

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Justin Kerr-Stevens

Comms Guy. Demos Associate. #Gov20. I rock boats. bio from Twitter

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Andrew Spong

Social business developer. Focused on health communications. http://stwem.com/contact-me bio from Twitter

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Graham Steel

A Scottlish #OpenScience #OpenAccess #OpenData #OpenSource #OpenKnowledge & #PatientAdvocate - Social Media Manager @TheContentMine bio from Twitter

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Erik van der Zijden

Founder DigiRedo, New Media Architect and Producer, Innovation Manager Pharma industry bio from Twitter

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Time 2:15pm3:15pm GMT

Date Fri 3rd September 2010

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