WTS held its Annual Membership Meeting & Reception in Orlando, FL in conjunction with the STS 50th Annual Meeting. Over 100 WTS members and friends were in attendance. Thank you to everyone who joined us!
View the Reception slideshow acknowledging our 2013 Institutional Members.
Guest speaker, Dr. Bryan Vartabedian, delivered a talk to attendees about social media and medicine. Continue reading for further information about our featured speaker and his talk, The Public Physician – The emerging role of the physician in a connected, always-on world.
The world of medicine is changing quickly. The flow of information and the democratization of media has created a shift in the way doctors engage with one another and with their patients. Yet few understand what’s at stake for our institutions. Fewer understand the public physician or how to leverage her new role as publisher, creator and public thinker.
In a provocative presentation centered on the move of the provider from a silo’d existence into the wide-open world of networked intelligence, The Public Physician will focus on the pitfalls and opportunities associated with the physician’s digital presence.
Confronted with the challenge to reignite the relationships that once defined the medical profession, The Public Physician will offer education, motivation as well as a compelling argument for a doctor’s moral obligation to create and converse. Stories of personal transition will be used as a means of illustrating the power of a public presence. Dr. Vartabedian will offer the audience a timely and provocative view of the medical profession and its imperative to change.
The WTS Early Riser Session was held in conjunction with the STS 50th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL. The course, titled Global Surgical Volunteerism, educated attendees on short-term surgical volunteer opportunities that exist for cardiothoracic surgeons. Guest speakers included Emily Farkas, MD; Kathleen Fenton, MD; and Virginia Litle, MD.
View slide presentations from the 2014 WTS Early Riser Session: