Twitter is the ultimate conference tool. If you don’t already have a Twitter account, maybe now’s the time to take the plunge? It’s really straightforward.
Download our guide on ‘How to join in the conversation in six simple steps’ here.
Once you’ve set yourself up with a Twitter account, the next step is to “join the community”. Don’t worry, you don’t have to start tweeting yet if you don’t feel ready to. This is about building your network.
Start by following some key accounts. You can do this by clicking on the “handles” below and then clicking “follow”.
• @ANZCA (the official ANZCA account).
• @ANZCA_FPM (the official Faculty of Pain Medicine account).
• @CTN_ANZCA (the official account for the ANZCA Clinical Trials Network).
• @GKMuseum (the official account for the Geoffrey Kaye Museum of Anaesthetic History).
• @VBeavis (ANZCA President Dr Vanessa Beavis’ personal account).
• @ACE_ACECC (the official Anaesthesia Continuing Education hashtag)
Next, subscribe to the following “lists” we’ve set up under the ANZCA account. A list is a curated group of Twitter accounts.
List of fellows (an ever-growing directory of fellows who are on Twitter).
List of anaesthesia-related organisations and publications (this is a really good starting point for other accounts to follow).
Finally, here are some hashtags to look at. Hashtags (#) are used to index keywords or topics and allow users to easily follow topics they’re interested in. This can include events, and most conferences now – including the ASM and FPM Symposium – will have a unique hashtag.
• #ASM22PER (the official ASM hashtag – also already up and running. So take a look at how people are using it).
• #FPM22PER (the official FPM Symposium hashtag).
• #ANZCAtrainees (a hashtag for trainee-related content).
• #ANZCAfoundation (a hashtag for the ANZCA Foundation).
• #anaesthesia (a common hashtag for anaesthesia threads from AU, NZ, UK and other countries using British spelling).
• #anesthesiology / #anesthesia (the more common hashtags for US and Canadian content).