Keynoting the HARC Forum in Sydney

I’m delighted to be in Sydney, New South Wales this week and presenting this evening at the HARC 7th Forum. HARC is the Hospital Alliance for Research Collaboration, and is an initiative of the Sax Institute in partnership with the NSW Clinical Excellence Commission and the Agency for Clinical Innovation.

As is my propensity, I will be going through a lot of slides during my 50-minute presentation, so to make it easier for participants to follow without having to take notes, I’ve posted the deck to Slideshare and have embedded below.

You can follow all the fun on Twitter with the #HARCsm tag. I’m glad also to finally get to meet Hugh Stephens, who is a member of our External Advisory Board for the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.

Here are a few links participants might want to check:

I look forward to continuing the conversation in the comments below, and in the social time after the event. We also have a tweetup with the #HCSMANZ gang Thursday night.



SMUG Down Under

As I write this, I’m at the Denver airport, having just done a presentation for the annual meeting of the American Association of Medical Colleges. It was fun to get to hear Don Tapscott, author of Wikinomics and Macrowikinomics, in a plenary session just before my presentation. He’s one of the authors who have influenced me a lot, so it was a treat to hear him. Much food for continued thought.

Tonight I’m flying to Los Angeles to catch a flight to Sydney, where I will be the guest of the Sax Institute and its collaborators in New South Wales.

It’s my first trip to Australia, and as far as I know it’s the first time any of my ancestors have been there. A whole new continent.

It’s going to be a really full week. I will be posting more here, and documenting the trip via Twitter, too.

This will be the longest night I’ve ever experienced. It’s dark in Denver as we get ready to board, and for the next 20 hours or so I’m going to be flying into the night, until arriving in Sydney on Monday morning.

I feel kind of ripped off that I don’t get to experience the end of Daylight Saving Time in the U.S. and the “Fall back” part of the equation, but then again I won’t really experience Sunday, either.

For those who attended my session at the AAMC meeting, I welcome any comments or questions you may have…just put them in the comments below. And if you want to see the full version of the video I used to close my presentation, it’s here.