Share this:
October 25, 2013

7 Countries + 35 States = Great Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

We've just completed our annual Social Media Week at Mayo Clinic, and it was a fantastic learning experience. We had representatives from Australia, Canada, China, the Czech Republic, Japan, Mexico and the Netherlands, as well as U.S. participants from 35 states (click to enlarge):

Social Media Week States


Thanks to everyone who joined us!

Tags: Events

Liked by Melissa Lorello, Vicki Bencken, Melissa Hogan, Eric Gaxiola


Ray R. Lewis

Posts: 5
Joined: Jul 31, 2013
Posted by @rayrlewis, Oct 25, 2013

Congratulaations, and best wishes to all.

Why are electoral votes included in the map legend, unless health has become political rather than a human right?

Posted by @LeeAase, Oct 27, 2013

Just a little tongue-in-cheek reference to the fact that we had representation from most of the states…and because we used the CNN online presidential election calculator to create the map…it was the easiest way to get a map illustrating what states were represented.

Liked by Shigeo Uehara

Melissa Lorello

Posts: 1
Joined: Jul 31, 2013
Posted by @melissalorello, Oct 26, 2013

So disappointed that I could not make it this year! Especially after submitting an essay and receiving membership! Do you know the date for next year’s Social Media Week? Is there any other way to receive the knowledge that you provided during this week? Thank you! And I truly hope to be a part of this next year!

Posted by @LeeAase, Oct 27, 2013

Dates next year are Oct. 20-24. If you read some of the recap posts we’ve done here on the Network site you’ll get a sense of what was covered. As a Network member you also will have access to all of the curriculum posts and other online events, which we hope to increase in the coming year.

Sandy Deden

Posts: 1
Joined: Oct 28, 2013
Posted by @sandydeden, Oct 28, 2013

It was a very informative conference. How do I get access to the video archives?

Liked by Bob West

Posted by @LeeAase, Oct 29, 2013

The video archives would be available through Ragan Communications. I don’t know what the cost would be, but I’m thinking they will be eventually included in the flat-fee Ragan Training video portal.

Sandra Shelman Aadland

Posts: 1
Joined: Sep 24, 2013
Posted by @sandrasaadland, Oct 29, 2013

Can you explain the program and direction you want to see this go?
Sandra Aadland


Posted by @LeeAase, Oct 30, 2013

Sure…this page has more background on the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media.

Our goal is to encourage thoughtful and constructive adoption of social media tools for health-related purposes, and we hold conferences and provide training to help health care professionals and patients use these tools well. We hope it continues to grow and that we can play a catalyst role in bringing social media effectively into health care.


Posts: 8
Joined: Jan 30, 2013
Posted by @anonymous-4347, Nov 1, 2013

Great conference – I came back to our Clinic with fantastic examples of what’s being done to share as well as ideas we can implement and “Iterate until it’s great.” Thank you for creating the program and bringing us together.

Also, Mayo’s biomechanics laboratory — super cool! Loved that tour.

Posted by @LeeAase, Nov 1, 2013

Glad you could join us! Keep iterating!

Alexandra Tursi

Posts: 34
Joined: Feb 06, 2013
Posted by @alexandratursi, Nov 4, 2013

Where can attendees/speakers access the presentations (PPT decks)?

Rebekah Olofin

Posts: 1
Joined: Oct 12, 2013
Posted by @rebekah, Nov 6, 2013

It was really great being at the conference. I have not had access to the power points and the survey. I really need them as I would soon be going home to Nigeria and I would love to prepare a detailed report on how social media can help healthcare reform at home. It was also great being at the Mayo clinic.


Posted by @LeeAase, Nov 6, 2013


Posted by @LeeAase, Nov 6, 2013

Randy will get this to you…


Ashley Miller

Posts: 10
Joined: May 16, 2013
Posted by @lvhnashley, Nov 7, 2013

I loved seeing this map during the conference but I was a bit surprised that 20 others from Pennsylvania were in attendance and I did not meet a single one of them. I would really suggest more post-session networking events in the future. I feel like there was a bit of IRL socialness lacking. Just an idea! 🙂

Liked by jasonpratt

Please login or register to post a comment.

© Mayo Clinic Social Media Network. All Rights Reserved.