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August 28th, 2015

Connecting with Australia and #MayoInOz

By Lee Aase, Director, Mayo Clinic Social Media Network

Press photographersIn yesterday’s #TBT post we discussed the Mayo brothers’ commitment to outreach and networking as exemplified by Dr. Will Mayo’s 1924 trip to Australia and New Zealand. He traveled more than 10,000 miles each way by land and sea, and it took more than a month to get there.

And his visit drew attention in the local press, as this photo indicates.

I’ll cover a similar distance in the next 26 hours, as we head to Brisbane for our First International Healthcare and Social Media Summit, in cooperation with the Australian Private Hospitals Association. We’ve got an excellent program featuring speakers from four continents.

If you can’t join us in person, you can count on our strong cohort of camera-wielding delegates using the #MayoInOz hashtag on Twitter and Instagram to share commentary, links and photos.

We’ll also be broadcasting our opening keynote via Periscope at 7 p.m. EDT on Monday, Aug. 31 (that’s 9 a.m. Tuesday in Brisbane.)

To participate in the live broadcast, get the Periscope app for iOS or Android, and then search for and follow Mayo Clinic. You'll get a notification when the 'scope starts.

Otherwise, just watch for the tweet announcing the start of the broadcast from @MayoClinic Monday night, and click the link to watch on your desktop.

It's astonishing how the advance of aviation technology has reduced the time needed to reach the U.S. to Australia from a month to a single day, and that social media technology reduces the connection time to seconds.

We look forward to many face-to-face connections with like-minded colleagues in the coming days, and to spreading the experience ever more broadly via online digital tools.

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