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CAPMR Social Media & the Professional: A User's Guide
In this event the speakers will discuss two ways they each harnessed the great potential of using social media for their professional lives. Whether you're a teacher or researcher, they will highlight how social media might help you enhance your

At the end of the session, participants will be able to:

1 : Identify at least one common trend in using social media for their professional lives
2 : List at least 2 strategies and pitfalls for engaging in social media as a healthcare provider

Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD), associate professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University
Dr. Ali Rendely, MD, FRCPC, Sports Medicine Doctor, Synergy

Larry Robinson, CAPM&R President
Ricardo Viana, CAPM&R CPD Chair

Target audience
Physiatrists, Residents, Medical Students

CanMEDS Roles: Communicator, Collaborator, Scholar, Professional

This event is an Accredited Group Learning Activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by the Canadian Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. You may claim a maximum of 1.0 hours (credits are automatically calculated).

Jun 4, 2021 12:30 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Ali Rendely
Physical medicine & rehabilitation physician @University Health Network’s Toronto Rehabilitation Institute
Dr. Alexandra Rendely is a physical medicine and rehabilitation physician at the University Health Network’s Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. During her residency training at the University of Toronto she completed a year long fellowship in health journalism through the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and Munk School of Global Affairs. Prior to attending McMaster Medical School she worked for various television and radio stations in Canada and New York City as a sports journalist. Currently Dr. Rendely works as a musculoskeletal and sports medicine physiatrist with an inpatient and outpatient practice and a special interest in COVID rehabilitation. She advocates for rehabilitation and related topics as a freelance health journalist.
Dr. Teresa Chan
Associate Professor @Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University
Dr. Teresa Chan (@TChanMD) is an associate professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at McMaster University. She is the assistant dean for McMaster Faculty of Health Sciences Program for Faculty Development (@MacPFD). She is an avid scholar in health professions education and works with the MERIT group (@MERIT_McMaster), and conducts research and scholarship within this area. Dr. Chan is an avid researcher and scholar in the area of social media - focusing on how we can harness these technologies to effectively teach and engage in knowledge translation within online environments. In 2018 she received a PSI Foundation Knowledge Translation Award to conduct scholarship in this domain.