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Ep19: Social Media and the Medical Laboratory Profession

April 13, 2021 American Society for Clinical Pathology
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Ep19: Social Media and the Medical Laboratory Profession
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Ep19: Social Media and the Medical Laboratory Profession
Apr 13, 2021
American Society for Clinical Pathology

For all of its faults, social media provides an extraordinary opportunity for pathologists and laboratory professionals to engage with each other as well as the general public. And if we are mindful about how we show up, platforms like Twitter give us a forum for networking, advocating for our profession, and sharing our work with the world. 

On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts Dr. Dan Milner and Dr. Lotte Mulder are joined by Ms. Dana Baker, MLS(ASCP)CM, Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences within the School of Health Professions at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Kamran Mirza, MD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Associate Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair of Education at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Illinois, Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, MD, Director of Pulmonary Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic and Associate Editor of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, and Dr. Sara Jiang, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology at Duke University and Director of the Duke Pathology Communications Group, to discuss how social media can benefit medical laboratory professionals. 

Our panelists offer advice around posting cases on social media, and discuss the challenges of creating and enforcing social media policies for pathologists and laboratory professionals. They weigh in on the potential pitfalls of social media and share their individual approaches to posting personal versus professional content. Listen in for insight on leveraging social media for educational purposes and learn how we can use social media to increase the visibility of medical laboratory professionals. 

Topics Covered  
· The impetus to use social media for professional reasons and why busy lab professionals should take time to learn and use social media
· Advice for posting cases on social media and why it’s crucial to be in compliance with your organization’s social media policies
· Challenges around creating and enforcing social media policies for pathologists and laboratory professionals
· How social media can open up professional opportunities and access to the global community of pathologists and laboratory professionals 

Connect with ASCP
ASCP
ASCP on Facebook
ASCP on Instagram
ASCP on Twitter
Connect with Ms. Baker
Ms. Baker on Twitter
Connect with Dr. Mirza
Dr. Mirza on Twitter
Connect with Dr. Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Mukhopadhyay on Twitter
Dr. Mukhopadhyay on YouTube
Connect with Dr. Jiang
Dr. Jiang on Twitter
Dr. Jiang on Facebook
Connect with Dr. Mulder & Dr. Milner
Dr. Mulder on Twitter
Dr. Milner on Twitter
Resources
 ‘The Network That Never Sleeps’ in Lab Medicine
ASCP 40 Under Forty
Inside the Lab in the ASCP Store 

Show Notes

For all of its faults, social media provides an extraordinary opportunity for pathologists and laboratory professionals to engage with each other as well as the general public. And if we are mindful about how we show up, platforms like Twitter give us a forum for networking, advocating for our profession, and sharing our work with the world. 

On this episode of Inside the Lab, our hosts Dr. Dan Milner and Dr. Lotte Mulder are joined by Ms. Dana Baker, MLS(ASCP)CM, Assistant Professor in the Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences within the School of Health Professions at the University of Kansas Medical Center, Dr. Kamran Mirza, MD, MLS(ASCP)CM, Associate Professor of Pathology and Vice Chair of Education at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Illinois, Dr. Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, MD, Director of Pulmonary Pathology at the Cleveland Clinic and Associate Editor of the American Journal of Clinical Pathology, and Dr. Sara Jiang, MD, Associate Professor of Pathology at Duke University and Director of the Duke Pathology Communications Group, to discuss how social media can benefit medical laboratory professionals. 

Our panelists offer advice around posting cases on social media, and discuss the challenges of creating and enforcing social media policies for pathologists and laboratory professionals. They weigh in on the potential pitfalls of social media and share their individual approaches to posting personal versus professional content. Listen in for insight on leveraging social media for educational purposes and learn how we can use social media to increase the visibility of medical laboratory professionals. 

Topics Covered  
· The impetus to use social media for professional reasons and why busy lab professionals should take time to learn and use social media
· Advice for posting cases on social media and why it’s crucial to be in compliance with your organization’s social media policies
· Challenges around creating and enforcing social media policies for pathologists and laboratory professionals
· How social media can open up professional opportunities and access to the global community of pathologists and laboratory professionals 

Connect with ASCP
ASCP
ASCP on Facebook
ASCP on Instagram
ASCP on Twitter
Connect with Ms. Baker
Ms. Baker on Twitter
Connect with Dr. Mirza
Dr. Mirza on Twitter
Connect with Dr. Mukhopadhyay
Dr. Mukhopadhyay on Twitter
Dr. Mukhopadhyay on YouTube
Connect with Dr. Jiang
Dr. Jiang on Twitter
Dr. Jiang on Facebook
Connect with Dr. Mulder & Dr. Milner
Dr. Mulder on Twitter
Dr. Milner on Twitter
Resources
 ‘The Network That Never Sleeps’ in Lab Medicine
ASCP 40 Under Forty
Inside the Lab in the ASCP Store