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Facebook helps ASCRS deliver ‘limitless stream’ of information to members, patients, public

By leveraging Facebook’s ability to deliver a virtually limitless stream of information directly to users, the Society has embraced an increasingly effective way to communicate with members, patients and the public, Website Committee Chair Dr. David A. Margolin, New Orleans, LA, reports.

For example, visitors to ASCRS’ Facebook page will find a stream of informational feeds from the American Cancer Society, access to articles published in Diseases of the Colon and Rectum, and links to the Colon Cancer Coalition’s “Get Your Rear in Gear” and the Colon Cancer Alliance’s “Undy 5000” Websites.

The page also features links to other medical organizations, information about ASCRS activities and upcoming events, such as the 2010 Annual Meeting, opportunities for surgeons to participate in discussions on topics of their choosing, and much more.

ASCRS Facebook Page

“The Facebook platform allows ASCRS to channel important information from diverse sources to create an informational clearinghouse for the public’s benefit,” Dr. Margolin explains. “It is a proactive approach that guides information to users who might not have found it otherwise. Our Facebook page offers a ‘one-stop shop’ for users that is transforming how content is delivered and the way we communicate with target audiences.”

ASCRS invites current Facebook users to become “fans” of the page. Non-Facebook users are encouraged to join. A link to the page is available at the Society’s Website, Users must join Facebook in order to become fans of ASCRS.