Spring 2015  

There’s an app for that! Use your smartphone to navigate the 2015 Annual Meeting

Dr. Kyle CologneBy Dr. Kyle Cologne
Chair, Social Media Committee

There’s an app for that! For the last few years, the ASCRS Social Media Committee and Annual Meeting Program Committee have been pleased to offer a smartphone meeting application to help you navigate our annual meeting. This app has a variety of features including a fully searchable meeting program, customizable schedule, and alerts that allow you to see what is going on real-time. It also has built-in information about the venue including maps and tourist information about the host city – all in the palm of your hand!

Last year’s meeting in Hollywood, Florida was the most successful yet, with over 1,700 downloads of the application; over 86% of users rated it as excellent. The application will allow users to follow and tweet live feeds from the application, using the meeting hashtag #ASCRS15. During the meeting, users who are followers of the official ASCRS social media accounts (www.twitter.com/fascrs_updates or www.facebook.com/fascrs), will get a special meeting ribbon showing their support.

I would like to thank the tireless efforts of Social Media Committee Vice Chair Dr. Sean Langenfeld, Omaha, NE, and everyone else on the committee. If you have ideas or social media projects you would like to see from ASCRS, please email me at kyle.cologne@med.usc.edu. See you at the meeting in Boston!



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