Virtual Engagement during Virtual Annual Meeting

October 2020 – Vol. 39, No. 9
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Social media has helped connect people all around the world. There’s no doubt that social media has helped the Academy in “Bringing Together the World of Otolaryngology” during the AAO-HNSF 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & OTO Experience. Attendees across the globe have shared their experiences online and engaged with each other – and the Academy – leading up to and throughout the Virtual Annual Meeting.

What Attendees are Sharing – and Where

From thoughts about sessions to hours for events, what attendees are sharing runs the gamut. As you can see from these example posts and tweets, attendees are sharing what they learned from scientific presentations, new questions a session raised, and more.

These posts come from several social media channels: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Most of the up-to-the-minute conversations are happening on Twitter, but there are great connections to be found on all the social channels.

How to Engage on Social – and Why

Since the Virtual Annual Meeting goes through October 25, there is still time to engage in social media discussions happening now. If you have a Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter account, you can share your experiences by using the hashtag #OTOMTG20 in your posts, which helps other people find your Annual Meeting-related content. You can also “tag” the Academy on Twitter and Instagram by including “@aaohns” in your posts. To check out what the Academy is posting, be sure to “follow” us on any of the above accounts that you use.

Engaging with the Academy and fellow Virtual Annual Meeting attendees is a great way to take advantage of what social medial can offer in fostering connections, sharing news, and reconnecting with peers, friends, and colleagues around the world. At a time when everyone is feeling somewhat removed from each other, social media connections are another way of bringing together the world of #otolaryngology.