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Bowel Sounds Ep. 15: Jason Silverman – Why Pediatric GI Needs Social Media (Special JPGN Episode)

In this episode, hosts Drs. Peter Lu and Temara Hajjat talk to Dr. Jason Silverman about how social media can be used in pediatric gastroenterology for patient care, research, medical education, and professional development. 

Dr. Silverman is an Associate Professor in the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition at Stollery Children's Hospital, where he is also the Program Director for the Pediatric Gastroenterology training program and co-lead for the CHildren's Intestinal Rehabilitation Program (CHIRP).

He is also (of course) one of our podcast co-founders and hosts!

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the need for pediatric gastroenterology providers to be active participants on social media and incorporate this participation in their patient education and advocacy efforts.
  2. Understand how individual researchers and academic journals can use social media to increase the impact of their peer-reviewed work on broader audiences and recognize that social media can be an important source of feedback, engagement, and cross-disciplinary interaction.
  3. Recognize that a strong societal social media presence will amplify the resources and messaging from our society for its members, our patients, and the public.

Silverman JA, Chugh A, Hollier JM, Martin N, Raghu VK, Rosas-Blum E, van Tilburg MAL, Venkataraman-Rao P, Venkatesh RD, Lu PL. Using social media for patient care, research, and professional development: A North American Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition position paper. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2024 Feb;78(2):414-427. doi: 10.1002/jpn3.12051.

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