New breast cancer social media chat for Europe #BCCEU
You may already be familiar with healthcare tweet chats. The healthcare social media community (#hcsm) is very active on Twitter and new chat sessions on health and medical related subjects are continually emerging.
It has been a source of growing frustration that due to the time difference, I have rarely been able to join the wonderful #BCSM (breast cancer social media) chat which has been running so successfully for the past year in the United States. So, together with Audrey Birt, Director of Breakthrough Breast Cancer in Scotland, I have formed #BCCEU a twitter chat for breast cancer patients, their caregivers, patient advocates, healthcare professionals, not-for-profit health organizations, heath content providers, health institutions, and anyone with an interest in the design and delivery of breast cancer care across Europe.
How to take part in #BCCEU
We will be launching our first #BCCEU chat on 6 December at 8.30 pm GMT (topic to be announced). We will be posting further instructions and details in the coming days on the #BCCEU blog and our Facebook page. You can follow us on Twitter @BCCEU.
We do hope you will join us and help us grow the breast cancer social media community in Europe.
This is great to hear – I am so keenly aware of the missing chink of the world during #bcsm. Ironically, the time difference means that I will find it difficult to join, although I will be SO tempted to get up in the middle of the night. I feel that there is a great deal to explore around the challenge in bringing a cohesive discussion globally. You know I have view on this, and would love to see how on earth (pun intended 😉 ) we could.all have a chance to talk at the same time and get a real global perspective. It will be fascinating to participate in the European perspective on this.
I am very much looking forward to engaging with this, even at the fringes as time allows.
What a wonderful idea Philippa.. I am sure we could make that global conversation happen perhaps next year. I love your last sentence about participating at the fringes 🙂
A very good idea – good luck! I’m certain this is going to take off. ~Catherine
Thanks Catherine for your good wishes
Looking forward to tuning in this evening