While social media may not be big at the AMA's House of Delegates, someone attending must be getting their social media on. If it wasn't for social media, it doesn't appear that there would be any evidence that three high-profile docs from Washington came to New Orleans for last week's American Medical Association House of Delegates interim meeting.
Outliers: ... well, not exactly
U.S. Surgeon General and former AMA Trustee Dr. Regina Benjamin apparently spoke to the Medical Student Section, but there is no mention of this on her own website. If it weren’t for some tweets and an out-of-focus yfrog picture, you’d never know she was there.
Two GOP congressmen from Georgia, Drs. Phil Gingrey and Tom Price (an official Georgia AMA delegate) stopped by and addressed the AMA’s Southeast Delegation, at least according to tweets by the Mississippi State Medical Association, “Dr. Bob” Sewell and Medical Association of Georgia Executive Director Donald Palmisano Jr. While Gingrey and Price each have websites with links to news releases, Facebook posts and Twitter messages, neither used any of these to publicize their appearances.
Makes you wonder if the three of them entered and exited through the backdoor to avoid being seen.
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