Sunday, June 21, 2009

Saturday Highlights from Atlantic City

From the keynote address to the excellent CME to the exciting President's Gala,the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians made the very most of Saturday's session!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Live Blog II Kicks off Saturday.

Friday, we began a live blog in the House of Delegates. As time went by, more and more Academy members joined the conversation and as we got the hang of it, we discovered a great new tool to help formulate thoughts, questions and commentary during a meeting.

We turned the live blog back on for Saturday's Keynote Address and, while fewer members participated, we again enjoyed a lively forum, with participation not only from the live blogging site, but also through Twitter.

Numerous articles have been written about the benefit of social media for associations. We began our experience with it here in Atlantic City. With further development and promotion, this could become an outstanding tool for enhancing communications between Academy members, NJAFP and other academies and with our patients.

Possibilities are virtually endless.

What do you think?

Thanks for participating. Gotta get ready for the Gala!

Live Blogging Saturday's General Session

Friday, June 19, 2009

Friday's Highlights from Atlantic City

Live Blogging the House of Delegates

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Highlights from Atlantic City

NJAFP's Summer Celebration and Scientific Assembly kicked off on Thursday. Where were you? Come on down to Atlantic City Friday-Sunday and participate in the most interactive Family Medicine conference ever!

New Jersey FP say "Come on Down to Atlantic City!"

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Participate in Thursday's Townhall

Join us on this blog, or comment on Twitter by searching "NJAFP09" Let's make this the most interactive townhall ever. Forward us your questions and we'll get them asked!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Photo highlights from 2008 Summer Celebration

Here are some photos from the 2008 Summer Celebration and Scientific Assembly. We urge you to share your photos with us from the 2009 gathering. Simply reply to this post with a photo or upload your photos to "Flickr," "Picasa," "Shutterfly" or any photosharing site and put NJAFP in the description. We'll grab it and give you the photo credit!

Happy sharing!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

A “socialized” future for NJAFP in the year of health care reform?

This year, NJAFP’s Summer Celebration and Scientific Assembly will be making it possible for you to have a higher level of participation, input and interaction than ever before, with a fully-integrated SOCIAL MEDIA program during the entire gathering.

So-called social media is fast becoming a dominant form of communication and networking worldwide. Facebook, with more than 200 million members, is big enough to be the fifth-largest nation on earth. YouTube and Google Video combined had nearly 7 billion hits in the U.S. during April alone. LinkedIn continues to grow as a “professional” networking community. And you can’t turn on the news anymore without at least one mention of Twitter.

Using some of today’s most powerful and popular social media platforms, we will be blogging, Tweeting, Facebooking, YouTubing and emailing you text and video updates and recaps throughout the day. Not only will you be able to keep up with both the business sessions and the educational activities from anywhere in Atlantic City, New Jersey or planet Earth but you’ll also be able to enrich your experience by connecting with your colleagues, our speakers, vendors and staff and participating in discussions of your choosing.
participating can be as easy as just checking your email

We have set up special communities online for us to carry on this “experiment.” And participating can be as easy as just checking your email. For starters, though, simply click at the bottom of this page "subscribe to posts" via the Atom feed. Or click on the top of this page where it says "FOLLOW BLOG." You can also become a “follower” of us on Twitter, peruse our new YouTube channel and become a “fan” of our new Facebook page through this easy-to-navigate website. (You can access the Twitter, YouTube and Facebook pages from the sidebar on the right hand side of this page.

Check back often because we'll be starting discussion groups on the Facebook page as well as here on the blog very soon. We want to make your Summer Celebration experience fun and useful and we want to know what's on your mind!

So log on, start clicking and get social! We’ll be back in touch soon.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Make Plans to Join Us In Atlantic City

Plan to attend the 2009 Summer Celebration and Scientifc Assembly June 19-21 in Atlantic City, NJ.To register and for more information go to

Earn up to 20.5 prescribed CME credits, network with your fellow Family Physicians from across New Jersey and help us create the most interactive state academy in the nation.

Sign up and follow us on Twitter and Facebook and stay tuned for frequent blog updates and videos from the 2009 Summer Celebration and Scientific Assembly.