There goes the Neighborhood.
will have to contend with medical bloggers, including myself. The conference runs from October 15 through 17, and the medical bloggers will convene on the 15th. It is being held in Las Vegas, so there is very little chance for things to get too serious.
The following is a list of distinguished bloggers (and me) and the topics they are covering:
Panel #1 The State of the Health Blogosphere: We've Come A Long Way, Baby
Moderator: Kim McAllister, Emergiblog
Panelist: Kevin Pho, Kevin MD
Panelist: Nick Genes, Blogborygmi
Panelist: Kerri Sparling, SixUntilMePanel #2 Staying On The Good Side of HIPAA: Safe and Ethical Blogging Practices
Moderator: Mike Sevilla, Doctor Anonymous
Panelist: Rob Lamberts, Musings of a Distractible Mind
Panelist: Debra Farber, IBM
Panelist: Bob Coffield, Health Care Law Blog
Panel #3 Blogging For Change: How To Influence Healthcare Through Blogging
Moderator: Val Jones, Better Health
Panelist: Gary Schwitzer, Schwitzer Health News Blog
Panelist: Terri Polick, Nurse Ratched's Place
Panelist: Gene Ostrovsky, Medgadget
Panel #4 The Value of Blogs To Hospitals, Industry, and News Organizations
Moderator: Gary Schwitzer, Health News Review
Panelist: Marc Monseau, Johnson & Johnson 's JNJBTW Blog
Panelist: Bob Stern, MedPageToday
Panelist: Paul Levy, Running A Hospital
It will not only be a thrill to go to this conference, but even more to meet these folks who I have gotten to know over the past 3 years of blogging.
I hope that some of my readers will also be able to attend. We can hang out and throw back a few brewski's. (How do you pluralize brewski?).