Federation of Infectious Diseases of South Africa Society
 8th Congress 2019
Healthcare Communications and Social Media South Africa (#hcsmSA) will be hosting a 2-hour training workshop at the Federation of Infectious Diseases Society of South Africa Conference (#FIDSSA19) on the 7th of November 2019. Join us to learn how to use the web and social media both effectively and ethically.

Workshop title:
Exploring the web and social media for infectious disease surveillance

Facilitator: Vanessa Carter
Founder of hcsmSA
Date: Thursday 07 November
Time: 10h00 – 12h00
Venue: Indaba Hotel & Conference Centre, Johannesburg
Tickets: R450 per delegate
Seats are limited
Book your seat: Email chipo@eoafrica.co.za or call +27 (0)11 325 0020
Congress website: www.fidssacongress.co.za



10:15-10:35 – Vanessa Carter (Stanford University e-patient Scholar)
An introduction to healthcare social media including the strategic use of hashtags

10:35 – 10:55- Dr Marietjie Botes (Attorney and Director of Biolawgic)
The ethical side of using the web and social media as medical professionals

10:55 – 11:15 – Speaker TBC
How the web, social media and other digital technologies play a role in data analytics and AI

11:15 – 11:30 – Vanessa Carter (Stanford University e-patient Scholar)
Leveraging the emerging world of e-patients for infectious diseases

11:30 – 12:00 – Q&A

12:00 Close

What you will learn during this digital skills training workshop:
Using social media at medical events like #FIDSSA19
Where to find the right health hashtags and why they matter
How various social media platforms disseminate information differently
Ethics behind online participation
A brief overview of healthcare Twitter chats
Analytics and big data for healthcare

Sponsorship opportunities are available. Please email chipo@eoafrica.co.za for further details.


Vanessa Carter
e-patient Scholar and founder of hcsmSA – @_FaceSA

Vanessa Carter is an e-patient scholar at Stanford University Medicine X. She is also a patient activist for Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) which she acquired after a severe car accident and ongoing facial surgeries. She is an advisor to several organisations including Doctors 2.0 and You, Paris, The South African Antibiotic Stewardship Program (SAASP) and ASPIRES (Antibiotic use across surgical pathways). She is also a Civil Society Organisation Champion for the Africa CDC at the African Union and has won several awards including the FIND Voices for Diagnosis award in recognition of her work for digital skills development and advocacy which was presented at the 72nd WHO World Health Assembly in Geneva. Vanessa also served as a patient input stakeholder for the Presidential Health Compact and is currently a co-chair of the Health IT SIG at the Public Health Association of South Africa (#PHASA2019). She is also a patient reviewer for the BMJ. Contact Vanessa at www.vanessacarter.co.za

Dr Marietjie Botes
Specialising in Biolaw and director at Biolawgic – @Marietj72675939
Dr Botes is an attorney specialising in Healthcare and Life Sciences Law and regularly presents on topics such as data sharing and privacy in the context of European and South African privacy legislation. Dr Botes is passionate about genetic, genomic and stem cell research and has published widely on these topics. Her doctoral studies about informed consent for genomic research involving the San populations of southern Africa has won her research awards and resulted in visual communication tools to bridge scientific communication gaps. Contact Dr Marietjie Botes at https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-marietjie-botes-71151b55/