When we issued our Call for Abstracts this summer, we hoped we would identify a few cancer control programs who were using new and social media platforms in innovative ways. We were overwhelmed by the number and breadth of the abstracts we received and therefore decided to hold a two-part cyber-seminar series.
This month, we featured two diverse applications. Deborah Vollmer Dahlke discussed the iOS application for adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivors (ages 15-39), to assess their health habits using a theory-based interactive tool that includes a BMI calculator . Dr. Versie Johnson-Mallard demonstrated how the virtual environment Second Life (SL) was used as an educational intervention to increase the knowledge of HPV. Thank you to everyone who joined the seminar and especially to our wonderful speakers who shared the exciting resources that their organizations have worked on.
But we know there are lots of others doing great work in this area too and we would love to hear from you and have you share your experience and knowledge...ask a question of the speakers or your fellow R2R members. Let us know what new and social media tools you are using in your cancer control efforts. What lessons have you learned that others might benefit from?
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If you missed the live seminar, the archive will be available approximately one week following the live session. Watch and then come share your thoughts.