You may have heard about the popular trend of hashtags catching on and increasing awareness for a field or specialized group of academics. If you haven’t check out the #ActualLivingScientist or #ILookLikeASurgeon and their respective The Verge and Washington Post articles. The APS Early Career Advisory Group (ECAG) is launching a similar initiative to find the optimal social media hashtag catchphrase to increase awareness and support for pain medicine clinicians and researchers, especially the outstanding colleagues we have in this society.
To participate, submit your hashtag idea (25 characters max) by July 15. ECAG will create a poll of the top 5 hashtags for APS members to vote on.
The winner whose hashtag is chosen will be featured in APS E-News and their picture will launch the social media storm of pain research support and comradery in August. Looking forward to your ideas!
APS is pleased to welcome and recognize the following new members who joined in May 2017:
Daniela Maria Menichella
Marina Lopez Sola