Free Access to Medicine X 2014!

Medicine X

That's right. You have an option to register for live, online access to a number of the sessions at Medicine X through Medicine X's Global Access Program, September 5-7th. It won't give you access to the breakouts, but you will get access to the conference plenary proceedings, live photos and other updates to your phone, tablet … Continue reading Free Access to Medicine X 2014!

Drowning in Pink: An Update

kohl's komen metavivor

My recent piece, Drowning in Pink has been received with great interest and so I'd like to provide an update today on the situation. First lets rewind to refresh our memories: 2/21/2014, METAvivor contacted Kohl's regarding it's very obvious adaptation of the METAvivor's campaign, "Elephant in the Pink Room," with request for the campaign to … Continue reading Drowning in Pink: An Update

Drowning in Pink

Kohl's steals METAvivor's breast cancer campaign

Something must be in the water. First, in January, there was the absurd cancer patient shaming that the awful Keller duo vomited on the public.  Now, we have Kohl's and Susan G. Komen undermining the work of METAvivor, the only organization in the U.S. dedicated to awarding research funding for Stage IV breast cancer. METAvivor … Continue reading Drowning in Pink

Getting my mojo on.

pugtato: getting my mojo on. career development

After finishing my MBA at the Smith School in 2011, my brain (and my soul) needed a little detox. Being me, I finished the three year part-time MBA program in two years, while working full time. Mind you, the curriculum and expectations are exactly the same for part-time students as for full-time students, and Smith … Continue reading Getting my mojo on.

What the $@#! is a hashtag, anyways?

What the !#$@% is a hashtag? pugtato

Alright. It's here. PUGTATO's really easy Hashtag 101.  I've gotten a lot of questions about hashtags and how to use them.  Here we go! Hashtags are one word or multiword groups preceded by a the poundsign, aka, the hashtag.  You can use just one word or you can string multiple words together. Essentially, hashtags create a … Continue reading What the $@#! is a hashtag, anyways?

I was there: The Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Gene Patents.

myriad gene patent hearing

Living in Washington, D.C. means I am fortunate to be close to a lot of interesting moments in American History.  This past Monday was no exception.  Monday, April 15th, the oral arguments were held for the Association of Molecular Pathology (lead by the ACLU) vs. Myriad Genetics. The hearing challenged some of Myriad's patents related … Continue reading I was there: The Supreme Court Oral Arguments on Gene Patents.

What’s social media got to do with it? Getting started with a compliant healthcare social media strategy.

Social Media in Healthcare, physician social media strategy

What's social media got to do with it?  I see patients.  That's my job.  Sound familiar? The role of today's physician is ever-expanding and constantly evolving. It's a role that I would argue benefits from including a social media presence, and physician buy-in regarding social media's necessity is growing. There's a revolution taking place online and … Continue reading What’s social media got to do with it? Getting started with a compliant healthcare social media strategy.

Bringing Great Minds Together: The Society of Surgical Oncology Symposium 2013

Society of Surgical Oncology Symposium 2013

Howdy PUGTATO readers!  I'm shooting you a quick post from National Harbor, MD, where I am attending the Society of Surgical Oncology Symposium. One of the most interesting experiences at these conferences is talking with physicians from across the globe. Today I had the privilege to discuss hereditary cancer with physicians from Indonesia, Argentina and … Continue reading Bringing Great Minds Together: The Society of Surgical Oncology Symposium 2013