Moderator: Dhiresh R. Jeyarajah, MD, FACS, Richardson, TX
Co-Moderator: Susan C. Pitt, MD, MPHS, FACS, Madison, WI

Social media is endemic and ever-present, yet guidelines and customs surrounding use of social media are vague and potentially without attention to both the benefits and hazards of this new technology. Furthermore, use of social media between surgeons, between surgeons and patients, and between patients and patients brings up important ethical issues with respect to informed consent, ongoing care, and privacy. This session will cover the range of productive and unacceptable use of social media and assist surgeons as they navigate this new technology and the grey areas that exist between these poles.

Presentations and Speakers

Social Media: Practice Growth, Patient Education, and Professional Knowledge
James W. Suliburk, MD, FACS, Houston, TX

How Social Media Can Be Used in Your Surgery 
Niraj J. Gusani, MD, MS, FACS, Hershey, PA

The Ethics of Social Media 
Sharmila Dissanaike, MD, FACS, Lubbock, TX

Why I Left Social Media and I Haven’t Looked Back! 
S. Rob Todd, MD, FACS, FCCM, Houston, TX