Social Media and #ChildHealth: Successes and Challenges

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Join us for a CAPHC webinar on the role of social media and child health! Whether you are new to social media or experienced, join Dr. Christine Chambers (IWK Health Centre and Dalhousie University) and Dr. Michele Dyson (University of Alberta) for an interactive session where you will learn more about social media and how it can be used in child health. An overview of social media and a summary of the evidence on the role of social media in child health will be provided. We will also share examples of how we are using social media to make sure child health research reaches a broader audience, including both health professionals and parents. We will also be live tweeting during the webinar!



Chambers2013headshot.jpgChristine Chambers, PhD, RPsych

Dr. Christine Chambers is a clinical psychologist and Professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychology & Neuroscience (with cross-appointments in Anesthesia, Pain Management & Perioperative Medicine and Psychiatry), and former Canada Research Chair in Pain and Child Health (Tier 2, 2004-2014) at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Her research lab is based in the Centre for Pediatric Pain Research at the IWK Health Centre. Dr. Chambers’ research examines developmental, psychological, and social influences on children’s pain, with a focus on family factors in pediatric pain and using social media to mobilize evidence-based information about children’s pain to parents. 

M.Dyson.jpgMichelle Dyson, PhD

Dr. Michele Dyson is an Assistant Professor at the Alberta Research Centre for Health Evidence in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Alberta. Her research is based on using knowledge translation to improve research in child health and she is involved in the evaluation of various methods to engage with different stakeholder groups. One stream of research has focused on understanding and improving the disconnect between the evidence on minimizing risk of bias in research and the actual conduct of randomized controlled trials in child health, and the other has been centred on novel methods of connecting with patients and parents, including through the use of social media.

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