- Keep lists of individuals
- you meet at conferences
- with whom you serve on committees or boards
- mentioned by colleagues you know and respect
- who publish in the same or similar journals
- Meet with invited speakers at Penn
- Ask your mentors and PSOM colleagues about speaking opportunities for yourself
- Ask your mentors to review your list
- Review the presenter list from conferences or meetings you've attended (usually via the website).
- Review the member list of societies to which you belong.
- Use the US News and World Report list of top ranked medical schools to find peer institutions and the individuals who work in your field for these schools.
- Do a PubMed search on a focused area of your research and scholarship.
Social Media Strategies
Tweeting during a conference or meeting can be an effective way to network.
- Create a twitter handle that is as close to your professional name as possible.
- Use the conference or meeting #.
- Tweet @presenters, posters, as well as @colleagues who are also tweeting with the #.
- Retweet or "Like" to show appreciation for a good posting.
- Follow colleagues who are active on twitter during the conference.
- Let other conference attendees know when a session is particularly good.
- Tweet at the presenter
- Use the #
- Use Twitter or a third party program, such as HootSuite or TweetDeck to take notes during sessions.
- Tweet formative notes out at the conclusion of each session as tweets.
- Tweet summative notes out at the conclusion of each day or of the conference via a url from Evernote or other web-based note system.
- Add your twitter handle to your conference bio.
Before you submit your list, make sure no one on it has passed away.