Flash & Dash

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First Fridays Flash & Dash Info Sessions

A FLASH of inspiration/information allows you to DASH back to the office or study cubicle in no time. Get up to speed on all the new gadgets, widgets, gizmos, fads, tech trends, apps, resources, and upgrades.

Refreshing beverages and ideas await you!
Under thirty minutes.
All levels of experience welcome.
Meet in DML Conference Room @ Noon.

Fall 2010 Schedule

Friday 9/3: RSS Feeds—Keep Up with the Research & News
Friday 10/1: Apps of the Moment
Friday 11/5: Citation Tracking
Friday 12/3: What’s Twitter & Why Use It

Info Session Descriptions

RSS Feeds—Keep Up with the Research & News
Keeping up with current biomedical research can be overwhelming. Imagine having one single list of articles from your favorite journals, newspapers, web sites, and blogs which you could peruse at your leisure. Just 30 minutes of your time and you’ll learn all you need to know to get started!

Apps of the Moment
Are you overwhelmed with the sheer volume of apps out there? Want our expert opinion on what we think are the must-have medical, productivity, and fun apps of the moment? Give us 30 minutes, and we’ll tell you all about it.

Citation Tracking
Ever wonder who has been citing your articles? Or, perhaps you have found an excellent article and wonder how the research has been further developed and used. Maybe you are wondering how to analyze one researcher’s citation and measure his or her impact. In 30 short minutes, we will unveil the mystery that is citation tracking.

What’s Twitter & Why Use It
Twitter is being used to disseminate information rapidly. Find out about what you can do to share short bits of information quickly and instantly with others. Learn about how the medical community is utilizing this service. You’ll be ready to tweet in under 30 minutes.