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Why I Joined SPM: Brad Power

Why I Joined SPM: Brad Power

Editor’s note: this guest post by SPM member and lymphoma survivor Brad Power (LinkedIn) shares his journey to our society and our #S4PM2019 conference last October. Members can submit guest posts to our blog (guidelines). Join SPM here. Here's the introduction video...

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Apparently Only Doctors Can Help on Twitter?

Apparently Only Doctors Can Help on Twitter?

In a piece entitled, "Why Doctors Need to be on Twitter," Jack Turban, MD and Jessica Gold, MD seem to have transported back in time to a world where e-patients don't exist. The piece argues that because Twitter is such a cesspool of misinformation and outright lies,...

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A Romanticised History of SPM

A Romanticised History of SPM

As I was volunteering for SPM, it took years to learn its history and understand where we are, how the Society got created, and why it is what it is. This is not a historical well-documented history of SPM, it’s my imperfect interpretation of its history.  Doc Tom...

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