SMACC 2013, 3 days of critical care meducational awesomeness from 11th March to 13th March 2013, is almost upon us. Best of all the whole thing will ultimately be available to everyone, everywhere in keeping with the FOAM philosophy.
The SMACC 2013 conference app was recently announced on Intensive Care Network (right here).
If you’ve registered to attend the conference in person you will be emailed an invite to download the conference app. If you are not able to attend SMACC, but want to use the app to follow the conference from afar, you can — but you will need to wait for the necessary passwords to be made public. This will happen by the end of next week, and if you follow the SMACC website (and affiliated sites such as ICN, LITFL and PHARM) you will know when it’s all go when we do!
As per the ICN blogpost,the SMACC Conference App will allow you to:
- Check out the whole conference program
- Create a customised program of sessions you particularly want to get to
- View a map of the conference layout
- Set up your own profile, including you biography, a profile image and contact details such as your e-mail, mobile phone number, Twitter moniker or website affiliations. (Note: You can chose to display or hide your e-mail address and mobile number.)
- Network with other delegates
- Keep in touch with the #smacc2013 tweet stream
- Send questions to the speakers before and during their session
- Rate the conference and individual sessions
- Vote for teams in the SimWars and SonoWars events and respond to live polls in real time
- Link to live video sessions such as event Google Hangouts
- Link to all of the PK presentations and SimWars entry videos submitted to the SMACC conference
- Receive notification and alerts for special events and sessions
- Get information on accommodation and things to see and do in Sydney and around Darling Harbour, along with public transport information.
- Scan exhibitor QR codes
Note that the talks at the conference will not all be live streamed, but you can still be involved wherever you are. You can interact with other conference participants via Twitter using the #smacc2013 hashtag, and individual sessions will also have their own additional hashtags (e.g. submit questions for SMACC Q&A session using the #smaccQA hashtag). You will be able to take part in live polls for the sessions that are streamed and you’ll be able to watch Google Hangouts featuring SMACC speakers and participants on the SMACC YouTube channel. After the physical conference, you will be able to access all of the recorded sessions online as they become #FOAMed via the SMACC website and the above mentioned affiliated sites.
Finally, remember that March 1st is D-day for SMACC CLUB entries — you’d better start talking about it!
1. get a few people together
2. imagine you’re all Jerry Hoffman (see the video here)
3. talk about a few papers that you think are worth talking about for whatever reason
4. make sure it all goes on video (say 3-5 papers, 20-30 min — but if it’s longer and good discussion that’s fine). Alternatively you can just make an audio recording instead.
5. submit the video or audio to SMACC on March 1st 2013
Check out the Google Hangout below as the UltraSMACC team show how SMACC CLUB is done: