I am sitting in the ASCO IT Committee meeting listening to the discussion of social media and how ASCO should be involved. The members of the committee are VERY aware of the challenges facing members in terms of information overload. Michael Fisch, our chair, said it best: "The membership is on the edge already with time commitments and generally regard any additional time demand as toxic." He was also very prescient in pointing out that it is the younger members of ASCO that have learned how to integrate this kind of technology into their lives at an early point in their careers (like high school) and may not regard this as toxic, but as a normal part of their existence. Presumably, only the very savvy and youngest members will be frequently reading these blogs, but one idea that came up is getting some of these folks involved on this committee. If you happen to be in this category, I urge you to contact Dr. Fisch directly at the hypertexted link associated with his name and see whether he can find a way for you to contribute or join in ASCO's effort to keep up with "your generation."
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