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Of potential interest to many of you, Nathan Cobb (Legacy Institute), Bernie Hogan (Oxford Internet Institute), and Tom Valente (University of Southern California) will

take part in a GE Healthcare Virtual Roundtable on October 18th, between 16:00-16:45 BST,  asking; “Can online social networks help you get healthier?”, exploring the possible role of social networking in improving health behaviour.


We will discuss issues relating to the possible effect and evaluation of online social media health campaigns. The roundtable will be recorded on an open conference call, with participation available to all.


The Twitter hashtag for questions, comments and views before, during and after this event is #socialhealth


For more information please visit: http://bit.ly/OXMdI6

Or register directly here: http://bit.ly/socialhealthroundtable


I hope that you can join us on October 18th.


-Tom (Nate & Bernie)


Thomas W. Valente, PhD

Professor, Department of  Preventive Medicine

Keck School of Medicine

University of Southern California

2001 N. Soto St., Room 302w     

Los Angeles, CA 90034-9045                       

phone: (323) 442-8238

cell: (310) 977-4123

email: [log in to unmask]


Social Networks and Health: Models, Methods & Applications (2010 Oxford University Press):

Evaluating Health Promotion Programs (2002 Oxford University Press)

Network Models of the Diffusion of Innovations (1995 Hampton Press)


My personal webpage: http://www-hsc.usc.edu/~tvalente/


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