CancerConnect Expands Web Chat with the Expert Series
KETCHUM, ID – OMNI Health Media expands popular live Web chat series.
CancerConnect Web Chat with the Expert is an online patient education program that encourages interactive discussions with thought leaders in oncology to help empower patients to make informed treatment decisions and to encourage interaction and engagement within the CancerConnect community. During this 30 to 40 minute program, an expert offers a 10- to 15- minute presentation on a specific topic, after which he or she hosts a question and answer session live via streaming video. Audience members are able to submit questions ahead of time or live, during the presentation. The opportunity to engage directly with experts in the field of oncology during a live presentation is truly unique. Web Chat with the Expert episodes are available on demand for one year.
The Web Chat with the Expert series was launched in the fall of 2011 and has featured experts from Yale, Johns Hopkins, and Memorial Sloan-Kettering cancer centers on topics including complementary and integrative medicine and the role of recent advances in treatment decision making that impact personalized medicine. The Web Chat with the Expert series will continue this year with topics that include optimizing bone health, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, pancreatic cancer, lung cancer, and many others. Empowering patients through education and access to oncology experts is critical to optimizing the treatment decision-making process.
The CancerConnect Web Chat with the Expert series benefits thousands of patients and caregivers in their search for quality online information. The series is promoted through the CancerConnect community, which currently includes over 10,000 patients, and will be made available to branded CancerConnect communities, such as Vanderbilt, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Dana Farber, and many other leading cancer centers and private clinics. Archived episodes of Web Chat with the Expert are available on multiple channels for one year to optimize their reach.
CancerConnect Version 2.0
In addition to continuing to host the successful Web Chat with the Expert series, CancerConnect version 2.0 has now added a variety of additional features and UI enhancements. Some major highlights of this release include: support for multimedia file types in the activity stream; posting options for pictures, PDFs, and videos within any community; enhanced forum navigation, including search and a content-tagging “folksonomy”; integration with third-party platforms Facebook and Twitter; a streamlined login process; contextual help tooltips throughout the site; updated layouts with user-customizable fonts and sizes and simplified global site navigation; and much more.
CancerConnect is used by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and other leading centers. CancerConnect is licensed to hospitals and cancer clinics to enhance their websites, improve SEO, and allow cancer patients to be part of a social community without leaving the clinic. Disease-specific groups as well as groups focused on caregiving, health and wellness, and nutrition all exist to provide support for anyone affected by a diagnosis of cancer.
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