Get on Twitter for all the latest Summer Meeting news

This year the Academy Meeting News Twitter feed, @AADMtgs, has crossed the 3,000-follower threshold! And while only a few short years ago, getting people to engage with the Academy on Twitter required a bit of nudging, it seems that the tides have begun to turn. Now, more people than ever are using Twitter — not only to connect with others — but also to quickly consume the latest news and information. With a 140-character limit, it’s a speedy way to browse a lot of headlines.

Even if you’re not an ardent Twitter user, logging in around meeting time is helpful. You’ll have tons of valuable meeting information quickly at your disposal, from registration, travel, and restaurant recommendations, to session coverage, updates, and reminders about popular events. If you enjoy the social aspect of Twitter, we encourage you to share thoughts about scientific sessions or tweet your favorite non-session meeting photos.

When you tweet about the meeting, don’t forget to use the #SAM14 hashtag. This ensures your tweet is indexed with all the other Summer Academy Meeting tweets containing the hashtag.

If you still haven’t ventured into the bustling Twitter cybersphere, check out the Twitter Help Center to get started. And if you need even more motivation to join, the Academy hosted its first Twitter selfie contest during the 2014 Annual Meeting in Denver, Colo. — and was met with great success.

Who knows what fun lies in store for Summer Meeting? You have to join Twitter to stay in the loop!