The Second Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium: Successful Engagement!

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The Second Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium that took place on April 26th  at the UBC NEST was a tremendous success, with over 150 attendees. The symposium allowed women’s health researchers to highlight new research findings, and allowed researchers from a wide range of disciplines to connect with one another. Many of the attendees, as well as those who were unable to take part in person,  engaged in the event via twitter using #WHRIsym17, which quickly became a trending hashtag after over 500 posts were generated. The social media  conversation spread on twitter globally, with the hashtag extending outside of North America, reaching countries such as Norway, South Africa, Egypt and Australia. In just one year the Women’s Health Research Symposium was able to double its user engagement on twitter, with almost 150 different accounts tweeting throughout the day. We thank everyone for participating in such a successful event and encourage everyone to continue to engage in the conversation online! We look forward to the Third Annual Women’s Health Research Symposium next Spring!