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Polycystic Kidney Disease: Social Media Curation

Polycystic Kidney Disease is an important genetic condition in which there are only a few quality social media channels but Webicina published the newest curated collection focusing on this issue. 100 manually selected social media resources!

Relevant, selected and quality social media resources from blogs and podcasts to community sites and Twitter users focusing on Polycystic Kidney Disease.

Top 100 Coeliac Disease Social Media Resources

Here are all the relevant, quality social media resources dedicated to coeliac disease on

Relevant, selected and quality social media resources from blogs and podcasts to community sites and Twitter users focusing on Coeliac Disease.

ReadWriteWeb Features Webicina!

Richard Macmanus at ReadWriteWeb wrote an analysis about and the curation of medical social media resources. He was very positive about Webicina and said Scienceroll is one of his favorite blogs. He also had some suggestions regarding improving the site which we started to work on immediately.

Webicina was founded in 2008 by Bertalan Meskó, a doctor from Budapest, Hungary. He also runs the well regarded medical blog, ScienceRoll (one of my personal favorite blogs). Webicina is aimed at both medical professionals and “e-patients” (the “e” in this case stands for “empowered”). Included in Webicina is an RSS tool called PeRSSonalized Medicine, which creates personalized feeds of your favorite media sources.


Top 100 COPD Resources in Social Media

Webicina published its newest curated collection, this time focusing on Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, the 4th leading cause of death and an important medical issue worldwide. Only selected blogs, Facebook groups, community sites, Twitter users and many more social media channels dedicated to COPD.

Crowdsource a Medical Challenge: New Feature of The Social MEDia Course

The Social MEDia Course, a series of digital lectures about medicine and social media with tests and gamification, has been a success story since its launch this April and based on the requests from users, we are now happy to introduce new, community-driven features. The reason? Because we believe we can solve problems by learning together.

1) Submit a Question for the Tests!

Users have been sending us amazingly creative questions for the tests which you can take after finishing a lecture, therefore we thought we should let them submit their own questions and let the community decide which questions are suitable for being added to the database of questions. This way the tests will become even more challenging.

2) Crowdsource a Challenge!

We believe challenges related to the medical use of social media can be solved together. If you want to launch a Youtube channel for your practice or start a Twitter account for medical purposes, but do not know how, let’s work it out together as a learning community. Submit the challenge you have to face while using social media for medical purposes and let the community find a solution for that.

We hope you will like these features so then we can prove that learning together is the best solution even in social media and medicine.

As we are in beta version now, we cannot wait to hear your feedback!

How do patients choose doctors online: Cartoon

Here is a Webicina image explaining how patients might choose doctors online even nowadays:

Social Media Channels in Hematology, Tuberculosis, Smoking cessation and Huntington’s disease

After updating the design of the main page of Webicina, new topics were published in PeRSSonalized Medicine covering the most relevant medical peer-reviewed journals, blogs, news sites, Twitter users, Youtube channels and more:

MediaMedic Communications and Webicina Announce their Tie-Up

Webicina, the service that curates medical social media channels, has now an exclusive partner in India, MediaMedic Communications:

Webicina – based out of Europe – the world’s first service that provides curated medical social media resources, announced its tie-up with MediaMedic Communications – a healthbrands communications agency in Mumbai that is amongst the first to provide interactive digital solutions & social media services to the pharmaceutical industry. With this collaboration with Webicina, that offers selected medical social media resources in over 80 medical topics in over 17 languages, MediaMedic further strengthens its offering to the industry.

Speaking on this occasion, Dr. Bertalan Mesko, co-founder of said, “As India is a key market for us, we are very much looking forward to developing this collaboration with MediaMedic and extend our services in India by providing social media channels, platforms and digital applications through which pharma companies can reach their target audiences more easily and comfortably; as well as create useful destinations for them online.”

Hospice and Palliative Care in Social Media

We received a lot of requests from people from around the world to create a curated social media selection dedicated to hospice, end-of-life and palliative care. As these topics are quite broad and the number of channels is huge, it was really hard to come up with the list of the very best of them.

Now here it is, relevant, selected and quality social media resources from blogs and podcasts to community sites and Twitter users focusing on hospice and palliative care.

The Social MEDia Course: Interview with a Graduate

After the first “student” graduated from The Social MEDia Course, more and more students finish the course. Here is an interview with Előd Koncsag, MD, a pediatrician from Roumania, our newest graduate.

  • Why did you decide to take all the tests? Do you have any experience with social media?

Two years ago I took part in an online connectivism course ( that drew my attention to the potentials of the social media. Since then, I have been following various professional and non-professional sites, including the Mediq page, where I heard about this course. I think using social media is one of the most efficient ways for professional development and self-education – that’s why I  applied for the course.

  • Was it hard to complete any of the tests?

The Basics course was the hardest for me; it’s long enough and contains a lot of information.

  • Which prezi was your favourite one and why?

Education 2.0. Although some other topics may be more elaborated, but, in my opinion, this topic contains the core message of the course. The social media makes lifelong learning easier and more enjoyable.

  • How much time did it take all together to finish the course?

It’s hard to say exactly, the page’s statistics says that I entered 30 times; and spent 1-2 (max. 3) hours reading each time.

  • Do you have any suggestions about improving the course?

1) It seemed to me that the Basics course was quite voluminous and the following test was relatively difficult. I think the first course should be an easier introduction with an easier test, just to raise attention.
2) I would mention somewhere that learning ten fingers typing is a good “investment”, which can be accomplished in a few months.

  • Do you think this course is suitable for introducing medical students and professionals to digital literacy?

There is no doubt that those who complete the course will be well-informed on this subject.


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