WHERE ONLINE FRIENDS BECOME OFFLINE FRIENDS
Social Infusion provides social media users in the bleeding disorders community with an opportunity to meet and mingle in real life. Hundreds of people in this community interact with one another online through Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and more, but most have never met face-to-face. With national conferences drawing thousands of members of the community to one city, this is a great opportunity to get together and take those online friendships offline. The event is free and open to all members of the bleeding disorders community. Join the conversation on Twitter and Instagram with the official hashtag: #socialinfusion.
In 2011, during the NHF Annual Meeting in Chicago, we hosted the first Social Infusion at English Pub Chicago. They donated a great space for the event and we hosted approximately 50 attendees, including consumers, NHF chapter staff, HFA board members, pharmacy owners, mobile health developers, pharma marketers and the managing editor of HemAware magazine. The following year we doubled our attendance at Raglan Road Irish Pub, located in the Pleasure Island section of Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World ® resort. Last year we took over Fly Bar in Tampa during HFA's Symposium and this year we're exploring the New Moon Room at the Moonrise Hotel in St. Louis. Look for us later this year in Dallas at the National Hemophilia Foundation’s Annual Meeting.