Patient’s story: Barbara (Switzerland)
My name is Barbara. I’m 34 years old and I live in Berne, Switzerland. For over six months, I already had problems walking. Once, I collapsed duringRead more
You can be an ambassador for Urology Week! Whether you’re a medical practitioner, a politician, a student or someone interested in urology, your efforts can have an impact. However large or small, every effort counts! Here are many ways you can spread the word:
Social media is a powerful tool. A tweet, Facebook and/or Instagram post and a like can propel Urology Week.
You can take a selfie next to the Urology Week poster and/or the “I Support Urology Week” sign. Then share your photo via Twitter, Facebook and Instagram with the official hashtag #urologyweek. You can download the posters here.
Quality of Life campaign
To show your support, take a photo of what you value the most. It could be spending time with your kids, your love for fishing, watching football with friends or going out for a run. You can be creative in including the message “Quality of Life” in your photo (e.g. writing on your hand, piece of paper, post-it, computer/mobile screen, etc.). And remember to use the hashtag #urologyweek in your caption!
Sharing is caring
Creating a Facebook page or writing blog posts about Urology Week is also a great option. Sharing press releases, interviews, announcements, etc. via Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn broadens your reach. And always include the hashtag #urologyweek.
Thunderclap is a tool to disseminate a main message via Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. Think of it as one massive wave of posts; the message is simultaneously posted on the social media accounts of supporters. This is a great way to give Urology Week more visibility. And you can play a big part in this campaign!
For our Thunderclap to go live, we need the support of a minimum of 100 individuals for the message to be broadcasted.
Update: We’ve surpassed the minimum amount of participants who joined our Thunderclap campaign! Thank you so much for helping spread the word!
We kindly encourage you to share your stories and experiences.
If you’re someone with a urological condition, you understand its nature because you experience it first-hand. If someone you know had or is battling against a urological condition, you empathise. Sharing your stories can make others in the same situation feel that they are not alone.
If you’re part of a group (e.g. national society, company, hospital, etc.), we’d love to hear from you as well. Your stories and experiences can help others see urology in a different light, and possibly bring further attention to Urogynecology, a subspecialty devoted to women.