Posted in #HCSM, Doctor

Is It Time For Surgeons To Get on Twitter?

No studies have looked specifically at the presence of surgeons on Twitter. If their usage is similar to that of oncologists and primary care doctors—the only two groups to have had their social media usage studied in a scientifically rigorous way—one survey suggests about 7% of clinicians use Twitter as part of their lifelong learning, 37% reported that they never plan to use Twitter as part of their lifelong learning and about 50% are on the fence, said Brian McGowan, PhD, a research scientist who specializes in medical education and author of the study (J Med Internet Res 2012;14:e117).

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Posted in Conference, Storify

.Med Conference Dublin

Medicine, as we know it, is undergoing a radical transformation. New innovations in technologies such as computing, design, biosensors and social media will fundamentally revolutionise the way in which we learn and practice medicine.

Chaired by Dr. Ronan Kavanagh,the .Med Conference brought together some of the top thinkers and innovators in medicine to speak about how we can harness new technologies to improve the quality of medical care.

Grainne Lynch, Health Events, Brian McGowan, author and speaker, Marie Ennis O’Connor, Health 2 Dublin
Engaging patients with video technology – John Brownlee, Clear.MD
Professr Declan Lyons speaking on Deploying Mobiles Apps for Health & Wellbeing
Liam Ryan of GetHealth
Dr Ronan Kavanagh sharing his favourite medical blogs

Among the many compelling talks, Dr Peter Lovatt, (@dancedrdance) literally had the audience dancing during his fascinating talk on the psychology of dancing, and its effects on the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.

Dr Peter Lovatt, Dance Psychology Lab, Herts University
It was a highly energetic and informative meeting, and to catch a flavour of what it was all about, check out this storify.