Utilizing Social Media to Spread Knowledge: The Association of Pathology Chairs Experience at the 2018 Annual Meeting

Dana Razzano*, Yonah C. Ziemba, Adam L. Booth, Priscilla Markwood, Christina T. Hanos, Nicole Riddle

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Abstract

Participants at academic conferences frequently use social media to disseminate educational content learned while at the meeting. Although most agree that this activity is harmless, some have expressed concern regarding the accuracy of the shared content and whether it truly reflects the intent and message of the speaker. As part of the goals of the APC 2018 social media committee to promote excellence through social media, a study was conducted to measure the perceived accuracy of tweets that represented an opinion or statement from a speaker and was shared during the annual meeting. Tweets shared on Twitter using the meeting hashtag (#APCPRODS2018) were collected and a survey unique to each speaker was created, to which 54% responded. The majority of speakers regarded the use of Twitter at the conference as beneficial in spreading their intended message in an accurate way. This study exemplifies the positive impact that social media use can have at academic meetings.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAcademic Pathology
Volume7
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • academic conference
  • culture
  • pathology
  • social media
  • Twitter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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