Are you a SCEPTIC? SoCial mEdia Precision & uTility In Conferences

Emerg Med J. 2015 May;32(5):412-3. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2014-204216. Epub 2014 Dec 11.


We analysed Twitter feeds at an emergency medicine scientific conference to determine the (1) accuracy of disseminated educational messages and the (2) use in providing rapid feedback to speakers. Most speakers were happy for key messages to be tweeted, and the majority of tweets (34/37) represented these accurately. It is important that speakers and conference organisers consider Twitter use and its potential benefits and disadvantages.

Keywords: communications; education, teaching.

MeSH terms

  • Congresses as Topic*
  • Feedback*
  • Humans
  • Social Media*