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Are you a SCEPTIC? SoCial mEdia Precision & uTility In Conferences
  1. Damian Roland1,2,
  2. Natalie May3,
  3. Richard Body3,
  4. Simon Carley3,
  5. Mark D Lyttle4,5
  1. 1SAPPHIRE Group, Health Sciences, University of Leicester, Leicester, UK
  2. 2Emergency Department, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Leicester Academic Group (PEMLA), Leicester, UK
  3. 3Emergency Department, Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK
  4. 4Emergency Department, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol, UK
  5. 5Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, University of the West of England, Bristol, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Damian Roland, Paediatric Emergency Medicine Leicester Academic Group (PEMLA) Emergency Department, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK; dr98{at}


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.

  • education, teaching
  • communications

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