- instantaneous access to the latest research publications, developments at national and international meetings
- networking with colleagues
- participation in advocacy
- promoting available clinical trials
- gateway access to resources dedicated to education and support for patients
As a prime example, Matthew Bowdish MD did a tremendous job broadcasting the new developments from the #WSAAI on Twitter, check the hashtag below:
100,000 impressions is amazing. Another example how a single person can make a huge difference. Social media allows amplification of the "good signal", not just the bad - something often forgotten nowadays... :) https://t.co/TkDhbUPiR2— Ves Dimov, M.D. (@DrVes) January 31, 2018
I feel lucky to be able to share the info and learn from everyone engaging & discussing the talks.— Matthew Bowdish MD (@MatthewBowdish) February 1, 2018
What's not to like?
Professionalism concerns with clinician use of such social media platforms exist but by large benefits outweigh risks. Twitter adoption among the Allergy/Immunology community could be better and should be promoted.
Twitter Use in the Hematopoietic Cell Transplantation Community http://bit.ly/2BMBQ2X