The Liver Meeting

The Liver Meeting

November 10, 2019
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VIDEO: Hepatologists on social media ‘play a very important role’

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BOSTON — In this exclusive video from The Liver Meeting 2019, Elliot B. Tapper, MD, an assistant professor of gastroenterology at University of Michigan, highlights a session that discussed the risks and benefits of using social media, in particular Twitter.

“Increasingly, we’re becoming involved in social media and we think that hepatologists play a very important role,” Tapper told Healio Gastroenterology and Liver Disease. “What we’re going to do ... is explore the various ways that people can get involved and make an important impact on the dissemination of liver knowledge across the world.”

Some of the topics of note, according to Tapper, included how to get started and the basics of how to tweet, a discussion on how tweeting can be beneficial for promoting trainees, what it’s like to be the director of social media for one of the major journals, as well as a conversation on whether or not “liver Twitter” is a fad, and what physicians should be doing about it.

Reference: #LiverTwitter: An Emerging Tool for Liver Education and Research. Presented at: The Liver Meeting; Nov. 7-12, 2019; Boston.