Editor's Choice

Sharing and caring for better health

BMJ 2017; 358 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4157 (Published 07 September 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;358:j4157
  1. Fiona Godlee, editor in chief
  1. The BMJ
  1. fgodlee{at}bmj.com

At your last medical scientific conference were you encouraged to tweet? And would you have been surprised if the organisers had asked you not to? Delegates at the American Diabetes Association scientific meeting in June found themselves in that position, being asked not to share photographs of presented slides through social media. As Dara Mohammadi explains (doi:10.1136/bmj.j3966), many delegates turned to Twitter to question the ADA’s draconian approach—more indeed than had been tweeting the conference proceedings.

The episode raises questions about …

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