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Letters Tweeting and rule breaking at conferences

Twitter can enhance the medical conference experience

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 19 July 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i3973
  1. Stephen J Chapman, academic clinical trainee1,
  2. Julio Mayol, professor of surgery2,
  3. Richard R Brady, senior intestinal failure fellow3
  1. 1Leeds Teaching Hospital NHS Trust, Leeds, UK
  2. 2Hospital Clinico San Carlos, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
  3. 3Salford Royal Foundation Trust, Salford, UK
  1. stephen.chapman{at}

International communities on Twitter have emerged in many medical specialties, often collaborating around specific hashtags. In our own specialty, Twitter is the most common mobile application used by surgeons,1 and the hashtag #colorectalsurgery has become a unifying point for identifying specialty specific …

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