The introduction of social media has changed the way we communicate as well as how we obtain information. The influence and power of social media is increasingly recognised by academic institutions. Its practical utility in medical education and training is gaining more impact because it is innovative, accessible and interactive. The different platforms are becoming more relevant as sources of supplementary learning materials for Pathology trainees and as opportunities for continuing medical education among practicing Pathologists. As this trend continues, social media is viewed as paving the way for the  wider acceptance of digital pathology and discussions in establishing standards and good clinical practice for online images.

Dr. Felipe S Templo Jr. from the Phillipine Heart Center in the Phillipines gave a short presentation at the Pathology Horizons 2017 conference in Cairns on “The Practical Utility of Social Media in Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Education.”

In the video below Dr. Templo talks about his own experiences of how engagement with social media can significantly support pathology and laboratory medicine education, training and even clinical practices.

The Pathology Horizons 2018 Conference is being held in Northern Ireland from 13-15 September. For more information visit www.pathologyhorizons.com