Sharing Clinical Information through Social Media - Todd Morgan & Daniel Spratt

May 22, 2019

Daniel Spratt, MD, and Todd Morgan, MD discuss the role of social media in medical and scientific communication with Charles Ryan, MD.   All three agree that social media, especially Twitter, helps to provide quicker access to breaking information at congresses when it is not possible to attend the live meeting.   This communication outlet also typically provides more expert opinion and commentary that is typically not available in the publication.   However, they all point out the concern that this information cannot be over-interpreted as it is not peer-reviewed information.   Overall, they agree that when used correctly, social media provides timely access to breaking data.


Todd Matthew Morgan MD Associate Professor Specialties: Urology Area of Practice: Prostate Cancer, including robotic prostatectomy and active surveillance; Bladder Cancer, including bladder preservation approaches as well as open and robotic radical cystectomy; Kidney Cancer, including open and robotic approaches, and nephron-sparing (i.e. partial nephrectomy) when appropriate; and Penile Cancer, including robotic inguinal lymphadenectomy. Michigan Medicine Urology Oncology Clinic | Rogel Cancer Center

Daniel Spratt, MD, Tenured Full Professor of Radiation Oncology and a leader in Prostate and Spine malignancies. Chief of the Genitourinary Radiotherapy Program, Associate Chair of Clinical Research, and the Laurie Snow Endowed Research Professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology. Co-Chair of the Genitourinary Clinical Research Team and co-Director of the Spine Oncology Program, in the Rogel Cancer Center, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Charles J. Ryan, MD, B.J. Kennedy Chair in Clinical Medical Oncology at the University of Minnesota and Director of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation. He previously held the position of Professor of Clinical Medicine and Urology and the Clinical Program Leader for Genitourinary Medical Oncology at the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center