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Twitter in urology and other surgical specialties at global conferences.

Overview of attention for article published in Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery, December 2015
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#6 of 1,928)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (95th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (97th percentile)

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Title
Twitter in urology and other surgical specialties at global conferences.
Published in
Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery, December 2015
DOI 10.1111/ans.13393
Pubmed ID
Authors

Chung, Amanda, Woo, Henry

Abstract

Over recent years, Twitter has demonstrated an expanding role in scientific discussion, surgical news and conferences. This study evaluates the role of Twitter in urological conferences, with comparison to other surgical specialties. A retrospective analysis of Twitter metrics during the two largest recent English-speaking conferences for each surgical specialty was performed. Using www.symplur.com, all 'tweets' under the official conference hashtag from 0000 hour the first day to 24.00 hour the final day were assessed. The number of impressions, 'tweeters' and rates of 'tweeting' were analysed. Nine of 18 conferences examined had official hashtags registered with Symplur Healthcare Hashtags. Plastic and urological surgery had both major conferences registered. Only one of two conferences for each cardiothoracic, general, orthopaedic, otolaryngology and paediatric was registered. Both major neurosurgical and vascular conferences were unregistered. Urological conferences were associated with significantly more Twitter activity than non-urological surgical conferences in all parameters, with greater than triple the number of impressions, tweets and 'tweeters'. Urological surgical conferences were associated with 337% more tweets and 164% more impressions per conference day, than non-urological surgical conferences. Twitter has been used to supplement surgical conferences. In this regard, the urological community leads the way compared to the remainder of surgical specialty communities.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 7 23%
Student > Master 5 16%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 13%
Other 3 10%
Student > Bachelor 3 10%
Other 9 29%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 11 35%
Unspecified 7 23%
Psychology 3 10%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 2 6%
Business, Management and Accounting 2 6%
Other 6 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 33. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 May 2017.
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#418,320
of 12,182,416 outputs
Outputs from Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery
#6
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#15,801
of 316,482 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Australian & New Zealand Journal of Surgery
#2
of 79 outputs
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