Twitter and smartphones were used as communication channels at the
Eurospine 2011 congress, recently concluded in Milan.
Around, 4,000 participants from 81 countries actively
participated on Twitter, providing a continuous flow of information before,
during and after the meeting. In addition, smartphones were made available to
all participants, loaded with information, scientific programmes and videos to
increase the participation in the scientific sessions, the exchange of
experiences and the sense of community.
Delegates were highly enthusiastic about the
enormous networking and learning opportunities that these communication
activities provided for them.
Staged in the pavilions of MICo, the major meeting venue in Milan, and managed
by the AIM Group International, the
congress drew orthopaedic and neuro surgeons, neurologists, physiotherapists
and other specialists to attend the annual congress of the European scientific
society dedicated to the prevention and treatment of vertebral