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      Increasing engagement of forensic pathologists with the public on social media: Could there be room for live broadcasts?

      Forensic Science International: Synergy

      Elsevier

      Live-broadcasts, Social media, Public, Forensic meetings

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          In order to protect decedent privacy and to avoid the gratuitous use of photographs of death scenes and injuries by non-practitioners, professional meetings of forensic pathologists are never broadcast live to an audience beyond immediate conference attendees. However there may be topics of general interest which do not require censorship and to which outside viewers could be invited. Given the COVID19 pandemic and the need for virtual conferencing, it may be time to reconsider lifting this restriction for certain subject matter. Several platforms exist for live social media broadcasts which enable the broadcaster to exercise direct control over their content without having to go through an intermediary. When fully exploited, these live broadcasts could be of considerable value as another vehicle with which to educate the public about forensic pathology, an opportunity to promote forensic research and most important a recruiting tool to address critical manpower shortages.

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          Early intervention to promote medical student interest in surgery and the surgical subspecialties.

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            Maximizing the Tweet Engagement Rate in Academia: Analysis of the AJNR Twitter Feed

            The use of social media by medical professionals and organizations is increasing, with Twitter receiving the most attention. User engagement is an important goal of social media activity, and engagement metrics represent a viable gauge of value in social media. No thorough analysis of tweet characteristics that increase academic user engagement has yet been published. In this study, the authors analyzed the American Journal of Neuroradiology Twitter feed to determine the tweet characteristics that were associated with higher engagement rates.
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              Scientific Illiteracy and the Partisan Takeover of Biology

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              Americans have long worried about conflicts between scientific and religious beliefs. For the most part, this ambivalence has not threatened the practice and teaching of biology--until recently.
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                Contributors
                Journal
                Forensic Sci Int
                Forensic Sci Int
                Forensic Science International: Synergy
                Elsevier
                2589-871X
                19 November 2020
                2021
                19 November 2020
                : 3
                Affiliations
                Department of Laboratory Medicine, Saint John Regional Hospital (Horizon Health Network), 400 University Avenue, Saint John, NB, E2L 4L2, USA
                Article
                S2589-871X(20)30066-8 100128
                10.1016/j.fsisyn.2020.11.002
                7773571
                © 2020 The Author

                This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

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                Interdisciplinary Forensics

                Forensic science

                live-broadcasts, social media, public, forensic meetings

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