“Twitter Isn’t Just for Millennials.”

How one hematologist learned to use and value it

Using Twitter was not his idea. But after being inspired by peers who were live-tweeting at the 2014 American Society of Hematology Annual Meeting, Cleveland Clinic hematologist Aaron Gerds, MD, has learned that “Twitter isn’t just for millennials.”

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Since then, he’s discovered how Twitter can help him save time in keeping up with the latest developments in his specialty, myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN). (He follows hematologists, patients and advocacy groups that tweet with the hashtag #MPNSM.) And he’s opened a new line of communication with patients who follow him @AaronGerds.

He shares his perspectives — including tips for physicians nervous about signing up for a Twitter account — in ASH Clinical News.