The UK’s largest professional doctors network has launched a new mobile app for smartphones which is designed to keep doctors updated with happenings at medical conferences.
Doctors.net.uk has launched the Conference Highlights app which enables its members to watch videos, read reports about latest research and scrutinise specific questions put to opinion leaders.
The first highlights package available on the app is of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s 2011 annual meeting in Chicago.
Doctors will be able to view everything that was discussed at the conference, including the latest thinking on tumours and videos featuring leading oncologists from across Europe and North America.
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The Conference Highlights app is only available to Doctors.net.uk members and is compatible with the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
The app is free to download and it will also enable users to view Twitter feeds of upcoming conferences.
“We know that with funding restrictions and clinical workload, doctors are finding it increasingly difficult to attend conferences in person,” said the Medical Director of Doctors.net.uk, Dr Tim Ringrose.
“This is a concern because such events give access to new thinking and a unique opportunity for doctors to learn from senior colleagues.
“This app is therefore a really useful resource for busy doctors who want the latest conference updates while on the go,” Ringrose added.
“It’s a quick and simple way for them to obtain everything from a quick topic overview to detailed information about a specific medical condition.”
The Conference Developments app will join the other Doctors.net.uk app Medical News, which streams the latest news and clinical development direct to doctors’ phones.
Doctors.net.uk has a membership of more than 184,000 doctors and 97 percent of users say the network is their most trusted source of information.