Peer Learning Through Multi-Institutional Case Conferences: Abdominal and Cardiothoracic Radiology Experience.

Conference Paper

Rationale and objectives

We describe a model of multi-institutional, multisociety, online case conferences that is a case-based group discussion of selected (nonrandom) cases which are subsequently hosted on social media and online platforms (e.g., YouTube, websites) to be available for a wider audience.

Materials and methods

Using online conferencing software (Zoom, GoToMeeting), participants from both abdominal and cardiothoracic radiologists engage in separate, subspecialty one-hour meetings discussing a variety of meaningful cases. Participants take turns presenting their cases to the group and discuss significant findings, interpretations, differential diagnoses, and any other teaching points. All of the case conferences for both societies are recorded and edited to be uploaded on YouTube and their respective websites.

Results

Participants from these conferences log in from 14 institutions in 7 states across the United States. The YouTube videos reach thousands of people around the world. The abdominal case conference on YouTube has received almost 1,300 views with 90 videos uploaded. The thoracic (the Society of Thoracic Radiology) case conference has been running for over 7 years, with 226 videos uploaded to YouTube and 38,200 views, 1426 subscribers, and a total watch time of over 525,800 minutes. Twitter has been utilized by both groups to promote online viewership.

Conclusion

Our model is feasible and effective compared to traditional peer review. The cases selected are deliberate and focused on quality improvement and/or education. We harness online engagement, specifically social media presence, which has opened new opportunities to educate our peers and reach a global audience, including the nonradiologic community, to learn about radiology and unique practices.

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Cited Authors

  • Chow, RA; Tan, N; Henry, TS; Kanne, JP; Sekhar, A

Published Date

  • February 2021

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 255 - 260

PubMed ID

  • 32061469

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1878-4046

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1076-6332

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.acra.2020.01.015