Professor Joseph Mikhael, MD from Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ talks to us about the use of social media during medical congresses, focusing on his experience from #ASCO16. He discusses the importance of expanding the conversation to those who can’t make it to a congress and highlights that introducing new opinions will improve the content that comes out of these meetings. Patients are becoming a bigger part of things these days, and data and presentations are often published or presented online, in an open-access format where anyone can contribute. Are we risking diluting ‘expert’ conversation? Prof. Mikhael tells us what he thinks.