Maren Y. Fuller, Sanjay Mukhopadhyay, and Jerad M. Gardner (2016) Using the Periscope Live Video-Streaming Application for Global Pathology Education: A Brief Introduction. Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine: November 2016, Vol. 140, No. 11, pp. 1273-1280.
Maren Y. Fuller , MD; Sanjay Mukhopadhyay , MD; Jerad M. Gardner , MD
From the Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital, Houston, Texas (Dr Fuller); the Department of Pathology, Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, Ohio (Dr Mukhopadhyay); and the Departments of Pathology and Dermatology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock (Dr Gardner).
Periscope is a live video-streaming smartphone application (app) that allows any individual with a smartphone to broadcast live video simultaneously to multiple smartphone users around the world. The aim of this review is to describe the potential of this emerging technology for global pathology education. To our knowledge, since the launch of the Periscope app (2015), only a handful of educational presentations by pathologists have been streamed as live video via Periscope. This review includes links to these initial attempts, a step-by-step guide for those interested in using the app for pathology education, and a summary of the pros and cons, including ethical/legal issues. We hope that pathologists will appreciate the potential of Periscope for sharing their knowledge, expertise, and research with a live (and potentially large) audience without the barriers associated with traditional video equipment and standard classroom/conference settings.