13. Description of the core message of your event and key topics to be covered (c.100 words):
There has been an increasing interest in health care contexts in the use for clinical purposes of social media, mobile phone/tablet apps, and other technologies. This symposium will discuss this emergent field in general and showcase two specific examples (Abbey Pain Scale iPhone App and a web-based Pain and Dementia Guide for Carers). There will be an opportunity to debate the issues raised by new technologies and consider areas ripe for development.