Share analysts gatecrash conference tweets

Stock market analysts are eavesdropping on twitter conversations at medical conferences for hot tips about the latest drugs, according to research by Australian doctors.

“The reason they are following the conference hashtag tells you that opinions being shared on social media can be widely read and be influential,” says lead researcher Associate Professor Declan Murphy (pictured), a consultant urologist at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne.

Conferences, to a varying extent,