Journal clubs have been around for years, providing a place and a time for health professionals and researchers to meet and discuss the latest literature. With advances in social media, journal clubs are now harnessing the use of digital technology by becoming online journal clubs, enabling anyone around the world with an interest in a particular field to meet others, share knowledge and translate research findings into practice, free of accessibility barriers.
The European League Against Rheumatism (EULAR) and the Emerging EULAR Network (EMEUNET) have recently established their own online Twitter journal club, and warmly invite you to join them for their inaugural Twitter journal club on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at 8 pm BST / 9 pm CET.
The selected article that will be discussed in the journal club was published in the Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases. It is open access (freely available to everyone) and is titled: Risk of lymphoma in patients exposed to antitumour necrosis factor therapy: results from the British Society for Rheumatology Biologics Register for Rheumatoid Arthritis by Louise K. Mercer et al (2016).
To make your discussion during the journal club easier and more focused, it is recommended that you use tchat.io to follow the discussions. Tchat.io enables you to select and follow one hashtag, so that you only see relevant tweets. To follow the discussion most conveniently, select #EULARJC. You should include #EULARJC in every tweet to make sure everyone participating in the journal club can see your tweet.
Up to date information about the journal club and future sessions can be found here. Also, don’t forget to follow EULAR, EMEUNET, EULAR Young PARE and Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases on Twitter: @EULAR_JC, @EMEUNET, @eular_org, @EULARYoungPARE and @ARD_BMJ.