Join the EULAR/EMEUNET online journal club!

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 to follow the discussions. 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.

Written by

Simon R. Stones BSc (Hons) MMRS is a multi-award-winning patient advocate, consultant, researcher, and writer from Manchester in the United Kingdom. He is recognised as one of the top 100 most influential people with disabilities in the UK, and was the winner of the international WEGO Health Award for Patient Healthcare Collaborator in 2017. He is a passionate advocate and ambassador for people living with a variety of health conditions, inspired and empowered by his own journey with juvenile arthritis, fibromyalgia, and inflammatory bowel disease since childhood, as well as a carer for his late mum. He is currently an Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society and a trustee of RAiISE. He is the former President of the European Network of Fibromyalgia Associations (ENFA).

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