Rheumatology Journal Club Debut: The Twitter Conversation Condensed

Feb 03, 2015

Even if you missed participating in the first-ever rheumatology journal club on Twitter last week at #rheumjc, you can relive the conversation, condensed and edited, in fewer than a dozen slides.

Still not tweeting? Rheumatologists not yet on Twitter missed chance to join their peers in the debut of the first rheumatology journal club, #RheumJC.You may have missed it, but you don't need to miss out. The lively discussion of a study on lupus nephritis treatment is condensed and compiled for you here, in fewer than a dozen slides.[[{"type":"media","view_mode":"media_crop","fid":"31307","attributes":{"alt":"","class":"media-image media-image-right","id":"media_crop_219536787044","media_crop_h":"0","media_crop_image_style":"-1","media_crop_instance":"3298","media_crop_rotate":"0","media_crop_scale_h":"0","media_crop_scale_w":"0","media_crop_w":"0","media_crop_x":"0","media_crop_y":"0","style":"width: 141px; height: 127px; float: right; margin: 3px;","title":"","typeof":"foaf:Image"}}]] Several nephrologists joined the discussion.The journal club conversation took place in two sessions (but the venue was open for comments inbetween) on January 29. Statistics show more than 500 responses, evenly divided between the two sessions.As always on Twitter, all comments were shorter than 140 characters in length (including the hashtage #rheumjc)."So much more fun than a regular JC," responded one participant afterwards, and another called it "the most lively journal club i've participated in a long time!"(Comments are reprinted as submitted, with many common words abbreviated for brevity by participants.)