**Thank you for your interest in the Journal Club Webinars. This pilot project has ended, but please check back for further updates.**
As part of our Training and Capacity Development activities, the BC SUPPORT Unit is pleased to offer the Unit-wide Journal Club webinar series, open to BC SUPPORT Unit affiliates: patient partners, regional centres, partners and Hub staff.
The focus of the journal articles is patient-oriented research (all articles are open access so no academic library affiliation is required).
Purpose: The purpose of the journal club is to (a) promote a better understanding of the patient-oriented research process; and, (b) improve your ability to critically appraise research.
Logistics: The club meets via webinar and uses an electronic community of practice (eCoP) for storing documents and for providing an online discussion forum. Members of the club need to apply for a website account (see the link in the top right hand of the website home page) and contact us to be added to this eCoP.
The series includes three webinars over the academic year; you can attend one or all. Each webinar is led by a different volunteer. Participation in the journal club means that you read an article decided on by the leader of that month's session, and come prepared to discuss it. The team eCoP includes a number of resources to help you prepare for these discussion, including:
- What is a Journal Club? American Journal of Critical Care | Short Article with key terms
- How to Read and Comprehend Scientific Research Articles University of Minnesota Libraries | YouTube Video
- Journal Club overview from an ER resident Wright State U Emergency Medicine Residency Program | YouTube Video
- November 30, 2018
- February 14, 2019
- April 11, 2019
Webinar connection details and other materials are available in the eCoP.
Interested individuals (open to BC SUPPORT Unit affiliates: patient partners, regional centres, partners and Hub staff) can contact Heather Bartlett to be added to the electronic community of practice (eCoP) for this club.
- Access the Journal Club eCoP (accessible by members of the eCoP only): https://bcsupportunit.ca/ecops/bc-support-unit-journal-club/home-page