Our good friend Dr. Steven Palter, a fertility specialist who is widely known in his field for advancing the use of technology to improve care, is announcing the creation of a new platform that reintroduces the idea of journal clubs to the modern world. Journal clubs still exist, but were more popular back in the good old days when scientists would meet to discuss the latest findings in the literature. The new Journal Club Live platform harnesses Youtube’s voice-over-ip communication capabilities with some custom modifications to link clinicians together without having to take the carriage to the meetup. Here’s more from Dr Palter about Journal Club Live:
Every physician and scientist used journal clubs during their training to learn the latest breakthroughs in their field and to lean how to critically read research. Unfortunately once they finish their training this beloved tool is lost. Even worse, skyrocketing responsibilities and workloads are cannibalizing the time previously reserved for journal clubs in even the best academic institutions.
Since the 1800’s Journal Clubs, or closed research critique sessions have been a mainstay of medical research and education. With the launch of the Online Cyber Journal Club™ platform, the conversation among academics, patients and students can be shared worldwide and disseminated in real time.
The reader of the journal can now become part of an ongoing, dynamic, live discussion that enhances the value of the original research. With this effort, we have bridged the gap separating the digital and traditional medical literature and embraced the global technological future of medicine. This integration will lead to exciting new directions in research.
Here’s the first Journal Club Live discussion that was focused on topics in fertility treatment:
Link: Journal Club Live…
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