BEMC JClub

The BEMC Journal Club (JClub) takes place every third Wednesday of the month from 4-6 pm in the Seminar Room of the Alte Nervenklinik at the Charité- Campus Mitte (Bonhoefferweg 3, same location as BEMC Talks)

Active participation requires an intermediate to advanced level of familiarity with epidemiological concepts. To prepare for a JClub, please read the journal article and submit 1-3 thoughtful questions per meeting using the contribution form linked below.

Click here for the BEMC Journal Club 2019 Contribution Form


2019 Program

  • January 2019 Winter Break. See you in February.
  • February 20th
  • March 20th
    • Quintana DS, Williams DR. Bayesian alternatives for common null-hypothesis significance tests in psychiatry: a non-technical guide using JASP. BMC Psychiatry. 2018 June;18:178. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12888-018-1761-4 
  • April 17th
    • Småbrekke B, Rinde LB, Hindberg K, Hald EM, Vik A, et al. Atherosclerotic Risk Factors and Risk of Myocardial Infarction and Venous Thromboembolism; Time-Fixed versus Time-Varying Analyses. The Tromsø Study. PLOS ONE. 2016 September. 11(9): e0163242. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0163242
  • May 15th
  • June 19th
    • Tipton E, Pustejovsky JE, Ahmadi H. A history of meta-regression: Technical, conceptual, and practical developments between 1974 and 2018. Res Synth Methods [Internet]. 2018 Dec 27. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30589224
  • July  Summer Break, no JClub.
  • August – Summer Break, no Jclub.
  • September 18th
  • October 16th
  • November 20th *note- will be held in Neurology Konferenz Raum instead on this date*
  • December 18th

2018 Program Archive

  • February 21st
    • Chang VW, Langa KM, Weir D, Iwashyna TJ. The obesity paradox and incident cardiovascular disease: A population-based study. PLoS One 2017; 12: e0188636. link to pdf
  • March 21st
    • Nienke A. de Glas, Mandy Kiderlen, Jan P. Vandenbroucke, Anton J. M. de Craen, Johanneke E. A. Portielje, Cornelis J. H. van de Velde, Gerrit-Jan Liefers, Esther Bastiaannet, Saskia Le Cessie; Performing Survival Analyses in the Presence of Competing Risks: A Clinical Example in Older Breast Cancer Patients, JNCI: Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Volume 108, Issue 5, 1 May 2016, djv366, https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djv366
  • April 11th (note, this one is the 2nd Weds of the month!)
  • May – No meeting!
  • June 20th
  • July 18th
  • August – Summer break!
  • September 19th
  • October 17th- no JClub. Join us at the IPH Lecture with Maria Glymour, ScD, MS, Professor at UCSF School of Medicine, as she presents “Are we ready for a biomarker-only based diagnostic criterion for research in Alzheimer’s Disease?”
  • November 21st
    • Rombach I, Gray AM, Jenkinson C, Murray DW, Rivero-Arias O. Multiple imputation for patient reported outcome measures in randomised controlled trials: advantages and disadvantages of imputing at the item, subscale or composite score level. BMC Medical Research Methodology. 2018 Aug;18:107.
    • https://doi.org/10.1186/s12874-018-0542-6
  • December – No meeting! See you in February! 

 


The Details

Want to participate? No need to register, just show up prepared! Active participation requires an intermediate to advanced level of familiarity with epidemiological concepts. To prepare for a JClub, please read the journal article and submit 1-3 thoughtful questions per meeting using the contribution form linked below.

What to prepare? You will, of course, need to read the paper beforehand. To encourage fruitful discussion, we ask everyone to contribute one or more questions/remarks about the paper via the following link: BEMC JClub Contribution Form. These remarks will be compiled and brought to the journal club (hard copy) to help facilitate discussion.

What will we read? The topics will vary from meeting to meeting. Sometimes we will be inspired by the topic of the BEMC Talk, sometimes we will pick a recent paper from top epidemiology journals, and other times we will pick a topic we like. In short, the program will be determined “as we go” by frequent attendees of the JClub. Do you have a suggestion or request? ==> Contact Bob. The link to the paper will be added to the website at least two weeks in advance.

What is the level? Like the BEMC Talks, the BEMC JClub is not an introductory-level discussion group. All participants are expected to have experience with epidemiological methods (intermediate to advanced level). If you are unsure, please contact Bob Siegerink via email to discuss whether BEMC JClub participation is right for you.

What is the language? English.

Where do the talks take place? In the Neurology Seminar Room (Bonhoefferweg 3, Charité Campus Mitte). This is the same place where the BEMC Talks take place!

How about credits? Get all the details on our ‘For Students’ page (or click here).