BEMC JClub

Until further notice, Jclub will be held via Zoom. Want to join? Email us at bemcolloquium *at* charite.de to get the current month’s Zoom link.

The BEMC Journal Club (JClub) takes place every third Wednesday of the month at 4pm (Berlin time) on Zoom!

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 by 12 noon on the day of the meeting!

Click here for the BEMC Journal Club 2020 Contribution Form


 

2020 Program

  • January 15th
  • February 19th (Konferenzraum)
  • March 18th
  • April 15th
    • TBA
  • May 20th
    • Collider bias undermines our understanding of COVID-19 disease risk and severity
    • Link: click here
    • Zoom meeting, send us an email.
  • June 17th
    • Opening the Black Box: A Motivation for the Assessment of Mediation
    • Link here
    • Zoom meeting, send us an email.
  • July 15th 
    • State-of-the-art in selection of variables and functional forms in multivariable analysis — outstanding issues
    • Link here
    • Zoom meeting, send us an email.

  • August -SUMMER BREAK-
  • September 16th
    • Decision Curve Analysis: A Novel Method for Evaluating Prediction Models
    • Article link: here 
    • Zoom meeting, send us an email (or use the “Contact us” page) to get the link! (4pm Berlin time!)
  • October 21st
    • Spatial analysis of lung, colorectal, and breast cancer on Cape Cod: An application of generalized additive models to case-control data
    • Article link: here
    • Zoom meeting, send us an email (or use the “Contact us” page) to get the link! (4pm Berlin time!)
  • November 18th
    • TBA
  • December 16th
    • TBA

For a list of past events, check out our Archive.


The Details

Want to participate? Send us an Email to get the Zoom link! 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. The link to the paper will be added to the website at least two weeks in advance.

What is the level? The BEMC JClub is not an introductory-level discussion group. All participants are expected to have experience with epidemiological methods (intermediate to advanced level). 

What is the language? English.

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