Twitter Journal Club (#SOCJC)

Welcome to the Surgical Outcomes Club Twitter Journal Club!  
The Surgical Outcomes Club is a consortium of surgeons and scientists interested in Health Services and Outcomes Research in Surgery. Journal Clubs are organized around a defined theme and historically have been in person, with a focus on:
  • Importance of topic
  • Technical aspects such as methodology including research design, statistics and optimal controls
  • Assessment of results
  • Implications of findings, and impact on the field

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But why confine these discussions to your local environment, when you have the entire world and access to experts at your fingertips? Hence our interest in Twitter.

Once a quarter, a Surgical Outcomes Club Board member will moderate a journal club along with a guest host (author of one of the articles), providing an opportunity for you to use social media to discuss the topic, explore collaborations, support, mentorship and promote evidence-based practice. The topic and related articles will be announced 2 weeks ahead of the Tweet Chats that will take place on the 4th Monday and Tuesday of that month at 5 pm Pacific/8 pm Eastern. These Tweet chats are open to the public, allow authors to discus their results with a diverse audience, and increase awareness of topics of importance in the world of Health Services Research. The ultimate goal is to advance science.
Please join in on the conversation!

Resources:  Getting Started with Twitter
Dr. Heather Logge’s post is fantastic for those using Twitter for the first time: “Twitter 101: How to Set Up a Professional Twitter Account”

Another great resource comes from our friends at the International General Surgery Journal Club, where Andrew Wright has written a great post: “Guide for New Twitter Users”

2017 Journal Club Events:
  • January 30 - 31, "The Impact of Design & Innovation on Health Systems" Guest Faculty; Dr. Andrew Ibrahim (@AndrewMIbrahim), Hosted by; Dr. Thomas Varghese (@tomvarghesejr)
  • April 24 - 25, "Stakeholder Engagement in Pragmatic Clinical Studies" Guest Faculty; Dr. Danielle Lavallee (@D_Lavallee), Hosted by; Dr. Angela Smith (@angiesmith_uro)
  • June 20 - 21, "Towards Surgical Resident Operative Autonomy" Guest Faculty; Dr. Rebecca Minter (@MinterWiscSurg), Dr. Gurjit Sandhu (@GSandhuSurgEd), Hosted by; Dr. Luke Selby (@LVSelbs