The Centre for Respiratory Research at McGill University and the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre
RESP Journal Club
New this year, we will be organizing a joint RESP JOURNAL CLUB with RECRU and Meakins members. This journal club is open to all clinical and research faculty, trainees, fellows, and residents. The goal of this journal club is to critically evaluate a research article (or topic) from both clinical and fundamental science perspectives. Publications will be jointly chosen by RECRU and Meakins faculty members, who will facilitate discussion of the article. The publications will cover the various research themes of the RESP program, with a focus on translational research. Presentations will be delivered by faculty and/or trainees/fellows and all discussions will be moderated. Articles will be distributed 1 week in advance of the Journal Club date.
Checklist and questions for presenters to integrate into their presentation and to use for moderating the discussion:
What is the stated rationale/motivation for this study?
Is this an important clinical/scientific problem?
What is the stated hypothesis (or objective)?
Does the hypothesis (or objective) address the stated rationale)?
What are the stated methods used to test the hypothesis (achieve the objective)?
Will the methods test the stated hypothesis?
What are the results?
Are the results presented appropriately?
What is the authors’ interpretation of the results?
Do you agree with their interpretation? Are they making inferences that go beyond what the data show? (If a clinical study) Do the findings apply to our patient population? (If an interventional clinical study) Is the effect size clinically meaningful?
What are the stated limitations of the study?
Do you agree with the stated limitations? Are there other limitations?
Does this study provide the definitive answer the original problem? Are other studies needed?