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NCS Launches First Twitter Journal Club @neurocritical #NCSTJC By Aarti Sarwal (@aartisarwal) and Abhay Kumar (@abhaykjha) It was a twitterful afternoon on February 10, generate discussion about the article, and also generate ideas for 2015 when we conducted our fi rst Twitter ongoing work. Journal Club on @neurocritical using the Save the date for the next #NCSTJC - April 14th 7-8 hashtag #NCSTJC. The article chosen was a PM EST study highlighting the validity of web-based assessment of outcomes after subarachnoid How can you join the #NCSTJC and intracerebral hemorrhage published in 1. Join Twitter if you have not already. Follow NCS @ the December 2014 issue of Neurocritical Care. neurocritical. Andrew Naidech, MD (@andrewnaidech), Aarti Sarwal the fi rst author on the publication was invited 2. Look out for announcements regarding the upcoming to be part of the discussion and gave some #NCSTJC via email, Facebook, or Twitter. useful insights into his study. 3. Join #NCSTJC every second Tuesday of the month at We used the platform Twubs to participate 7-8 PM EST. in the journal club (http://twubs.com/ NCSTJC). Twubs allowed us to follow the conversation as a live stream and moderate parallel conversations. A few people actively joined the conversation. Many people followed the hashtag but Abhay Kumar did not contribute directly by asking or answering questions. We know you who are and appreciated you being there! Next time, don’t be shy! We had 179 tweets through the 60 minutes of assigned journal club and left quite a mark compared to other related hashtags (see fi gure)! The #NCSTJC is now a part of the Healthcare Hashtag project by Symplur which allows us to follow other related hashtags and provide analytics on how our live journal club is performing compared to them. More about the #NCSTJC The Twitter Journal Club will be conducted bimonthly every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 7-8 PM EST. The LHI guidelines will be discussed on April 14th so be sure to mark your calendars now to participate. This time will allow most people from different time zones in the U.S. to be a part of the journal club. After each journal club, the transcript will be posted on the NCS website and on the NCS Twitter and Facebook 4. Follow the live stream using TWUBS, http://twubs.com/ pages. The full text of the published article to be reviewed will NCSTJC and tweet on! be made available for free download until the day of the journal club courtesy of Dr. Eelco Wijdicks (Editor-in-Chief of Neurocritical Care) and the publishers at Springer. The primary or one of the senior authors of the article chosen will be invited to be part of the discussion. Interaction with the author in the journal club provides a fantastic opportunity to fi nd out more about the technicalities of the research done or answer questions that the published article did not include. For the upcoming journal club, we are also going to invite a panel of neurocritical care clinicians and providers from different realms to review the technicalities of the research and the impact of the results reported. Our goal with #NCSTJC is to enable a diverse group interested in neurocritical care to interact with each other, 6


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