Pakistan Academy of Neurological Surgery Journal Club

Dr. Rashid Jooma
Director

Amongst the core competencies assigned by medical educationalists to residency trainees are the ability to locate and assimilate evidence from scientific studies and to appraise published information on diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness by knowledge of study design and methodology. Thus, Journal Clubs have become an established feature of residency training programs and allow residents to keep abreast of new developments in the field and most important to train themselves in critical evaluation of scientific papers.

For the past year, the Pakistan Academy of Neurosurgery has been conducting a fortnightly hour-long online Journal Club open to all residents and faculty of teaching departments. Two neurosurgical articles selected for relevance to clinical practice and contribution to patient care are presented as PowerPoints by residents drawn from Aga Khan University and other training units across Pakistan. The presentation is followed by expert comments from a national or international academic neurosurgeon serving as a discussant. This enhances the impact of this valuable educational resource and in feedback has been judged as making useful contributions to the resident’s academic experience.

List of sessions | 2022

1. Journal Club – January 4, 2022
2. Journal Club – January 18, 2022
3. Journal Club – February 1, 2022
4. Journal Club – February 15, 2022
5. Journal Club – March 1, 2022
6. Journal Club – March 15, 2022
7. Journal Club – March 29, 2022
8. Journal Club – April 12, 2022
9. Journal Club – April 26, 2022
10. Journal Club – May 10, 2022
11. Journal Club – May 24, 2022
12. Journal Club – June 7, 2022
13. Journal Club – June 21, 2022
14. Journal Club – July 5, 2022
15. Journal Club – July 19, 2022
16. Journal Club – August 2, 2022
17. Journal Club – August 16, 2022
18. Journal Club – August 30, 2022
19. Journal Club – September 20, 2022
20. Journal Club – October 4, 2022
21. Journal Club – October 18, 2022
22. Journal Club – November 8, 2022
23. Journal Club – November 22, 2022
24. Journal Club – December 6, 2022
25. Journal Club – December 20, 2022

List of sessions | 2023

26. Journal Club – January 3, 2023
27. Journal Club – January 17, 2023
28. Journal Club – January 31, 2023
29. Journal Club – February 14, 2023
30. Journal Club – February 28, 2023
31. Journal Club – March 14, 2023
32. Journal Club – March 28, 2023
33. Journal Club – April 11, 2023
34. Journal Club – May 9, 2023
35. Journal Club – May 23, 2023
36. Journal Club – June 6, 2023
37. Journal Club – June 20, 2023
38. Journal Club – July 11, 2023
39. Journal Club – July 25, 2023
40. Journal Club – August 8, 2023
41. Journal Club – August 22, 2023
42. Journal Club – September 5, 2023
43. Journal Club – September 19, 2023
44. Journal Club – October 3, 2023
45. Journal Club – October 17, 2023
46. Journal Club – October 31, 2023
47. Journal Club – November 28, 2023
48. Journal Club – December 12, 2023
49. Journal Club – December 26, 2023

List of sessions | 2024

50. Journal Club – January 9, 2024
51. Journal Club – January 23, 2024
52. Journal Club – February 6, 2024
53. Journal Club – February 20, 2024
54. Journal Club – March 5, 2024
55. Journal Club – April 23, 2024
56. Journal Club – May 7, 2024
57. Journal Club – May 21, 2024