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National Jewish Health Journal Clubs

Respiratory Medicine Updates: A Virtual Clinical Community

Earn CME Credit: .5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.

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Learning Objectives:

  • Apply critical thinking for research analysis in the review of new data and guidelines. 
  • Utilize increased awareness and understanding of research, evidence and best practices to inform clinical practice. 
  • Support an online community of practitioners to share key insights, latest research, and treatment strategies for patients. 


Traditional journal clubs have evolved in healthcare to encourage scholarly activity and research awareness through the reading and discussion of journal articles. The format has been used for over a hundred years in medical education. With COVID-19, we have had to reassess and redesign in-person journal clubs to continue to meet the needs of clinicians in the real world.

Zoom webinars and Twitter journal clubs are a popular innovation with the potential to increase research awareness and inform practice. The journal clubs provide a venue that encourages scientific dialogue not limited by geography, and that offer CME credit.

The National Jewish Health Journal Clubs engage a community of practitioners around the country and even globally in scientific dialogue and provide forums for discussion around intriguing and relevant literature regarding respiratory diseases, while offering CME credit. Each Journal Club provides learners with practical, virtual opportunities to stay up to date, connect with peers, and interact with experts to improve clinical practice and patient outcomes.

Journal Club Format:

Article Summary: A succinct text-based summary of high- impact research articles, with expert commentary that includes a clinical question, background and summary of the journal article, group opinion through review and consensus of National Jewish Health faculty.

Live Webinar:
A monthly 30-minute live webinar discussion based on the selected article and led by a National Jewish Health expert with opportunity for participant interaction and questions. The educational activity will be certified for .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Live CME Twitter Chat @NJHealthMedEd 
A monthly 30-minute Twitter Chat to be held at a designated time each month and moderated by a National Jewish Health faculty who will pose questions and encourage discourse via tweet chat among a community of physicians. The educational activity will be certified for .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. 

Twitter Chat Instructions

How the Journal Clubs Work:

Each Journal Club consists  of a monthly 30-minute live Zoom webinar and a live 30-minute Twitter chat based on a succinct article summary, selected and prepared by National Jewish Health experts. Each article summary will be posted approximately one week prior to its corresponding Zoom webinar. During the sessions, the moderators will review the article summary and pose questions and responses to initiate an engaging discussion. The live webinars and Twitter chats will allow for live interaction and ongoing tweet exchange. Zoom webinar Journal Clubs will be recorded and made available on

Accreditation and Designation Statements:

National Jewish Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

National Jewish Health designates each live activity for .5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  

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