Journal Club Journal Club Journal Club

Journal clubs are an essential component of continuing medical education, providing a structured forum for discussing recent research and advancements in the field. Our journal club is specifically designed for rheumatologists and immunology and related specialists, with discussions led by fellows and graduate/medical students on papers published in leading rheumatology journals. 


  • Keep participants updated with the latest research, clinical guidelines, and advancements in rheumatology and allergy. 
  • Foster a deeper understanding of complex diseases, novel therapies, and emerging trends in the field. 
  • Encourage active participation, discussion, and knowledge sharing among fellows, students, and experienced clinicians. 
  • Create an interactive environment where ideas and clinical experiences are exchanged, enhancing collective learning. 
  • Encourage interdisciplinary collaboration in patient management and research initiatives. 
  • Focus on translating research findings into clinical practice to improve patient outcomes. 
  • Discuss case studies and real-world applications to bridge the gap between theory and practice. 


  • Select recent and impactful papers from top rheumatology and immunology journals for discussion. 
  • Foster the young scientists and researchers to present their papers and discuss with the seniors and other participants to improve their research skill and impact across. 
  • Highlight studies that introduce new concepts, therapies, or challenge existing paradigms. 
  • Cover a broad range of topics including autoimmune diseases, inflammatory conditions, novel biologic treatments, allergy immunotherapy, and patient management strategies. 
  • Encourage dynamic discussions where participants critically analyze the paper’s strengths, weaknesses, and clinical relevance. 
  • Facilitate debates on controversial topics and different viewpoints to foster critical thinking. 
  • Emphasize practical implications of research findings for patient care. 
  • Discuss how new evidence can be integrated into current treatment protocols and guidelines. 


Critical appraisal 

  • A detailed critique of the study’s design, methodology, statistical analysis, and conclusions. 
  • Discuss potential biases, limitations, and areas for future research. 
  • Encourage sharing of clinical experiences and how the research findings may influence current practice. 
  • Explore how the study findings can be applied to patient care. 
  • Discuss any changes in clinical practice or guidelines that may result from the new evidence. 
  • Identify areas for further reading or research based on the discussion. 
  • Plan future journal club topics that build on the current discussion or address emerging issues in the field. 


Our journal club aims to create a vibrant learning community where rheumatologists and allergy specialists can stay abreast of the latest research, refine their clinical practice, and enhance their professional development. Through thoughtful discussion and critical analysis, we strive to improve patient care and foster a collaborative approach to managing complex inflammatory and allergic conditions. 

My Research Paper

Weekly Journal

Monthly Critical Review