The Nutrition Society launches a monthly Journal Club

Published online: 28 January 2019

The Nutrition Society's Journal Club

Critical appraisal skills, keeping up to date with the latest evidence-based research, and the interpretation and communication of such findings are key skills for nutrition professionals. With nutrition receiving an increasing amount of interest from policy-makers, the press, and the public, there is a need to advance nutrition science through evidence-based practice and research that meets rigorous scientific standards.

For this reason, The Nutrition Society is pleased to announce a new journal club, aiming to promote discussion and engagement with the latest research, in addition to supporting the development of critical appraisal skills.

The Journal Club is open to all members and launches on Tuesday 26 February.

Each month, the Nutrition Society Journal Club (NSJC) will select one recent paper to discuss during the course of a one-hour webinar session. The papers will typically be the most recent Paper of the Month selected from one of the Society’s journals.

Each Journal Club will be facilitated by a member of the Journal Club team with participants able to submit their questions and comments for group discussion. The Journal Club is endorsed for Continuing Professional Development (CPD) by the Association for Nutrition (AfN).

Dr Bernard Corfe, Honorary Programmes Officer, who is leading on this new initiative said:

“The Journal Club aims both to support the process of keeping up-to-date with the latest research in nutrition, and at the same time fostering and developing the critical appraisal skills that are central to understanding the strengths and limitations of statements and claims in published research. Reading in this critical way also improves that quality of science that we undertake ourselves, enriching the design and interpretation of our own work.”

To find out more and register for your place, visit the Society’s My Membership area (button found at the top right hand corner of the Society's website) to log in to your account, and book using the link in the ‘my benefits’ tab.