NephJC is a nephrology journal club that uses Twitter to discuss the research, guidelines, and editorials that drive nephrology.


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Upcoming Twitter chats:

All scheduled chats are tentative. We may change the schedule depending on the whims of the NephJC work group

October 8, 9 #AskASN: Renal Educator’s Community

October 15, 16 #NephJC Evolution Over Time of Volume Status and PD-Related Practice Patterns in an Incident Peritoneal Dialysis Cohort

October 29, 30 #NephJC Patiromer versus placebo to enable spironolactone use in patients with resistant hypertension and chronic kidney disease (AMBER)

November 19 #AskASN with Michael Allon, editor of Kidney360

December 17 #AskASN with the newly installed president of ASN, Anupam Agarwal


Twice a month, the filtrate (Jenie Lin, Joel Topf, Samira Farouk, Matt Sparks, and Swapnil Hiremath) sit down and recap the latest NephJC discussion. We go as deep as it takes. Give it a listen.

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The NephJC Twitter Journal Club Primer

The NephJC work group has produced a primer to document some of our thoughts on the practices on running a Twitter Journal Club. We think it is quite good. Take a look.


In the last year, NephJC has injected some statistical muscle into its editorial team (thank you Perry Wilson and Laurie Tomlinson). Then Manasi Bapat volunteered to create some cogent explainers for the various techniques that are routinely described in the methods section most of us skip over as we rush to the results. Here are the recent posts...


The NephJC Book Club

Every summer we blog our way through a book of medical interest and have a Twitter-based book club discussion.

2019 Andrew Bomback’s Doctor (Object Lessons)

2018 Siddhartha Mukherjee's Laws of Medicine, Field Notes from an Uncertain Science

2017 Vanessa Grubb's, Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers.

2016 Eric Topol's, The Patient Will See You Now

2015 Atul Gawande's, Being Mortal

The Patient Voice


The winners of the third annual NephJC Kidneys

Thanks for voting. On Oct 26th at the #KidneyWk Beach Party we announced the winners in all 5 categories.

See some great pictures from the event here.