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


Upcoming Twitter chats:

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

June 11, 12 NephJC: Atrasentan and renal events in patients with type 2 diabetes and chronic kidney disease (SONAR): a double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial (SONAR)

June 18 #AskASN Kidney Health Initiative with new co-chair Dr. Ray Harris

June 25, 26 NephJC: Long term tapering versus standard prednisolone treatment for first episode of childhood nephrotic syndrome: phase III randomised controlled trial and economic evaluation

July 9, 10 NephJC: Antibiotic treatment versus no treatment for asymptomatic bacteriuria in kidney transplant recipients: a multicenter randomized trial

July 23, 24 NephJC Summer Book Club with Doctor (Object Lessons) by Andrew Bomback

July 30 #AskASN Fellow Talk

August 6, 7 NephJC: Reconsidering the Consequences of Using Race to Estimate Kidney Function

August #AskASN: Why you must go to Kidney Week

August 20,21: Calciphylaxis with DermJC: Image-Guided Core-Needle Biopsy for the Diagnosis of Cutaneous Calciphylaxis

September 3, 4 NephJC: High dietary salt-induced dendritic cell activation underlies microbial dysbiosis- associated hypertension

September #AskASN: Renal Educator’s Community


The NephJC Book Club

Every summer we blog our way through a book of medical interest and have a Twitter-based book club discussion. Join us July 23rd and 24th to discuss Doctor by Andrew Bomback.

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


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 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.