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.

September 24 Special Joint Chat with the Journal of Hospital Medicine on Twitter Journal Clubs.

September 25, 26 Decline in Kidney Function among Apparently Healthy Young Adults at Risk of Mesoamerican Nephropathy

October 9, 10 Structure of the human PKD1/PKD2 complex

October 16 US only chat on California Proposition 8 (No not that Prop 8, this one)

October 30, 31 Sodium bicarbonate therapy for patients with severe metabolic acidaemia in the intensive care unit (BICAR-ICU)

Recent discussions



NephJC meets twice a month on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. The best way to keep up on which specific Tuesday and Wednesday is to sign up for our once a week (or less) newsletter. Use the table to check the time for your location.

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

This year we are reading Siddhartha Mukherjee's "Laws of Medicine, Field Notes from an Uncertain Science"

In 2017 we read Vanessa Grubb's, Hundreds of Interlaced Fingers.

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

In 2015 we started the book club with Atul Gawande's, Being Mortal


The winners of the second annual NephJC Kidneys

Thanks for voting. On November 18th at the #KidneyWk TweetUp we announced the winners in all 5 categories.

Rookie of the year: Cathy Quinlan @KidneyCathy

Most Valuable Player: Roger Rodby @NephRodby

Engaged Scientist of the Year: Katalyn Susztak @KSusztak

Study of the Year: Increased salt consumption induces body water conservation and decreases fluid intake. The Mars Sodium Study

Nathan Hellman Social Media Innovation of the Year: Arvind Canchi for Everyday Cases in Nephrology
@arvindcanchi   #ECNeph

See some great pictures from the event here.