BTCRN Journal Club

BTCRN debuts a new venture, the BTCRN Journal Club. The general purpose of a journal club is to facilitate the review of a specific journal article and to discuss its implications for new policy development or to develop tobacco control advocacy programs in Bangladesh. It is defined as an educational meeting in which a group of researchers especially the young researchers of different universities and institutions interested in discussing particular research studies on tobacco control. There are many advantages of participating in a journal club, including keeping abreast of new knowledge, promoting awareness of current tobacco control research findings, learning to critique and appraise research, becoming familiar with robust tobacco control research, and encouraging research utilization.

The Journal Club holds events quarterly. The participants read and critiqued research articles in past meetings and have found them to be most beneficial.