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Guidelines for Submission to the Journal and Quiz Club

ESPID has started a new collaboration with the Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Infectious Diseases Group (ANZPID) in their “Paediatric ID Journal and Quiz Club”, also with cooperation from the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS).

The Journal and Quiz Club hosts, on a monthly basis, a summary of an article of interest with relevance to Paediatric Infectious Diseases, together with a quiz of 1 to 3 multiple choice questions.

This is a great opportunity for ESPID members to participate in an international journal club and to stay in touch with what our colleagues are reading. 

A new article is uploaded by the end of each month! 

As well as participating in the journal clubs available, ESPID members are welcome to collaborate in this educational activity by submitting articles of interest themselves. 

Every month, a colleague is selected to contribute to the Journal Club, according to a roster. However, multiple submissions and non-rostered submissions are also welcome. There are no limitations to the subject of the article, other than being relevant to Paediatric Infectious Diseases. It is advised to avoid reviewing articles where a conflict of interest may exist. 

At present, we will be collaborating in the November 2019 review. Please contact the ESPID Secretariat at admin@espid.org in case you are interested in participating in the international Journal Club by September 20th 2019 with the name of an article and a brief statement explaining why the article is interesting to include.

If you are selected to write the Journal club, prepare one paragraph (up to 250 words) to summarise the impact of the article, including the main findings and your take home message. Each posting should have the following format: Background (2-3 lines), Summary of Main Findings (2-3 lines), Implications for practice/opinion/conclusions (2-3 lines) and link to PubMed (if the journal is not open access, ideally include a pdf file).

The above paragraph should be followed by quiz questions based on the subject of the Journal club: 1 to 3 multiple choice questions should be submitted, preferably 'A-type' with a single best answer out of 5 alternatives (A to E), with a brief explanation at the end, for the correct/incorrect answers.

The colleague that is chosen to post should send the final submission to ESPID Secretariat at admin@espid.org by the 10th day of the nominated month.

January 2019 | Probiotics and acute gastroenteritis
February 2019 | Antibiotic recommendations for acute otitis media and acute bacterial sinusitis: conundrum no more
March 2019 | Vancomycin monotherapy may be insufficient to treat MRSA coinfection in children with influenza-related critical illness
April 2019 | Clinical and microbiological variables predictive of orthopaedic complications following Staphylococcys aureus acute haematogenous osteoarticular infections in children
May 2019 | Minimum duration of antibiotic treatment based on blood culture in rule out neonatal sepsis
June 2019 | A clinical prediction rule to identify febrile infants 60 days and younger at low risk for serious bacterial infections
July 2019 | Excluding clinically significant bacteremia by 24 hours in otherwise well febrile children younger than 16 years
August 2019 | Long-term vaccine impact on invasive pneumococcal disease among children with significant comorbidities in a large Australian birth cohort
September 2019
October 2019
November 2019
December 2019
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