FPM Journal Club with guest host Dr Shaun Flint

Monday 17 May 2021
12:00 - 13:00

For this session of Journal Club we welcome our guest host Dr Shaun Flint.

Shaun has chosen to review:

A noninflammatory mRNA vaccine for treatment of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis


Krienke et al (8 Jan 2021) Science. Vol. 371, Issue 6525, pp. 145-153 DOI: 10.1126/science.aay3638


About your host

Dr Flint is a nephrologist with a subspecialty interest in vasculitis, lupus and other renal and rheumatic immune-mediated conditions. He joined GSK five years ago after completing a PhD in translational immunology in the Smith Lab at the Cambridge Institute for Medical Research. He’s currently working as a Group Leader in Discovery Medicine at GSK.

For his review, he chose to focus on a recent paper describing the use of an mRNA vaccine in the treatment of experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis. If successfully translated to the human context, this technique has the potential to represent an important advance in the treatment of autoimmunity.

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Dr Shaun Flint

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About journal clubs

Journal clubs are educational settings where individuals meet regularly to critically evaluate articles in the medical and scientific literature.

They are a recognised way of keeping up to date with latest advancements in areas of interest.


If you attend this webinar you can use it as CPD for your appraisal. To do so you’ll need to provide:

  • evidence (certificate of attendance), and
  • reflection, specifically a couple of paragraphs on what you learnt, what effect it will have on your current practice and how it relates to Good Medical Practice.

Upload these into your portfolio and self-allocate your CPD points at 0.25 credits per 15 mins.

Host a Journal Club

There are many benefits of taking part, including the following:

  • Increase your knowledge
  • Reflect on your practice
  • Share insights and ideas in a relaxed and supportive setting
  • Encourage evidence-based medicine
  • Keep abreast with new literature
  • Stimulate debate, and improved understanding of current topics
  • Develop your presentation skills
  • Build your network
  • Gain participatory CPD hours towards revalidation

If you would like to host a Journal Club, please email training@fpm.org.uk and let us know.

Queries: If you have any questions please email training@fpm.org.uk.

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