Journal Club at the Laboratory of Clinical Psychopharmacology of Addictions (LCPA) is a monthly gathering to discuss research papers with a focus on addiction. The Journal Club is geared toward staff, faculty, and students in Institute of Pharmacology and other departments at the Pavlov University.

English-speaking students/staff/faculty are welcome!

Journal club in February

Presenter: Pavel A. Trachuk (6-year medical student)

Presentation of the articleFuchs JD, Stojanovski K, Vittinghoff E, et al. A Mobile Health Strategy to Support Adherence to Antiretroviral Preexposure Prophylaxis. AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2018;32(3):104–111. doi:10.1089/apc.2017.0255

Place & Time: Room #3 at the Pharmacology department (3rd level of the main building); 10 February, 17:30

Journal Club Schedule:

The upcoming journal club dates are as follows (All dates are 2nd Monday, 17:30 - 18:30):

10 February

24 March (dates changed due to the holidays)

7 April

21 May (dates changed due to the holidays)


If you are interested in becoming a journal club presenter and|or would like to receive a newsletter from us, please contact Marina D. Irkhina at:

Useful resources for presenting at Journal Club

These free PowerPoint presentations are geared towards anyone who leads a Journal Club session as a guide. Each presentation provides a critical appraisal, based on the recommended approaches in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature.



To learn more about the guidelines for reading and analyzing the medical literature and for other useful information, visit the following links:

Users' Guides to the Medical Literature: A Manual for Evidence-Based Clinical Practice, 3rd ed

Gordon Guyatt, Drummond Rennie, Maureen O. Meade, Deborah J. Cook

JAMA evidence Glossary

Slawson David C. How to Read a Paper: The Basics of Evidence Based Medicine BMJ 1997; 315 :891