EUSOBI Journal Club

Keep up-to-date with the current literature is essential for both residents and specialists, but it is not always easily doable. Many times, a critical appraisal of a study would be beneficial, but it is for many almost impossible.
That is why the EUSOBI Young Club decided to promote an online journal club with the aims of:

  • disseminating new information in the field of breast diagnostic;
  • promoting evidence-based medicine;
  • teaching critical appraisal skills for reading and writing a scientific work;
  • providing an opportunity for an interactive discussion with junior and senior experts.

Journal Club places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Early registration is recommended. The Journal Club is open for EUSOBI members only. Additionally, EUSOBI members will be able to view the recording online at the EUSOBI website about 2-3 weeks after the Journal Club.

The discussants will focus on:

  • presenting the structure and content on the paper;
  • discussing the most relevant information for the clinical practice;
  • discussing the other recent literature on the topic;
  • sharing their experience.
Certificate of attendance / EUSOBI CME points

The EUSOBI Journal Club is accredited with 1 EUSOBI CME point per session! Only live-viewing can be accredited. Watching recordings will not be accredited. These EUSOBI CME points count towards the EUSOBI diploma.
In order to receive the certificate, the attendee has to complete the feedback survey which will be provided after the Journal Club. Furthermore, the attendance time must be longer than 45 minutes. The certificates will be provided by email after approx. 2 weeks.


Next Journal Club

We are in planning for the next Journal Club. As soon as a date is fixed, you will find it here.

Past Journal Clubs


Date: Wednesday, October 25, 2023
Time: 18:00-19:30 CEST

Presenter – MASAI trial: Dr. Giulia Vatteroni
Presenter – ScreenTrustCAD trial consortium: Dr. Sarah Hickman
Discussants: Dr. Karin Dembrower, Dr. Fredrik Strand, Prof. Sophia Zackrisson
Moderators: Dr. Mirjam Wielema, Dr. Natalia Stranz

Discussed articles:
Artificial intelligence-supported screen reading versus standard double reading in the Mammography Screening with Artificial Intelligence trial (MASAI): a clinical safety analysis of a randomised, controlled, non-inferiority, single-blinded, screening accuracy study
Kristina Lång, Viktoria Josefsson, Anna-Maria Larsson, Stefan Larsson, Charlotte Högberg, Hanna Sartor, Solveig Hofvind, Ingvar Andersson, Aldana Rosso
Lancet Oncol 2023; 24: 936–44;

ScreenTrustCAD Trial Consortium. Artificial intelligence for breast cancer detection in screening mammography in Sweden: a prospective, population-based, paired-reader, non-inferiority study.
Dembrower K, Crippa A, Colón E, Eklund M, Strand F
Lancet Digit Health. 2023 Oct;5(10):e703-e711. doi: 10.1016/S2589-7500(23)00153-X. Epub 2023 Sep 8. Erratum in: Lancet Digit Health. 2023 Oct;5(10):e646. PMID: 37690911.


Discussed article: BRCA Mutation Carriers: Breast and Ovarian Cancer Screening Guidelines and Imaging Considerations
Mai Elezaby, MD; Brittany Lees, MD; Katherine E. Maturen, MD, MS; Lisa Barroilhet, MD; Kari B. Wisinski, MD; Sarina Schrager, MD; Lee G. Wilke, MD; Elizabeth Sadowski, MD
Radiology 2019; 291:554–569;

Presenter: Dr. Anete Purvlice, Riga/LV
Discussants: Prof. Antonia Testa, Rome/IT & Dr. Matthew Wallis, Cambridge/UK
Moderator: Dr. Camilla Panico, Rome/IT

Date: Friday, March 10, 2023

EUSOBI Journal Club No.5 / Relationship between mammography readers' real-life performance and performance in a test set-based assessment scheme

DISCUSSED ARTICLE: The Relationship between Mammography Readers’ Real-Life Performance and Performance in a Test Set–based Assessment Scheme in a National Breast Screening Program
Yan Chen, Jonathan J. James, Eleanor J. Cornford, Jacquie Jenkins
Published Online: Sep 25, 2020

PRESENTER: Dr. Yan Chen, Nottingham/UK
DISCUSSANTS: Dr. Luca Carbonaro, Milan/IT & Dr. Eva M. Fallenberg, Munich/DE
MODERATOR: Dr. Paola Clauser, Vienna/AT

DATE: Tuesday, May 4, 2021

EUSOBI Journal Club BREAKING NEWS / (Temporarily) Change in Dutch Breast Cancer Screening Programme: Screening from 2 to 3 years

PRESENTER: Ruud Pijnappel, Utrecht/NL
DISCUSSANTS: Christiane K. Kuhl, Aachen/DE & Gabor Forrai, Budapest/HU

MODERATOR: Nisha Sharma, Leeds/UK

DATE: Wednesday, March 31, 2021

EUSOBI Journal Club No.3 / The Kaiser School discusses the DENSE trial

DISCUSSED ARTICLE: Supplemental MRI Screening for Women with Extremely Dense Breast Tissue
Bakker, M.F., de Lange, S.V., Pijnappel, R.M. et al., for the DENSE Trial Study Group. Supplemental MRI Screening for Women with Extremely Dense Breast Tissue. N Engl J Med 2019; 381:2091-2102.

PRESENTER/MODERATOR: Mirjam Wielema, Groningen/NL
DISCUSSANTS: Pascal Baltzer, Vienna/AT; Matthias Dietzel, Erlangen/DE; Clemens Kaiser, Heidelberg/DE

DATE: Wednesday, December 9, 2020

CLICK HERE to download the literature list provided by the discussants.

EUSOBI Journal Club No.2 / International evaluation of an AI system for breast cancer screening

DISCUSSED ARTICLE: International evaluation of an AI system for breast cancer screening
McKinney, S.M., Sieniek, M., Godbole, V. et al. International evaluation of an AI system for breast cancer screening. Nature 577, 89–94 (2020).

PRESENTER: Nina Pötsch, Vienna/AT
DISCUSSANTS: Magda Marcon, Zurich/CH & Anton Becker, US
MODERATOR: Maria Adele Marino, Messina/IT

DATE: Monday, November 9, 2020

EUSOBI Journal Club No.1 / Recommendations during the COVID-19 pandemic

DISCUSSED ARTICLE: Recommendations for triage, prioritization and treatment of breast cancer patients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Curigliano G, et al, Breast. 2020 Apr 16;52:8-16.

PRESENTER: Anna D’Angelo, Rome/IT
DISCUSSANTS: Valentina Iotti, Regio Emilia/IT; Joao Horvat, Sao Paulo/BR
MODERATOR: Thiemo van Nijnatten, Maastricht/NL

DATE: Tuesday, June 23, 2020


You have missed a Journal Club? We are happy to inform you that the EUSOBI Journal Clubs are recorded and made available to our society members (after a period of approximately 1 month).
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