The CEBM FILES
This page consists of a series of interviews by Paul Glasziou with proponents of evidence-based medicine and evidence-based practice from around the world.
Experts in their fields answer important questions about how they are using and incorporating EBM into their busy day-to-day schedules.
These recordings provide a unique insight of how the latest clinical evidence can be used to influence medical practice in the real world.
Podcasts of CEBM presentations are also available, please click on the links below to listen.
Lack of evidence that popular sports products work, Dr Carl Heneghan
Diagnostic Tests, Dr Carl Heneghan
Would you blog the truth?, Peter Gill
Interpreting Results - Stats in Small Doses, Dr Amanda Burls
The Information Revolution, Sir Muir Gray
Know4Go - EBM lecture, Dr Janet Martin
Introduction to Evidence Based Medicine, Prof Paul Glasziou
Appraisal of Clinical Trials, Dr Rafael Perera
The future of Evidence Based Medicine, Prof Paul Glasziou
Paul Glasziou Interviews
3rd June 2010
What are the BestBets? an interview with Kevin Mackway-Jones
Professor Kevin Mackway-Jones is a consultant in the Emergency Department at Manchester Royal Infirmary. In the 1990's he and others in the department developed Best Bets (www.bestbets.org) which answer a carefully worded 3-part question, using a structured approach to finding and reviewing the literature. Each BET - and there are now over 1,500 - is designed specifically for Emergency Medicine. The BET method allows the use of lower quality research, list shortcomings of the evidence used, and have a clinical "bottom line" for the busy physician. In this interview he describes his own interest in EBM and the development and future of BestBets.
The PAUL GLASZIOU FILES: Interview with Prof Kevin Mackway-Jones
4th May 2010
From sceptic to EBM mentor: an interview with Richard Nicholl
Dr Richard Nicholl is a full-time neonatologist at level 2 premature babies unit in Northwich Park Hospital in London. He first heard the term EBM in 1995 as a new consultant, and has now embedded in the units work, and acts as a mentor and role model to his trainees. He describes how EBM works on rounds, in journal clubs, and keeping a full record of sessions. He is also adamant about the need to make sure the evidence is useable (in the photograph is the hand-washing guide at the entrance to the ward).
The PAUL GLASZIOU FILES: Interview with Dr Richard Nicholl
26th March 2010
The evolution of the ACP Journal Club and beyond: an interview with Brian Haynes
Brian Haynes, from McMaster University, is one of the founders of the EBM movement. To help clinicians keep abreast of the small number of essential research articles in the flood of literature, he developed the ACP journal club in the 1990's. He talks here about structured abstracts, the ACP journal, the "Number Needed to Read", Evidence UpDates and managing the problems of keeping up to date.
The PAUL GLASZIOU FILES: Interview with Prof Brian Haynes
9th March 2010
Applying evidence in a hectic outpatient clinic: an interview with Hywel Williams
Hywel Williams is a consultant dermatologist in the NHS and Foundation Professor of Dermato-Epidemiology at the University of Nottingham. In this interview he talks about the variety of evidence resources needed to keep up to date, and how the NHS Specialist Library (now called NHS Evidence - skin disorders) houses many of these. Optimistically he suggests the conversation has changed and that "every third word is evidence", but that training in EBM is still insufficient.
The PAUL GLASZIOU FILES: Interview with Prof Hywel Williams
4th March 2010
Educational Prescriptions in physician training: an interview with Ian Scott
Dr Ian Scott, a physician at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, Australia, has been practicing EBM since 1994, and now trains a new generation of young physicians in the bedside use of EBM. He describes dropping the "evidence cart" approach, and instead focusing on "educational prescriptions" in ward rounds to help trainees learn about the processes of EBM. But this required some EBM training sessions for junior staff starting in the department.
The PAUL GLASZIOU FILES: Interview with Dr Ian Scott
21st December 2009
Trials-based practice: an interview with Bob Phillips
Dr Bob Phillips, a paediatric oncologist in Leeds, talks about EBM when many of the patients are enrolled in clinical trials. For common cancers much of the chemotherapy is guided by protocols from current or recent trials, but some patients don't fit, and some questions are not addressed. Bob was a co-founder of Evidence-Based On-Call, an evidence resource for acute medicine, before he trained in oncology.
The PAUL GLASZIOU FILES: Interview with Dr Bob Phillips
4th December 2009
"PICO Rounds": an interview with Yaser Faden
Dr Yaser Faden is a consultant in maternal-fetal medicine in Jeddeh, Saudi Arabia. In this interview he describes their weekly "PICO rounds" where residents bring answers to the questions that have arisen during the daily handover meetings. But lack of undergraduate EBM training has required that the residents attend a workshop to acquire the skills needed for the PICO rounds.
The PAUL GLASZIOU FILES: Interview with Dr Yaser Faden
25th June 2009
An interview with Dr Per Vandvik
Dr Per Vandvik is a Norwegian hospital physician and an exponent of Evidence-Based Practice (EBP). This interview was recorded at an Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) workshop in Holmsbu, Norway. Dr Vandvik talks about how EBM does (and doesn't) work at his district hospital, and how this evolved over the last three years.
The PAUL GLASZIOU FILES: Interview with Dr Per Vandvik
Page last edited: 22 October 2012