Practice EBM workshop April 2014

3 days residential course April 14-16 2014
This workshop is not intended to serve as an introduction to evidence-based practice. It is aimed at clinicians and other health care professionals, working with humans or animals who wish to gain knowledge of critical appraisal and experience in the practice of evidence-based health care. Book Here

You should consider attending if you:

  • have a belief in the process of small-group learning
  • want to learn how to practice EBM
  • are committed to patient-centred learning

Workshop Aims

After the workshop, participants should be able to:

  1. formulate answerable questions
  2. search effectively for evidence
  3. critically appraise evidence about treatment, prognosis, diagnosis and aetiology for its validity and applicability
  4. understand basic measures of efficacy such as numbers needed to treat and likelihood ratios
  5. understand the basics of decision analysis, guidelines and cost-effectiveness analysis.

Workshop Format

Most of the Workshop will be conducted in small groups in which  participants will develop and test their own EBM knowledge. Time will be provided each day for searching, study and the establishment of working groups. There will be opportunities to continue and develop working groups during informal social events.

Workshop Materials and preparation

Participants will receive EBM packages in diagnosis, prognosis, therapy/prevention, quality of care, systematic reviews, and economic analysis. They will also receive appropriate background readings, a relevant textbook and software tools to help them practice and teach EBM.

Workshop Facilitators

Prof. Carl Heneghan, Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine will chair the workshop.

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