Evidence-Based Medicine Workshop 2019

Date: 16 &17 July 2019 (Tue & Wed)
Venue: Level 2, Monash 3, Clinical School JB

Overview

Ever felt overwhelmed by loads of ‘latest’ journal articles on your e-mail or social media screens? Ever wondered how to decide if they are reliable, and if the findings should change your practice? If all this bothers you, you will find this workshop useful.

The workshop will guide the busy clinicians through different types of journal articles. You will gain the skills to appraise the methodology, to make sense of the results and their significance; and to judge if the results apply to your patients. You will be clearer on the concept of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) and more confident with terms like randomization, relative risks, number needed to treat and confidence intervals. The workshop will also cover the use of online resources like PubMed and Cochrane, and the application of GRADE criteria in the development of clinical guidelines.

The facilitators are senior consultants who are experienced in facilitating EBM workshops locally and internationally.

Facilitators

  • Nor’azim Mohd Yunos
    Monash University Malaysia
  • Rafidah Atan
    Monash University Malaysia
  • Maria Lee Hooi Sean
    Monash University Malaysia
  • Tan Cheng Cheng
    NUMed Malaysia
  • Lai Nai Ming
    Taylor’s University & Cochrane Malaysia

Registration Fee

RM300 per pax

Online Registration

For further enquiries, please email see.wai.mun@monash.edu

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Program Schedule

Day One -- 16 July 2019

0800

Registration

0830

Introduction to Evidence-Based Medicine

0900

Tea break

0930

Formulating clinical questions and matching study designs to the questions

1015

Literature search: How to find the evidence

1130

Critical appraisal: Randomized Controlled Trial

1215

Critical appraisal: Systematic review

1300

Lunch break

1400

Small group exercise 1: Therapy

1530

Tea break

1545

Small group exercise 2: Systematic Review

Day Two -- 17 July 2019

0800

Registration

0815

Critical appraisal: Diagnosis

0900

Tea break

0930

1100

Small group exercise 3: Therapy & Systematic Review

Small group exercise 4: Diagnosis & Harm

1300

Lunch break

1400

Small group exercise 5: Diagnosis & Harm

1500

Tea Break

1515

Debrief: Q&A, Statistical concepts and discussions