Nov. 15, 2019 Workshop

Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) is defined as the integration of the best research evidence, clinical expertise and patient values. Teaching EBM to medical students, residents and faculty has been shown to be effective in improving EBM-based knowledge and skills. Evidence-based medicine skills in evaluating evidence has been recommended as a core competency by the ACGME both in pediatric and non-pediatric specialties. This day-long workshop aims to refresh the concepts of EBM that you have already learned and introduces new tools that will enable you to practice evidence-based medicine in your field.

This workshop is supported by a Texas Children's Hospital educational grant and The Center for Research, Innovation and Scholarship in Medical Education.

Who Should Participate?

Faculty and trainees at any stage in their career interested in learning the principles and practice of evidence-based medicine.

Location and Time

Texas Children's Hospital – Legacy tower
14th floor conference room
6651 Main Street
Houston, TX 77030

8.30 a.m. − 3 p.m.

Workshop Fees

Online Registration is FREE for all faculty and trainees.

Note: The registration covers the coffee, lunch and registration materials.
To register by phone, contact: Deborah Rambo-Stewart (832) 826-1330 or George Beasley (832) 826-1370.

Workshop Essentials

Participants need to bring their laptops and review the pre-course material before they arrive.

Workshop Schedule 2019




8 − 8:40 a.m.

Welcome and Introductions

Introductions to Concepts of Evidence Based Medicine

Mohan Pammi M.D., Ph.D.

8:40 − 10:10 a.m.

Critical Appraisal of Interventional Studies

Satid Thammasitboon, M.D.

Kritika Lingappan, M.D., Ph.D.

10:10 − 10:20 a.m.


10:20 − 11:45 a.m.

Pragmatic Literature Search

Use of Search Engines

Nirica Borges, M.D. 

Ganga Gokulakrishnan, M.D.  


11:45 − 12:30 p.m.


12:30 − 1:15 p.m.

Diagnostic Studies

Mohan Pammi M.D., Ph.D.

Aarti Bavare M.D., M.P.H.

Ganga Gokulakrishnan, M.B.B.S.

1:15 − 2:30 p.m.

Observational Studies

Satid Thammasitboon, M.D.

Nirica Borges, M.D.        

Aarti Bavare M.D., M.P.H.  

2:30 − 3:00 p.m.