April 24, 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 – West Tower
Critical Care Conference Room
Suite B.06205
6621 Fannin Street
Houston, TX  77030

9 a.m. – 5 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

Time

Tentative Program

Program Description

Speakers

9 – 9:15 a.m.


Introduction and brief overview of the course

Mohan Pammi,
M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH

9:15 – 10 a.m.

Module 1

Introduction to the concepts of EBM

Aarti Bavare, M.D. MPH

Krithika Lingappan, M.D., Ph.D.

10 – 10:15 a.m.

Break for coffee



10:15 – 11:15 a.m.

Module 2

Literature Search



a.

Formulating the optimal search strategy and identifying databases to search

Amy Sisson, MS, MLS


b.

PRISMA flow diagram and using reference software (Endnote) to store searches

Nirica Borges, M.D.

Mohan Pammi,
M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH

11:15 – 12:15 p.m.

Module 3

Critical Appraisal of Intervention Studies            



a.

Assessing Risk of Bias for Included Studies

Krithika Lingappan, M.D., Ph.D.

Aarti Bavare, M.D. MPH


b.

GRADE Quality of Evidence

Mohan Pammi,
M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH

12:15 – 1 p.m.

Lunch Break



1 – 2:30 p.m.

Module 4

Critical Appraisal of Diagnostic Studies



a.

Introduction to Diagnostic Studies

Satid Thammasitboon, M.D.


b.

Appraisal of Diagnostic Studies

Mohan Pammi,
M.D., Ph.D., MRCPCH

2:30 – 2:45 p.m.

Break



2:45 – 4:15 p.m.

Module 5

Review of EBM Concepts with Fun Quiz

All Faculty

4:15 – 4:30 p.m.

Break



4:30 – 5 p.m.

Wrap up and Time for Final Questions

Post Course Evaluation