Research into Practice Evidence Based Medicine: Interpreting the Literature
One day conference - July 3rd 2013
This one-day conference will be suitable for anyone interested in evidence-based medical practise or considering, or involved in clinical research; it is aimed at clinicians and clinical researchers at any stage of their development. The aim is to facilitate healthcare professionals in their evaluation and appraisal of the evidence that supports clinical decision making and future research. The morning session will focus on current clinical research in Ireland presented by speakers from University College Cork and National University of Ireland, Galway.
The afternoon seminar, “How to avoid being misled by the medical literature”, will be conducted by Professor Gordon Guyatt from McMaster University, Canada. He is an internationally renowned medical researcher who has published over 800 peer-reviewed publications. A leading exponent of evidence –based approaches to clinical practice, having coined the term ”evidence-based medicine”. This is particularly relevant to front-line clinicians interested in using the medical literature optimally for patient care. The seminar will highlight the importance of using a systematic approach to reading and applying the medical literature to individual patient care and will focus on three questions:
- Whether new information is likely to be true
- What the information says about patient care
- How the information can be used.
The focus of the morning is to expand the delegate’s knowledge of clinical research in Ireland. The focus of the afternoon is to equip the clinician/researcher with the tools needed to avoid the pitfalls of misleading presentations of information in the medical literature.