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2022 Fall Evidence-Based Medicine Training Program


Starts: Tue 6:00PM CT (Dec 13, 2022) Ends: Tue 8:00PM CT (Dec 13, 2022) OnDemand

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This interactive web-based training on the fundamentals of evidence-based medicine (EBM), combines recorded didactic presentations that may be watched OnDemand, learning activities and a live webinar to allow for practice in critiquing studies and assigning levels of evidence. It is intended for those who wish to develop their skills in critically analyzing study methodologies and evaluate studies based upon how the studies are being utilized to answer a specific clinical question. Completion of this course meets the EBM training requirement for participation on all NASS committees for which EBM training is strongly encouraged or required.

Course participants must complete all of the following steps in order to receive credit. Learning activities must be completed by the deadline in order to participate in the webinar and earn CME and EBM Course credit. Late learning activity submissions will not be accepted.

NASS Committee and Section Members can receive free registration by emailing registration@spine.org and requesting complimentary registration to participate in the course.

Registration closes November 28, 2022 at 5:00 p.m. CST


Michael Fehlings, MD, PhD, FRCSC


Mohamad Bydon, MD

Steven W. Hwang, MD

D.J. Kennedy, MD

Jamie Baisden, MD, FACS

John Easa, MD

Benjamin Davies, MBChB

John E. O’Toole, MD, MS

Jeffrey M. Hills, MD

Lindsay Tetreault, MD, PhD


Review online course recordings on your own time by November 29, 2022.


Complete learning activities by November 29, 2022. Learning activity submissions must be received by the deadline in order to participate in the December 13, 2022 webinar and earn CME and EBM Course credit.
Extensions will NOT be granted and late submissions will not be accepted.


Participate in the webinar on December 13, 2022, 6:00PM-8:00PM CST. You will receive instructions for joining the webinar after you have completed the required coursework described in Step 2. Please note that this webinar takes place in Central Standard Time (CST). Participation in the webinar at this time is required in order to receive CME and EBM course credit.

Upon completion of this course, participants should gain strategies to:

Define evidence-based medicine, appreciating the importance of the integration of all three components in its practice: best research evidence, clinical expertise and patient values;

Construct answerable questions to assist in identifying relevant evidence;

Perform computer searches of electronic databases of clinical research literature;

Evaluate clinical value of research from an evidence-based perspective;

Define different types of studies, their strengths and limitations;

Apply these techniques within your practices;

Assign levels of evidence to research studies;

Apply these techniques in the critical appraisal of studies that impact planning patient care.


This course is open to all NASS members and nonmembers. NASS Committee Members receive free registration and NASS Members receive a discounted registration rate.


The North American Spine Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians and takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The North American Spine Society designates this live activity for a maximum


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Sorry, no refunds or exchanges. The option to enroll in a webinar on an alternate date will be determined on a case by case basis.

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