2018 Spring Evidence-Based Medicine Training Program

  • Category: OnDemand & Webinars
  • Published On: Mar 6, 2018
  • Expires On: May 2, 2018

May 17, 2018, 6:30PM-9:00PM CST


D. Scott Kreiner, MD

Zoher Ghogawala, MD

Charles Cho, MD

Complete this interactive web-based training on the fundamentals of evidence-based medicine (EBM) in the comfort of your home or office. This course combines recorded didactic presentations that may be watched OnDemand, homework assignments 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 assigning levels of evidence to 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. Homework assignments must be completed by the deadline in order to participate in the webinar and earn CME and EBM Course credit. Late homework submissions will not be accepted.

  • STEP 1: Review online course recordings on your own time by May 3, 2018.
    Time required: 3 hours
  • STEP 2: Complete homework assignments by May 3, 2018. Homework submissions must be received by the deadline in order to participate in the May 17, 2018 webinar and earn CME and EBM Course credit. Homework extensions will NOT be granted and late homework submissions will not be accepted.
    Estimated time required: 4 hours
  • STEP 3: Participate in the course webinar on May 17, 2018, 6:30PM-9:00PM CST.
    Time required: 2.5 hours

What you will learn:

  • Define evidence-based medicine, appreciating the importance of the integration of all three components in its practice: best research evidence, clinical expertise and patient value
  • 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
  • Determine levels of evidence and how they are applied based upon the type of clinical question being addressed
  • Apply these techniques within their practices
  • Assign levels of evidence to research studies
  • Apply these techniques in the critical appraisal of studies that impact planning care patients