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This is a session of Topic 1: Data and context in statistics education: towards an evidence-based society

(Monday 12th, 16:30-18:00)

Evidence-based medicine



In three presentations and a discussion, this session will explore the structure, teaching, implementation and evolution of evidence-based medicine (EBM). EBM requires quality research, clinical expertise, and sound administration. Consequently, researchers, clinicians and administrators must be well-trained and highly skilled, and patients and the public must be sufficiently educated about EBM to participate effectively. Staff education must include the technology of medical research and of the discipline, strategies and methods of statistics. A combination of learning opportunities is required, including courses in research and statistics during early training, learning appraisal of professional publications and guidelines, training and mentoring in EBM, a range of opportunities for continuing education, and active involvement in local and international health research. Also in this session, the EBM enterprise will be discussed in regard to the wider project of moving towards an evidence-based society.


PaperTitlePresenter(s) / Author(s)
1A1Evidence-generating research and evidence-based medicineGlenn Jones (Canada)
1A2Divergent needs of learners in evidence based medicineKaren Smith (United Kingdom)
1A3Drip-feed education: statistics notes in the British Medical JournalMartin Bland (United Kingdom)
Douglas Altman (United Kingdom)