CASP Egypt are running a three-day course on critical appraisal 20-22 April 2016. This 3 day training course will take place in Cairo. Take a look at the programme, being led by Professor Amanda Burls (CASP Trainer) for the course here. Any discipline or specialty are welcome, not just dentists. If you are interested in attending, please contact either: CEBD@dentistry.cu.edu.eg or firstname.lastname@example.org
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NEW ARTICLE ON PLOS: Establishing a library of resources to help people understand key concepts in assessing treatment claims—The “Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library” (CARL) 'People are frequently confronted with untrustworthy claims about the effects of treatments. Uncritical acceptance of these claims can lead to poor, and sometimes dangerous, treatment decisions, and wasted time and money. Resources to help people learn to think critically about treatment claims are scarce, and they are widely scattered. Furthermore, very few learning-resources have been assessed to see if they improve knowledge and behavior.' 'Our objectives were to develop the Critical thinking and Appraisal Resource Library [...]
28th – 31st October 2015 Taormina (Italy) Evidence for Sustainability of Health Care: increasing value, reducing waste Bookings are now open for the 7th International Conference of EBHC Teachers & Developers hosted by GIMBE Foundation. Built on 6 previous highly successful meetings, the Conference is an excellent opportunity to network with worldwide EBHC teachers and developers in the wonderful frame of Taormina, the pearl of the Mediterranean Sea. Meet EBHC colleagues and friends from around the world in a 3-day program that will include renowned keynote speakers, oral abstract presentations, poster displays, surveys with televoter, and productive small group sessions to [...]
Heather Lodge (Public Health England) May 2015 There is something special about the Mawby room at Kellogg College, Oxford. You could be forgiven for finding it unprepossessing. It is quite a dark room with a good view of the car park and the busy Banbury Road. At best, the room holds about 25 people and negotiating your way between the tables requires a dexterity of footwork that wouldn’t go amiss on Strictly Come Dancing. The room has no whizzy technology to enable group learning; it has simply a lectern, projector and flipchart but, much of the time, it doesn’t need even those. [...]
It’s International Clinical Trials Day. Watch the new AllTrials campaign video. And change something. Results from around half of clinical trials have never been published. Information on what was done and what was found in these trials could be lost forever to doctors and researchers, leading to bad treatment decisions, missed opportunities for good medicine, and trials being repeated. The contributions of the hundreds of thousands of patients who took part in those trials remain unused and unusable. All trials past and present should be registered, and the full methods and the results reported. Sign up to make clinical trials count. [...]