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Evidence-Based Medicine Boot Camp & Tune-up: An Interactive Training in Beginner and Advanced EBM Skills (RESEARCH – 17BOOT10)

October 7, 2017 @ 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Dive into the most important movement in medicine in the past 100 years – evidence-based medicine (EBM). This skills-based learning experience will leave participants not only with a greater understanding of EBM, but with critical evaluation skills they can apply immediately. Like your clinical practice, expertise in EBM is a lifelong pursuit. Start your journey today with the EBM Boot Camp track or fine tune your skills and learn new ones with our EBM Tune-up. DATE: Saturday, October 7, 2017 TIME: 8:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m. Instructor: Dr. Joshua Z. Goldenberg (7CEUs) Sponsored by Dr. Journal Club. (7 CEUs)

This training is for advanced practitioners and beginners, employing tutoring at both levels to reach the maximum learning potential of each group.

In this interactive seminar you will dive into the most important movement in medicine in the past 100 years – evidence-based medicine (EBM). This skills-based learning experience will use two concurrent tracks to allow for both beginner and advanced learners. Lectures on new EBM skills will be followed by skill application exercises using small groups led by facilitators. Participants will leave not only with a greater understanding of EBM but with critical evaluation skills to apply immediately to evaluating evidence and better helping their patients. Expertise in critical evaluation of research and its application to patients is a lifelong pursuit. Start your journey today with the beginner EBM Boot Camp track or fine tune your skills and learn new ones with the EBM Tune-up track.

Learning objectives will vary depending on track and experience level of the participants in each small group. A guide is listed below ( “a” refers to Boot Camp track and “b” refers to Tune-up track).

1a. Understand how bias plays out in research articles.

1b. Explore more complicated bias domains and explore some of the recent controversial bias issues like conflict of interest in trials.

2a. Learn to evaluate the risk of bias in RCTs using the basics of the Cochrane Risk of Bias tool.

2b. Solidify knowledge of the Risk of Bias Tool with special emphasis on more difficult domains.

3a. Understand the importance of effect estimate statistics and learn to calculate risk ratios, absolute risk reduction and numbers needed to treat.

3b. Solidify knowledge of basic effect size estimates and go deeper with an additional focus on the more complicated continuous outcome effect estimate statistics.

4a. Learn to calculate sensitivity and specificity as well as likelihood ratios, the essential EBM concepts in diagnostic study papers.

4b. Solidify knowledge of sensitivity, specificity, and likelihood ratios and then explore further applications and details.

Course Notes: Participants may be asked to fill out assessment forms in order to help us estimate the effect of the seminar on EBM knowledge.

Participants will be provided with full access to the Dr. Journal Club EBM website before the beginning of the seminar. Participants are free to use it to review EBM concepts before the event. This is not required.

Participants will be asked before the seminar what their previous EBM experience is as well as what their personal learning objectives are for the course. We will use this information to organize the small groups in line with similar learning goals and experience levels.

Enroll by 9/17/17 and recieve the early registration discount

Eligible for 7 CEUs for the following professions:

  • ND (except those licensed in CA & OR)
  • Eligibility Pending: ND (licensed in OR)
  • MD & PA – Category II CEUs (those licensed in WA)
  • ARNP & RN (licensed in WA)
  • LMFT, LMHC, LICSW & PsyD (licensed in WA)
  • PT & OT (licensed in WA)
  • DC (licensed in WA)
  • Eligibility Pending: LAc – NCCAOM PDAs
  • Eligibility Pending: LAc (licensed in CA)
  • Eligibility Pending: RD – ADA CPEU
  • Eligibility Pending – Reflexologist – ARCB CE

Location: Bastyr Clinic for Natural Health room #166Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Meals: One hour lunch break – Bring a sack lunch, grab a snack in the dispensary or eat at the local area restaurants.

Please use street or lot parking. The clinic garage is patient parking only.

Please Bring: Personal water bottle (filtered water dispensers available on campus to refill).

Dr. Goldenberg is a naturopathic physician, professor, and researcher. He is passionate about the interplay of evidence and clinical practice.

As a physician he sees patients at N1 Health Bothell, which is a concierge medical practice, and specializes in collaborative family medicine with a focus on mental health, addiction, and chronic pain.

Dr. Goldenberg teaches evidence-based medicine, integrated case studies, and grand rounds at Bastyr University, his alma mater. He enrolled in Bastyr after receiving his undergraduate degree in molecular biology with honors and distinction from the University of Pennsylvania.

An active researcher with numerous publications in high-impact medical science journals including Annals of Internal Medicine and The Cochrane Library, Dr. Goldenberg has presented nationally and internationally on evidence-based medicine as well as probiotics and research methodology. His probiotics work has been highlighted by the BBC, The New York Times, The Seattle Times, Prevention Magazine, and Fox News.

He currently conducts research as a Research Investigator at the Bastyr University Research Institute.
Follow this link for more information about Dr. Goldenberg. www.DrJournalClub.com/about/about-dr-goldenberg/


October 7, 2017
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
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Bastyr University


Bastyr Center for Natural Health
3670 Stone Way N ROOM 166
Seattle, WA 98103-8004 United States
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