Evidence-Based Pediatrics SIG
Table of Contents
- APA EBP SIG Listserv
- EBP SIG activities
- EBM on line resources
- Goals and Objectives for EBM Training in Pediatric Residency
- Glossaries of common EBM terms and abbreviations
To support APA members who seek to advance the use of evidence-based medicine in improving clinical care, research efforts, educational programming, health care delivery, and health care policy for children
To provide a thriving and vital academic home for academic pediatricians who teach EBM, investigate its methodologies, or apply its principles in academic investigations and publications
- To join the SIG you must first become a member of the APA
- The second step then is to join our SIG's list-serv
- Our meetings are open to all attending the PAS, but our communications depend on the list-serv
The APA EBP SIG Listserv
- Send an email to email@example.com declaring your interest in joining the Evidence-based Pediatrics SIG; your declaration will result with your email being added to our SIG's List-Serv.
- To post a question, just send your question to APA_EV@listserv1.academicpeds.org
Information on Recent and Upcoming EBP SIG Activities
- The co-chairs are actively seeking suggestions for speakers including self-nominations
Meeting Notes from the Most Recent EBP SIG Meeting
- The Evidence-Based Pediatrics Special Interest Group met Saturday, May 4, 2013 in Washington, D.C., on the first day of the Pediatric Academic Societies meeting., from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m., with 35 in attendance. The meeting included a variety of presentations from invited speakers. Maribeth Chitkara, M.D., and Rachel Boykan, M.D., presented new findings from their longitudinal curriculum development for teaching evidence-based medicine at Stonybrook University. Of note, they will make available through the SIG web pages the products from those efforts including their residents' completed Critical Appraisal of Topics on topics both inpatient and outpatient.
- William Graessle, M.D. presented his work on teaching pediatric residents to pose relevant clinical queries at Cooper University Hospital, and Tom Newman, M.D., gave a third installment of common errors that teachers of EBM make.
- Hans Kersten, M.D., one of the SIG's co-chairs reported on using small group learning to teach EBM to trainees, at St Christopher's Hospital based on his sabbatical at Oxford. In teaching us the method, he had us form small groups to participate in exercises to demonstrate its impact. Bob Jacobson, M.D., the other co-chair, followed with a report from the SIG's year-long project to develop standardized questions and answers for testing EBM proficiency. This led to an introduction as well as an invitation to use the SIG's wiki to develop these standardized questions and answers further.
- The presentations were followed by a business meeting. Agenda items included a call for participation in an EBM education project to validate an assessment tool for therapy critical appraisals. The first steps (including an initial focus group and another meeting to use the instrument) will be done with faculty at the University of Rochester. Members of the SIG would then use the instrument in assessing some therapy critical appraisals and obtaining inter-rater reliability. Those interested should contact Justin Lynn for more information at Justin_Lynn@URMC.Rochester.edu. The co-chairs encouraged SIG members to utilize the resources posted at the SIG's web pages at http://www.academicpeds.org/specialInterestGroups/sig_evidence_based_medicine.cfm as well as propose revisions and updates to these pages. Members were also invited to access the SIG's wiki pages at http://www.academicpeds.org/APAWiki/Wiki.cfm. The meeting ended with a call for speakers and topics for the next Pediatric Academic Societies meeting May 3 - May 6, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada.
Please check out our online EBM resources we have compiled at the SIG's web pages at http://www.academicpeds.org/specialInterestGroups/sig_EBPpage1.cfm#resources.
This collection includes the following resources:
- EBM MedEdPortal publications of note
- EBM web sites of note
- EBM calculators
- Free Access Sources to EBM reviews
- Search engines and indexed medical literature
- Pediatric EBM CAT sites
Second, the EBP SIG has used its wiki pages to post compiled board-exam style questions concerning EBM. Feel free to check them out at: http://www.academicpeds.org/APAWiki/Wiki.cfm.
Feel free to use any or all of these as well as to comment on the ones posted. You do not have to be a member of our SIG to utilize these resources. Furthermore, we would love to get your opinion as to how we can make these web pages a better resource to you.
Finally, the EBP SIG is also calling for suggestions for invited speakers for its annual meeting in Vancouver. We welcome your recommendations for speakers as well as self-nominations.
See you in Vancouver!
Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Robert Jacobson, MD
200 First Street, SW
Rochester, MN 55905
Phone: (507) 538-1642
Hans Kersten, MD
Front Street at Erie Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134-1095
Phone: (215) 427-8150