Evidence-Based Pediatrics SIG
Table of Contents
- APA EBP SIG Listserv
- EBP SIG activities
- Meeting Notes from the Most Recent EBP SIG Meeting
- Most Recent Newsletter Article
- 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
- It's not too soon to think about speakers and topics for PAS 2016 - The co-chairs are actively seeking suggestions for speakers including self-nominations for the 2016 meeting in Baltimore, MD.
- Encourage your colleagues to become members, if they are not already!
- Have an idea for the SIG? Contact the co-chairs! We welcome your input!
- Keep our question bank alive! Each member should sign on to the APA EBP SIG wiki page and either comment on three existing boards-style questions for EBM or propose new questions.
Co-chairs:Â Â Â Â Â (2014-2017) Rachel Boykan, SUNY Stonybrook, Rachel.Boykan@stonybrookmedicine.edu
(2015-2018) Kimberley Dilley, Advocate Children's Hospital, firstname.lastname@example.org
SIG purpose/mission: 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
Current SIG goals:
- 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 continue a tradition of robust educational sessions at the PAS annual meeting as the cornerstone of that academic home
- To engage trainees in our SIG activities, particularly the annual meeting session
The SIG session at PAS 2016 included speakers highlighting development of evidence-basedÂ order sets with MOC credit for authors (Sarah Mennito), EBM curricula presented by trainees with support from faculty at 3 different institutions (Baystate, Mayo, Children's Mercy), and the lack of evidence behind several pediatric dogmas (Ricardo Quinonez).Â Â
Other topics discussed in the business meeting session included that members of the EBP SIG participated in an effort from the Health Care Value SIG (in its inaugural year) to create pediatric focused case studies on health care value found atÂ https://www.acponline.org/clinical-information/high-value-care/resources-for-clinicians/high-value-care-pediatric-cases.Â Rachel Boykan and Bob Jacobson updated the group on the progress of the Librarian study initiated through the SIG; data are currently being analyzed. Bob Jacobson encouraged the group to participate in resubmitting the HPV grant applicationÂ - which the SIG came in 3rd place for last year. Other ideas for collaboration were solicited and participants were reminded to complete evaluations on line and to provide feedback and ideas for next yearâ€™s presentations.
Other groups that work in your area of interest: ACP (see above), Choosing Wisely, APPD
Happy spring to all!
Save the date! Our EBP SIG session will be on Monday, May 8, from 8:30 - 11:30 AM.
We have a wonderful program planned, and we hope you will join us!
Topics and speakers include:
An initiative to increase Evidence Based Medicine skills & teaching among pediatric hospital medicine faculty and fellows
Sowdhamini Wallace, DO, Teena Hadvani, MD and Katie Ban, MD
Robert M. Jacobson, MD
A Journal Club Blog to achieve faculty participation in EBM
Emily C. Webber MD, Andrew Shriner, MD
Evidence Based Medicine inspires Quality Improvement
Monique Naifeh, MD
Is most published research false in Pediatrics, too?
(A discussion of meta-analyses in pediatrics)
Shawn Ralston, MD, MS
In our business meeting we will briefly update the group on EBP projects and plans, including the conclusion of the librarian survey, the start of the HPV Grant (and how you can get involved).
We will welcome Chrystal Wittcopp as the new co-chair, joining Monique, as Rachel's term comes to a close.
And, as always, we look forward to exhilarating discussions among the group. Do come to the meeting - bring your ideas, excitement, your thoughts for future projects, and bring your friends!
All the best,
Rachel and Monique
Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Rachel Boykan, MD
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 444-7884
Monique Naifeh, MD, MPH
1200 N. Phillips Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-4407