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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The SIG leadership is delighted to announce that we have completed our nomination/election process and our next co-chair will be Rachel Boykan, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine, and director of her institution's evidence-based pediatrics training program for the pediatric residency. She will begin her three year term at the end of the annual APA EBP SIG meeting in Vancouver on May 5, 2014. She will replace Hans Kersten, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University College of Medicine, who completes his second three-year term this year. Rachel has regularly presented her work at the EBP SIG as well as led workshops on EBM at both PAS and APPD. In addition, she has published at MedEdPortal an EBM curriculum she co-developed.
Our annual SIG meeting will take place at PAS in Vancouver Monday from 8:30 to 11:30 am, May 5, 2014. We have finalized our program for that meeting. Co-chair elect Rachel Boykan and Maribeth Chitkara, both from Stony Brook University School of Medicine, will present "Lessons Learned from Developing an EBM Curriculum (An Anecdotal Journey)."
Jordan Hupert, from the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago will present on "Team-Based Learning and Evidence-Based Medicine."
James McCormack, from the University of British Columbia will present "How to Critically Appraise an RCT in 10 Minutes."
Terry Klassen, CEO and Scientific Director at Manitoba Institute of Child Health, will present his work on "TREKK (TRanslating Emergency Knowledge for Kids): A National Mobilization of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Evidence to General Emergency Departments in Canada."
Tom Newman, from the University of California, San Francisco will present "Translating and Disseminating an Evidence-based Approach to R/O Sepsis in Newborns-Our Experience with the Kaiser Neonatal Sepsis Risk Calculator."
A brief business meeting will follow the presentations and will include an introduction of the new co-chair Rachel Boykan, plans for next yearœs co-chair election, and discussions about inter-meeting SIG efforts.
Please contact the co-chairs Hans Kersten at email@example.com or Bob Jacobson at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, and please visit our SIG's web pages at http://www.academicpeds.org/specialInterestGroups/sig_evidence_based_medicine.cfm to access the latest resources for EBM teaching and practice. Particularly useful resources for educators and clinicians alike include our collection of EBM online resources including the following:
- 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
In addition, the SIG has used its wiki pages at http://www.academicpeds.org/APAWiki/Wiki.cfm to organize board-exam style questions concerning EBM. 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.
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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