Evidence-Based Pediatrics SIG


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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

Vision
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

Membership

  • 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



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.





Annual Report

Co-chairs:      (2014-2017) Rachel Boykan, SUNY Stonybrook, Rachel.Boykan@stonybrookmedicine.edu
(2015-2018) Kimberley Dilley, Advocate Children's Hospital, kimberley.dilley@advocatehealth.com

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:

  1. 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
  2. To continue a tradition of robust educational sessions at the PAS annual meeting as the cornerstone of that academic home
  3. To engage trainees in our SIG activities, particularly the annual meeting session

Annual summary:
The SIG session at PAS 2016 included speakers highlighting development of evidence-based  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).  

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 at  https://www.acponline.org/clinical-information/high-value-care/resources-for-clinicians/high-value-care-pediatric-cases.  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 application  - 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 year’s presentations.

Other groups that work in your area of interest: ACP (see above), Choosing Wisely, APPD


April 2017 Newsletter Article

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

HPV Grant
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

Rachel Boykan and Monique Naifeh, APA EBP SIG co-chairs

http://www.academicpeds.org/specialInterestGroups/sig_evidence_based_medicine.cfm

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Rachel Boykan, MD
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 444-7884
rachel.boykan@stonybrookmedicine.edu

Monique Naifeh, MD, MPH
1200 N. Phillips Ave
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Phone: (405) 271-4407
Monique-Mange@ouhsc.edu


 

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