Workshop Program

Dr Noha Dashash
Consultant Family Physician
Assistat Director of Health affairs
MOH, Jeddah, KSA
President, Saudi Society of Evidence Based Health Care

Dr. Hanouf A. Bin-Himd
MBBS, ABFM, SBFM,
consultant Family Physician,
Director of the National transformation Administration,
Jeddah, MOH

26th February 2019 | 8:30 -10:00

Practicing evidence healthcare is seen by many health care professionals as a difficult task. This is especially true for busy Primary care workers and Family physicians. The presence of several ‘user-friendly’ resources has made this mission a lot easier than many would think

Workshop objectives:

  • To help attendees practically learn how to formulate answerable questions (EBM Step 1)
  • To introduce attendees to techniques of searching evidence based resources (EBM step2). User friendly evidence based data-bases will be introduced
  • To help clarify some statistical terms used in medical literature (such as Relative risk, Absolute risk, confidence Intervals, Likelihood Ratios..etc)

Dr. Basema Saddik
Associate Professor,
Department of Family & Community Medicicne,
University of Sharjah, college of Medicine, Sharjah,
United Arab Emirate

27th February 2019 | 14:00 -16:30

“Critical appraisal is the process of carefully and systematically examining research to judge its trustworthiness, and its value and relevance in a particular context.” (Burls and Brice, n.d)

Workshop Objectives:

The critical appraisal workshop will provide an introduction to critical appraisal and equip participants with skills on how to read clinical and research papers with confidence. The workshop will incorporate a combination of lectures and short exercises.
The workshop will cover the following areas:

  • An introduction to critical appraisal
  • The research question, hypothesis and confounding
  • An overview of the different types of experimental and observational study designs, including a discussion of the advantages and disadvantages of each design
  • Sampling and bias
  • Introduction to medical statistics, Odds Ratios, risks and p values
  • The impact of critical appraisals on evidenced based practice.

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