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
This year at the annual PAS meeting in Washington, D.C., on Saturday, May 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., the Evidence-Based Pediatrics Special Interest Group will hold its annual meeting with the majority of the meeting devoted to the teaching of evidence-based medicine in training programs. Participants for the last two years have rated this format highly and asked us to continue the tradition.
There will be a variety of presentations of successful teaching tips and methods used by faculty across the country to teach EBM to medical students and residents. Topics include 1) Preliminary Findings from a New EBM Curriculum for Pediatric Residents using CAT Presentations, 2) Teaching Pediatric Residents to Pose Relevant Clinical Queries, 3) How I Teach ROC Curves, 4) Common Errors that Teachers of EBM Make, 5) Using Small Group Learning to Teach EBM to Trainees, and 6) A Report from the SIG's Year-long Project to Develop Standardized Questions and Answers for Testing EBM Proficiency. A brief business meeting will follow the presentations. We will also review the on-line EBM resources we have compiled and set an agenda for the upcoming year.
Save the date and plan to join us!
- 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 Sigs 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 last EBP SIG meeting took place on Sunday, April 29, 2012 from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. as part of the Pediatric Academic Societies 2012 Annual Meeting in the Hynes Convention Center, Room 101
- The next meeting takes place at PAS 2013 May 4-7, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
- The co-chairs are actively seeking suggestions for speakers including self-nominations
EBP SIG Activities
Meeting Presentation 2012
- EBM Teaching on Sample Size Effects by James Campbell, MD
- Common EBM Errors by Tom Newman, MD
- Introducing iPads at the Bedside: Teaching Quick and Rough Approaches to EBM to Pediatric Residents by David Soma, MD
Meeting Notes from the Most Recent EBP SIG Meeting
- Fifty-eight members and guests of the Evidence-Based Pediatrics Special Interest Group met Sunday, April 29, 2012, from noon to 2 p.m. for its annual meeting at Pediatric Academic Societies 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts.
- The meeting included a number of presentations including one from Thomas B. Newman, M.D., Professor of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Pediatrics, at University of California San Francisco, on "Common Errors that Teachers of EBM Make" and another from James R. Campbell, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, at University of Rochester on "Teaching the Effects of Sample Size." David Soma, M.D. Chief Resident, Pediatrics, at Mayo Clinic reported on the outcomes of "Giving iPads to Pediatric Residents to Bring a Quick and Rough EBM to the Bedside."
- The presentations were followed by a business meeting run by the Co-Chairs Hans B. Kersten, M.D., Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Drexel University, and Robert M. Jacobson, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics, Mayo Clinic. Agenda items included a call for revisions and updates to the EBM resources on the APA web site at the Evidence-Based Pediatrics Special Interest Group pages as well as a discussion on plans for next year's annual meeting and plans this summer for collating across our organizations test questions for pre- and post-testing for EBM knowledge in residency programs.
- To join the Special Interest Group, please join our list-serv by logging on to the Member's Only Section on the APA pages at http://www.academicpeds.org/members/index.cfm and clicking the Administer ListServ Preferences.
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