Teaching and Leading EBP

Save the date for April 28th – April 30th, 2021.

Early in 2020, COVID-19—a disease that did not exist 6 months earlier—took center stage as the largest public health crisis in a century. As of September 24th, there were 6.9 million COVID-19 cases reported in the United States and over 200,000 deaths.

While the public and healthcare professionals are desperate for information on transmission, prognostic factors, and therapeutic interventions, the push to fill the gap has led to a proliferation of inaccurate and misleading information. Scientific papers published in respected journals had to be withdrawn due to concerns about the validity or rigor of the data. Government agencies put in place to provide guidance, protections, as well as checks and balances for our health authorized therapies that have subsequently been shown in well done trials to be ineffective and even harmful.

How can we counter this?

The annual Duke Teaching and Leading Evidence-Based Practice (EBP) workshop began in 2003. Our mission is to provide health professions’ educators tools for teaching EBP, including critical appraisal and the essential competency of identifying risk of bias in studies that should alert us to information that should not be clinically applied. Our interactive, small group learning environment and educator focus has been successful year after year in preparing educators to bring this curriculum home.

COVID-19 has taught us many things, including that we cannot rest on a sea of misinformation. It is more important than ever to be and nurture critical thinkers in academic health professions fields. We had to cancel our in-person workshop in April 2020 at a time when misinformation was rampant; though we still face the challenges of this pandemic, we hope you can join us virtually in 2021!

We invite you to attend our innovative 3-day workshop designed to help clinical leaders and educators enhance their EBP skills through interactive large group lectures and by teaching to peers in small group sessions. During this immersive online workshop, we will take you out of your normal routine to meet virtually with peers, expert faculty, and EBP mentors in a supportive learning atmosphere that will promote mutual professional growth. During this workshop, you will become better equipped to deal with the changing needs and realities of clinical practice and health professions education in EBP.

Workshop objectives include:

  • Train leaders in the health professions to facilitate evidence-based clinical practice in their teaching and practice settings.
  • Practice the skills involved in evidence-based practice including clinical question formation and acquisition of biomedical evidence from the literature.
  • Review and develop critical appraisal skills and application of available evidence to patient care and health professions education.
  • Provide interactive experience with a variety of evidence-based resources guided by librarians with expertise in evidence-based practice.

Please take a minute to review the details of this conference. No matter where you are on your career path, you’ll be able to reach your professional goals faster with the help of peers and mentors who will gather online for this exciting workshop.

Tuition for the 2021 virtual workshop is $499.

We hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to join us on this important mission and hone your EBP skills. Their critical place in education and health care delivery has never been more clear.