Teaching and Leading EBP

Registration is now closed for the 2024 Workshop, April 8-11 in Durham, NC.

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. 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 Scientific papers published in respected journals had to be withdrawn due to concerns about the validity or rigor of the data.

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 hope you can join us in 2024!

What do our past participants say?

“Duke EBP conference is a MUST for educators in UME and GME. It prepares you to teach complex topics to learners in an engaging way, which will ultimately improve patient care.” – Internal Medicine Associate Program Director

“This is the best place to grow as a teacher and as a practitioner of evidence based practice. You’ll get to learn the concepts and practice teaching them in a supportive environment. Wanting to invigorate journal club? Looking for ways to incorporate M&Ms into your teaching portfolio? This conference is for you!”- Seattle Physician

“The Duke EBP workshop provided me a chance to network and grow my skills in ways that are directly applicable to my role at my institution.” – Pharmacy Librarian

We invite you to attend our innovative, immersive, and hands-on 4-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 experiential workshop, we will take you out of your normal routine to meet 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 and clinicians with expertise in evidence-based practice.

Please take a minute to review the details of and participant expectations for this workshop. 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.


Continuing Education:

  • Physicians: The Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this educational activity for a maximum of 27 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Librarians: This course is approved by the Medical Library Association for 32.5 CE contact hours.

In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.

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.