Speakers and trainers:
Prof. Roman Jaeschke (McMaster University, Canada)
Max. number of participants: 12
Eligible participants: Physicians and students
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Rationale: Ability to critically appraise a randomized trial, which is central to the practice of EBM.
Content: This workshop will use an example of recent RCT of general interest to illustrate the key elements of assessing risk of bias of randomized trials, understanding the results and applying the results to clinical practice.
- To learn how to assess risk of bias in randomized trials, including issues of concealment of randomization, blinding and loss to follow-up.
- To gain insight into how results of randomized trials are presented, including issues of relative effects, absolute effects and confidence intervals.
- To gain insight into issues of applying results of randomized trials in clinical practice including patients enrolled versus the patient before you, magnitude of benefits and harms and patient values and preferences.