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Evidence Live for student and junior doctors

How to fix EBM for the next generation – student and junior doctor session
Tuesday April 14th 08:00
Chaired by Helen McDonald each presenter will have five minutes to give their responses to ‘how to fix EBM for the next generation’ from the perspective of the topics below.
Iona Heath – The dangers of performance-based incentives in EBM
Patrick Bossuyt – Integrating group-based evidence from clinical trials with mechanistic reasoning
Tom Jefferson – The industry of EBM
Iain Chalmers – Improving the research evidence needed to inform Evidence-Based Practice
Rod Jackson – Accessible critical appraisal toolkits
Ann Van den Bruel – There’s no such thing as free EBM: who is picking up the tab?
Paul Wicks – Let patients help build the learning health system.
Howard Bauchner

The Evidence live 2013 student Focussed Session can be viewed HERE

2015 Student Competion is now closed,  Student places are still available – Book HERE 

Junior_Doctors__is_it_career_suicide_What is the most important intervention/change/idea required to ‘fix’ Evidence-Based Medicine over the next 10 years, and how should it be implemented?
The rise of Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) has facilitated transformative improvements in morbidity and mortality, and in how health research is conducted. Yet, as a recent article in the BMJ noted –

“contemporary healthcare’s complex economic, political, technological and commercial context has tended to steer the evidence based agenda towards populations, statistics, risk, and spurious certainty. Despite lip service to shared decision making, patients can be left confused and even tyrannised when their clinical management is inappropriately driven by algorithmic protocols, top-down directives and population targets.”

It is apparent that today, EBM is in the midst of a critical turning-point.

Evidence Live 2015 is offering 50 student and junior doctors places at a reduced rate (£145). To apply for one of these places please send your answer to the question above in a 300 word article, with references (maximum 5) to support your argument. Submit applications to

To qualify you must be in final two years of clinical medicine or first two years of postgraduate training.

Deadline 5th February 2015

SBMJ(2)Successful submissions will need to be supported with proof of student/junior status
All submissions will be reviewed and the best 50 offered reduced rate registration (£145). From these 50 a further review will identify the top three articles for publication in the Student BMJ .

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