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Appraisal of the Medical Literature for Therapies
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Join us and improve
your critical appraisal skills. Without highly developed critical appraisal
skills, the quality of studies tends to look “OK.” In fact,
there is a world of difference between “knowing the evidence”
and knowing which evidence is valid & clinically useful and which
is not. We aim to make critical appraisal of the medical literature meaningful,
useful, simple and doable...
This 2-day program includes basics and more advanced topics. This program will be particularly helpful to those who routinely evaluate the medical literature.
Teaching methods include mini-lectures, exercises (includes critical appraisal exercises), discussions, Q&A sessions.
have been meaning to thank you and Mike for all of the training and
insight that you have given me. It really has made a huge difference
in my professional life. For example, this summer I tackled an important
safety debate. It took me many hours, but at the end of the day, I concluded
that we, as a company, needed to make new recommendations. Without my
Delfini training, I would have never had the confidence, nor been able
to develop a convincing case. I know sometimes the jaded medical world
may feel that evidence-based medicine and critical evaluations are nice
academic exercises that rarely, if ever, influence member safety. We
know that this is not the case. Keep carrying the banner of enlightenment
in 2011! Your workshops help re-ignite for many the real reason they
got involved in pharmacy and medicine in the first place. We definitely
can make a difference..." Name Held in Confidence
Made Understandable & Time Saving Tips include—
- Highlights of the
Essentials of Critical Appraisal—The 5 "A"s of Evidence-based
- The 3 Basic Steps
of Critical Appraisal
- Assessing the
4 Phases of Primary Studies for Bias, Confounding & Chance:
1. Subject Selection
2. Study Performance
- Meaningful Clinical
- Evidence Grading
- Composite Endpoints
- Selected Analysis
- Time-to-Event Analysis
- Interpreting Forest
- Understanding &
Applying Confidence Intervals
- Safety Issues
- Evaluating Comparative
- Cross-over Designs
- Working with Secondary
Studies & Sources
Facts & Fine Print
is a no-frills *keep-it-simple* program:
Facts & Fine Print
is a no-frills *keep-it-simple* program:
education credit will be available for pharmacists in the States of Montana,
Oregon and Washington at a minimum.
- For those
of other professions or in other states,
no continuing education credit is offered (we are happy to
explore this with you)—but
you will receive valuable, practical information and learn key skills
which will improve your ability to evaluate studies and perform professionally.
- You are on
your own for meals and beverages; great choices abound. This
is a foodie city. We will give you great tips!
- We have no sleeping rooms booked, but highly recommend the beautiful RiverPlace Hotel.
- Registration fees
are not available by day. This is a total package.
- Select handouts and
tools will be provided.
To secure your spot,
we need your payment and the following information which can be mailed
or emailed to us:
- Email Address
- Mailing Address
- Phone Number
- Profession or Student
or Other (please specify)
- Indicate this is
for the CA Seminar
- We also recommend
waiting to learn if we have sufficient registrants for the event before
purchasing plane tickets. We reserve the right to change or cancel the
program or program conditions. If the program cancels for any reason,
we will refund program registration fees in full.
Fees are in US Currency—
You can mail your check,
along with the information above, to—
6831 31st Ave NE
Seattle WA USA 98115
Or you can pay by credit
card (US Currency will be automatically calculated by PayPal)—be
sure to email us the above registration information
Student rates are available
to full-time students and are only available
by choosing the Student Rate at the time of payment.
We will confirm your
registration by return email. If you have not heard
from us within 7 business days, please contact us.
Refunds must be requested
in writing to Dr. Stuart at the above address or
by email to
Refunds will be by check only and mailed to the registration
- Full refund, less
$100 non-refundable, upon our receipt of your request 3 months prior
to the seminar.
- Fifty percent refund,
upon our receipt of your request 2 months prior to the seminar.
- No refund after 1
month prior to the seminar.
- We reserve the right
to change or cancel the program or program conditions. If the program
cancels for any reason, we will refund program registration fees in
- Any payment information
between us is confidential.
The Delfini: Sheri
Ann Strite & Michael E. Stuart MD
We will arrange for a "Sips & Schmooze"
social following the seminar on Day 1. This will be a no host
And some fun things
including Airport to Downtown
Towncar (We love Mo!)
Mr. Mo Ramezani
Appraisal of the
Medical Literature for Therapies
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Delfini is a public service entrepreneurship founded to help solve the
little known societal problem of medical misinformation which frequently
results from lack of awareness and skills in the conduct and reporting
of research and in evaluating scientific information. We are dedicated
to helping individuals and organizations learn and apply the concepts,
methods, processes, skills and tools of evidence- and value-based clinical
improvement to achieve improved medical decision-making, outcomes and
value. More about us, including freely available tools and information,
is at our website at www.delfini.org.
Blossoms on Portland Waterfront
photo by flickratul666
Magnificent RiverPlace Hotel: Recommended for sleeping rooms
Porch Facing the
Beautiful Willamette River
terrific conference... impressive tools... already using in real
life... valuable, fun, memorable... made hard stuff easy to understand...
helped us change... real success... improved patient care... invaluable..."
average training program scores are 4.8 out of 5.0
outstanding presenters... made my job easier... amazing to see the change
in only 2 days... superb teachers..."
to our staff... people are raving about your training..."
become immediately embedded in our strategies... will utilize the tools...
more worthwhile 2 days than any week-long program I've attended... spectacular!..."
applicable... other courses and seminars covered much but left me with
little... Delfini's was comprehensive and practical... superbly taught...
rich with information... drove home key concepts... able to apply...
tool easily incorporated into practice... my highest recommendation...
Delfini offers something quite unique..."
Room at RiverPlace Hotel
Entrance to the Beautiful
Three Degrees Waterfront Bar & Grill
with Willamette River Just Outside
has been six months since the Delfini Group customized an evidence-based
training program to help us change our processes for drug reviews. We
have already experienced real success which we expect to be sustainable
and which will improve the care we provide to our patients and our ability
to use our resources optimally. The concepts and skills learned in the
training—along with the tools and process steps—were
invaluable to us and have helped us transform our system. Highly recommended!"