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Critical Appraisal of the Medical Literature for Therapies
Selected Topics
September 7 & 8, 2017
Downtown, Portland Oregon

(Or we come to you...contact us. Other training topics available...)

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...

2016 Program Scores:
5 out of 5

"It was fantastic, Sheri. I learned so much! I feel newly energized in my work. Thank you." 2016 Program Participant

I learned so much from you and came away with such valuable tools that I'm already applying to the content review that is the foundation of my job." 2016 Program Participant

"Sheri and Mike, thank you again for a great experience. I truly learned a lot and had so much fun." 2013 Program Participant

"Just wanted to share with you again how much I enjoyed and learned from the workshop. It is an awesome program!" 2013 Program Participant

This 2-day program includes basics and more advanced topics. This program will be particularly helpful to those who routinely evaluate the medical literature.

"Just wanted to share with you again how much I enjoyed and learned from the workshop. It is an awesome program!" 2013 Program Participant

This is a case-intensive, interactive program. Teaching methods include a combination of mini-lectures, demonstrations, show-and-tells, step-by-steps, exercises, pop quizzes, mini-cases, discussions and Q&A sessions. 

"Sheri and Mike, thank you for such a valuable two days. You are both excellent teachers and have great senses of humor...I appreciate your encouragement and the added boost that comes with these learnings!" 2013 Program Participant

"I 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

About the Venue

  • Portland State University
    Smith Memorial Student Union Building
    1825 SW Broadway
    Portland OR 97201

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Topics Made Understandable & Time Saving Tips include—

  • Highlights of the Essentials of Critical Appraisal—The 5 "A"s of Evidence-based Practice
    • The 3 Basic Steps of Critical Appraisal
    • Assessing the 4 Phases of Primary Studies for Bias, Confounding & Chance:
      1. Subject Selection
      2. Study Performance
      3. Attrition
      4. Assessment
    • Meaningful Clinical Benefit
    • Evidence Grading
  • Composite Endpoints
  • Selected Analysis Issues
  • Time-to-Event Analysis (Survival Curves)
  • Interpreting Forest Plots
  • Understanding & Applying Confidence Intervals
  • Safety Issues
  • Evaluating Comparative Study Designs
  • Cross-over Designs
  • Working with Secondary Studies & Sources

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Fast Facts & Fine Print

This is a no-frills *keep-it-simple* program:

  1. Fast Facts & Fine Print

    This is a no-frills *keep-it-simple* program:

    1. Continuing education credit will be available for pharmacists in the States of Oregon and Washington at a minimum.
    2. 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.
    3. You are on your own for meals and beverages; great choices abound. This is a foodie city. We will give you great tips!
    4. We have no sleeping rooms booked.
    5. Registration fees are not available by day. This is a total package.
    6. Select handouts and tools will be provided.

Dates & Times

  • September7 & 8, 2017
    Day 1: Hours 8 AM to 4 PM
    Day 2: Hours 8 AM to 3:10 PM

Location

    Portland State University
    Smith Memorial Student Union Building
    1825 SW Broadway
    Portland OR 97201

Registration & Payment

To secure your spot, we need your payment and the following information which can be mailed or emailed to us:

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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.

We also reserve the right to refuse anyone for any reason.

Fees are in US Currency—

$525.00—Regular

$385.00—Full-time students

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Refunds

Refunds must be requested by email to . Refunds will be by check only and mailed to the registration mailing address.

Refund Schedule

Full refund, less $100 non-refundable, upon our receipt of your request 5 months prior to the seminar.

Fifty percent refund, upon our receipt of your request after 5 months and up to 90 days prior to the seminar.

No refund after 90 days 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 full.

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Any payment information between us is confidential.

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Delfini: Dr. Michael E. Stuart & Sheri Ann Strite

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We will arrange for a "Sips & Schmooze" social following the seminar on Day 1. This will be a no host event, location to be announced.

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Critical Appraisal of the
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About us

Delfini Group
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.

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