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Better information for better care. Using evidence to inform practice

  • Entropy Physiotherapy & Wellness 1925 North Clybourn Avenue Chicago, IL, 60614 United States (map)

Instructors: Dr. Steve Kamper & Dr. Neil O'Connell

Course description
This 3 day course is designed for current clinicians and aims to help participants become better users of clinical research. The course will explain and cut-through the jargon of observational studies, trials and systematic reviews and offer a framework for critically appraising clinical research. The broad aim is that participants will develop the skills to go beyond the abstract of a paper and be able to make detailed and informed judgements regarding the validity and results of clinical research and to consider what those results might mean to their practice. Finally the course aims to see how this process informs the management of low back pain.

The course will consist of a mix of lectures and group workshops. Workshops will include critical appraisal of contemporary open-access journal articles, and practical exercises to develop the skills necessary for understanding research and applying evidence-based practice. The final day will take these core principles and use the management of low back pain as a focused example of how to apply them. At all times the emphasis will be on keeping it clinically relevant, fun and interactive and there will be plenty of space for open discussion.

**We know that summer is busy!  We'd love to have you for all 3 days, but we've given you the option to choose, 1, 2 or 3 days!  

1 day = $295
2 days = $495 (early bird rate: $475 until May 1)
3 days = $750 (early bird rate: $675 until May 1)

**Note - virtual attendance will be done via private Facebook group, via Facebook live.  You will have access to all course video and materials.  Virtual attendance does not include video of breaks, lunch, or headstand competition.  Questions will be allowed via Facebook and addressed as able.