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EBP #3, Modernizing EBP Decision Making

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19 May 2022

Upcoming Webinar

Date: May 19, 2022
Time: 8:00 a.m. MDT

This webinar is a continuation of the October 2021 webinar EBP#1: What Every PT Should Know About the Current State of Evidence-Informed Practice and of the February 2022 webinar EBP#2: Read the Methods First! Click here to watch the first three chapters. and Click here to watch chapters 4,5, and 6.

Chapter 7: Are the results of this clinical trial or meta-analysis statistically and clinically significant? – Eric Parent

Feel like you need a refresher on interpreting the results of studies comparing different interventions? Rusty on what a p-value is or how to understand the confidence intervals in the publications you read? This presentation will provide a refresher on some of the basics.

Chapter 8: Odds Ratios, Risk Ratios, and Number Needed to Treat – Eric Parent and Doug Gross

Practically speaking, what do these ‘relative’ statistics mean? When a paper reports ratios, how can a clinician interpret findings to guide clinical decisions? How do we know what is clinically important? If you’re confused, you’re not alone! This chapter will help you to make sense of these common statistics.

Chapter 9: Evidence-Based Practice: A Fresh Look– Doug Gross

Many physiotherapists learned the 3-part model of evidence-based practice during their entry to practice education, with overlapping circles representing best available evidence, provider expertise, and patient values and circumstances. This presentation will discuss the alignment of these 3 elements, and importantly, present solutions for when they don’t align.  Is there a new way to view this old model to help us make better clinical decisions?


Doug Gross,PT, PhD is a Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy at the University of Alberta. He is Director of the Rehabilitation Research Centre and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Occupational Rehabilitation. Doug is placidly passionate about science literacy and evidence-informed decision-making. His university teaching focuses on creating and applying health evidence. Follow him on Twitter @DP_Gross

Eric Parent, PT, PhD is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Therapy with an adjunct appointment in the department of Surgery at University of Alberta. He is Past-President of the Society on Scoliosis Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Treatment for which he chaired a clinical research training courses. He serves on the editorial board of the European Spine Journal, and on the Non-operative Care and Grant Committees of the Scoliosis Research Society. He teaches Advanced Concepts of Evidence-Based Practice and introduced Quality Improvement training in the Physical Therapy program at University of Alberta.

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