Drexel University: Continuing Education Conference (Patient-Worthy Medicine)

May 6, 2016 – May 7, 2016 all-day
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Historical Library
1900 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy
Philadelphia, PA 19103

During this interactive two-day conference, participants will be guided through the process of evidence-based practice by being provided with and practicing practical strategies for applying the art and science of medicine.

Distinguished, world-renowned international presenters include:

    • Dr. Allen Shaughnessy, Senior Editor of Essential Evidence Plus, Consulting Editor for Dynamed and co-creator of Information Mastery – Keynote Speaker;
    • Dr. Edward Livingston, Deputy Editor for Clinical Content of JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association. Physician and PA faculty from the University of Worcester, England and Drexel University will also lecture on both days;
    • Dr. Rod Jackson, New Zealand cardiovascular risk factor epidemiologist will discuss his GATE tool for critical appraisal;
    • Mr. David Allen, mastectomy scar tattoo artist, will discuss the use of empathy.
    • Ms. Adrian Banning, PA-C, recently recognized as one of Philadelphia’s “Who’s Next in Health”
    • Additional lecturers represent leaders in the field joining us to present their strategies for the interpretation and use of patient-centered evidence.

Consider attending if you use evidence-based medicine in any capacity. (Professionals and students welcome: Physician assistants, nurse practitioners, physicians, registered nurses, public health workers, medical librarians, pharmacists, academic faculty, clinical, medical journalists).


      • Review the five stages of utilizing and applying evidence based medicine
      • Discuss the difference between review articles, systematic reviews and levels of evidence (LOE)
      • Review the process for formulating and using a clinical PICO question
      • Identify online resources for evidence-based care
      • Review available medical databases, their information validity, relevance, workload and uses
      • Demonstrate how to access available medical databases
      • Identify strategies to find high quality, patient-oriented evidence and how set up alerts when new evidence becomes available.
      • Discuss critical appraisal techniques, clinical epidemiological measurements of risk and how to assess guideline recommendations
      • Discuss how to communicate medical evidence to patients compassionately
      • Describe how to integrate medical evidence at the point of care
      • Discuss strategies for using evidence judiciously


    • World-class lecturers including experts in the fields of evidence based medicine and compassionate patient communication including clinicians and academics from the University of Worcester, England, Tufts University, Boston, University of Auckland, New Zealand, and Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA as well as an acclaimed Chicago mastectomy tattoo artist.
    • Behind the scenes tours of The Academy of Natural Sciences (tour registration and additional fee required).  Home to Audubon portfolios and relics of the Lewis and Clark expeditions!
    • Historic and beautiful venue setting merging the best of art and science
    • Breakfast and lunch both days and welcome cocktail reception on Friday included
    • Access to the best of center city Philadelphia’s “museum parkway”, progressive arts, award-winning culinary scene and acclaimed entertainment!  A great trip for families.  See Travel Information for details.
    • Fantastic continuing medical education credits and nursing contact hours! Value!
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