Alberta Research Centre for Health EvidenceAlberta Research Centre for Health Evidence

Seventh PEP Workshop June 20-22, 2012

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Critical Appraisal


Knowledge Synthesis

Systematic Reviews - Basic
Advanced Methods for Systematic Review
Rapid Reviews
Knowledge Translation

Participants attending this workshop will engage in small group and plenary sessions to learn about knowledge synthesis and its application to
healthcare practice.


What is Putting Evidence into Practice?

Evidence-based practice involves applying evidence to clinical and policy decision making. Critical appraisal provides the tools to assess the quality of evidence in the medical literature and to determine the risks and benefits of different management strategies. Through this trans-disciplinary workshop you will work through relevant examples in order to develop skills in searching for and identifying appropriate evidence, critically appraising the evidence, and applying the evidence to your area of expertise.


Work Shop Objectives

By working through relevant examples to develop skills in searching for and identifying appropriate evidence:

1) Learn skills in critical appraisal and methods for knowledge synthesis
2) Integrate evidence into decision making
3) Network with international leaders in evidence-based practice
4) Discover new approaches to teaching evidence-based practice



Workshop Format

This three-day workshop involves a combination of plenaries, small group sessions lead by experts in their topic area, and a fun, interactive session reinforcing key concepts learned during the workshop:

Small Group Sessions

There will be two facilitators and a librarian leading each small group. Over the three days, there are a total of six 2-hour sessions in the small group of your choice, one of the sessions will be conducted in the experiential lab. There will be approximately 8 to 10 participants per group. For specific small group course outlines please
click here.


Three plenaries presented by speakers specializing in Evidence-based Medicine and a panel discussion


Apply what you have learned in this fun, interactive team
quiz game.


Workshop Participants

Whether you are interested in learning more about knowledge synthesis or enhancing your critical appraisal skills, you will benefit from the expertise of your group’s facilitators and librarian. Small groups will focus on different methods for knowledge synthesis, and different levels and topics of critical appraisal. Participants from all disciplines and all learning levels will benefit from this workshop. For more information click here.

Workshop Materials

Participants are encouraged to make use of the Evidence-based Library Resources page. If you would like to become familiar with material in advance, you can review the critical appraisal guides and tutorials, clinical practice guidelines and searching tutorials.




McGrawHill Publishers are sponsoring an online draw for PEP participants, for copies of the Users’ Guides to the Medical Literature.  You can enter to win, by clicking on the following books to access each Draw link:

Book2 Book3

Jama Evidence
Care at the Close of Life - Evidence and Experience

Jama Evidence
User's Guides to the Medical Literature
Jama Evidence
The Rational Clinical Examination


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