About this event

  • Date and time Wed 13 Nov 2019 from 8:30am to 5:00pm
  • Location Royal Society of Medicine
  • Organised by Paediatrics and Child Health

This study day will promote the application and concepts of evidence-based medicine within paediatrics and child health and offer participants an update on relevant tools, resources and databases.

Topics include:

  • Know about evidence-based databases, their strengths and limitations and develop awareness around the levels and hierarchy of evidence
  • Understand the importance of formulating a PICO question in trying to answer clinical questions
  • Demonstrate the basics of literature search and know about Systematic Reviews, their value in EBM and how they are developed
  • Gain an overview of the principles of meta-analysis
  • Understand when to use simple statistical tests and their interpretation
  • Develop critical appraisal skills and practice their application in appraising published studies
  • Know about the different types of bias and the importance of assessing research bias
  • Value the use of EBM skills and critical thinking in daily clinical practice
  • Know about the use of evidence in complex, system-wide interventions
  • Gain ideas on how to get involved in evidence synthesis
  • Develop ideas and techniques to enhance the use of Journal Clubs in a meaningful way 


Standard pricing available until 12 November 2019.


RSM Fellow RSM Trainee
£54.00 £33.00

Non - Member

Consultant / GP Trainee London School of Paediatrics
£90.00 £55.00 £50.00


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Welcome and introduction

Session one

Top 10 research articles in paediatric emergency medicine

Professor Ian Maconochie, Paediatric Emergency Consultant, St Mary’s Hospital

Exploring observational studies

Speaker to be confirmed

Tea and coffee break

Session two

Exploring systematic reviews and meta-analysis

Speaker to be confirmed


Session three

Interactive workshops
Workshop A: Critical appraisal of RCTs
Workshop B: Interpreting diagnostic studies in paediatric research
Tea and coffee break

Session four

Ethics and research

Speaker to be confirmed

The patient journey – From trial to outcome

Speaker to be confirmed

Meet the editors’

Dr Ian Wacogne, Edition Editor, ADC Education and Practice 

Close of meeting


Royal Society of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, London, W1G 0AE, United Kingdom